DJ Zinhle: All You Need To Know About The South African DJ.
Ntombezinhle Jiyane, known popularly as DJ Zinhle is a renowned South African DJ.
DJ Zinhle Age
DJ Zinhle was born on 30 December 1983 and is 36 years old. She grew up in KwaZulu-Natal’s Dannhauser area.
Her name was given to her by her father which means “beautiful girls”. Zinhle has a brother named Zak and a sister named Gugu. She is very close to her mother, Jabu Jiyane is the mother of DJ Zinhle and she has a brother named Zak and a sister called Gugu.
DJ Zinhle’s Journey of Becoming A Renowned Disc Jockey.
From the scratch, DJ Zinhle wanted to be an actress and television presenter.
“I came to Joburg in 1999 and studied TV presenting and when I went back home, I was very popular because I had met a few celebrities – I think Nimrod (Nkosi) was one of them. I honestly wanted to be a TV presenter because I saw how the YOTV presenters would get free sneakers. I didn’t realise it was so hard” She revealed to IOL in an interview.
While pursuing her dreams, Zinhle worked as an SAB brand manager. Her brother, who hired out sound equipment, introduced her to the world of DJing.
As at 2004, Zinhle was working the decks at clubs, parties, fashion shows and was even hired for corporate gigs.
She was one of a few women in the world of deejaying at the time and gained recognition in a male-dominated industry with hard work and determination.
Zinhle’s DJing career has taken her to so many places all over the world and was named “Top Female DJ in Africa” in 2018.
Top female DJ in Africa… 🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/iubIgA7WBf— #Indlovu #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) December 20, 2018
Zinhle also received a nomination at the All African Music Awards (AFRIMAs) in 2019 in the “African DJ of the Year” category.
Being a DJ might have made her a star, but that did not stop Zinhle from her acting dreams.
In 2018, DJ Zinhle released her self-help book, ‘Meeting Your Power’.
DJ Zinhle and AKA.
DJ Zinhle’s most well-known relationship was with rapper AKA. The couple started dating in 2012.
Zinhle revealed how they met during an interview with MacG on Podcast and Chill. She says she met AKA at a show in Botswana. They were already familiar with one another as Zinhle had slid into AKA’s DMs a few months earlier.
However, Zinhle’s romance with AKA ended in 2015 when she revealed on her blog, Moments by DJ Zinhle, that they broke up after she found out he was cheating on her with Bonang Matheba.
DJ Zinhle And AKA’s Daughter Kairo.
DJ Zinhle and AKA have a daughter named Kairo Owethu Forbes. She is named after Egypt’s capital city, Cairo. Kairo was born on July 8, 2015.
DJ Zinhle’s Current Love Life.
There has been rumours of DJ Zinhle having a new bae, however, that secret lover of the DJ has been unmasked.
Reports from Sunday World has it that the new bae of Zinhle is none other than Black Motion’s Murdah Bongz.
“She has been of late posting pictures of flowers, thanking her ‘baby’ while her followers have been curious who the ‘baby’ is. The two have been playing around March and it has been a challenge for them to see each other as AKA’s mother has been in lockdown with Zinhle at her house”
“On Mother’s Day, Murdah sent her flowers, which she posted on her instastories captioned: “Thank you baby.” A couple of days later, he again sent a bouquet of red roses that she posted on her instastories with the initials MB, which stand for Murdah Bongz”
DJ Zinhle’s Multi-million Rand House.
DJ Zinhle built her dream home from scratch. The construction took two years and Zinhle had to move in with her friend Pearl Thusi.
While construction can be a nightmare for most homeowners, Zinhle enjoyed every step of the process and found a new love – decorating and design. Her daughter Kairo was equally excited about their new home.
DJ Zinhle revealed in May 2019 that she was buying a second house. Unlike her first house, she bought a home that was up for sale. Zinhle hinted about her new purchase on Twitter.
Offer was accepted. Getting the keys soon.. Have so many ideas and it's gonna be special this time cause I'll be using Jiyane Atelier items.. 🏘️— #Indlovu #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) May 21, 2019