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About

DJ Zinhle need no introduction to the South African entertainment industry. Besides being one of the most influential female deejays in Mzansi, she’s also an imaginative entrepreneur and an inspirational mom. Learn more in this DJ Zinhle's biography.

Personal Life

DJ Zinhle whose real name is Ntombezinhle Jiyane was born on 30th December 1983, in Dannhauser, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The name Zinhle means “beautiful girls” and was given to her by her father.

DJ Zinhle’s Schooling

DJ Zinhle attended local schools in South Africa for her primary, secondary and university education. She went to Siyamukela High School and later graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing.

DJ Zinhle’s Career 

In this part of DJ Zinhle's biography, we look at how she established her career.

What Was DJ Zinhle’s Claim To Fame?

DJ Zinhle is a household name. She has influenced the music scene and pumped out several hits while carving a niche for herself among South Africa’s artists and musicians. 

Besides being one of the most influential female deejays in Mzansi, she’s also an imaginative entrepreneur and an inspirational mom.

What Was DJ Zinhle’s Early Career Like?

DJ Zinhle on the decks | Source: ZalebsThe story behind DJ Zinhle’s journey of becoming a DJ is quite inspiring. As a teen, Zinhle originally wanted to be an actress and TV presenter.

“I came to Joburg in 1999 and studied TV presenting. When I went back home, I was very popular because I had met a few celebrities - I think Nimrod (Nkosi) was one of them. I honestly wanted to be a TV presenter because I saw how the YOTV presenters would get free sneakers. I didn’t realize it was so hard,” she told IOL in an interview. 

While in Joburg, DJ Zinhle worked as a SAB brand manager. At the time, her brother hired out sound equipment and introduced her to the world of deejaying.  

DJ Zinhle's Deejaying | Source: InstagramCome 2004, DJ Zinhle was performing at clubs, parties, fashion shows, and corporate gigs. Being one of the few women who dabbled in the world of Deejaying at the time, she gained recognition for working hard and carving her niche in a male-dominated industry.

What Is The FUSE Academy?

In 2009, DJ Zinhle started FUSE Academy to help empower other female DJs - the first in South Africa to cater only to women. Unfortunately, in 2019, she announced that FUSE Academy would temporarily close its doors.

Is DJ Zinhle An Actor Too?

Although she tasted success as a DJ, Zinhle still had a hunger for acting. Some of her acting gigs include appearances in “Rhythm City” and “eKasi: Our Stories”, “Tropika Island of Treasure 4”, “Jika Majika”, and “It’s OK We’re Family”, as well as “Play Your Part”.

 DJ Zinhle’s reality show, “It Takes a Village”, was also a big hit in Mzansi.

What Are Some Popular DJ Zinhle Songs?

DJ Zinhle's Song | Source: InstagramThis pioneer is the first female DJ to release a house compilation and has several smash hits under her belt. Some popular DJ Zinhle songs include “Colours” featuring Tamara Dey, “Indlovu” featuring Loyiso, and “Go!” featuring Lucille Slade.

What Other Businesses Does DJ Zinhle Have?

This power-woman also released a self-help book in 2018 called Meeting Your Power. DJ Zinhle has her line of unisex watches called Era by DJ Zinhle. She also sells jewellery and sunglasses.  

“I wanted to create more than just a product with my name on it. I wanted to create something special, something that will inspire people to be the best they can be. That is why I have been involved in the whole process”, DJ Zinhle said on her website.

Era by DJ Zinhle's Sunglasses | Source: Instagram

Era by DJ Zinhle accessories | Source: InstagramShe also has her range of sunglasses within the Era canopy. The star recently announced an exciting new business collaboration with her daughter Kairo. 

The two partnered together to create a new line of sunglasses called “Kairo Sunglasses,” which protect children aged 4-7.

DJ Zinhle also has her premium interiors and furniture range called Jiyane Atelier, which has been going strong since 2019. 

DJ Zinhle's premium furniture range Jiyane Atelier | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's Jiyane Atelier furniture range | Source: InstagramShe describes it as “the home of contemporary and chic design”. The company also makes custom-made furniture which retails from R5 950 to R19 500.

The award-winning DJ has also now launched her latest venture with her line of lace wigs, making it her 9th source of income. 

Hair Majesty by DJ Zinhle | Source: InstagramTalk about being innovative!! Her new premium quality hair range is called Hair Majesty by DJ Zinhle and is available on her website.

