DJ Maphorisa Biography: Age, Career, Wife, Parents & Net Worth

Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe popularly known as DJ Maphorisa, was born on November 15, 1987. DJ Maphorisa is a South African record producer, DJ and vocalist.

As a record producer with a blend of house music, amapiano and afropop, he has worked with and has received production credits from several notable artists, including Wizkid, Sizwe Alakine, Kwesta, Uhuru, Drake, Black Coffee, Major Lazer, Runtown, C4 Pedro, TRESOR, Kabza De Small and Era Istrefi.

DJ Maphorisa is presently signed to his record label BlaqBoy Music upon quitting Kalawa Jazmee Records.

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Early Life

Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe popularly known as Dj Maphorisa was born on 15th November 1987 in Soshanguve, Pretoria, South Africa. 


On September 2018, he released a single “Midnight Starring” featuring Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Tira and Busiswa.

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At the 2018 DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards he received two nominations: Favourite Song Of the Year and Favourite DJ.

On November 27, 2018, at the third ceremony of Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards his single “Midnight Starring” won an award for most voted-for song.

On April 9, 2021, Maphorisa, TRESOR and Kabza De Small released the collaboration studio album Rumble in the Jungle.

On April 16, 2021, Maphorisa and Tyler ICU’s studio EP Banyana was released.

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The EP featured Sir Trill, Daliwonga and Kabza De Small, Mpura, and Visca. The single “Banyana” surpassed 4.2 million streams and was certified double platinum by the Recording industry of South Africa.

In 2021, he embarked to Made in Lagos Tour for an opening act with Wizkid.

At the 2021 Music Kwaito and House Music Awards he received a nomination for Best DJ.

On 17 September 2021, he released a single “Abalele” with Kabza De Small featuring Ami Faku.

In October 2021, he produced Congolese-born singer TRESOR’s singles, “Makosa” and “Nyota” from the album, Motion.

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Net Worth

DJ Maphorisa is a South African record producer, DJ and vocalist. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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