He has rocked every party and every joint in South Africa and within the region, but now it is Malawi’s turn to have a feel of South African top music creator DJ Tira’s magic.
The South African DJ, who doubles as a record producer and singer, is expected to headline the Black and Gold arts, culture and digital innovation gala which has been organised by Entertainers Promotions (EP) scheduled for December 4.
EP’s director Tonderai Banda has confirmed of DJ Tira’s performance saying all agreements between the two parties were sealed. He said the South African artist will be joined by other local artists such as Lucius Banda, Tuno and DJ Nathan Tunes.
Banda said they will not rush to disclose the venue of the event as some logistical arrangements are yet to be finalised including getting on board some partners and additional supporting acts.
He said: “This is our way of announcing to the world that as EP we are still alive. It was important that we stick to our tradition of hosting big gigs and big-name artists. Now we present DJ Tira to Malawi.”
Two years ago, EP appeared to set new standards in event oranisation when they hosted the All-White Party in Lilongwe as part of the entertainment stable’s 50th anniversary. South African rapper Kwesta headlined the event.
Banda said during the Covid-19 induced hibernation they gave themselves time to work on creative ways of delivering events and has promised fun lovers a complete party.
He said:“We have not lost any of our magic. In fact we are coming back better and stronger. This period of inactivity has allowed us to reflect on a number of things.
“Malawians should brace themselves for a great time. There are few names bigger than DJ Tira in music”
DJ Tira was born Mthokozi Khathi and the 44-year-old is owner of the Afrotainment record label which has over the years unearthed big name acts such as Big Nuz, DJ C’ndo, Dladla Mshunqis and DJ Fisherman.
Some of his popular songs include Iyandazi, Superhero and Woza Mshanami.
The Durban-based artist has seen his music influence grow over the years with a distinctive club feel known as Gqom which leans on the roots of kwaito, house and mapiano.