How DJ Maphorisa Came to Fame

Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, popularly known as DJ Maphorisa is one of the most successful DJs in Africa… and one of Emendy’s proudest success stories.

What is DJ Maphorisa’s Net worth?

His music career launched in 2008, at the age of 21 years old, has since become one of the most successful DJs in Africa with a net worth of over R250 million. He is the producer of some of the most influential songs in the world such as ‘Ngud’ by Kwesta. The song debuted at number 1 on iTunes, number 7 on the EMA Local Top 10 chart, and peaked at number 1 making it Kwesta’s first number 1 on the chart. It was certified 5x platinum by RISA.

Who is Africa’s greatest DJs?

DJ Maphorisa still stands today as one of Africa’s greatest DJs alongside other DJs such as Black Coffee, Euphonik, and Oskido. He has successfully managed to make himself a household name with over a million dedicated followers on Instagram and Twitter. He never had it easy, according to him one of his biggest challenges is not having his Matric. He himself admits that dropping out of school still hinders him in his day to day life because he sometimes can not understand some of the crucial details in his contracts. 

How to Become a Music Producer?

If there is one thing that we can learn from him is that you should never let your current situation deter you from your passion and purpose. DJ Maphorisa did not settle for a career that he is not passionate about, he chased his dream by gaining the necessary skills to produce music. After studying at Emendy, DJ Maphorisa has since dedicated himself to making world-class music.

Find out more about the Digital Music Production course that helped DJ Maphorisa become more than just a school dropout.