Artist & Founder: Afrotainment (South Africa)
DJ Tira (real name Mthokozisi Khathi) is a South African DJ, entrepreneur and producer/kwaito artist known for launching the careers of artists including DJ Fisherman, DJ C’ndo and Big Nuz through his music label Afrotainment.
Originally from Hlabisa, he moved to Durban in 1995 to study Human Resources at the University of Natal. While studying he developed an interest in DJ’ing, bought his first vinyl in 1996 and soon played at varsity parties, weddings, private parties and popular nightclubs.
DJ Tira was also part of the team that formed M1 Entertainment, an entertainment company that hosted exclusive parties in Durban. After obtaining his Human Resources degree he tried Public Relations, but later focused his energies on pursuing music and event management.
He released the Real Makoya compilation with the late DJ Khabzela and in 2005 formed the group Tzozo & Professor, with Kalawa Jazzmee Records.
He is the sole owner of Afrotainment Project Management that releases music by artists including DJ C’ndo, Joocy, Big Nuz and many others.