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Meet South African DJ, producer Dj Tira real name is Mthokozi Khathi

Dj Tira Biography

Dj Tira whose real name is Mthokozi Khathi was born on 24th August 1976 in KwaHlabisa,  a village in the Northern parts of KwaZulu Natal. He is a South African DJ, producer and entrepreneur.

 

Dj Tira Music Career

In 1995 he relocated to Durban from Habisa to study Human Resources at the University of Natal; while studying he developed an interest in DJ’ing and bought his first vinyl in 1996 and learned how to deejay using vinyls.

His passion for Djing grew and he started playing at varsity parties, weddings, private parties and popular nightclubs. He was part of the team that formed M1 Entertainment.

In 2000 and 2001 he won the Smirnoff SA DJ Knockout competition. In 2001 he released the Real makoya compilation with the late DJ Khabzela.

In 2005 he formed the group Tzozo EnProfessor together with Kalawa Jazzmee. Together they released 3 compilations. Vol1 and Vol2 of Durbans Finest won 2004 and 2005 Metro FM BestCompilation Awards respectively.

In 2007 he opened Afrotainment studios and produced his first artist DJ Cndo.In 2007 he signed a kwaito group Big Nuz and 2008 they released an album 2nd round knockout with a
number 1 hit “Ubala”.

Awards

  • 2010: South African Music Award Song of the Year – Umlilo Big Nuz feat. DJ Tira
  • 2010: Channel O Video of the Year Award – Party 101 Teargas feat. DJ Tira.
  • 2010: South African Music Award Song of the Year – Umlilo Big Nuz feat. DJ Tira
  • 2008: Mzansi Star Best Club Dj Award.
  • 2005: Metro FM Best Best Compilation – Durbans Finest
  • 2004: Metro FM Best Best Compilation – Durbans Finest

DJ Tira Age

He was born on 24th August 1976.

Dj Tira Wife – DJ Tira Wedding

He is married to Gugu Khathi. On October 2016 DJ Tira and his wife Gugu Khathi hosted a Umabo ceremony at his home in KwaHlabisa, in KZN.

Umabo is a traditional Zulu ceremony where a bride gets introduced to her husband’s ancestors in a cow slaughtering ritual and celebration.

It normally takes place after the white wedding, and it is believed that one is not fully married until after the Umabo ceremony in Zulu culture.

DJ Tira’s Son

His two sons are Junior and Chase Khathi. Both have followed in their father’s musical footsteps. Junior is dropping a hip hop single soon and Chase loves spinning the decks.

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