|Stage Name:||DJ Chynaman|
|Real Name:||Siyabonga Gumede|
|Occupation:||DJ, Record Producer, Entrepreneur, Actor|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||7 December, 1980 (40 years)|
|Place of Birth:||Kwazulu Natal Mandeni Sundumbili|
DJ Chynaman is a popular Johannesburg/Durban-based South African DJ known for releasing Afro House and Deep House songs. He has worked as a radio DJ, toured all over South Africa and the world performing sets, and is also known for his work as an entrepreneur. In July 2020, he began his acting career, joining the cast of Uzalo as its newest member.
He has released several hit songs including “Million Times” featuring Happy, “Keep on Trying” featuring Letoya Makhena, and more.
He has also released 4 successful albums, all of which have done really well in South Africa, and parts of African continent.
Family & Beginnings
Siyabonga Gumede aka DJ Chynaman was born in Northen Kwazulu Natal in the heart of Sundumbili. He began his music career in 1996 with an interest in drums and several other instruments including the flute and the saxophone.
He started out performing in small gigs in Mandeni while also working for SARS. As his passion for music grew, he finally left SARS to pursue a full-time career in the music industry.
Later on, he joined a radio station, P4 (now Gagasi FM) where he hosted a show discussing music and playing various styles of House music. He also organised shows at various venues including SKYBAR ,Azar, Plush , 47TH Avenue in Durban. He became involved in corresponding with international artists and South African artists including Black Coffee, Nick Holder, Euphonik, Nasty C and more.
DJ Chynaman began touring internationally in 2016 hitting spots in New York, Dublin, Amsterdam, Dubai, Namibia, Mauritius, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and more.
DJ Chynaman has been in the entertainment scene for over two decades and has never spoken up about his education. He chooses only to talk about things involving his entertainment and business careers.
DJ Chyaman has been in the SA music industry for over two decades, since 1996. He is credited for his work with several notable names including Black Coffee, DJ Tira, DJ Sox, Nick Holder, Harrison Crump, Sai and Ribatone ,Culoe De Song, Zakwe, Dj Bongz, DJ Fresh, Kyle Deutsch, Letoya Makhene, Happy, Mampintsha, Kususa, and more.
He has toured several international countries, African ones included performing sets. In 2018, he toured Ibiza and Germany to become acquainted with various types of music around the world.
He has released four successful albums, two compilations and two studio albums including Kata 1 (2007), Chynaman’s House (2008), and Chynaman’s House 2. One of them was released via Soul Candi Records and was certificated Gold.
Yini ft Mpumi
Chase ft Kyle Deutsch
Solid- feat Zano
Million Times ft Happy
Keep on Trying Ft Letoya Makhena
Performances & Media Presence
DJ Chynaman is mostly known for his amazing Live performances which have endeared his fans to him. He has travelled all over Mzansi and the world to perform at various events, gigs, and on tours. He isn’t much of a social media buff but chooses to only be involved with the music.
DJ Chynaman has succeeded in keeping his personal life away from the public eye. He has never come out to confirm if he is in a relationship with anyone but has kept details about it to himself.
DJ Chynaman’s net worth is not public at the moment but based on what he has in his musical portfolio and future sales out look, his performance on major streaming services, and his salary from Uzalo his worth is estimated to be around $1 Million – $5 Million.
Songs Download, Stream, Buy & Watch
DJ Chynaman’s songs are available on all major digital downloads and music streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, YouTube, Deezer and many more.