DJ Shimza Biography, Songs, Albums, Awards, Education, Net Worth, Age & Relationships


Stage Name:  DJ Shimza
Real Name Ashley Raphala
Occupation DJ, Producer, Recording artiste
Date of Birth  15 May 1984 (38 Years Old)
Place of Birth Swaziland, South
Gender Male
Nationality South African
Relationship status Single
Education High School graduate

DJ Shimza’s Biography

Born 1984, Ashley Raphala popularly known by his stage name DJ Shimza is a prolific DJ and record producer in South Africa. He became popular after he won the Red Square DJ competition in 2006. His style of music is Afro-tech and he has been able to perform with top artists in South Africa. Venturing into house music in 2003 he has been able to make a name for himself in the genre. He revealed that DJ Black Coffee is one of his major inspirations.

Family and Beginning

DJ Shimza is originally from Swaziland but was raised in Tembisa Township, Ekurhuleni. He had a very close relationship with his grandfather who always calls him Shimi. The DJ started practicing his craft at the early age of 14 years, while still in high school. Over time he started going for talent shows, till he finally got his break.


DJ Shimza is an High school graduate. His love for music and beat formation could be traced back to his school days.

Musical Milestone

DJ Shimza got his major break after he won the Guateng Carnival DJ competition in 2011. The exposure that came with winning the competition also led him to start working with equipment. Although music for him had started at a very early age where he would participate in his high school talent shows. After a while he establish and hosted his popular annual festival tagged “DJ Shimza’s One Man Show” which saw him giving back to the society.

He has since his debut released a couple of top notch songs and collaborations which have made him one of the most sought after DJs in SA.

DJ Shimza’s Albums

DJ Shimza since his debut has released two albums,mixtapes and EPs, here are some of the notable albums by DJ Shimza

Shimuzic (2015)

The album was released officially on the 13th of July 2015 under Universal Music LLC. The album housed top hit songs.

One Man Show (2016)

The album was released officially in 2016 under Universal Music LLC.

 DJ Shimza’s Songs

DJ Shimza since his debut has released more than 10 songs and two studio albums. Here are his top songs in no particular order.

  1. DJ Shimza- Uwrongo
  2. DJ Shimza- African Woman
  3. DJ Shimza- Faith
  4. DJ Shimza-
  5. DJ Shimza- Akulalwa
  6. DJ Shimza-Dancefloor Keeper
  7. DJ Shimza-Rumble
  8. DJ Shimza- All Alone
  9. DJ Shimza- Selector
  10. DJ Shimza- Fatback

DJ Shimza’s Performance and Presence

DJ Shimza has played in big country concerts like the Spring Fiester and the YFM gigs alongside DJ Fresh, Black Coffee and Oskido. The DJ also performed at Ibiza and has traveled to lot of countries.

DJ Shimza‘s Relationships

DJ Shimza is currently single after he split up with his girlfriend K Naomi and has not been linked to anyone else since then.

Awards and Nominations

DJ Shimza has been nominated for various awards and recognition since his debut into the musical scene among these was his nomination at the 15th Metro FM Music Awards for song of the year.

DJ Shimza’s Net Worth

DJ Shimza’s Net worth is estimated between 1 million and 5 million dollars. This is calculated from payments for show performances, album sales, money made from his Youtube views, endorsement deals, Properties and investments owned by him.

DJ Shimza’s Songs Download, Stream, Buy and Watch

DJ Shimza’s songs from his studio projects and featured songs are available on all major platforms.

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