Setoki Mbatha (born February 13, 1983), best known as DJ Stokie, is a South African Disk Jockey. He is dominating the space with his amapiano beats.
DJ Stokie and his friend DJ Jaivane pair up to perform at parties and events around Johannesburg and Pretoria. Their sounds are sweeping the country.
|February 13, 1983 (age 40 years old)
|Place of Birth:
|Phumla Pretty Mbatha (m. 2016)
|R5,000 per hour
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Setoki Mbatha was born on February 13, 1983, in South Africa. The Disk Jockey started to display his talent from a young age. He began to create beats from his backroom in Mzimhlophe in Soweto.
After being consistent, he decided to showcase his talent to others. He entered a feature on Johannesburg-based youth station YFM, Mad Half Hour, and reached the finalist stage in 2006.
Stokie got his big break after being a finalist on the 2006 edition of Mad Half Hour. He boasts over twenty years as a Disk Jockey and is a skillful pianist with many years of experience.
The Deejay dropped the single AmaInternational in 2019, and the country couldn’t love it more.
Many amapiano lovers continued to jam the song as it continued to make waves. He released his first album Amapiano Movement Vol 1, Mixed by DJ Stokie, in 2019. The work contains a unique mix of vocal drums and tribal bass.
The DJ has collaborated with many other prominent artists and Disk Jockeys.
DJ Stokie and his friend Jaivane had a tour in 2019. The duo started in the East Rand and hailed the kings of Amapiano.
Passion and the fun that comes with doing what you love were Stokie and Jaivane’s rewards during their early days.
Back then, they would hold performances and would get appreciated with a plate of food or scones and ginger beer.
In an interview, DJ Stokie revealed that he received R150 to play the whole weekend. The pay wasn’t enough since he and his other DJs mates would buy pieces of vinyl, which cost R100 each, at that time.
Even with less pay, they strived to make good music. Today, the duo is reaping the fruit of their efforts and dedication.
The booking fee charged by DJ Stokie depends on some factors. His charges may vary due to season, time, location, and the scale of the event. His fee for an hour-long set starts at R5,000.
DJ Stokie is a proud father and husband. He and his wife, Phumla Pretty Mbatha, got married in 2016. Pretty is the director at Kwa-Stokie Pty Ltd. The couple has a daughter Sphesihle Mbatha.
The couple created an IG account for their daughter, managed by his wife. The dick jockey poses with his wedding ring for our photoshoot.
The Soweto-based DJ leads a comfortable life and drives a ride of luxury. He owns a Mercedes G wagon series, estimated to be worth around R3.1 million.
The Disk Jockey has raised an active community of fans on social media. He posts his work, lifestyle, shows, banners, and family on Instagram.
On August 29, he shared the stage with Kabza De Small and DJ Nel on Mogodu Monday Shandis at White lounge Sunninghill Bar and Lounge. His verified Instagram account has over 329k followers. His social handles include:
- Instagram: @djstokiesa
- Twitter: @djstokiesa
- Facebook: @DjStokieSA
DJ Stokie has over twenty years of experience, and some think he is among the pioneers of amapiano. He has a net worth of R9.2 million as of September 2022.