DJ Mahoota biography, real name, age, profile, family & record label

Mahoota (born Zynne Sibika in Soweto) is a renowned South African Disk Jockey, producer, and artiste. Urban music brands can not be mentioned without proper reference to him.


Mahoota biography
Photo of popular South African DJ Mahoota
Real nameZynne Sibika
Date of birth16th of March 1971
Place of birthSoweto
Age49 years old
LabelKalawa Jazmee Records
Profile of renowned South African Deejay Mahoota


Mahoota was born in Meadowlands, Zone 3 in Soweto and that was also the place he was raised. His career in music dates back to the days he won Cool Kids, a competition he won at the age of 18.

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In an article published by Press Reader, he was born on the 16th of March 1971. The article claims that Sowetan has seen documents that revealed his identity number.

DJ Mahoota is 49 years old and hosts a celebration in honor of his birthday on March 16th.


He is a father of eight children. He had four of his children his current wife and the eldest is 22 years old.

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Mahoota is a married man and has enjoyed over sixteen years of marital life.


The nickname “Mahoota’ was born following his purchase of scrap car. After investing a lot of money trying to fix the car and pimping it, Oskido then nicknamed him.

Though the car never moved, it only that worked on the car was the hoot. So Oskido did not stop calling him Mahoota then others started to.

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The Deejay is among the South African successful personality.

Place of birth

DJ Mahoota was born in Meadowlands with the real name Zynne Sibika. His talent and love for music have brought him to the limelight.


Record Label

He is also a partner in the Mzansi top independent music label Kalawa Jazmee Records.

The label covers other heavyweights in the music scene including Oskido, Don Laka, BOOM Shaka, Mafikizolo, among others.


The multi-talented entertainer started his career after emerging the winner of the competition, Cool Kids. 

He then realized that he wanted to do music, then he started taking piano lessons and took it to the next level by studying music.

Eventually, he met Jakarumba who connected him to Spikiri and Mdu. Together, the formed a group Trompies.

In 2001, Mahoota dropped his debut solo album. He is a co-founder of the group Trompies, one of the original Kwaito groups.

The group boasts of topping the charts in South Africa for fifteen years now.

The popular “Mahoota on the right and Vetkuk on the left” combination is a hit on the road.

It has recorded bookings almost every week around the entire country. 

Mahoota is also a founding member and co-host of The Spring Day Music Explosion, a twelve show, ten city music festival that is in its tenth year.

He also features sixty-five artists and fellow Disk Jockeys both at home and abroad. This event can’t be omitted in the South African music calendar. 


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