DJ Zinhle Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Height, Husband, Personal Life , Career, Awards and Nomination

Ntombezinhle Mohosana (born 30 December 1983), known professionally as DJ Zinhle, is a South African DJ, producer, media personality and businesswoman.

DJ Zinhle

Zinhle in 2023
Ntombezinhle Jiyane

30 December 1982 (age 41)

Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Other names Her Majesty
Education University of Johannesburg
  • DJ
  • producer
  • media personality
  • businesswoman
Years active 2002–present
  • AKA (sep. 2020)
  • Murdah Bongs
Children 2
Awards Namibian Annual Music Award (Pan African Artist of the Year — 2020)
Musical career
  • House
  • dance/electronic
  • DAW
  • Sampler
  • Kalawa Jazmee
  • Universal Music South Africa
Website Edit this at Wikidata

Zinhle has also pursued an acting career. She made her on-screen debut as judge in Jika MaJikaIdols South AfricaTurn It On, and 1’s and 2 (2021) and appeared as a guest on the television series eKasi: Our Stories (2011), Play Your Part (2012), Tropika Island (2012), The Close UpRhythm City, and her own show, DJ Zinhle The Unexpected.

Early life

Ntombezinhle Jiyane was born in Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal. After leaving Dannhauser, she went to stay in Newcastle, and studied at Siyamukela High School in Emadadeni, Newcastle.


DJ Zinhle embarked on her career in approximately 2004. Initially, her aspirations were focused on becoming a TV presenter rather than a DJ.

However, her brother’s passion for mixing vinyls influenced her, and her love and enthusiasm for being a DJ began to grow.

She received her first opportunity as a resident DJ on a popular youth dance show called Jika Majika, which was broadcasted on SABC 1.

Throughout her career, DJ Zinhle collaborated with renowned South African music icon Boom Shaka on the album “I Put It In.”

This album also featured other notable artists such as Dr Malinga, Khanyi Mbau, Mphoza, and many more. Additionally, she headlined the Sisters with Soul concert alongside Amanda Black.

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At the second Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards, she achieved great success by winning two awards, including Best House DJ and Best House Female Artist.

Furthermore, she was chosen as the headline act for the Zimfest 2019 live concert, a Zimbabwean festival held in England.

Her hit single “Umlilo” from 2019 garnered an impressive 5.1 million streams within just three months.

It was certified 3× platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) and was also voted as the Song of the Year for 2019.

DJ Zinhle was selected as the headline act for the inaugural Red Bull Music Experience in Cape Town.

In 2021, she co-hosted the talent show competition “1’s and 2’s” on SABC 1 alongside DJ Tira and DJ Speedsta.

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Towards the end of the same year, she announced her upcoming reality show titled “Unexpected,” which will be premiered on BET Africa.

On July 7, 2023, Zinhle and Cici released their collaboration titled “Thula.” The song debuted at number 3 in South Africa and reached the number 1 spot on the Metro FM Top 30 Countdown charts.



Year Title Role Notes
Jika Majika Herself Resident DJ
2011 eKasi: Our Stories Thuli Supporting role
Rhythm City Faniswa
It’s OK We’re Family Herself
2012 Tropika Island Herself Judge
Idols South Africa Guest Judge
Turn It Out
2021 1’s and 2’s Judge
2021 DJ Zinhle- TheUnexpected Herself Her Show Main character


  • 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.
  • She was announced as Africas number 1 female DJ on Djane Top list of 2021.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Ceremony Prize Recipient/Nominated work Result
2020 South African Music Awards Record of the Year (fan-voted) “Umlilo” Nominated
2021 Best Music Video of the Year Nominated
2020 Namibian Annual Music Awards Pan African Artist of the Year Herself Won
2022 Global Music Awards Africa DJ of the Year Pending

Personal life

DJ Zinhle was in an on and off relationship with South African rapper AKA, until their split in January 2020. She and AKA have one daughter together. In 2021, she gave birth to a baby girl with her husband Bongani, also known as Murdah Bongz.
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