Is DJ Zinhle a CEO?

DJ Zinhle's Boulevard Nectar Rose | Source: InstagramDJ Zinhle revealed that she had invested and acquired equity in an international sparkling wine beverage, Boulevard Nectar Rosè, making her a CEO!

Boulevard Nectar Rose | Source: Instagram"For me, the perfect business acquisition has to share great synergy with who I am, not only as a DJ but as a woman too. I’d like to think I am the perfect mix between power and sophistication and the Boulevard brand mirrors that nicely. I see great potential for Boulevard Rosè to go to new heights with my signature touch," she said.

DJ Zinhle's Relationships

This part of DJ Zinhle's biography is about her romantic and familial relationships. What's going on in her love life?

Who Is DJ Zinhle Dating?

Murdah Bongz and DJ Zinhle | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle and Bongani Mohosana who is fondly known as Murdah Bongz went public with their relationship in December 2020 and a lot of speculation. The two started dating in June 2020 and have been serving Mzansi with couple goals.

DJ Zinhle And AKA Story

If we’re going to talk about DJ Zinhle’s relationships, we have to talk about AKA.

AKA and DJ Zinhle | Source: Times LiveThe two started dating in 2012 when she met AKA at a show in Botswana. They were already familiar with one another as Zinhle had slid into AKA’s DMs a few months earlier. 

Sadly, DJ Zinhle and AKA’s fairy tale romance ended in 2015 when she revealed on her blog, Moments by DJ Zinhle, that they broke up after discovering that he was cheating on her with Bonang Matheba. 

This revelation was a huge blow, as the affair was said to have begun when she was pregnant with their first child.

DJ Zinhle and AKA surprised all of Mzansi when they got back together in 2018. After keeping their relationship a secret for months, the two were spotted hugging at an event. 

DJ Zinhle and AKA | Source: JustNjeDJ Zinhle’s fans were disappointed that she took him back after he cheated on her, but it looks like Zinhle is the forgiving type.

Come 2019, the couple was no longer hiding their love for each other, posing for photos and getting cosy all over social media. Sadly, by December of the same year, DJ Zinhle and AKA called it quits again. 

This time around, Zinhle was the guilty party. She was caught partying with AKA’s long-time nemesis Cassper Nyovest in Cape Town and “interfering” with friends and family members. 

AKA also mentioned feeling “trapped and controlled” by Zinhle because she was seven years his senior. Looks like DJ Zinhle and AKA's wedding won’t happen after all.

Who Was The Businessman DJ Zinhle Was Dating?

After breaking up with AKA in 2015, DJ Zinhle dated handsome businessman Brendon Naidoo in 2016. Brendon, who studied Financial Economics at the London School of Economics and Social Science, was also a philanthropist who worked with charities in India. 

He publicly declared his love for DJ Zinhle in an Instagram post in October 2016. This romance fizzled out soon after Brendon made headlines for being an alleged conman and fraudster.

DJ Zinhle's Family 

Who Are DJ Zinhle’s Family Members?

DJ Zinhle's mother Jabu Jiyane | Source: Instagram

While little is known about her father, we know her mother is Jabu Jiyane. She has a brother named Zak and a sister named Gugu. DJ Zinhle is very close to her mother and visits her often. 

Recently, when she wished her sister a happy birthday in a heartfelt DJ Zinhle Instagram post, fans were surprised by how similar they looked.

Does DJ Zinhle Have Any Children?

DJ Zinhle has two daughters. One with her former lover AKA and another with her current boyfriend Murdah Bongz.

DJ Zinhle's Children | Source: InstagramDJ Zinhle and AKA have a daughter named Kairo Owethu Forbes, who was born on 8 July 2015. 

Kairo is an Arabic name and is a variant of Cairo, meaning 'victorious one.' My mother chose her second name, Owethu, a Zulu name meaning 'ours.' She is 'our victorious one".

DJ Zinhle's daughter Kairo Forbes | Source: Instagram While DJ Zinhle’s daughter, Kairo, has her own Instagram account and might be famous on these streets, she is off-limits, and the DJ mama made it loud and clear in a Twitter post. 

DJ Zinhle and Kairo have the most endearing mother-daughter relationship, and fans can't get enough.

