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DJ Tira

Mthokozi Khathi also known as DJ Tira was born on 24 August 1976 in KwaHlabisa, a village in the Northern parts of KwaZulu Natal.

DJ Tira

DJ Tira relocated to Durban from Hlabisa in 1995 to study Human Resources at the University of Natal; while studying he developed an interest in DJ’ing and bought his first vinyl in 1996 and learned how to deejay using vinyls; from there his passion for DJ’ing grew and soon he was playing at varsity parties, weddings, private parties and popular nightclubs.

After completing his Human Resources degree he then pursued postgraduate studies in Public Relations but later decided to focus his energies on DJ’ing and events management. In 2000 & 2001 DJ Tira won the prestigious Smirnoff SA DJ Knockout competition and as part of him winning he got to rock the crowds in IBIZA two years in a row.

DJ Tira entered world of recording music in 2001 when he released the Real makoya compilation with the late DJ Khabzela. In 2005 DJ Tira formed the group Tzozo En Professor together with Kalawa Jazzmee. He was featured on production of their first album that saw the born of Durban kwaito music. He was featured on the track Woze Durban that soon became Durban’s national anthem.DJ Tira perfoming in Bulawayo

In 2005 Tira teamed up with Sox to form Durbans Finest. Together they released 3 compilations. Vol1 and Vol2 of Durbans Finest won 2004 and 2005 Metro FM Best Compilation Awards respectively. In 2007 DJ Tira opened Afrotainment studios and produced his first artist DJ Cndo her debut album sold more than 20 000. Since opening Afrotainment studios DJ tira has produced numerious no.1 hits which have featired on Cndo, Durbans Finest albums. 2008 Durbans Finest released Vol3 album which sold more than 35 000!

In 2007 DJ Tira signed a kwaito group Big Nuz and 2008 they released an album 2nd round knockout with a number 1 hit “Ubala”.

In 2008 DJ Tira won the 2008 Mzansi Stars Best Club DJ Award confirming he is one of the best DJs in this country by far. DJ Tira collaborated with artists like In-cha a 11 year old violine superstar, his dynamic Kwaito group Big Nuz and DJ Clock. He had two number biggest songs on urban radio charts and music shops charts right in 2008 – Big Nuz “Ubala Lolo”, DJ Clock f/t Tira “Mahamba Yedwa”. This was confired by Metro FM awarding Big Nuz with the Best Kwaito Album Award.

DJ Tira perfoming

In 2009 DJ Tira spend most of his time in the studio working on Big Nuz 3rd Project. He was also managing his nite club Afro fashion Lounge dubbed the best hang out spot in Durban. He has also been travelling international a lot doing gigs in London, Algeria and Spain to name but a few.

In 2010 DJ Tira became the most renowned DJ/Artist has worked with a lot of artists. The Big Nuz album that he produced won 3 South African Music awards. Best Kwaito album, Best Album and Song of the year. The Big Nuz album continues to collect awards with the hit Umlilo that feature DJ Tira as it also won Channel O Best Kwaito Video. Umlilo video has also been nominated for the MTV Music awards taking place in Lagos.

Ezase Afro Vol 2



1. Hero

2. Pretty Disaster

3. Gagriel

4. So Clear

5. Alikho Igama

6. Samba Nabahambayo

7. Luv Thang

8. Summertime

9. Until You

10. 4000

11. PMB Funk

12. Lonely

13. Thank You Mom

14. Angel

15. James


Afro Fashion Lounge Vol. 2 – Mixed By DJ Tumza

Released: 2010


1. Take Your Heart

2. Summer Breeze

3. Sunshine (abicah Soul Remix)

4. Love Is the Only Gold

5. Joyful Days (original Mix)

6. Virginia Beach

7. I-m in Love

8. Desire Of The Heart

9. Higher

10. I Am

11. Ujamaa

12. Be My Girl

13. Tira-s Boot 6


Durban´s Finest – Vol. 3



1. I Found You

2. 1000 Seconds

3. Agent Blue

4. Somewhere Beyond

5. Jesus Creates Sound

6. Skyybar Anthem

7. Agoe

8. Uyoyisholo Wena

9. Rekorder

10. Esteem

11. Airtime

12. Tiras Boot

13. Papa Loko

14. I Love You


DJ Tira presents Afro Fashion Vol. 1




1. I do love you

2. Until

3. Can u see

4. Here I am

5. If the is a heaven

6. God created women

7. Wonderful

8. Pure Suprise

9. Monita fea

10. Drums of steel

11. Mahuwelele

12. Heaven is here

13. African Revolution

The Real Makoya

Released: 2002


1. Summertime

2. A Summer Song

3. People Come Running

4. Hold On

5. Keep on Moving

6. Freedom

7. Ride the Storm Part 1

8. I Want You

9. Somehow Somewhere

10. Who Stole the Soul

11. Can You Feel It

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  1. Ineed the Afro foshion lounge vol2

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