DJ Zinhle
Born
Ntombezinhle Jiyane

(1983-12-30) 30 December 1983 (age 36)
NationalitySouth African
Other namesDJ Zinhle
Occupation
  • DJ
  • producer
  • media personality
  • business woman
Years active2004–present
Partner(s)single
Children1

Ntombezinhle Jiyane (born December 30, 1983) is a South African DJ, producer, media personality, and business woman, who is better known by her stage name DJ Zinhle.[1]

Early life

Ntombezinhle Jiyane was born on 30 December 1983 at Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal.[2] After leaving Dannhauser, she went to stay in Newcastle, and studied at Siyamukela High School in Emadadeni, Newcastle.[3]

Career

DJ Zinhle started her career around 2004.[4] 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.[5][6] She got her first break as a resident DJ on a youth dance show called Jika Majika that aired on SABC 1.[7]

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.[8] Zinhle also headlined the Zimfest 2019 live concert held in Zimbabwe.[9][10] Her 2019 hit song "Umlilo" gained 5.1 million streams in just three months,[11] and reached Multi-platinum status in South Africa and it was also voted as 2019's Song of The Year.[12] DJ Zinhle was chosen as the headline act for the inaugural Red Bull Music Experience in Cape Town.[13]

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Accolades

  • 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.[14]
  • Named one of 21 Most powerful African women by Oprah magazine.[15]
  • Chanel 24 named her as the 4th most powerful celebrity in South Africa.[16]
  • Glamour magazine's Woman of the Year.[17]
  • Launched the women empowerment TV series It Takes a Village.[18]
  • In late 2019, she was named as the Top Female DJ in Africa for the 2nd year in a row.[19][20][21]
  • On 7 March 2020, she won the Forbes Woman Africa Entertainer Award.[22][23]

Personal life

DJ Zinhle was in an on and off relationship with South African rapper AKA, until their split in January 2020.[24][25] She and AKA have a child named Kairo Owethu Forbes.[26]

References

  1. ^ "Dj Zinhle From her highs to her lows". msn.com. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  2. ^ "Dj Zinhle — zalebs". zalebs.com. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  3. ^ "Full Facts About Dj Zinhle". imzansi.com. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  4. ^ "Dj Zinhle on family — celebrity life after 15 years of music". press.news24.com. 2019-04-07. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  5. ^ "Dj Zinhle -Biography". Celebsolino Inc. 2020. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  6. ^ "Entertainment — News". cutfm.co.za. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  7. ^ "Dj zinhles supersonic rise to stardom and finding herself in a male dominated industry". Channel24.co.za. 2019-02-08. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  8. ^ "Dj Zinhle and Amanda Black to head sisters with soul concert". justnje.com. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  9. ^ "Dj Zinhle Headlines 2019 Zimfest Live". allafrica.com. 2019-07-30. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  10. ^ "Dj Zinhle & Kwesta Set to Headline Lifestyle and Music Festival". musicmagsa. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  11. ^ "Here's how Dj zinhle — Rethabile mvzzles hit song umlilo came". timeslive. 2019-12-02. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  12. ^ "Dj Zinhle On winning Song of the year — God told me 2020 is my year". timeslive.co.za. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  13. ^ "Dj Zinhle headlines inaugural Res Bull Music experience". 247.africa. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  14. ^ "Dj Zinhle Among Top 10 influential women in SA". bona.co.za. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  15. ^ "Our Artist Dj Zinhle named on of 21 most powerful african women — Oprah Magazine". rocka.co.za. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  16. ^ "Meet The 10 Most Powerful Celebs in SA". channel24.co.za. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  17. ^ "Glamour Woman Of The Year Dj Zinhle". Glamour.co.za. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  18. ^ "Reality Tv — Dj Zinhle on her new reality show — It Takes A Village". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  19. ^ "Dj Zinhle Named Top Female Dj In Africa For the 2nd year". msn.com. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  20. ^ "Year Review Dj Zinhle All Bags Secured — Success". briefly.co.za. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  21. ^ "Lifestyle Entertainment — Zinhle is still africa female Dj". dailyvoice.co.za. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  22. ^ "Halala! Dj Zinhle bags forbes woman africa entertainer award - MSN". msn.com. 2020-03-07. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  23. ^ "Zinhle wins Forbes woman africa entertainer award". briefly.co.za. 2020-03-07. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  24. ^ "Zinhle on her relationship with aka this are easier this time". timeslive.co.za. 2019-11-25. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  25. ^ "Dj zinhle and aka break up again". sundayworld.co.za. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  26. ^ "Dj Zinhle — Baby Kairo". zalebs. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
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