DJ Zinhle's daughter Asante Mohosane | Source: InstagramDJ Zinhle welcomed another baby in 2021 with Murdah Bongz named Asante Mohosane. She was born on 8 September 2021.

Who Is DJ Zinhle’s Best Friend?

There are friendship goals, then there is DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi. The two became BFFs in 2015 when Zinhle’s man, AKA, began dating Bonang Matheba after an alleged affair. Their mutual disdain toward Bonang Matheba helped solidify their bond. 

DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi | Source: InstagramPearl and Zinhle hang out together on the regular at parties and even visit each other’s homes. They don’t shy away from posting photos together on social media either. Their daughters have become good friends, too, and are regularly spotted wearing matching outfits. 

In an appreciation post, DJ Zinhle dedicated her 2019 hit Umlilo to Pearl, with the caption: "This is for you. Everything will be okay... I love you." It got fans thinking that there is something wrong with Pearl, but it turned out to be a private matter between the two.

DJ Zinhle's Controversy

Black Motion's Split  

When the news about Black Motion split filtered through, Tweeps quickly dragged DJ Zinhle's name into the conversation and blamed her for the breakup.

Murdah Bongz who changed his name to Morda and is one half of the duo is DJ Zinhle's boyfriend. The two have been spending massive time together and tweeps concluded that she influenced his decision into becoming an independent artist. 

However, DJ Zinhle wasn't having the accusations. She fired back and trolled back tweeps who she said would blame her for anything and everything including a hike in oil prices. 

She even took the opportunity to promote her business and let everyone know that she is fully booked as fans called for her to be cancelled. 

DJ Zinhle's Cars

DJ Zinhle loves her cars, and cars are seemingly a big deal in the music industry. Zinhle has been collecting cars since 2017. She’s got a few Hyundai, including a Hyundai SUV as well as a Range Rover Lumi. 

DJ Zinhle's Car | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's BMW Convertible | Source: InstagramThe star recently blessed herself with a brand-new BMW Convertible. And if getting herself a few new rides wasn’t enough, the DJ has also bought a car for her daughter Kairo. 

DJ Zinhle's Car | Source: InstagramThe little princess got a brand-new kid’s model car version of the Ford Raptor, which retails at R6,400.

DJ Zinhle's House

What Does DJ Zinhle’s House Look Like?

DJ Zinhle's House | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's House | Source: InstagramDJ Zinhle built her dream home in 2017 and enjoyed every step of the process, especially decorating and design. 

After two years of construction, Zinhle finally moved in with bestie Pearl Thusi. Her daughter Kairo was just as excited about their new home.

DJ Zinhle's living room | Source: Instagram

Dj Zinhle's House | Source: Instagram

Inside look at DJ Zinhle's House | Source: Instagram

Inside look at DJ Zinhle's House | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's house, Kitchen | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's Closet | Source: Instagram“I took Kairo to our new home & she said ''WOW ``! emotional!” DJ Zinhle wrote on Instagram in August 2017.

In May 2019, DJ Zinhle revealed that she was buying a second house. This DJ Zinhle's new house was a home for sale, which was hinted about on Twitter.

A couch by Jiyane Atelier designs | Source: Instagram

“Have so many ideas and it's gonna be special this time cause I'll be using Jiyane Atelier items,” she wrote. 

DJ Zinhle's Net Worth

DJ Zinhle’s net worth is estimated to be about R42 million or $3 million. Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading DJs, CEO of Boulevard Rose, and a multiple business owner, DJ Zinhle’s wealth is no surprise, and we all know it’s well-earned.

DJ Zinhle’s total revenue in 2021 so far is $36500. Her average monthly earnings this year were between $4000 and $8000

Back in 2016, DJ Zinhle revealed that she charges about R70000 a show. Today, the fierce female DJ is known to charge R30,000 for a thirty-minute performance.

Awards & Recognition

What Awards Does DJ Zinhle Have?

Named “Top Female DJ in Africa” in 2018, DJ Zinhle’s career has taken her to Miami, Glasgow, and London. 

The industrious DJ and businesswoman also secured a lucrative award recently, at the Africa Forbes Woman Awards 2020.

DJ Zinhle at the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle bagged the Entertainer award at the globally renowned Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. 

She accepted her award with her daughter Kairo while some of the country’s most incredible and inspiring women applauded her.

She is known for the following recognitions:

Entertainer Award at the Forbes Africa Woman Awards, 7th March 2020.

