Biography of Dj Tira

Mthokozisi Khathi, also known by his stage name DJ Tira, is a South African DJ, record producer, and Kwaito performer. He was born on August 24, 1976. He had a part in Gqom’s rise to popularity. In 2000, Khathi took first place in the Smirnoff SA DJ Knockout competition, and in 2001, he published the compilation Real Makoya. He is a part of the Durbans Finest musical ensemble from South Africa. In 2005, Tira agreed to a record deal with Kalawa Jazmee, and in 2007, he launched his own label, Afrotaiment. His first album, Ezase Afro Vol. 1, was a commercial hit in 2008.

The Recording Industry of South Africa awarded Tira a platinum certification for his fourth album, 21 Years Of DJ Tira (2020). (RiSA). The album included the number-one songs “Nguwe” and “Uyandazi” on the charts. Rockstar Forever (2021), his fifth studio album, debuted at the top of the iTunes chart. Television talent competition 1’s and 2’s had Khathi as a guest judge (2021).

DJ Tira Career

While still in college, he became interested in DJing in 1996 and began performing as one. He and DJ Khabzela collaborated on the compilation album Real Makoya, which was his debut record.He was signed by Kalawa Jazzmee of Oskido in 2005. He performed with the group Tzozo En Professor before joining forces with Sox to form Durban’s Finest, another Kalawa Jazzme Records act. Due to Oskido’s role in signing Dj Tira to his first recording contract and subsequent rise to fame, the two have a history. He founded Ezase Afro, which was under Kalawa, and eventually went solo.

Together, Tira and Sox released a number of albums under the moniker Durban’s Finest. DJ Tira opened his music studio Afrotainment in 2007 and signed DJ Cndo as its first artist. He became a music producer because he was managing his own production. Later that year, DJ Tira, who had moved from Johannesburg to Durban, the band’s home base, signed Big Nuz.DJ Tira is renowned for signing artists who have potential, and in 2019 he took the Qwabe twins under his wing. The twins were invited to join DJ Tira in the studio by DJ Tira following the twins’ dramatic ouster from Idols SA.Through his record label Afrotainment, he is best known for introducing musicians like DJ C’ndo, Big Nuz, and DJ Fisherman. DJ Tira is a University of Natal alumnus who studied human resources there.

DJ Tira Awards

2004: Durban Finest in Metro FM Best Compilation Album.

  • 2005: Durban Finest in Metro FM Best Compilation Album.
  • 2008: Mzansi Star Best Club Dj Award
  • 2010: Umlilo Big Nuz feat. Tira was nominated for the South African Music Award Song of the Year.
  • 2010: Party 101 Teargas feat. Tira was nominated under Channel O Video of the Year Award
  • 2010: South African Music Award Song of the Year
  • 2018: Nominated for Dance Music Awards South Africa Best Live Act

The Khathi family

Gugu Khathi, a stunning woman, is DJ Tira’s wife. Although Gugu Khathi is primarily recognized by the public as DJ Tira’s wife, she is much more than that and has a long list of achievements to her credit. She is a businesswoman with a passion for the real estate sector, as well as a keynote and TEDx speaker.

Gugu Khathi is a former cast member of the Real Housewives of Johannesburg, a reality television personality, and a social media influencer.One of the most popular celebrity couples in South Africa is DJ Tira and Gugu Khathi. Every time the two go out, they do it in elegance and frequently set the bar for desirable couples.

In October 2016, after almost 18 years of relationship, Gugu Khathi and DJ Tira successfully concluded their wedding ceremonies. To introduce Gugu to DJ Tira’s ancestors, the couple held their Umabo ritual. At DJ Tira’s residence in Kwa Hlabisa, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the event took place.

The Umabo, which takes place at the end of a wedding ceremony in Zulu culture, is when the bride and her family meet the family of the groom and present them with gifts. DJ Tira and his wife looked extremely lovely at their Umabo ceremony because they went with a black and white theme for their traditional attire and cake.

Junior, Chase, and Gigi are DJ Tira’s three gorgeous children, which he and his wife were blessed with. The pair adores their kids, and despite their hectic schedules, they both find time to spend with them. Although they generally avoid posting pictures of their kids online, when they do, they frequently win the hearts of their followers.

