DJ Tira Biography, Age, Wife, Songs, Car, Contact Details, Wedding & Sons

DJ Tira (born Mthokozi Khathi; 24 August 1976 in KwaHlabisa, KwaZulu-Natal ) is a South African Disk Jockey, producer and entrepreneur.

He founded the record label, Afrotainment and is a Durban kwaito artist. 

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He is popular for introducing other popular artists in the music industry including DJ C’ndo, Big Nuz, and DJ Fisherman.

Music Career

He moved to Durban in 1995 from his hometown to study Human Resources at the University of Natal.

During his university days, he developed an interest in Disk Jockey and got himself his first vinyl the following year (1996). DJ Tira learned DJ’ing using pieces of vinyl.

His Deejay passion became even real when he began to play at varsity parties. He also played in other events including weddings, private parties, and popular nightclubs. 

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DJ Tira was a notable member of the team, M1 Entertainment, which he co-founded.

DJ Tira was the winner of the Smirnoff SA DJ Knockout competition (2000 & 2001).

The same year, 2001, he dropped the Real makoya compilation after collaborating with the late DJ Khabzela.

He and Kalawa Jazzmee formed the group Tzozo EnProfessor in 2005. They both dropped three (3) compilations together. 

Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Durban’s Finest won 2004 and the following year (2005) Metro FM BestCompilation Awards.

He opened the Afrotainment studios in 2007 and his first artist, DJ Cndo, production followed.

The same year, 2007, he signed a kwaito group Big Nuz and they dropped an album, “2nd round knockout”. The song “Ubala” was the number 1 hit on the album.


His date of birth is on the 24th August 1976 while his place of birth is in KwaHlabisa, a village in the Northern parts of KwaZulu Natal. DJ Tira is 44 years (2020).

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The name of DJ Tira’s wife is Gugu Khathi. The couple hosted a Umabo ceremony at his home in KwaHlabisa. 

This celebration was held to complete their traditional wedding rights where a bride gets introduced to her husband’s ancestors in a cow slaughtering ritual and celebration.


The names of his two (2) sons are Junior and Chase Khathi who followed in their father’s musical footsteps.

According to DJ Tira, he is scared of his children’s love for music.

“I can’t stop them from doing what they love and I know I have to support them, but their passion scares me.

“I’m scared because I’m not certain whether they’ll be able to crack it in this cruel industry. I’m scared because I don’t know if they’ll continue loving education,” Tira said.

Net Worth

As of 2019, DJ Tira has an estimated net worth of USD$550 thousand.

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Contact Details

Tira Khathi Director,

Tel: +27 31 309 4643




DJ Tira possesses a Range Rover SVR sports Car worth over USD$114,500. He also has a silver BMW and a white convertible among his fleet.

Selected Music

  • Malume (2017)
  • No Rush (2018)
  • No Rush Remix (2018)
  • Ngisemathandweni (2014)
  • Sobuye Sibonane (2017)
  • Amaphara (2016)
  • Sfuna Abo Chomi (2016)
  • Ungesabi (2013)


  • South African Music Award Song of the Year – Umlilo Big Nuz feat. Tira (2010).
  • Channel O Video of the Year Award – Party 101 Teargas feat. Tira (2010).
  • South African Music Award Song of the Year – Umlilo Big Nuz feat. Tira (2010).
  • Mzansi Star Best Club Dj Award (2008).
  • Metro FM Best Best Compilation – Durbans Finest (2005).
  • Metro FM Best Best Compilation – Durbans Finest (2004).



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    Love playing guitar , day to day !

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