  • Zinhle also received a nomination at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMAs) in 2019 in the “African DJ of the Year” category.            

  • Top female DJ in Africa in 2018 and 2019.

  • Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year.

  • Named the 4th most powerful celebrity in SA by Channel 4.

  • Named one of the 21 most powerful women in Africa by Oprah Magazine.

  • Bona Magazine listed her as one of South Africa’s top 10 most influential women.

  • SAMA 19 and 12th Metro FM Awards, nominated Song of the Year.

Social Media

DJ Zinhle’s Instagram: @DJZinhle 

DJ Zinhle’s Twitter: @DJZinhle  

DJ Zinhle’s TikTok: @TheRealDJZinhle  

DJ Zinhle’s Facebook: Real DJ Zinhle  

DJ Zinhle’s Website: DJ Zinhle 

Q&A

How old is DJ Zinhle?

Born on 30 December 1983, DJ Zinhle’s age is 39.

Who is DJ Zinhle's boyfriend?

DJ Zinhle’s current boyfriend is Murdah Bongz. They began dating in June 2020 and kept their relationship under wraps in the beginning. They went public in December 2022 and have been together ever since.

Is DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi still friends?

DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi are very close friends. The two became close after a mutual disdain for Bonang Matheba.

How much does it cost to book DJ Zinhle?

Back in 2016, DJ Zinhle revealed that she charges about R70000 a show. Today, the fierce female DJ is known to charge R30,000 for a thirty-minute performance.

How much does DJ Zinhle earn?

DJ Zinhle’s total revenue in 2021 so far is $36.5K. Her average monthly earnings this year were between $4K and $8K.

What is DJ Zinhle’s net worth?

DJ Zinhle is estimated to be worth $3 million, about R42 million South African Rand. She makes this from her work as a DJ, CEO of Boulevard Rose, brand endorsements and other ventures.

Real name:
Ntombezinhle Jiyane
Occupation:
DJ, Businesswoman, Television presenter
Birthday:
30 December 1983
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Capricorn
Birth place:
Dannhauser, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Height:
170 cm or 5’7”
Children:
Kairo Forbes, Asante Mohosane
Net Worth:
R42 million or $3 million

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Image of DJ Zinhle's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Real name:
Ntombezinhle Jiyane
Occupation:
DJ, Businesswoman, Television presenter
Birthday:
30 December 1983
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Capricorn
Birth place:
Dannhauser, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Height:
170 cm or 5’7”
Children:
Kairo Forbes, Asante Mohosane
Net Worth:
R42 million or $3 million

About

DJ Zinhle need no introduction to the South African entertainment industry. Besides being one of the most influential female deejays in Mzansi, she’s also an imaginative entrepreneur and an inspirational mom. Learn more in this DJ Zinhle's biography.

Personal Life

DJ Zinhle whose real name is Ntombezinhle Jiyane was born on 30th December 1983, in Dannhauser, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The name Zinhle means “beautiful girls” and was given to her by her father.

DJ Zinhle’s Schooling

DJ Zinhle attended local schools in South Africa for her primary, secondary and university education. She went to Siyamukela High School and later graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing.

DJ Zinhle’s Career 

In this part of DJ Zinhle's biography, we look at how she established her career.

What Was DJ Zinhle’s Claim To Fame?

DJ Zinhle is a household name. She has influenced the music scene and pumped out several hits while carving a niche for herself among South Africa’s artists and musicians. 

Besides being one of the most influential female deejays in Mzansi, she’s also an imaginative entrepreneur and an inspirational mom.

What Was DJ Zinhle’s Early Career Like?

DJ Zinhle on the decks | Source: ZalebsThe story behind DJ Zinhle’s journey of becoming a DJ is quite inspiring. As a teen, Zinhle originally wanted to be an actress and TV presenter.

“I came to Joburg in 1999 and studied TV presenting. When I went back home, I was very popular because I had met a few celebrities - I think Nimrod (Nkosi) was one of them. I honestly wanted to be a TV presenter because I saw how the YOTV presenters would get free sneakers. I didn’t realize it was so hard,” she told IOL in an interview. 

While in Joburg, DJ Zinhle worked as a SAB brand manager. At the time, her brother hired out sound equipment and introduced her to the world of deejaying.  

