DJ Tira Net Worth 2020-2021 in Rands and Dollars

DJ Tira net worth
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DJ Tira is a South African DJ, record producer and Kwaito artist. Born in Hlabisa and moved to Durban as a child.

He rise to stardom in 2000 after he won the prestigious Smirnoff SA DJ Knockout competition. He is part of the collective that discovered the Gqom music genre, which became popular around 2017.

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On August 24, 2020 he released his fourth album 21 Years Of DJ Tira and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) album include chart-topping singles “Nguwe” and “Uyandazi”, which peaked #5 on iTunes Chart and #31 on Apple Music Chart.

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Early Life

DJ Tira who real name is Mthokozisi Khathi was born on August 24, 1976 (age 45 years) in KwaHlabisa Village, KwaZulu-Natal, DJ Tira relocated to Durban in 1979. He attended Mlokothwa High School and in 1995, Khathi studied human resources at the University of Natal now known as UKZN.

Career life story

He developed an interest in being a DJ while he was still in varsity at which point he started playing as a DJ, In 1996. Around 2001 he released his first record named Real Makoya, which is a compilation album along with DJ Khabzela. In 2005, he was signed his record deal with Kalawa Jazzmee. He performed under group named Tzozo En Professor and later formed Durbans Finest together with DJ Sox which also was under Kalawa Jazmee Records.

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He has history with Oskido as the one who signed him his first music contract, since then he became a star. He established Ezase Afro which fell under Kalawa later being solo. Tira and Sox together they released a series compilation albums named under Durbans Finest.

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In 2007, He launched his recording studio Afrotainment and signed DJ Cndo as the first artist on his record label. Since he was working at his own production, he became a music producer. Later the same year DJ Tira signed kwaito group Big Nuz after relocating from Johannesburg to their origin, Durban. In 2008, DJ Tira as a featured artist, he appeared on two tracks on urban radio charts and music shops charts alongside of Big Nuz’s “Ubala Lolo” and DJ Clock’s “Mahamba Yedwa”.

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Ezase Afro Vol:1

In 2008, he released his first solo project under his record label named Ezase Afro Vol:1. Ncedo Mbundwini, from Mount Frere was the top producer of many hit songs on this album. The album is supported by the guest appearance of Bricks, Daddy, Big Nuz and Joocy of Afrosoul. Ezase Afro vol 1 became a hit album and did remarkable on the market as it sold more than 20 000 copies.


DJ Tira is married to Gugu Khathi and they have two sons and one daughter Junior, Chase and Chichi Khathi. DJ Tira and his wife hosted a Umabo ceremony at his home in KwaHlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal. He is also a close friend of Zodwa Wabantu. Tira is no stranger in looking and grooming new talents. Recently, he found a new jam, in DJ Ronzela, better known as Ronnie.

DJ Tira net worth

DJ Tira net worth is estimated to be around $2 million, equivalent to R28 million South African Rand. His career success has earned him a luxurious lifestyle and some of the fancy cars. However, DJ Tira net worth 2020 was at $1.5 million dollars.