Gugu Khathi clears the air on Divorce rumours

Gugu Khathi, a businesswoman, motivational speaker, and social media influencer who is primarily known as the wife of Dj Tira, has been popular on timelines for purportedly clearing up any misunderstandings over her marriage, which had been the subject of rumors.The entrepreneur made it clear to the media that they are still much in love and that they are not getting a divorce.Gugu told the outlet that because she arrived late to the South African Music Awards, people imagined there was trouble in paradise (SAMAs). Which makes sense considering that she came alone and not with her husband.

“We are still fine, we are still happy. I don’t know where they’d get that from. Maybe it was because I was late to the SAMAs. There is nothing there. I don’t think we have issues that could be putting us in a situation where we’re even considering [divorce]. So, no. I don’t know what they thought they saw, but I bet it was because I was late at the SAMAs and someone spotted something,” she said.

The Durbanite’s wife then clarified that although they are geographically separate one lives in Johannesburg and the other in Durban they are still married. Their relationship is still very intertwined. She continued by saying that their marriage and love were still going strong.

“We are still very much happily in love and happily married. We’ve never stayed in the same house. I stay in Joburg, he stays in Durban and it’s always been like that. He comes to Joburg to our home where our kids are, because I work in Joburg full time … we’ve always had a home in Joburg and we’ve always had homes in Durban, so nothing has changed,” she expressed. So as she has said, there is no divorce. Those were just rumours that meant nothing.

Tiras Alchol Brand

Khathi unveiled a new business endeavor earlier this month (December) with the debut of his cider brand, Bearings Cyder. He made the announcement on his social media platforms, saying that South African retailers have started selling Bearings Cyder. “Bearings Cyder is now available at selected stores across South Africa! #SambaNgeBearings. #BearingsCyder. Drink responsibly,” he wrote.

As part of the marketing strategy, Khathi held a competition on Twitter where winners won R500 for sharing news of Bearings Cyder‘s launch. Friends and fans are excited about his new venture and some have expressed support and anticipation to taste the DJ’s new speciality.

He enters the alcoholic industry alongside rugby great Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira and Kabelo Motsamai, alias Prince Kaybee, who have just introduced their own wine labels.The pinnacle of Mtawarira’s rigorous work on a new business venture is the release of The Beast Wine Collection, a line of bespoke wines built on the tenets of excellence, tenacity, and passion.

“I have been eagerly awaiting the moment when we could share details of this exciting launch of The Beast Wine Collection, which is very close to my heart.Our mission is to offer high-quality, locally produced wine to an extensive consumer market, and the production of this collection has represented true labour of love over the last year.I am confident that everyone will enjoy the product as much as I have enjoyed the journey of producing this collection of fine wines,” he said in a statement.

Motsamai on the other hand launched Milani – a wine collection named after his son. “So excited we are finally here,thank you to all the men and women back at the farm who have made this possible. Today I’m announcing that the Milani Wine is now available on our very own online store,” he wrote.

 Mthokozisi Car collection

911 Carerra S

Now, if someone is a driving fanatic, you can tell if they own a Porsche. The German maker of performance cars is recognized for producing cars with unrivaled driving qualities. The 911 Carerra S is powered by a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine that has a maximum output of 444 horsepower and 390 lb-ft.

Range Rover Sport SVR

Almost all well-known celebrities have a storied Range Rover in their garage. A gigantic 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, producing 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of peak torque, powers DJ Tira’s Range Rover Sport SVR. The gigantic SUV accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 162 mph. Because it has all-wheel drive, it can travel over any surface.

Mercedes-Benz AMG G63

The other well-known vehicle in DJ Tira’s automotive collection is the G-Wagon. Unquestionably, one of the most popular vehicles in the upmarket off-roading market is the G63 AMG. Numerous off-roading aficionados’ garages contain this SUV. People choose it because of its powerful engine and imposing stance on the road. It has a powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that cranks out 577 horsepower and a peak torque of 621 lb-ft. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 157 mph.

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