Hip-hop music in South Africa became famous because of the relentless efforts of people like DJ Dimplez. After defining his passion, he was willing to get things straight, and so far, he has not had any regrets for switching his course of study while at Wits University. However, it looks like South Africa’s music industry may have lost one of its truest enablers since the Deejay was confirmed dead on Sunday, 6th of March, 2022.
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DJ Dimplez was a notable deejay in South Africa. Since he stepped into the music entertainment industry, he walked his way to the top of his career with focus and consistency. Shortly before his first interview on Channel O, he came up with his present stage name. Additionally, he was once nominated for the South African Music Award for Best Music Video of the Year. Condolence messages have kept pouring in since his family's spokesperson confirmed his passing away.
DJ Dimplez' profile summary and bio
- DJ Dimplez's real name: Boitumelo Athiel Mooi
- Nickname: DJ Dimplez
- Gender: Male
- Zodiac sign: Virgo
- Place of birth: Diepkloof, Soweto Cape Town, South Africa
- Current residence: He lived in South Africa before his death
- Nationality: South African
- Ethnicity: African
- Religion: Christianity
- Sexuality: Straight
- Height in feet: 5'9"
- Height in centimetres: 175
- Weight in pounds: 176
- Weight in kilograms: 80
- Hair colour: Black
- Eye colour: Black
- Relationship status: Single
- University: Wits University
- Profession: Deejay
- Social media: @djdimplez
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Tumi was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He is best known for his stage name as DJ Dimplez. What is DJ Dimplez's real name? His birth name is Tumi Mooi. Yet, there is no information on DJ Dimplez's age, parents, and siblings. Although little is known about his childhood days, he had a flair for music when he was younger.
Since DJ Dimplez enjoys the hip-hop music genre, he improved his skills. In the process, he joined the Wits DJ Society, hoping to find gigs at student parties and local clubs. From there, he founded the Pop Bottles movement. Based on DJ Dimplez's story, the idea came when he wanted to host his birthday party. Sharing his experience later, he said:
I was very clear about the idea. I wanted to create a different, branded hip hop experience. By then I’d been DJing for five years, so I knew the scene well. Nothing much happened on Sundays, and taking the party out onto a deck in the afternoon would be a whole new experience.
DJ Dimplez's career
Initially called DJ Tumi, Dimplez's career began in 2004. When he attended Johannesburg events, including Reality and 115, his consideration for Deejaying began to gather momentum. Eventually, he bought his equipment in 2003 and launched out in 2004.
He had a little issue with choosing the perfect stage name when he was starting. Names like Tombstone and Tumiza were part of the consideration. When he eventually settled for DJ Dimplez, he experienced a major transformation in his career. The first four years were challenging as he worked daily from coffee shops.
As he began to win more fans, opportunities to travel began to beckon on him. Also, he played alongside some prominent DJs in the country, including DJ Oskido, DJ Fresh, DJ S’bu, DJ Kenzhero, and Milkshake.
DJ Dimplez's songs
One of DJ Dimplez's albums, Kubu, was released on the 29th of November, 2019. Among several other hit songs, DJ Dimplez's new song, DALA WHAT YOU MUST, had more than 128,000 views on YouTube. So far, some of the songs he has released are:
- We Ain't Leaving (feat. Anatii & L-Tido)
- Way Up (feat. Cassper Nyovest & JR)
- Bae Coupe (feat. Ice Prince, Emmy Gee & Riky Rick)
- Her (feat. Cassper Nyovest, Anatii & Maggz)
- Let Me Go (feat. Mae & AB Crazy)
- Yaya (feat. DreamTeam & Anatii)
- Clean in This B (feat. Burna Boy)
- Criminal (feat. Tumi Molekane, Buffalo Soldier, Reason & Anatii)
- kwaMkhize (feat. Siya Shezi, Yanga & Ginger Breadman)
- They Wanna Know (feat. RED BUTTON & SFS)
- Good Times (feat. Sphum, Breeze & Chad Da Don)
- All Down (feat. Blayze, AB Crazy & Nadia Nakai)
- Toast (feat. George Avakian & JR)
- Your Girl (Umuntuwakho)
- We Know (feat. Moneoa & Towdee Mac)
- Buza (feat. Maggz & RED BUTTON)
- Bet It All (feat. Maggz & Kimosabe)
- Usabani (feat. Redbutton & Maraza)
- The Don (feat. Khuli Chana, Pound & Gemini Major)
- Thandolwakho (feat. AB Crazy & Zuluboy)
DJ Dimplez's rape scandal
Recently, the DJ found himself in the wrong book of the media following a rape scandal with a woman, Ms Mamdiarah ’Kinky’ Diakoumpa. She claims that DJ Dimplez and herself met at Cassper Nyovest's 2020 birthday celebration. Unfortunately, he was overdrunk to remember anything that had happened that night. As a result, he claims that the woman raped him.
In her claim, she gave him R100 to buy morning-after pills, but it was not enough to get the drugs. She tried the coke and aspirin to hinder her from getting pregnant, but it did not work out. Eventually, she got pregnant, and the DJ was not pleased to hear that.
She shared a video of Dimplez and herself to prove her point, which she took with his iPhone. Videos of him booking hotels were also taken to help him recollect what happened. While everyone looked forward to reading DJ Dimplez's facts on the matter, he shared the following on his social media platform:
On the advice of my legal representatives, I wish to not address the matter any further on social media or any other public platform. Nor am I at liberty to do so, as the matter is before the relevant authorities.
DJ Dimplez's cause of death
South Africa’s social media was thrown into a mournful state on the 6th of March, 2022, after news broke that DJ Dimplez had passed away. Most fans became more interested in the cause of his death because he was last seen gracing the funeral service of the South African rapper Riky Rick a few days before the announcement of his passing.
According to the family’s spokesperson, Shekeshe Mokgosi, the rapper died from a brain haemorrhage even though he was rushed to the hospital. In his words, Shekeshe said:
Yes it is true, DJ Dimplez has passed away on Sunday afternoon; We would like to be given time to grieve as the family is still coming to terms with the news. We confirm that he succumbed to a brain haemorrhage, unfortunately, we can't share any more details as we are requesting privacy during this difficult time.
DJ Dimplez's net worth
This iconic South African Deejay's net worth is estimated at $2 million. Apart from being a Deejay, he is associated with events and podcasts known as Pop bottles and Popcast, respectively.
His songs are popular among listeners and have acquired impressive streams and downloads on various streaming platforms. These and many more are some of DJ Dimplez's revenue sources.
With persistence, DJ Dimplez has walked his way to the top. His fans looked forward to getting better entertainment stuff from him in the future, but they have been left reeling from the disappointment of his demise. They can only hope that his previous works in the industry remain a legacy and a blueprint for the coming generation.
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