4 Businesses Owned By DJ Tira

4 Businesses Owned By DJ Tira. Mthokozi Khathi professionally known by his stage name DJ Tira is a South African DJ, record producer and Kwaito artist. Born in Hlabisa and moved to Durban as a child. He rose to stardom in 2000 after he won the prestigious Smirnoff SA DJ Knockout competition. In 2008, he released his first solo project under his record label named Ezase Afro Vol 1. The album is supported by the guest appearance of Bricks, Daddy, Big Nuz and Joocy of Afrosoul. Below are the 4 business owned by DJ Tira.

M1 Entertainment

DJ Tira was also part of the team that formed M1 Entertainment, an entertainment company that hosted exclusive parties in Durban. While studying he developed an interest in DJing and bought his first discs in 1996 and learned how to deejay using records. His passion for Deejay grew and he started playing at varsity parties, weddings, private parties, and popular nightclubs. This led him to be part of the team that formed M1 Entertainment.


Afrotainment is a multi award winning record label established in 2007  by Mthokozi Khathi, better known as “Dj Tira” whom solely placed Durban on the global map, and by so doing, helping the city live up to its “Durban is South Africa’s Playground” tagline. Dj Tira & Sox formed Durban’s Finest in 2004 and little did they know they were going to change the music industry forever, together they released a series self-titled compilations; dubbed “Durban’s Finest”; Vol. 1, 2 & 3” which played a pivotal role in positioning the city of Durban as a tourist destination and entertainment hub as they utilised their lyricism as a tool to market the city of Durban through the arts.

Makoya Chicken

DJ Tira is diversifying his portfolio. The music producer took to social media to share that he is opening a chicken fast-food joint and wanted some help coming up with a catchy slogan for the place. The DJ said that the place will be called Makoya Chicken. Given how successfully he has managed his other ventures; he just might make a big success of his chicken business as well.

Fact Durban Rocks

Fact Durban Rocks has established itself as the hottest, leading bi-annual event in the country, with the best in Mzansi Hip Hop, House, Kwaito, Gqom and Amapiano tearing up the stage year after year. Fact Durban Rocks was founded by DJ Tira and is often an event that is marked on the calendar by many people as it promises to entertain.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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