Dj Tira – Biography, Age, Wife, Cars, Songs, Albums and Net Worth

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DJ Tira (born 24 August 1976) is a South African DJ and record producer best known for contributing to the GQOM music genre.

DJ Tira

DJ Tira Biography

Mthokozisi Khathi professionally known as DJ Tira was born in Kwahlabisa village, KwaZulu-Natal to Mr. Khathi and Mrs. Abigail Khathi on the 24th of August, 1976 where he spent three years before his parent relocated to Durban in 1979. Tira or Khathi attended Mlokothwa High School, a boarding school at that time. He discovered his love for music and was influential in organizing shows and dances for school fun. Later, he enrolled at the University of Natal, now known as the University of KwaZulu-Natal for a Bachelor’s degree after his high school education.


The South African DJ developed an interest in disk jockey in 1996 while studying at the university. Khathi received his first shot at fame after he won the DJ Knockout competition in 2000 organized by the South African division of the beverage brand Smirnoff. He released his first record, “Real Makoya,” in 2001, which he compiled with fellow disk jockey counterpart DJ Khabzela. Oskido signed Tira to his group “Kalawa Jazzmee” in 2005. He performed with the stage name “Tzozo En Professor” and later formed Durban’s Finest with fellow “Kalawa Jazzmee” member DJ Sox.

DJ Tira Age
DJ Tira at an event. Credit: Dell

Tira has a long history with DJ Oskido, who gave him his first disk jockeying contract. He made a massive wave under the Kalawa group before leaving and worked with fellow DJ Sox to drop a compilation album under the Durban Finest group. The DJ later launched his recording studio “Afrotainment” in 2007 and signed youth sensation DJ Cndo to his record label.

He is known to promote young and talented artists and further moved to sign Kwaito Group’s “Big Nuz” after moving to Durban from Johannesburg. He helped promote some names and has featured in many tracks, such as Big Nuz’s “Ubala Lolo” and DJ Clock’s “Mahamba,” which made huge waves on radio stations and various music chart lists.


Real NameMthokozisi Khathi
Date of Birth24th of August, 1976
Place of BirthSouth Africa
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLale Ngcobo (Divorced)
Gugu Khathi (Present)
OccupationDisc Jockey
Record Producer
Nationality/NationalitiesSouth African
Net Worth in RandsR33.7 million
Net Worth in USD$2.3 million

DJ Tira Age: How old is DJ Tira

As of 2022, he is 46 years of age.

DJ Tira Wife

He is happily married to Gugu Khathi. They had an Umebo ceremony which is a Zulu customary traditional ceremony that completes the marriage process and introduces the bride to her husband’s ancestors. DJ Tira and his wife Gugu have three kids, two boys (Junior and Chase) and a daughter (Gigi). They got married in 2013 much later after his divorce from his first wife, Lale Ngcobo in 2009.

DJ Tira Cars

DJ Tira has an exotic taste when it comes to cars. He loves expensive and luxurious cars and he fortunately can afford them given his net worth. He is reported to own a Ford Mustang, a Mercedes Benz S-class, a Mercedes Benz G-class, a Ferrari 458, a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and a couple of other cars.

DJ Tira Songs and Albums

DJ Tira has released a collection of musical projects over the period of his professional career. He has a couple of chart-topping songs. His projects include:


  • Midnight Starring featuring Busiswa and Moonchild
  • Pakisha featuring Distruction Boyz
  • Hamba
  • Thank You, Mr DJ featuring Joocy


DJ Tira has released a total of five studio albums, three compilation albums, and counting.  He released compilation albums at the earlier part of his career

  • Real Makoya (with DJ Khabzela) in 2001
  • Durbans Finest Vol:1 (with Sox and Ncedo M) in 2004
  • Durbans Finest Vol:2 (with Sox) in 2005

He released all his albums under his label imprint, Afrotainment. He has a total of five albums with his fourth album earning a platinum certification considering its commercial success.

  • Ezase Afro Vol:1 in 2012
  • Ezase Afro Vol:2 on 12 December 2013
  • Ikhenani on 13 September 2019
  • 21 Years Of DJ Tira on 24 August 2020 (Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA), Platinum Certification)
  • Rockstar Forever on June 2021.

Social Media

You can connect with the entertainer via various social media platforms.



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DJ Tira Net Worth

DJ Tira is a wealthy man considering the length of his professional career and the commercial success of some of his projects. Nerdville projects him to have a net worth of $2.3 million and R33.7 million in Rands.

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