Thema Sonnyboy Sekowe who is popularly known as DJ Maphorisa is a famous record producer and Disc Jockey from South Africa. He is also identified with the name, Lawd Porry. He was born on the 15th of November 1987 in Pretoria, South Africa. DJ Maphorisa is from Soshanguve, Pretoria, South Africa. He was born into a musical family.
DJ Maphorisa Music Career
He started in music scene first as a leader of the Uhuru group which is a South Africa Music group. Before he went into music producing. He worked first with the Kalawa Jazmee Music record label but later left because he wanted to do his own thing, he was then signed to the New Money Gang Record. DJ Maphorisa is now signed to his music record label, BlaqBoy Music. He is a record producer with a blend of house music, Afro-pop, and Gqom.
DJ Maphorisa has done well for the Gqom music genre. He works very hard to make Gqom a global phenomenon. His album, ‘Gqom Wave’ was the album that introduced the Gqom genre to the world. The album made its first appearance in U.S iTunes and music charts. ‘Midnight Starring,’ one of the singles getting major distribution in Canada. In late December of 2017, DJ Maphorisa shared a video from NBA game where cheerleaders performed a full routine to his single, ‘Midnight Starring.’ He revealed that he is helping artistes known about other sounds, to go out of the comfort zone they know and do something new.
DJ Maphorisa has worked with various popular artists both locally and internationally, some of them include Uhuru, Wizkid, Kwesta, Black Coffee, C4 Pedro, Drake, Era Istrefa and the list goes on. He has produced hits like ‘Ngempela’ featuring Howard, Midnight Starring with DJ Tira, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly
DJ Maphorisa earned more fame internationally when he produced Drake’s hit Single, ‘One Dance.’ The single popped on UK’s Singles chart for 15 weeks. He is also known for producing other singles like ‘Khona’ by Mafikizolo and ‘The Banger’ where Runtown was featured.
DJ Maphorisa has become one of the most sought-after producers in favorite African Music and also internationally. He is known to sometimes feature vocals in his songs. He has exceptional versatility in his works.
DJ Maphorisa Songs
- Iwalk Ye Phara
- Midnight Starring
- Soweto Baby
- Good love
- More than that
- Diamond on the Soles
- Bea Leme Hold Huh
- Dial’ Isgubhu
- Touch Ur Tides
- Drip Drop
- Check My
DJ Maphorisa Net Worth
He is an internationally renowned record producer as has an estimated net worth of about $ 4.5 million.