- Popular gqom music producer and artist, DJ Tira, turned 44 on Monday, 24 August
- The talented Mzansi musician took to social media to do a surprise giveaway on his special day
- Although he did not immediately reveal what it was that he was giving away, excited fans flooded his mentions to wish him a happy birthday
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Mthokozi Khathi, more famously known as DJ Tira, is celebrating his 44th birthday today. The South African DJ, record producer and gqom artist is also celebrating 21 years in the music industry. He took to social media to use the occasion to bless others.
The Durban-based DJ has been trending on Twitter after he decided to use his birthday and his career milestone to do a giveaway.
"SBWL to bless the timeline its maaaa birthday. Comment with #21YearsOfDJTira I want to see something."
Excited social media users used the opportunity as a chance to wish him a happy birthday and try to win something from his giveaway. Twitter user renaey_xx said:
"Happy birthday sir,you’ve done so much for the game, continue to bless us with more hits. #21YearsOfDjTira"
"Happy birthday Malume, may you be blessed with so many blessings only your hands could hold. May He fill your pockets and increases your territory. And lastly many He always give you peace, love, and protection. Many you live to see many years. #21YearsOfDjTira"
"#21YearsOfDjTira. Happy birthday to you, may all your wishes come true"
"Continue making Durban and the SA's music industry great again and again, you truly are an inspiration bhuti. #21YearsOfDjTira"
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In similar news, Briefly.co.za reported that the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are once again under scrutiny as many feel that DJ Tira did not deserve his win.
The gqom music producer was nominated and won in the Best Kwaito Album category. It seems many were confused by how he ended up in that category and how he could win against the likes of DJ Maphorisa, Kabza Da Small and Prince Kaybee.
Many social media users have felt strongly that the SAMAs favour certain people and provinces. DJ Tira's recent win seems to have convinced many that there are brown envelope tendencies at play.
Twitter user KatMokgopa_14 said:
"So DJ Tira won over Scorpion Kings Kabza & Maphorisa #SAMA26?"
"Didn't even know that DJ Tira released an album last year. Maar ke we move #SAMA26"
"How does Tira win on an album we have never heard? The #SAMA26 must account. They must prove to us why Tira won Best Kwaito. Even worse is winning against Maphorisa and Kabza."
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