DJ Tira


DJ Tira relocated to Durban from Hlabisa in 1995 to study Human Resources at the University of Natal. While studying he developed an interest in DJ’ing and bought his first vinyl in 1996 and learned how to DJ using vinyls. From there his passion for DJ’ing grew and soon he was playing at university parties, weddings, private parties, and popular nightclubs. DJ Tira was also part of the team that formed M1 Entertainment, the pioneering entertainment company that marked the beginning of exclusive parties aimed at the affluent black market in Durban. After completing his Human Resources degree he then pursued postgraduate studies in Public Relations but later decided to focus his energies on DJing and events management.

In 2000 and 2001 DJ Tira won the prestigious Smirnoff SA DJ Knockout competition and as part of him winning he got to rock the crowds in IBIZA two years in a row. He is the founder of the Afrotainment label which has artists such as Big Nuz in its midst. He continues to be a prolific DJ and producer, having contributed to songs by Thembi Seete and Professor, among others.


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DJ Tira feat. Big Nuz & Joocy - Summertime (Radio Edit)


ZADurban, South Africa


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Profile added by DJ Okapi on 28 May 2014