Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe popularly known by his stage name, DJ Maphorisa is a prolific DJ and record producer in South Africa. DJ Maphorisa since his time of debut have collaborated with top African and international artist. His genre of music is summed up around Gqom and Hip-hop music, he is also know as the beat God and is one of the biggest DJ’s in South Africa.
DJ Maphorisa started his music career an a very early age coming from a musical family. His Mother was a gospel artists so he grew up listening to gospel music which shaped his love for music. According to him music is his life and it shapes who he is.DJ Maphorisa growing up from the township into fame is one of those celebrities that keep his private life private. He is reportedly not in a relationship for now.
DJ Maphorisa’s Breakthrough came when he started working in production with Top artists in South Africa like DJ Buckz and Kalawa jazmee’s Oskido. He has also worked along with Top nigeria artists like Wizkid, Runtown and Davido. But music for him started as a family tradition. Listening to his mother’s gospel tracks he will try to form beats from them and over the time he became accustomed to it and decided to pursue his passion fully.
DJ Maphorisa since his time of debut has released a lot of topnotch songs like, Soweto baby featuring Nigeria’s Starboy Wizkid, Iwalke Ye phara, Midnight, Problem and Naja just to mention a few. He has also released albums that have sold out and won him various award recognition.
DJ Maphorisa since his debut has won himself various awards and nominations both in South Africa and internationally. He has also gotten major endorsement deals from top brands in South African. DJ Maphorisa has performed on world stage with topnotch artist both in Africa and the world at large. Recently he was recognized for his beat formation skills by American award winning singer, Beyonce. DJ Maphorisa is one of the top DJ’s in South Africa and he has carved a niche for himself in the industry which other artistes follow.
DJ Maphorisa’s Net worth is yet to be fully calculated has he is one of those artist that like to keep the financial aspects of their lives secret. But with the amount he reportedly books for shows which is about R 120 000 per show, endorsement deals, Sales of studio album and properties/ investments he owns we can say that DJ Maphorisa is one of the Richest DJ’s in South Africa and has really done well for himself. Here are the best songs by DJ Maphorisa.
1 KOKO FEATURING KABZA D SMALL AND MHAW KEYS
- SOWETO BABY FEATURING WIZKID AND DJ BUCKZ
- IWALK YE PHARA FEATURNG MOONCHILD SANELLY, K.O AND ZULU MKHATINI
- MIDNIGHT FEATURING DJ TIRA, BUSISWA AND MOONCHILD SANELLY
- UBUSTED FEATURING BRYANN AND DJ BONGZ
- AMANTOMBAZANE FEATURING SAMTHING SOWETO, KABZA DE SMALL AND MFR SOULS
- MAKHE FEATURING MOONCHILD SANELLY AND DJ SHIMZA
- NAJA FEATURING OSKIDO AND COASTAL ZULU
- PROBLEM FEATURING SHOMADJOZI AND DJ HU NOSE
- SAKA SAKA FEATURING BUCKZ, ZZMLINDO THE VOCALIST AND ZINGAH
DJ Maphorisa is one of those DJ’s that have done well for themselves in the South African music industry and is a name to reckon with. What do you make of our list? Share thoughts in the comment section below.