Mthokozisi Khathi is his real name, but widely and professionally known as DJ Tira. He is a professionally known talented South African disc jockey, singer, songwriter and record producer who has made a big name in the entertainment industry.
He was born on August 24, 1976. DJ Tira hails from KwaHlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
DJ Tira’s Educational Background
DJ Tira had his high school education at Mlokothwa High School. He later graduated in Human Resources from the University of Kwazulu-Natal both in South Africa.
Upon graduation, Tira made a full career in Disk Jockey.
DJ Tira’s Career
DJ Tira kick-started his career as DJ dated back to his days in the University when he used to perform as DJ at various events.
He later on performed with the Tzozo musical group, before he formed his own musical group called the Durban’s Finest with another DJ named DJ Sox, a subsidiary of the Kalawa Jazmee Records.
DJ Tira became professionally known when he signed under Oskido. Oskido, the first to give DJ Tira a record label deal and since then, has dominated the entertainment space in South Africa.
DJ Tira has a fine look, versatile and exceptionally creative and talented.
In 2007, DJ Tira launched his own recording studio, named studio, Afrotainment. He thereafter launched the studio and signed under DJ Cndo as the first artist on his record label.
In the year 2008, DJ Tira made a debut as a featured artist in music tracks.
In March 2019, the talented DJ released a hit single, “Amachankura” featuring TNS. The song was released as the lead single from an upcoming studio album.
In July 2019, the second single “Thank You Mr DJ” featuring Joocy was released.
Tira released Ikhenani on September 13, 2019. Ikhenani won Best Kwaito Album at the 26th ceremony of South African Music Awards.
On August 24, 2020, DJ Tira released his fourth studio album 21 Years of DJ Tira in South Africa, celebrating a 21 years in music industry. The album was certified platinum by the Recording industry of South Africa (RiSA).
In March 2021, he co-hosted season 6 of the SABC 1 talent show competition, 1’s and 2’s.
DJ Tira has so far released several hit tracks, some of which are:
- Woza Mshanami
- Zulu Lami
- Sobuye Sibonane
- No Rush Remix
- Happy Days
- Baba Ka Mosh
- Izibongo Ze Bearings
- Makoya Van Best
- Tira’s Boot
- Thank You Mr DJ
- Ngiyabonga Baba
- Won’t Let Go
- Scelu Moya
- No Rush
- Ngisemathandweni I
- Sfuna Abo Chomi
Awards and Nominations
DJ Tira has in the course of his career earned good number of awards and nominations, notably as:
- 2004 Winner for Best Compilation Album at AMFMA Awards.
- 2020 Winner for Special Achievement Award at 1st KZN Entertainment Awards.
- 2018 Nominee for Best Live Act at DMASA.
- 2019 Nominee for Record of the Year at SAMA.
His Personal Life
DJ Tira is happily married to his lovely wife, Gugu Khathi and they are blessed with three children named Junior, Chase and Chichi Khathi.
DJ Tira and his wife hosted Umabo Traditional Zulu Ceremony at his home in KwaHlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal.
DJ Tira’s Net Worth
DJ Tira has recorded remarkable achievements in the South African entertainment industry and today is widely regarded as one of the most influential and viable DJs in his country with an estimated net worth of over $1.5 million dollars.
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