30 December 1982
|Other names||DJ Zinhle|
Ntombezinhle Jiyane was born on 30 December 1982 at Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal. After leaving Dannhauser, she went to stay in Newcastle, and studied at Siyamukela High School in Emadadeni, Newcastle.
DJ Zinhle started her career around 2004. Initially, she wanted to be a TV presenter and never had any aspirations of being a DJ, until her brother's passion for mixing vinyl's rubbed off on her and her love and passion for being a DJ grew. She got her first break as a resident DJ on a youth dance show called Jika Majika that aired on SABC 1.
She worked with South African music icon Boom Shaka on the album I Put It In, which featured other notable artists like Dr Malinga, Khanyi Mbau, Mphoza, and many more. She headlined the Sisters with Soul concert along with Amanda Black. Zinhle also headlined the Zimfest 2019 live concert held in Zimbabwe. Her 2019 hit single "Umlilo" gained 5.1 million streams in just three months, and certified 3x platinum by the Recording industry of South Africa (RISA) and it was also voted as 2019's Song of The Year. DJ Zinhle was chosen as the headline act for the inaugural Red Bull Music Experience in Cape Town.
- SAMA 19 and 12th Metro FM Awards Song of the Year nominee.
- Named one of South Africa's Top 10 most influential women in Bona magazine.
- Named one of 21 Most powerful African women by Oprah magazine.
- Channel 24 named her as the 4th most powerful celebrity in South Africa.
- Glamour magazine's Woman of the Year.
- Launched the women empowerment TV series It Takes a Village.
- In late 2019, she was named as the Top Female DJ in Africa for the 2nd year in a row.
- On 7 March 2020, she won the Forbes Woman Africa Entertainer Award.
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