DJ Zinhle Biography & Facts

DJ Zinhle Biography & Facts

Zinhle Jiyane, popularly known as DJ Zinhle, is a trailblazing DJ who has taken the music world by storm, not only in South Africa but also internationally. Her journey began in 2004, and since then, she has risen to prominence, captivating crowds with her electrifying performances.

DJ Zinhle

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 Bongz
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

Born in Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal, DJ Zinhle discovered her passion for music early on. While studying at Siyamukela High School in Emadadeni, Newcastle, she never imagined herself becoming a DJ. However, her brother’s love for mixing vinyls inspired her to explore the world of DJing, and she hasn’t looked back since.


DJ Zinhle’s career gained momentum when she became a resident DJ on the youth dance show, Jika Majika, airing on SABC 1. From there, she quickly made a name for herself, rocking crowds at clubs, fashion shows, corporate functions, and private parties across South Africa.

One of DJ Zinhle’s career highlights includes her residency on SABC 1’s popular dance show, Jika MaJika, where she keeps the energy levels high with her electrifying sets. Additionally, her permanent slot on Oskido’s Church Grooves show on Yfm, titled The Feminine Touch, has garnered widespread popularity among both female and male listeners.

Internationally, DJ Zinhle has showcased her talent on the global stage, performing in the UK alongside renowned South African DJs like DJ S’bu, Vinny Da Vinci, Christos, and Oskido. Her performances have been met with rave reviews, earning her invitations for return gigs and cementing her status as a rising star on the international music scene.


  • 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.

In her personal life, DJ Zinhle has faced both challenges and triumphs. She was previously in an on-and-off relationship with South African rapper AKA, with whom she shares a daughter. In 2021, she welcomed a baby girl with her husband, Bongani, also known as Murdah Bongz.

Despite her busy schedule and personal commitments, DJ Zinhle continues to push boundaries and make waves in the music industry. Her hit single “Umlilo” garnered millions of streams and earned her multiple awards, including Best House DJ and Best House Female Artist at the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards.

Dj Zinhle top Songs

1. Umlilo
2. Indlovu
3. Go!
4. My Name Is – Terry Hunter’s Bang Is
5. Siyabonga
6. Uzobuya
7. Colours
8. My Name Is – Radio Edit
9. Umlilo (feat. Mvzzle & Rethabile)
10. Black Motion Ritual Mix (feat. Busiswa Gqulu)
11. Terry Hunter Bang Is (feat. Busiswa Gqulu)
12. House n Hd Mix (feat. Busiswa Gqulu)
13. Main Mix
14. Indlovu (feat. Loyiso)
15. Thula
16. Ngisimamise
17. Intombi Yo Muntu
18. Zinhle
19. Renato Xtrova (Remix) [feat. Busiswa Gqulu]
20. Colours (feat. Tamara Dey)
21. Go
22. My Name Is
23. Umlilo (feat. Mvzzle & Rethabile Khumalo)
24. iNtombi Yo Muntu – Fusion Experience
25. My Name Is (Terry Hunter’s Bang Is)
26. DJ X Trio (Luzolo Guitar Remix) [feat. Busisw
27. Alpha & Olmega Drum Arena (Remix) [feat. Busi
28. Thabzen Bibo (Intro Mix) [feat. Busiswa Gqulu
29. Mdali
30. Instrumental (feat. Busiswa Gqulu)
31. Francesco Tarantini Rework (feat. Busiswa Gqu
32. Uzobuya (feat. Miss Melody & Presh Beat Maste
33. DJ Garphie Africa to Brazil (Remix) [feat. Bu
34. Blaq Soul Zulu Dance (Remix) [feat. Busiswa G
35. Monocles & Slezz Township Dub (feat. Busiswa
36. pepe
37. Instrumental
38. Da Capo & Punk Surreal Experience (feat. Busi
39. My Name Is (feat. Busiswa Gqulu)
40. My Name Is (Radio Edit)
41. My Name Is (feat. Busiswa Gqulu) [Radio Edit]
42. Main Mix (feat. Busiswa Gqulu)
43. Banna Madisasi
44. Banna Madisasi (Mixed by DJ Zinhle)
45. Indlovu (feat. Lloyiso)
46. Banna Madisasi – Mixed by DJ Zinhle
47. My Name Is (Black Motion Ritual Mix) [Yuri Un
48. My Name Is (Black Motion Ritual Mix)
49. Umlilo ft. Muzzle & Rethabile |
50. Go! (feat. Lucille Slade)

With her infectious energy, undeniable talent, and unwavering determination, DJ Zinhle is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. Her journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring DJs and musicians everywhere, proving that with passion and perseverance, anything is possible.

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