Ntombezinhle Jiyane known by her alias DJ Zinhle was born on December 30, 1983 in Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal. Zinhle’s love for DJing started in 2004 when she’d mess around with her brother’s DJing sound system he co-owned with his friends.
Like a joke, her first unofficial gig was when she went to an event with her brother to help set up the sound system. After everything was setup, the DJ who was billed to play was late. Dj Zinhle then stepped to the stage and played a few house songs while waiting for the DJ.
DJ Zinhle was the first female DJ to release a house compilation and she’s had the opportunity to travel the world, DJ’ing at different events including the annual DJ Conference in Miami which is also her favourite holiday destination.
In February 2009, DJ Zinhle partnered with Nomndeni Mdaki to launch The Firm Understanding of Sound Entertainment Academy (FUSE), the first DJing academy in South Africa that specifically targets female DJs with the purpose to empower young females interested in a career within the entertainment industry. FUSE is holistically aimed at identifying and nurturing talent.
FUSE Academy encapsulates the many challenges that females are faced with within the entertainment industry. It provides training, mentoring, and tutoring to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to succeed in the entertainment industry. The academy is located in Newtown, Johannesburg and since its launch over 100 students have graduated from Fuse Academy.
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