DJ Maphorisa is a producer as well as a DJ. He's an African big-shot and one of the industry's most sought-after DJs, having collaborated with huge names like Black Coffee, WizKid, and C4 Pedro, to name a few.
Despite this, it was Drake's One Dance production that catapulted him to a new level of international recognition.
Today is his birthday, so here are some of the highlights from the previous year.
The latest on Thuli and Maphorisa's rumoured romance
DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo have enough experience in the game to know just which buttons to press, so things work in their favor. What's a little clout to keep people lurking and talking about you, after all? Isn't it true that all publicity is good PR? They've opted to keep people talking even more this time, and they appear to enjoy the spotlight.
When Thuli Phongolo posted her schedule, and she appeared to be booked and busy every weekend. Her weekend began when she performed at the Jojo Rooftop Lounge in Maboneng. This time she was playing with DJ Maphorisa, her suspected bae, and over 10,000 of her Instagram fans tuned in to see her IG Live.
She avoided theatrics this time and tried to appear as professional as possible. In contrast to her previous videos, in which she was twerking and cuddling with Phori and appearing to be a lovesick puppy fans were really convinced that something was going on between the two of them. By the way, that was quite cute.
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Maphorisa Trolled As Nude Picture Goes Viral
After a troll claimed it was Amapiano pioneer, DJ Maphorisa, a nude photo of a guy laying in bed face down has been circulating on social media. This was done to parody Madumane's relationship with Thuli Phongolo, who is stunning.
Tweeps have been gushing over DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo after it was suggested that they might be dating. Videos showing the two of them dancing and cuddling in front of the entire world have gone viral.
A tweep tweeted a photo of a naked man sleeping in bed with a woman placing her hand on his buttocks in an attempt to ridicule Maphorisa. Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo, according to the troll.
Maphorisa is tired of Shimza's "Gatekeeping"
Shimza now has another powerful opponent on his tail, making this the second twar in a short space. This time, DJ Maphorisa had to call Shimza out for failing to promote other young and upcoming musicians, accusing him of being an Afro House gatekeeper.
Under Shimza's Instagram post, DJ Maphorisa stated that he needed to create more doors for up-and-coming artists. He accused him of failing to credit other producers who collaborate with him on projects.
“Why do you always make music alone? No young upcoming [artist] nyana every time Shimza alone. Grow this afro movement, uplift young talent bro please, that's why they end up hating us cause you close doors. Don't tell me you made that beat alone, sorry but I had to take out my chest in front of everyone. Love you mfanaka but I can't,” DJ Maphorisa wrote.
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Dr. Malinga To Open Case Against Maphorisa
DJ Maphorisa popped up for all of the persons with whom he was feuding, including Dr. Malinga, but Malinga has retaliated. Maphorisa told an unsuspecting Dr. Malinga in a Facebook Live session this week that he needed to quit hating on him or guns will be involved.
Dr. Malinga took to social media earlier this week to urge Maphorisa that he either needed to apologize to him or do as he promised on his Instagram Live, which was to shoot him. Malinga stated that he has no idea what he did to Maphorisa to cause him to post the things he did on Facebook.
"My dream is to meet DJ MAPHORISA so you may shoot me with (GUNS) like he promised or apologize for what I've done today, thanks bye," he added.
Malinga was reacting to some of Maphorisa's comments on his Instagram Live, which were aimed squarely at Makwa. He recognized Malinga in the audience and told him to leave because he was not being truthful with him.
Read more here.
DJ Maphorisa splashes money at a crowd
DJ Maphorisa is regarded as one of Mzansi's most influential musicians. The DJ has been in the profession for several years and has amassed a large following.
He's a big baller who appreciates the finer things in life as well. His fortune is complemented by a lavish lifestyle, which he flaunts on social media. The DJ was recently in Dubai, living the high life, and he brags on social media about securing the bag, claiming to have made a lot of money.
On social media, a video showing him showering a mob with hundreds of South African rand bills has gone viral. Phori may be seen performing on stage with a stack of cash in his hand, which he throws at his audience.
Read more here.
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