DJ Zinhle's Deejaying | Source: InstagramCome 2004, DJ Zinhle was performing at clubs, parties, fashion shows, and corporate gigs. Being one of the few women who dabbled in the world of Deejaying at the time, she gained recognition for working hard and carving her niche in a male-dominated industry.

What Is The FUSE Academy?

In 2009, DJ Zinhle started FUSE Academy to help empower other female DJs - the first in South Africa to cater only to women. Unfortunately, in 2019, she announced that FUSE Academy would temporarily close its doors.

Is DJ Zinhle An Actor Too?

Although she tasted success as a DJ, Zinhle still had a hunger for acting. Some of her acting gigs include appearances in “Rhythm City” and “eKasi: Our Stories”, “Tropika Island of Treasure 4”, “Jika Majika”, and “It’s OK We’re Family”, as well as “Play Your Part”.

 DJ Zinhle’s reality show, “It Takes a Village”, was also a big hit in Mzansi.

What Are Some Popular DJ Zinhle Songs?

DJ Zinhle's Song | Source: InstagramThis pioneer is the first female DJ to release a house compilation and has several smash hits under her belt. Some popular DJ Zinhle songs include “Colours” featuring Tamara Dey, “Indlovu” featuring Loyiso, and “Go!” featuring Lucille Slade.

What Other Businesses Does DJ Zinhle Have?

This power-woman also released a self-help book in 2018 called Meeting Your Power. DJ Zinhle has her line of unisex watches called Era by DJ Zinhle. She also sells jewellery and sunglasses.  

“I wanted to create more than just a product with my name on it. I wanted to create something special, something that will inspire people to be the best they can be. That is why I have been involved in the whole process”, DJ Zinhle said on her website.

Era by DJ Zinhle's Sunglasses | Source: Instagram

Era by DJ Zinhle accessories | Source: InstagramShe also has her range of sunglasses within the Era canopy. The star recently announced an exciting new business collaboration with her daughter Kairo. 

The two partnered together to create a new line of sunglasses called “Kairo Sunglasses,” which protect children aged 4-7.

DJ Zinhle also has her premium interiors and furniture range called Jiyane Atelier, which has been going strong since 2019. 

DJ Zinhle's premium furniture range Jiyane Atelier | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's Jiyane Atelier furniture range | Source: InstagramShe describes it as “the home of contemporary and chic design”. The company also makes custom-made furniture which retails from R5 950 to R19 500.

The award-winning DJ has also now launched her latest venture with her line of lace wigs, making it her 9th source of income. 

Hair Majesty by DJ Zinhle | Source: InstagramTalk about being innovative!! Her new premium quality hair range is called Hair Majesty by DJ Zinhle and is available on her website.

Is DJ Zinhle a CEO?

DJ Zinhle's Boulevard Nectar Rose | Source: InstagramDJ Zinhle revealed that she had invested and acquired equity in an international sparkling wine beverage, Boulevard Nectar Rosè, making her a CEO!

Boulevard Nectar Rose | Source: Instagram"For me, the perfect business acquisition has to share great synergy with who I am, not only as a DJ but as a woman too. I’d like to think I am the perfect mix between power and sophistication and the Boulevard brand mirrors that nicely. I see great potential for Boulevard Rosè to go to new heights with my signature touch," she said.

DJ Zinhle's Relationships

This part of DJ Zinhle's biography is about her romantic and familial relationships. What's going on in her love life?

Who Is DJ Zinhle Dating?

Murdah Bongz and DJ Zinhle | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle and Bongani Mohosana who is fondly known as Murdah Bongz went public with their relationship in December 2020 and a lot of speculation. The two started dating in June 2020 and have been serving Mzansi with couple goals.

DJ Zinhle And AKA Story

If we’re going to talk about DJ Zinhle’s relationships, we have to talk about AKA.

AKA and DJ Zinhle | Source: Times LiveThe two started dating in 2012 when she met AKA at a show in Botswana. They were already familiar with one another as Zinhle had slid into AKA’s DMs a few months earlier. 

Sadly, DJ Zinhle and AKA’s fairy tale romance ended in 2015 when she revealed on her blog, Moments by DJ Zinhle, that they broke up after discovering that he was cheating on her with Bonang Matheba. 

This revelation was a huge blow, as the affair was said to have begun when she was pregnant with their first child.

DJ Zinhle and AKA surprised all of Mzansi when they got back together in 2018. After keeping their relationship a secret for months, the two were spotted hugging at an event. 

