The disc jockey (DJ) career is one that has been on a steady rise, especially among South African millennials. Most DJs have perfected their craft to an extent that the business has become such a goldmine for them. Below is a list of top 10 highest paid and richest DJs in South Africa and their net worth 2020:
1. Dj Black Coffee
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphunulo aka Black Coffee tops our listing of highest paid and richest Djs in South Africa at the moment. He was born in 1976 in Umtata and he happens to be a native of Kwa Zulu Natal. Apart from being a celebrated DJ, he is also a singer, record producer and an entrepreneur. Black Coffee has consequently appeared on the list of the richest musicians in Africa. He is known for playing top South African music of all time.
Black Coffee has won awards such as SAMA Best Urban Dance Album (2005), SAMA Best Male Artist (2010) and Metro FM Award for Best Produced Album (2010) among others. His current net worth is about $66 million.
2. Dj Euphonik
Themba Mbongeni Nkosi was born in 1983 in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Apart from being a Dj, he is also a radio presenter and a music producer. He is widely known for his ‘Cool and Deadly’ album which he released in 2013, featuring DJ Fresh and Nyanda. He ended up winning the Best Compilation Album under the Metro FM Music Awards. His current net worth is about $3 million.
3. Dj TBO Touch
He is known for hosting a great number of shows in South Africa, including Flash season 2. His current net worth is about $ 900,000.
4. Dj SBU
Sibusiso Leope was born on 28th May, 1977 in Tembisa, South Africa. He is the founder of TS Records as well as MoFaya Energy drink. His current net worth is about $2.6 million.
5. Dj Oskido
Bonginkosi Mdlongwa is a 50-year-old renowned South African DJ that was born in the North West of South Africa. He is known for playing multiple genres such as Afro pop, house and Kwaito. Apart from being a DJ, he is also an entrepreneur and a record producer. Dj Oskido is one of the founding members of Kalawa Jazmee Records. His current net worth is about $2.5 million.
6. Dj Shimza
Born in 1984 in Swaziland, Dj Shimza has worked his way up on this list. He rose to fame after he dropped his album in 2015. Shimza has been blessed enough to be able to share a stage with Dj Black Coffee, who is the richest Dj in SA. His current net worth is about $2 million.
7. Dj Protoculture
Nate Raubenhelmer was born in Cape Town, South Africa and went to school and graduated with a degree in Sound engineering. He is well known for releasing over 66 mix-tapes. His current net worth is about $2.4 million.
8. Dj Culoe De Song
He was born in Culolethu Zulu. He also happens to be a native of KwaZulu Natal. He rose to fame in 2007 after being recognized as a badass Dj. Culoe De Song has been able to launch his albums such as A Giant Leap (2009), Elevation (2011) and Exodus (2014). His Exodus album earned him the Best Male Artist award during the 2014 Metro FM Awards. His current net worth is about $2.2 million
9. Dj Fresh
Thato Sikwane was born on 15th October, 1972 in Botswana. He is widely known for being one of the most commended hosts on Metro FM. He has been able to release over 32 records. Apart from being a DJ, Fresh is also an entrepreneur as well as a TV producer. His current net worth is about $2 million.
10. Dj Tira
Born in 1976 in South Africa’s KwaZulu- Natal, Mthokozi Khathi aka Dj Tira is a renowned South African DJ, record producer and a Durban kwaito artist. He owns and runs an events company known as Afrotainment. He has a good number of top- selling mix-tapes and albums. His current net worth is about $800.