DJ Maphorisa Bio, Wiki
DJ Maphorisa, whose real name is Themba Sekowe, is a versatile South African artist known for his roles as a DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter.
With his unique production style that fuses elements of house music, amapiano, and afropop, he has collaborated with and earned production credits from various renowned artists. Some of these notable artists include Wizkid, Sizwe Alakine, Kwesta, Uhuru, Drake, Black Coffee, Major Lazer, Runtown, C4 Pedro, TRESOR, Kabza De Small, Era Istrefi, Mpura, Young Stunna, and Killer Kau.
Before venturing into his independent label, BlaqBoy Music, DJ Maphorisa was associated with Kalawa Jazmee Records. He gained widespread recognition for his contributions to the music industry by producing hit singles across multiple genres. Some of these hits include Uhuru’s “Y-Tjukuta,” Kwesta’s “Ngud’,” Busiswa’s “Lahla,” DJ Zinhle’s “My Name Is,” Professor’s “Jezebel,” and Shekinah’s “Suited.”
DJ Maphorisa Age
Maphorisa was born on November 15, 1987, in Soshanguve, Pretoria, South Africa. As of 2023, he is 35 years old.
DJ Maphorisa Height
Maphorisa’s height is 167 centimeters (approximately 5 feet 6 inches) tall.
DJ Maphorisa Family
Maphorisa’s mother originates from south Africa while his father is Naigeria. He is a very private person when it comes to his personal details. Thus he has not disclosed any details on his family. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
DJ Maphorisa Wife/Girlfriend
Maphorisa is currently unmarried and does not have a wife. Nevertheless, he has been involved in an intermittent relationship with Thuli Phongolo for several years. Thuli Phongolo is a former television personality and actress.
DJ Maphorisa Career
In September 2018, he released the single “Midnight Starring,” featuring Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Tira, and Busiswa. At the 2018 DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards, he received two nominations: Favorite Song of the Year and Favorite DJ. On November 27, 2018, at the third Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards ceremony, his single “Midnight Starring” won the award for the most voted-for song.
During April 9, 2021, Maphorisa, TRESOR, and Kabza De Small collaborated on the studio album “Rumble in the Jungle.” On April 16, 2021, Anathi and Tyler ICU released the studio EP “Banyana,” featuring Sir Trill, Daliwonga, Kabza De Small, Mpura, and Visca. The single “Banyana” garnered over 4.2 million streams and achieved double platinum certification by the Recording Industry of South Africa in 2021. That year, he also opened for Wizkid on the Made in Lagos Tour and received a nomination for Best DJ at the 2021 Music Kwaito and House Music Awards.
On September 17, 2021, he released the single “Abalele” with Kabza De Small, featuring Ami Faku.
In October 2021, he produced two singles, “Makosa” and “Nyota,” for Congolese-born singer TRESOR’s album “Motion.”
In November 2022, he collaborated with Afrika Memani on the “Road To Private” EP, which was released on November 4.
DJ Maphorisa was awarded the African DJ of the Year at the Soundcity MVP Awards held at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos.
In May 2023, he announced a collaboration with Kabza De Small on a 25-track mixtape project titled “The Konka Mixtape (Sweet & Dust) Album,” featuring top artists.
- 2016 – Song of the Year (MTV Africa Music Awards)
- 2018 – Most Voted Song (Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards)
– Best producer (Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards)
- 2018 – Favourite Song Of the Year (Dstv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards)
– Favourite DJ (Dstv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards)
- 2020 – Best African Act (MTV Africa Music Awards)
- 2020 – Music Producer of the (African Muzik Magazine Awards)
- 2021 – Best AmaPiano songs (Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards)
- 2021 – Best amapiano male DJ/Act (SA Amapiano Music Awards)
- 2022 – Favourite DJ (Dstv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards)
- 2023 – African DJ of the Year (Soundcity MVP Awards)
DJ Maphorisa Net Worth
Maphorisa’s estimated net worth is approximately $10 million, ranking him among the wealthiest DJs in South Africa.
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