Ntombezinhle Jiyane (born 30 December 1983), professionally addressed as DJ Zinhle, is a South African disc jockey. She is also a businessperson, producer, and media personality.
She has been entertaining music lovers with her unique beats since 2004. Spending over seventeen years in the entertainment industry has gained her a strong presence. She has dropped many hit songs and collaborated with much-celebrated music personalities.
The renowned producer has also tried out acting. She made her first appearance on-screen as a judge in Jika Majika, Idols SA, Turn It On. In 2021, she appeared as a judge in 1’s and 2‘.
DJ Zinhle appeared in the television series eKasi: Our Stories as a guest. More on her television credits includes appearing in Play Your Part, Tropika Island, The Close Up, and Rhythm City.
She also holds motivational talks targeting females in South Africa to assist the young ones at risk.
|Other Name:||DJ Zinhle • Her Magesty|
|Born:||30 December 1983 (age 38)|
|Baby Daddy:||AKA • Murdah Bongz|
|Siblings:||Zak Jiyane (brother) • Gugu Jiyane (sister)|
|Children:||Kairo Owethu Forbes • Asante Mohosana|
|Occupation:||Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Businessperson|
|Label:||Kalawa Jazmee • Universal Music South Africa|
|Genre:||House • Dance/Electronic|
|Profiles:||Facebook • Twitter • Instagram|
DJ Zinhle was born Ntombezinhle Jiyane on 30 December 1983 in the former coal-mining town of Dannhauser in KwaZulu-Natal. She grew up there and has an older brother.
He has been there to inspire her and be a source of motivation. One of his influences on her was her decision to be a Disk Jockey. She had never wanted to be a deejay until he talked to her into it.
She started and completed both her primary and high school academic pursuits in the country. She moved to Newcastle from Dannhauser. She attended Siyamukela High School in Emadadeni, Newcastle.
She made her debut in the entertainment industry in 2004. At first, DJ Zinhle wanted to focus on being a presenter on television but didn’t get the opportunity.
The disc jockey has a brother who was passionate about mixing vinyl. He managed to make her fall in love with deejaying and so she decided to try it out. She continued with it and her love for it could only wax stronger.
She rose to prominence across South Africa for being the disk jockey on the youth dance show Jika Majika. She continued to impress music lovers with her beats and uniqueness.
Her talent attracted more opportunities and she has collaborated with other notable personalities. With Boom Shaka, she worked on the album I Put It In.
The production featured many other notable celebrities in the music industry. Some of the names featured include Dr. Malinga, Khanyi Mbau, and Mphoza.
Alongside Amanda Black, DJ Zinhle headline the Sisters with Soul concert. She also headlined the Zimfest 2019 live concert held in England.
In 2019, she dropped the single Umlilo which gained over 5.1 million streams in 3 months after the release.
The song was also certified 3x platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA). More on the success it recorded was the vote as the Song of the Year 2019.
Ntombezinhle also headlined act for the inaugural Red Bull Music Experience, Cape Town.
- iNtombi Yo Muntu
- Against The Grain
- My Name Is
- Thabzen Bibo
- Black Motion Ritual Mix
- Renato Xtrova
- House n Hd Mix
- Da Capo & Punk Surreal Experience
- Terry Hunter Bang Is
- Blaq Soul Zulu Dance
- Banna Madisasi
- Monocles & Slezz Township Dub
- Alpha & Olmega Drum Arena
- DJ Garphie Africa to Brazil
- DJ X Trio
- Francesco Tarantini Rework
She was nominated for the South African Music Awards 19 and the 12th Metro FM Awards Song of the Year. DJ Zinhle was Named one of SA’s “Top 10 most influential women in Bona magazine”.
Oprah Magazine named her among the “21 Most powerful African women”. She was also named “4th Most Powerful Celebrity in South Africa” by Channel 24.
Glamour Magazine named her “Woman of the Year”. She was also named the “Top Female DJ in Africa” in 2019. She received the “Forbes Women Africa Entertainer Award” in March 2020. She appeared on DjaneTop’s list of 2021 as “Africa’s Number 1 female DJ”.
She was dating the renowned South African rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA. They had a child together while they were together.
The name of her daughter is Kairo Owethu Forbes, a popular kid personality on social media with over 1 million followers. She has another child – Asante Mohosana. She had the cute child with her baby daddy, Murdah Bongz.
The deejay shares updates on social media about her lifestyle and work. She doesn’t joke with family and it is evident in her posts on social media. DJ Zinhle has over 4.2 million followers on Instagram.
She also makes extra income on social media through promotions for many brands in the country including Pampas and Boulevard Rosé.
She is a house owner and landlady of a gorgeous and luxurious mansion. Together with her daughter, she moved into her new house after completing it. She was happy to share with followers pictures of the house she had started from the foundation level.
As an entertainer, she has continued to grow her deejaying career to meet global standards. She has earned a space on the list of the “richest female deejays in the South Africa”. According to Briefly, DJ Zinhle is estimated to have a net worth of $3,000,000.
She has continued to inspire young women and let them know they can achieve anything they put their minds and energy to.