DJ Zinhle Net Worth & Source of Income

In this article we are going to give you a complete information about DJ Zinhle’s net worth.

DJ Zinhle is one of South Africa’s most influential Disc Jockey (DJ) and media personality inspiring the everyday youth who look up to her.

She has over the years contributed massively to the entertainment industry in South Africa.


Who is DJ Zinhle?

Ntombezinhle Jiyane, popularly and professionally known as DJ Zinhle is a South African Disk Jockey (DJ), producer, musician, media personality and entrepreneur. She was born on 30th December, 1983 in Dannhauser, a town in South Africa.

She enrolled and studied at Siyamukela High School in Emadadeni in Newcastle.

Presently she is one of the most celebrated DJs in South Africa.


Her Career

Her carrier officially took off in 2004. DJ Zinhle originally wanted to be a television presenter and had no aspirations of becoming a DJ.

However, she got inspired by her brother who owned a sound equipment rental company. Her brother, named Zak used to mix vinyl’s in his spare time. Through that Zinhle developed a great passion for DJ.

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She got her first shot into limelight when she had the opportunity to become the resident DJ on a youth dance show called Jika Majika that aired on SABC 1.

Fast forward, she had the opportunity to work with with Boom Shaka on his album titled I Put it in. This project featured notable artists like Dr Malinga, Khanyi Mbau, Mphoza, and many more.

Aside DJ, she is a musician who has released a couple of songs receiving massive airplay in and outside South Africa. In 2019, she released her song “Umlilo” which rose her into prominence by the exceptional performance the song did.

Umlilo had over 5 million streams in 3 months, that was a huge success for an upcoming artist like DJ Zinhle by then.


DJ Zinhle net worth

She is worth US$1.5 million as of 2020.


Zinhle’s Businesses and Investments

Although active in the music scene, DJ Zinhle also has love for business.

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The DJ co-founded a home décor company, Jiyane Home in 2019. They deal in customized furniture, sofas, bedroom accessories and other interior deco artifacts.

She also owns a jewelry brand called Era By DJ Zinhle.

She has equity in international sparkling wine beverage, Boulevard Nectar Ros and has recently taken over as the CEO.


Source of Income

As an artist, DJ and entrepreneur, we believe she makes money from her shows, songs and album sales, online streams and her businesses.


DJ Zinhle Assets

As an active musician and DJ, her songs, albums and records are her major assets. She has a massive following on social media. Her YouTube also has about 50,000 subscribers and 10 million total views.



She’s had the chance to headline several concerts inside South Africa. Some of these concerts include:

  • Sisters with Soul concert – Headline DJ
  • Zimfest 2019 live concert held in Zimbabwe – Headline DJ
  • inaugural Red Bull Music Experience in Cape Town – Headline Act
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DJ Zinhle net worth
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DJ Zinhle Awards Won

Due to her massively contributions to the entertainment industry, she’s won several awards and accolades including the following.

  • 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.
  • Chanel 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.


Lifestyle & Family

She had a romantic relationship with South African rapper AKA which was terminated in January 2020. The two had a daughter together named Kairo Owethu Forbes.

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