DJ Maphorisa

DJ Maphorisa’s net worth reportedly around $2 million (R36 million). Image via Instagram @djmaphorisa

African DJ of the year award: Maphorisa’s net worth and more

DJ Maphorisa is an multi-award winning DJ and has recently bagged the African DJ of the year award. Here’s a look at his net worth and more.

DJ Maphorisa

DJ Maphorisa’s net worth reportedly around $2 million (R36 million). Image via Instagram @djmaphorisa

Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, popularly known as DJ Maphorisa, was named the best deejay in Africa at the 2023 edition of the Soundcity MVP Awards, which were held in Lagos, EWN reported. Here’s a look at DJ Maphorisa’s net worth and more…


DJ Maphorisa
DJ Maphorisa has recently won African DJ of the year award. Image via Instagram @djmaphorisa


Name: Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe

Stage name: DJ Maphorisa

Date of birth: 15 November 1987

Zodiac sign: Libra

Nationality: South African

Birthplace: Soshanguve, Pretoria

Children: One daughter named Lesedi, Briefly reported

Parents: DJ Maphorisa’s mother is reportedly a South African, whilst his father is said to be from Nigeria.

Occupation: DJ, record producer, recording artist, entrepreneur

Net worth: Several sources reported that DJ Maphorisa’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million (R36 million)


According to Zalebs, in 2021, DJ Maphorisa ventured into the hospitality industry and launched his tshisa nyama (braai) restaurant called Under The Bridge. The restaurant is reportedly based in Midrand and also has a car wash. He is reportedly said to host car spinning shows as one of the ways he entertains his patrons.

Apart from being a recording artist himself, DJ Maphorisa also reportedly owns a record label called Blaqboy Music.

According to Briefly, DJ Maphorisa charged R65 000 for a gig back in June 2022.

Although we don’t have information on how much he charges for a collaboration, we can only imagine that it must be a large sum of money. He reportedly has collaborated with huge stars in the music industry, and not only local stars like Black Coffee, Shekainah, Cassper Nyovest and, Busiswa, Maphorisa, but he has also reportedly worked with international superstars such as Drake, Wizkid, Patoranking and Major Lazer.


According to Ubetoo, the DJ was nominated and won Music producer of the year at the HAPAwards (Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards).

He reportedly bagged an award for his collaboration on the song Soweto Baby at the MTV Music Awards.

He also reportedly won a Dance Music Award in 2019.

In the same year, he reportedly got recognised at AFRIMA (All African Music Awards).

This year, DJ Maphorisa won 2023’s Soundcity MVP Award. He reportedly competed against nine other deejays, including Uncle Waffles and Black Coffee, The South African reported.


Zalebs reported that Dj Maphorisa was once rumoured to be dating actress turned DJ Thuli Phongolo, but he rebuked the rumours. He reportedly dated Influencer Cyan Boujee but the romours were never confirmed. Information about his baby mama is also not available.

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