DJ Zinhle and AKA | Source: JustNjeDJ Zinhle’s fans were disappointed that she took him back after he cheated on her, but it looks like Zinhle is the forgiving type.

Come 2019, the couple was no longer hiding their love for each other, posing for photos and getting cosy all over social media. Sadly, by December of the same year, DJ Zinhle and AKA called it quits again. 

This time around, Zinhle was the guilty party. She was caught partying with AKA’s long-time nemesis Cassper Nyovest in Cape Town and “interfering” with friends and family members. 

AKA also mentioned feeling “trapped and controlled” by Zinhle because she was seven years his senior. Looks like DJ Zinhle and AKA's wedding won’t happen after all.

Who Was The Businessman DJ Zinhle Was Dating?

After breaking up with AKA in 2015, DJ Zinhle dated handsome businessman Brendon Naidoo in 2016. Brendon, who studied Financial Economics at the London School of Economics and Social Science, was also a philanthropist who worked with charities in India. 

He publicly declared his love for DJ Zinhle in an Instagram post in October 2016. This romance fizzled out soon after Brendon made headlines for being an alleged conman and fraudster.

DJ Zinhle's Family 

Who Are DJ Zinhle’s Family Members?

DJ Zinhle's mother Jabu Jiyane | Source: Instagram

While little is known about her father, we know her mother is Jabu Jiyane. She has a brother named Zak and a sister named Gugu. DJ Zinhle is very close to her mother and visits her often. 

Recently, when she wished her sister a happy birthday in a heartfelt DJ Zinhle Instagram post, fans were surprised by how similar they looked.

Does DJ Zinhle Have Any Children?

DJ Zinhle has two daughters. One with her former lover AKA and another with her current boyfriend Murdah Bongz.

DJ Zinhle's Children | Source: InstagramDJ Zinhle and AKA have a daughter named Kairo Owethu Forbes, who was born on 8 July 2015. 

Kairo is an Arabic name and is a variant of Cairo, meaning 'victorious one.' My mother chose her second name, Owethu, a Zulu name meaning 'ours.' She is 'our victorious one".

DJ Zinhle's daughter Kairo Forbes | Source: Instagram While DJ Zinhle’s daughter, Kairo, has her own Instagram account and might be famous on these streets, she is off-limits, and the DJ mama made it loud and clear in a Twitter post. 

DJ Zinhle and Kairo have the most endearing mother-daughter relationship, and fans can't get enough.

DJ Zinhle's daughter Asante Mohosane | Source: InstagramDJ Zinhle welcomed another baby in 2021 with Murdah Bongz named Asante Mohosane. She was born on 8 September 2021.

Who Is DJ Zinhle’s Best Friend?

There are friendship goals, then there is DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi. The two became BFFs in 2015 when Zinhle’s man, AKA, began dating Bonang Matheba after an alleged affair. Their mutual disdain toward Bonang Matheba helped solidify their bond. 

DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi | Source: InstagramPearl and Zinhle hang out together on the regular at parties and even visit each other’s homes. They don’t shy away from posting photos together on social media either. Their daughters have become good friends, too, and are regularly spotted wearing matching outfits. 

In an appreciation post, DJ Zinhle dedicated her 2019 hit Umlilo to Pearl, with the caption: "This is for you. Everything will be okay... I love you." It got fans thinking that there is something wrong with Pearl, but it turned out to be a private matter between the two.

DJ Zinhle's Controversy

Black Motion's Split  

When the news about Black Motion split filtered through, Tweeps quickly dragged DJ Zinhle's name into the conversation and blamed her for the breakup.

Murdah Bongz who changed his name to Morda and is one half of the duo is DJ Zinhle's boyfriend. The two have been spending massive time together and tweeps concluded that she influenced his decision into becoming an independent artist. 

However, DJ Zinhle wasn't having the accusations. She fired back and trolled back tweeps who she said would blame her for anything and everything including a hike in oil prices. 

She even took the opportunity to promote her business and let everyone know that she is fully booked as fans called for her to be cancelled. 

DJ Zinhle's Cars

DJ Zinhle loves her cars, and cars are seemingly a big deal in the music industry. Zinhle has been collecting cars since 2017. She’s got a few Hyundai, including a Hyundai SUV as well as a Range Rover Lumi. 

