Back in the nineteen century, people never believed that one could earn from disc jockeying. However, this is not the case today. People are earning hefty from this career, causing many people to venture into disc jockeying. Despite involving themselves in other activities, these South Africa DJs have accumulated so much wealth making many people speculate on who the richest DJ in South Africa is and how they impact the country's entertainment business.
Most millennials in South Africa especially have ventured into disc jockeying. They have become very good at what they do and have consequently acquired massive wealth from being DJs.
South African DJs
The SA DJs are countless. It is because most people continue to venture into the media entertainment business, and particularly into the disc jockeying career. If you love to listen to South African jams, then you need to listen to the mixtapes of specific DJs who play the best South African House songs. In addition to House, they also play the Afro tunes which will leave you shaking your body to the rhythm of the beat.
Without much ado, here are the top ten wealthiest DJs in South Africa as of 2019:
1. Black Coffee
One of the most prominent DJs in South Africa is Black Coffee. Although his stage name is Black Coffee, his birth name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo. He was born in 1976 in Umtata and is a native of KwaZulu-Natal. Although Coffee is also a singer, entrepreneur, and record producer, he is famous for being a DJ. His disc jockeying skills are awe-inspiring and tend to keep his listeners entertained. He will play you the top South African songs of all time and leave you humming to the tunes.
Some of Black Coffee's awards include the SAMA Best Urban Dance Album (2005), SAMA Best Male Artist (2010), Metro FM Award for Best Produced Album (2010), and many more. Since he is the wealthiest DJ in South Africa, it should not come as a surprise that his fans are on the internet searching for 'DJ Black Coffee net worth', or 'Black Coffee net worth.'
As of 2019, Black Coffee is believed to have a net worth of $60 million.
2. DJ Tira
Tira, whose birth name is Mthokozi Khathi, is another precious and favorite DJ in the country. He has made his trademark in Afrotainment, which is a company that he owns and manages. Like Coffee, Tira was also born in the KwaZulu-Natal region in 1976. Tira has sold many mixtapes and has several albums in his gallery. Dj Tira net worth is estimated to be roughly 550 thousand dollars.
3. DJ Shimza
Shimza is another iconic face in the entertainment industry of SA. He was born in 1984 in Swaziland. Shimza became famous for his Shimizu album that he launched in 2015. He has shared the stage with other prominent DJs such as Back Coffee. His 2018/2019 net worth is still under review.
4. DJ Euphonik
DJ Euphonik was born in 1983 in Mpumalanga as Themba Mbongeni Nkosi. Euphonik is famous for also being a radio presenter and a music producer. He is renowned for the 'Cool and Deadly' album which was released in 2013 and featured Nyanda and DJ Fresh. The album was a banger and was named the best on the 5FM list of the Top 40 songs. Over time, Euphonik has received multiple awards including the Best Compilation Album, an award under Metro FM Music Awards.
5. DJ Oskido
The 50-year-old DJ was born in the north-west of South Africa as Bonginkosi Mdlongwa. He is famous for being a talented DJ who plays multiple genres, such as Kwaito, Afropop, and house music. DJ Oskido is also renowned for being a vigorous entrepreneur and a record producer. He is well respected for being one of the founding members of Kalawa Jazmee Records.
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Protoculture was born in Cape Town, South Africa as Nate Raubenheimer. He is a university graduate with a degree in Sound Engineering. He is famous for releasing about 66 mixtapes and several albums.
7. DJ Fresh
DJ Fresh is renowned for being one of the most acclaimed hosts on Metro FM. He was born on the 15th of October in 1972 in Botswana as Thato Sikwane. Metro FM has some of the most popular DJs, making most people speculate not only DJ Fresh net worth but also Metro Fm DJs salaries. Despite the speculations, fans are solid that the DJs have attractive salaries.
DJ Fresh is a legendary music producer, television producer, and entrepreneur. It is estimated that he has at least 32 records till date. Given his tracks, his supporters are curious to see what album he releases next.
8. DJ SBU
DJ SBU was born on the 28th of May in 1977 in Tembisa, South Africa/ His birth name was Sibusiso Leope. Leope is the founder of TS Records and is popular for being one of the most admired Kwaito artists and South African DJs. Leope is also the founder of the MoFaya energy drink and is famous for living a lavish lifestyle.
9. Culoe De Song
Culoe De Song was born in Culolethu Zulu and is a native of KwaZulu Natal. He became famous in 2007 and has retained his popularity till date. He launched his A Giant Leap Album in 2009, his Elevation Album in 2011, and his Exodus Album which earned him the award of the Best Male Artist during the 2014 Metro FM Awards.
10. Tbo Touch
DJ Tbo Touch is a famous entrepreneur and rapper in South Africa. He is a host of several shows such as the second season of Flash. Tbo Touch net worth is estimated to be around $700 thousand.
There are multiple DJs in South Africa. The most famous DJs range from Black Coffee, DJ Tira, DJ SBU, DJ Fresh, to TboTouch. All these DJs have a prominent name in the entertainment industry of South Africa. However, the richest DJ in South Africa is believed to be Black Coffee.
Richest DJ in South Africa
- Black Coffee
- DJ Tira
- DJ Shimza
- DJ Euphonik
- DJ Oskido
- DJ Fresh
- DJ SBU
- Culoe De Song
- Tbo Touch
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