|Stage Name:||DJ Tira|
|Real Name||Mthokozi Khathi|
|Occupation||DJ,Producer, Recording artiste|
|Date of Birth||24 August 1976 (age 43 as of 2019)|
|Place of Birth||Hlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
DJ Tira’s Biography
Born on the 24th of August 1976, Mthokozi Khathi popularly known by his stage name DJ Tira, is a prolific DJ and producer and Kwaito recording artiste in South Africa. He is the founder of the record label Afrotainment. He is well known for songs like “Thank You Mr DJ” which has received so many positive reviews since the time of its debut. DJ Tira is also know to have helped discover so many talents under his “Afrotainment” record label. Artistes like Big Nuz, DJ C’ndo, Dladla Mshunqisi, Q twins among others were discovered through his record label. The DJ is part of the artists that pioneering the Gqom genre in 2017.
Family and Beginning
DJ Tira is originally from Hlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. After a while he moved from the village to Durban in the year 1979, where he started working on his DJ Career due to the passion he had for it.
DJ Tira attended the University of Natal in South Africa, where he started performing his craft as a DJ. He was playing at school gigs and talent shows.
DJ Tira got his major break when he got signed under Kalawa Jazzme record owned by Oskido. Although music for him started at an early age, when he was in the varsity around 1996. DJ Tira started playing in events as a DJ and in the year 2001 he released his premiere studio project titled “Real Makoya”. The project was a compilation album he had with DJ Khabzela. After a while his talent was noticed by the likes of Oskido and he was signed to Kalawa Jazzmee in 2005. The DJ earlier performed as a group member of the Tzozo En Professor group and after a while he formed Durban finest alongside Sox. After having a successful relationship with Oskido, he decided to go solo and established his own record label called “Afrotainment” in 2007. He went on to release great songs under the record label and signed talented artistes like Big Nuz, Q twins among others.
DJ Tira’s Albums
DJ Tira has released various single albums and compilation albums since his debut. Below are the studio projects by DJ Tira.
Ezase Afro Vol:1 (2008)
This was his first official studio project released under his Afrotainment label. The album was released officially in 2008 and got positive reviews upon its debut. It housed topnotch songs for the DJ.
Ezase Afro Vol:2
This was his second studio project which served as a continuation to his first. It was released officially in 2012 under his personally owned record label.
The DJ also had various compilation albums like the following;
- Real Makoya (with DJ Khabzela) 2001
- Durbans Finest Vol:1 (with Sox and Ncedo M) 2004
- Durbans Finest Vol:2 (with Sox) 2005
DJ Tira’s Songs
DJ Tira since his debut has released more than 10 songs. Here are his top songs in no particular order.
- DJ Tira – Thank You Mr DJ
- DJ Tira- Woza Mshanami
- DJ Tira – Malume
- DJ Tira – Makoya Van Best
- DJ Tira – Indluzela
- DJ Tira – Amanchankura
- DJ Tira – Woza La
- DJ Tira – Uthando
- DJ Tira – Sobuye Sibonane
- DJ Tira – Siyi Afro
DJ Tira’s Performance and Presence
DJ Tira has performed at festivals and shows in South Africa. The singer has also had appearances on TV and Radio stations in South Africa. He has had his own concert. He also got appeared on Isibaya show and Rhythm City. The DJ is also planning to start some TV productions.
DJ Tira’s Relationships
DJ Tira is married to Gugu Khathi and they have two sons and one daughter together. The DJ is proud of his family and always ready to show them off at any given instance. His wife who is also an entrepreneur hold financial talk for women.
Awards and Nominations
DJ Tira has gotten various nominations and award since his debut, thus include, the award for the best compilation album at the Metro FM Awards in 2004 and best live act at the Dance music awards South Africa in 2018.
DJ Tira’s Net Worth
DJ Tira’s Net worth is calculated at 650,000 dollars. This is calculated from the money he makes attending shows and festivals, song streams and video views.
DJ Tira’s Songs Download, Stream, Buy and Watch
DJ Tira’s songs from his studio projects and featured songs are available on all major platforms.