The South African Music Industry has seen an exponential growth of success, especially within the House Music Scene. DJs like Black Coffee, Dj Tira, Oskido, Euphonik, Dj Shimza and Culoe De Song are making it rain, they are some of the few DJs who are always smiling all the way to the bank.
South African House DJs have not only made a mark in their home country but also abroad the likes of Culoe De Song and Black Coffee have had the pleasure of travelling around the globe and spreading that proudly South African sound.
Here’s the list of the highest paid DJ’s in South Africa.
Yes we know, it is no surprise that Black Coffee is on this list, after all, he did make it onto Forbes Top 10 list of Africa’s wealthiest artists. The Black Coffee has not only collaborated with local musicians but has successfully made music with many international stars as well such as Kelly Rowland, Usher, and David Guetta.
DJ Tira is booked on almost every weekend as he performs in gigs in South Africa and across the continent. Every month of the year is probably his most favourite as he stays making money, but we’re quite sure that December is his most favourite month of the year because woah, the man gets booked back to back in December.
Ashely Raphala, better known as his stage name; Dj Shimza is one of South Africa’s youngest and most successful DJ’s. The Tembisa-born DJ, producer and promoter’s musical skills can be traced back to when he was 15 years old. From winning a number of DJ Competitions to successfully hosting his annual One Man Show, Shimza has seen his brand grow from strength to strength. Shimza is also known to perform across the world and has shared the stage with many other prominent DJs like Black Coffee.
Euphonik, real name Themba Mbongeni Nkosi, has made it onto this list as some of the highest paid DJ’s in the country. For more than ten years, he has managed to solidify his position as one of South Africa’s most popular DJ. He has had a weekly radio show on the South African national radio station 5FM called My House which airs on Sunday evenings. Besides music, Euphonik also has a great interest in property and has a few of his own properties that he rents out to students.
Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa popularly known as Oskido; he is one of the pioneering artists that help popularise the Kwaito genre. Oskido is also the co-founder of Kalawa Jazmee Records which has produced many hit songs for Kwaito artists and house musicians as well.
CULOE DE SONG
Culolethu Zulu, born in Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal is not only a DJ but remixer as well. He, like many of the other DJ’s, is continually travelling the world and spreading his feel-good music.