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These are Mzansi's highest paid DJs

By  | Dec 07, 2021, 09:11 AM  | Black Coffee  | Top of The

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Our local music industry is definitely one of the most successful in Africa, and is set to boom even more now that Amapiano has become a global staple. And one criminally underrated genre globally is Afrohouse, yet we excel at it. 

But it would not have been possible to put Mzansi on the map if it weren't for out talented DJs, who often also double as exemplary music producers. Those who have made it in this industry regularly tour the world with their music, and they get paid a handsome sum to do it. 

These are the highest paid DJs as of 2021. 

Black Coffee 

Of course Black Coffee comes first on this list. After all, he is the undisputed king of the decks in the country. He is actually Africa's third richest musician; richest if we're only counting those who live on the continent.

In 2020, Somizi Mhlongo revealed that the DJ charges $100,000 to play a set at a gig, and if you've been fortunate enough to attend his gigs, you know he is worth every penny. Seriously, if you get a chance to, please consider attending his performance. 

Net worth - $60 million

DJ Euphonik

Euphonik's inclusion on this list as one of the highest-paid DJs in the country is likewise unsurprising. He has maintained his status as one of South Africa's most popular DJs for more than 10 years.

Aside from music, Euphonik has a strong interest in real estate and owns a few houses that he leases out to students. He has stated several times that he does not want to be affluent, but rather wealthy and able to pass on his riches to his children.

Net worth - $3 million

DJ Sbu

Everyone knew he was the infamous Mzekemzeke all along. The DJ has been able to create hit after hit, keeping people on the dance floor till the early hours of the morning.

He not only has a good career in the media industry, but he is also a savvy businessman. He is the creator of the Mofaya energy drink, which is sold throughout South Africa.

DJ Sbu is also a published author, with publications such as "The Art of Hustling" and "Billionaires Under Construction." He is dedicated to educating young black South Africans on how to get out there, use the skills they have, and make something of themselves.

Net worth - $2.1 million

DJ Oskido

Oskido was one of the first musicians to popularize the Kwaito music genre. He's also a co-founder of Kalawa Jazmee Records, which has created a number of popular songs for Kwaito performers as well as house musicians.

He's also a businessman who has helped launch the careers of a slew of other young DJs and Kwaito singers in South Africa. DJ Zinhle's career has been influenced by him, and he acts as a mentor to her, therefore we know she has a bright future ahead of her. 

Net worth - $2.5 million

Culoe De Song

Culolethu Zulu isn't only a DJ; he's also a remixer. He, like many other DJs, is always on the move, spreading his upbeat music all across the world.

He was also a part of DJ Black Coffee's Soulistic Music record label, Soulistic Music.

Net worth $2.2 million

DJ Shimza

DJ Shimza is one of South Africa's most successful and youthful DJs. The Tembisa-born DJ, producer, and promoter has been making music since he was 15 years old.

Shimza's brand has grown from strength to strength, from winning a number of DJ competitions to successfully organizing his yearly One Man Show. He has also performed all around the world and has shared the stage with many other well-known DJs, such as Black Coffee.

Net Worth - $2 million

DJ Fresh

DJ Fresh is still one of Africa's most sought-after deejays after more than 30 years in the business. At the age of 13, the Botswana-born radio personality began deejaying.

DJ Fresh owns his own production firm, Big Dawg Productions, and is also a businessman. For many years, the studio and record label have been in operation with great success.

Saving is the key to his financial stability. DJ Fresh claims that he has been saving 20% to 30% of his paycheck for years.

Net worth - $2 million

DJ Tira

The 45-year-old DJ has cemented his reputation as one of KZN's most popular DJs. DJ Tira is not just a DJ and record producer; he is also the creator of Afrotainment Records, which has birthed musicians such as Dladla Mshunqisi, Big Nuz, DJ C'ndo, and others.

Net worth - $2.2 million

DJ Maphorisa

DJ Maphorisa's career has taken off like a rocket. Drake, Wizkid, and Mlindo the Vocalist are among the musicians with whom he has collaborated. DJ Maphorisa began his profession at a very young age, as he was born into a musical household.

Net Worth: $6 million

These DJs have made all of Mzansi proud of all the hard work they put in. It is such an honour to see them fly our flag high and proud, across oceans and borders. Congratulations to all of them!

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