DJ Tira Biography: Net Worth, Age, Wife, House, Cars & Contact Details


Stage Name: DJ Tira
Real Name Mthokozi Khathi
Occupation  DJ, Producer, Recording artiste
Date of Birth 24 August 1976 (44 Years Old)
Place of Birth Hlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gender Male
Nationality South African
Relationship status  Married
Education College Graduate

DJ Tira’s Biography

Born on the 24th of August 1976, Mthokozi Khathi, popularly known by his stage name DJ Tira, is a prolific DJ, producer, and Kwaito recording artist in South Africa. He is the founder of the record label Afrotainment. He is well known for songs like “Thank You Mr DJ”, which has received many positive reviews since its debut. DJ Tira is also known to have helped discover so many talents under his “Afrotainment” record label. Artists like Big Nuz, DJ C’ndo, Dladla Mshunqisi, and Q-twins, among others, were discovered through his record label. The DJ is part of the artists that pioneered the Gqom genre in 2017.

Family and Beginning

DJ Tira is originally from Hlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. After a while, he moved from the village to Durban in the year 1979, where he started working on his DJ Career due to the passion he had for it.


DJ Tira attended the University of Natal in South Africa, where he started performing his craft as a DJ. He was playing at school gigs and talent shows.

Musical Milestone

DJ Tira got his major break when he got signed under the Kalawa Jazzme record owned by Oskido. Although music for him started at an early age when he was in the varsity around 1996. DJ Tira began to play in events as a DJ, and in 2001, he released his premiere studio project titled “Real Makoya”. The project was a compilation album he had with DJ Khabzela. After a while, his talent was noticed by the likes of Oskido, and he was signed to Kalawa Jazzmee in 2005. The DJ earlier performed as a group member of the Tzozo En Professor group, and after a while, he formed Durban finest alongside Sox. After having a successful relationship with Oskido, he went solo and established his record label, “Afrotainment”, in 2007. He released great songs under the record label and signed talented artists like Big Nuz, and Q-twins, among others.

DJ Tira’s Albums

DJ Tira has released various single albums and compilation albums since his debut. Below are the studio projects by DJ Tira.

Ezase Afro Vol:1 (2008)

This was his first official studio project released under his Afrotainment label. The album was released officially in 2008 and got positive reviews upon its debut. It housed top-notch songs for the DJ.

Ezase Afro Vol:2

This was his second studio project which served as a continuation of his first. It was released officially in 2012 under his personally owned record label.

The DJ also had various compilation albums like the following;

  • Real Makoya (with DJ Khabzela) 2001

  • Durban’s Finest Vol:1 (with Sox and Ncedo M) 2004

  • Durban’s Finest Vol:2 (with Sox) 2005

DJ Tira’s Songs

DJ Tira, since his debut, has released more than ten songs. Here are his top songs in no particular order.

  1. DJ Tira – Thank You, Mr DJ

  2. DJ Tira- Woza Mshanami

  3. DJ Tira – Malume

  4. DJ Tira – Makoya Van Best

  5. DJ Tira – Indluzela

  6. DJ Tira – Amanchankura

  7. DJ Tira – Woza La

  8. DJ Tira – Uthando

  9. DJ Tira – Sobuye Sibonane

  10. DJ Tira – Siyi Afro

DJ Tira’s Performance and Presence

DJ Tira has performed at festivals and shows in South Africa. The singer has also had appearances on TV and Radio stations in South Africa. In addition, he has had his own concert. He also got appeared on the Isibaya show and Rhythm City. The DJ is also planning to start some TV productions.

DJ Tira’s Wife

DJ Tira is married to Gugu Khathi, and they have two sons and one daughter together. The DJ is proud of his family and always ready to show them off at any given instance. His wife, an entrepreneur, holds financial talks for women.

Awards and Nominations

DJ Tira has received various nominations and awards since his debut, thus including the award for the best compilation album at the Metro FM Awards in 2004 and the best live act at the Dance music awards in South Africa in 2018.

DJ Tira’s Net Worth

DJ Tira’s Net worth is calculated at 650,000 dollars. This is calculated from the money he makes attending shows and festivals, song streams and video views.

Booking Price

About a year ago, DJ Tira announced that his booking and feature fee had increased to R100k. He said whatever he touches sells, so those who desire him should fork over the sum.


DJ Tira has a palatial home in the KwaZulu Natal area. Over a year ago, the celebrated DJ and producer showed off his new crib and luxe sneakers from Puma. The exact cost of the house is unknown, but it’s a crib fit for serious success. It is debatable if he’s added to his property portfolio since.


DJ Tira, whose real name is Mthokozi Khathi, is an unapologetic lover of good whips, and his garage glitters with several of them. Among the cars in his collection are a Mercedes Benz G Wagon, a Range Rover SVR Sport, a Porsche 911 Carrera, a Mercedes Benz G Class G63, and a Bentley.

Contact Details

DJ Tira has not made his contact details public. But since he’s available on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, he might be reached by a direct message or a mention. Alternatively, he might be reached via the website of his record label, Afrotainment ( General press enquiries should be directed to Senzo Shezi. Phone: +27 73 668 3978 Email:

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

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

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