The Thuli Phongolo And DJ Maphorisa Story

Just friends, really?

By  | May 17, 2022, 08:00 AM  | Thuli Phongolo  | Relationships

Thuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa
Thuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa. Where do we even start with these two? If there is a couple that Mzansi has willed for so long, it is Thuli P and DJ Maphorisa.

Rumours that Thuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa are a couple have been making rounds for as long as we can remember. Although the rumours always have supporting evidence, the two have never publicly declared that they are together.

Here is a look at Thuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa’s alleged relationship timeline. We will also debunk all the rumours you have heard about the two.

Who are Thuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa?


To understand the relationship between Thuli P as she is commonly known and DJ Maphorisa, it is important to first understand who these two famous people are and what they do.

Thuli Phongolo, source: Instagram

Thulisile Phongolo is an actress turned deejay who is known for her roles on some of the biggest soapies in the country including Generations: The Legacy, Mzansi Magic’s The Republic and The Wife.

Besides her work on the screen, Thuli P is also known for her exquisite looks that always give men sleepless nights and the question of who she is dating is one of the most asked questions about her.

DJ Maphorisa, source: Instagram

DJ Maphorisa on the other hand is one of the most famous and most accomplished deejays in South Africa whose fame and money earn him a spot on the most eligible bachelors in South Africa.

Since both are in the music industry and deejays for that matter, it was only a matter of time before their social circles collided and they met.

Are Thuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa really dating?


Even though there are a lot of reasons to believe that Thuli P and DJ Maphorisa are a couple including several photos and a very suggestive video where the two were dancing together, it appears that the two are just good friends and nothing more.


Towards the end of 2021, a video of Thuli Phongolo twerking for Maphorisa emerged and we all felt that the long-standing rumour that the two were a couple had finally been confirmed. As the video trended, their fans rushed to the comments to congratulate Maphorisa for getting himself a beautiful girlfriend while others expressed their jealousy over Maphorisa.

As Twitter police concluded their research and declared Thuli P and DJ Maphorisa as the newest celebrity couple in ZAlebville, Thuli took to Twitter to dismiss the rumours saying that they were not dating.


In January 2022, the dating rumours were sparked again when a tweep put together screenshots of Thuli P and DJ Maphorisa’s Instagram stories and it appeared that they were both in the same room.



Although Thuli P had earlier denied the dating claims, DJ Maphorisa has never commented on the whole thing.

Who is Thuli P dating currently?


The next question that you may want to ask after learning that Thuli P and Maphorosa are not dating is who is Thuli Phongolo dating?

As of May 2022, the beautiful actress who is always private when it comes to her love life has not revealed if she is dating anyone.

Besides DJ Maphorisa, Thuli Phongolo has in the past also been linked with other famous names including Duduzane Zuma, and Mr JazziQ although she also denied dating any of them.


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