Who are the richest DJs in South Africa?
You don’t know them, do you? you might argue you do but nevertheless, I am here to clear the air on this one to bring an end to what may have been an uncertainty among sound lovers. Read on pals!
In recent times, professional DJs are paid whooping sums of money to excite audiences at shows or at various events. Meanwhile, these DJs blend cool songs in terrific manner to produce exclusive mixtapes that excites thousands of music lovers all over the world to step up to the dance floor and show for it.
Now relish this articulating list of the 10 richest DJs in this beautiful African Nation, South Africa!
The Top 10 Richest DJs In South Africa
Who is the richest DJ in South Africa? here he is, so wonder no more.
1. BLACK COFFEE
Birth Name/Real Name: Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo.
Coffee is a top South African DJ who emerged as the richest DJ in the whole of South Africa. He is a South African by birth in the year 1976, a professional DJ who blend entrepreneur with singing and record producing. Many have regarded him as the most popular DJ not just in South Africa, but in the whole of Africa. He has been honored with various awards including SAMA Best Male Artist in 2010, SAMA Best Urban Dance Album in 2005 and Best Produced Album of the Metro FM Awards in 2010 and many others. Believe me, he is an active member of the country’s Entertainment industry.
2. DJ TIRA
Birth/Real Name: Mthokozi Khathi.
Mthokozi is popularly known by his stage name DJ Tira, he is a South African DJ, record producer and a Durban kwaito artist. He was born in the South African region of KwaZulu-Natal in the year 1976. He is also a graduate of the University of Natal where he studied Human Resources. DJ Tira has made his mark with Afrotainment –the events company he owns and runs. DJ Tira has a number of high-selling mixtapes and albums in his gallery. He also has so many fans all over the world.
3. DJ SHIMZA
Birth Name/Real Name: Ashley Raphala.
Born in 1984, Shimza is an important figure in South Africa’s Entertainment industry. His hometown is the South African region of Swaziland. His fame rise to the climax after his first album titled Shimizu that was launched in 2015. On many occasions, he has given an excellent performance and this gave him an edge over others. His performance has actually spanned across South Africa and even outside of the country. Also on the social media, he has the highest fan base. As a form of unity, Shimza has staged together with other DJs including Black Coffee and others.
4. DJ EUPHONIK
Birth/Real Name: Themba Mbongeni Nkosi.
Nkosi who is popularly known by his stage name DJ Euphonik, was born in 1983 in the South African region of Mpumalanga. He is best known for engaging in lots of activities such as a radio presenter, music producer, and DJ. The SA DJ is most acclaimed for his “Cool and Deadly’’ which was released in 2013 featuring Nyanda and DJ Fresh. His 2013 release “Cool and Deadly’’ was named as the best on the 5FM list of Top 40 songs. DJ Euphonik has received several awards including Best Compilation Album which is an award segment under Metro FM Music Awards.
5. DJ OSKIDO
Birth Name/Real Name: Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa.
DJ Oskido is no doubt one of the richest DJs in South Africa. He is a top South African DJ who was given birth to in 1967 in Brits which is North West of South Africa. He is loved for his genres which encompass house music, Afropop, and Kwaito. He is a recording artist, DJ, record producer and businessman. He has achieved a lot in the South African entertainment industry and is known for being a founding member of Kalawa Jazmee Records.
6. DJ SBU
Birth/Real Name: Sibusiso Leope.
Sibusiso also known as DJ Sbu was born on the 28th of May 1977 in Tembisa, South Africa. He is a very successful South African DJ and Kwaito artist who is also the founder of TS Records. He also founded MoFaya an energy drink which has been doing the rounds for the past 2 years. The popular DJ has a Porsche in his car collection and at some point stayed in a R50,000 per month townhouse.
Birth Name/Real Name: Nate Raubenheimer.
Nate Raubenheimer best known by his stage name Protoculture is a top DJ and also, a renowned South African DJ and musician. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a university graduate and degree holder in Sound Engineering. He ranks 7th on our list of richest DJs in South Africa for a good reason. Protoculture has throughout his career produced several albums and quite a few mixtapes.
8. DJ FRESH
Birth/Real Name: Thato Sikwane.
DJ Fresh is a radio DJ, Music producer, entrepreneur, radio and television producer who is popularly known as a host on Metro FM. Sikwane was born and raised in Botswana on the 15th of October 1972. He is not just a DJ but also a Music producer, top entrepreneur and a proficient radio producer and television producer. Fresh has released 32 albums to date and has worked on many tv shows while owning companies of his own. He is really stupendous with his sound production which sound lovers with great enthusiasm listens to in awe of his splendour.
9. CULOE DE SONG
Birth Name/Real Name: Culolethu Zulu
As a native of KwaZulu Natal, this 27-year old DJ rose to popularity eleven years ago and since then has refused to allow his reputation to drop even by an inch. Initially, he was a member of the popular record label called Soulistic Media. His first album titled A Giant Leap was launched on the year 2009. Other albums he has produced includes Elevation in 2011, Exodus and many others. The third album actually gave him The Best Male Artist of the 2014 Metro FM Awards.
10. MARK STENT
Birth/Real Name: Mark Stent
Mark ”Spike” Stent is a rich and talented South African DJ, remixer, producer who has had the passion for entertainment since his teenage years. Because of his passion towards music, he attended Johannesburg-based Azzurri Lounge where he served as an apprentice acquiring music skills. Tagged as “World’s Strongest DJ’’ by some people, Mark Stent has made his mark with excellent performances in places such as Casablanca and Chicago.
We are here! That’s all on the richest DJs in South Africa.
You can also read on: The Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa and Their Net Worth.
With this I hope you won’t have to argue or pick a fight with fellow sound lovers ever again.