DJ Zinhle's Car | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's BMW Convertible | Source: InstagramThe star recently blessed herself with a brand-new BMW Convertible. And if getting herself a few new rides wasn’t enough, the DJ has also bought a car for her daughter Kairo. 

DJ Zinhle's Car | Source: InstagramThe little princess got a brand-new kid’s model car version of the Ford Raptor, which retails at R6,400.

DJ Zinhle's House

What Does DJ Zinhle’s House Look Like?

DJ Zinhle's House | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's House | Source: InstagramDJ Zinhle built her dream home in 2017 and enjoyed every step of the process, especially decorating and design. 

After two years of construction, Zinhle finally moved in with bestie Pearl Thusi. Her daughter Kairo was just as excited about their new home.

DJ Zinhle's living room | Source: Instagram

Dj Zinhle's House | Source: Instagram

Inside look at DJ Zinhle's House | Source: Instagram

Inside look at DJ Zinhle's House | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's house, Kitchen | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle's Closet | Source: Instagram“I took Kairo to our new home & she said ''WOW ``! emotional!” DJ Zinhle wrote on Instagram in August 2017.

In May 2019, DJ Zinhle revealed that she was buying a second house. This DJ Zinhle's new house was a home for sale, which was hinted about on Twitter.

A couch by Jiyane Atelier designs | Source: Instagram

“Have so many ideas and it's gonna be special this time cause I'll be using Jiyane Atelier items,” she wrote. 

DJ Zinhle's Net Worth

DJ Zinhle’s net worth is estimated to be about R42 million or $3 million. Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading DJs, CEO of Boulevard Rose, and a multiple business owner, DJ Zinhle’s wealth is no surprise, and we all know it’s well-earned.

DJ Zinhle’s total revenue in 2021 so far is $36500. Her average monthly earnings this year were between $4000 and $8000

Back in 2016, DJ Zinhle revealed that she charges about R70000 a show. Today, the fierce female DJ is known to charge R30,000 for a thirty-minute performance.

Awards & Recognition

What Awards Does DJ Zinhle Have?

Named “Top Female DJ in Africa” in 2018, DJ Zinhle’s career has taken her to Miami, Glasgow, and London. 

The industrious DJ and businesswoman also secured a lucrative award recently, at the Africa Forbes Woman Awards 2020.

DJ Zinhle at the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit | Source: Instagram

DJ Zinhle bagged the Entertainer award at the globally renowned Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. 

She accepted her award with her daughter Kairo while some of the country’s most incredible and inspiring women applauded her.

She is known for the following recognitions:

Entertainer Award at the Forbes Africa Woman Awards, 7th March 2020.

  • Zinhle also received a nomination at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMAs) in 2019 in the “African DJ of the Year” category.            

  • Top female DJ in Africa in 2018 and 2019.

  • Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year.

  • Named the 4th most powerful celebrity in SA by Channel 4.

  • Named one of the 21 most powerful women in Africa by Oprah Magazine.

  • Bona Magazine listed her as one of South Africa’s top 10 most influential women.

  • SAMA 19 and 12th Metro FM Awards, nominated Song of the Year.

Social Media

DJ Zinhle’s Instagram: @DJZinhle 

DJ Zinhle’s Twitter: @DJZinhle  

DJ Zinhle’s TikTok: @TheRealDJZinhle  

DJ Zinhle’s Facebook: Real DJ Zinhle  

DJ Zinhle’s Website: DJ Zinhle 

Q&A

How old is DJ Zinhle?

Born on 30 December 1983, DJ Zinhle’s age is 39.

Who is DJ Zinhle's boyfriend?

DJ Zinhle’s current boyfriend is Murdah Bongz. They began dating in June 2020 and kept their relationship under wraps in the beginning. They went public in December 2022 and have been together ever since.

Is DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi still friends?

DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi are very close friends. The two became close after a mutual disdain for Bonang Matheba.

How much does it cost to book DJ Zinhle?

Back in 2016, DJ Zinhle revealed that she charges about R70000 a show. Today, the fierce female DJ is known to charge R30,000 for a thirty-minute performance.

How much does DJ Zinhle earn?

DJ Zinhle’s total revenue in 2021 so far is $36.5K. Her average monthly earnings this year were between $4K and $8K.

What is DJ Zinhle’s net worth?

DJ Zinhle is estimated to be worth $3 million, about R42 million South African Rand. She makes this from her work as a DJ, CEO of Boulevard Rose, brand endorsements and other ventures.