Based: Johannesburg

DJ Zinhle (real name Ntombezinhle Jiyane) is a South African DJ and aspiring actress best known as the resident DJ on the SABC1 music show Jika maJika and for having a permanent slot on the radio station Yfm.

DJ Zinhle entered the scene in 2004 and has subsequently entertained crowds in clubs, at fashion shows, corporate functions, bashes and even the odd private party in South Africa.

She started out doing all her mixes from vinyl in 2004, still a favourite amongst some DJs. She has since moved on to incorporate CD mixing and now both CD and Vinyl is her forte.

She jammed in the UK at gigs in Bradford and London in 2008 for the Youth Day celebrations, gracing the stage with SA counterparts DJ S’bu, Vinny Da Vinci, Christos and Oskido. Together they brought a bit of home to the ex-pats living in the UK.

Zinhle was the first female DJ to release a house compilation and she’s had the opportunity to travel the world, DJ’ing at different events including the annual DJ Conference in Miami which is also her favourite holiday destination.

In addition to her DJ work, Zinhle has also branched out into acting. Her first role was a cameo in the soapie Rhythm City

, which she followed up with a more substantial role in Season 3 of the drama series eKasi: Our Stories, in 2011.

In 2012 she appeared on the reality competition Tropika Island of Treasure 4.

In the same year she was a featured subject in the second episode of the second season of the SABC1 reality series Play Your Part, aired on 16 July 2012.


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