Watch the Moment DJ Maphorisa Shares Money to Random Fans on the Street:
Born Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, the 34-year-old has mastered the art of maintaining relevance not only by staying abreast of sonic trends, but also by finding clever ways to keep the public engaged. That spirit, and his exceptional talent, has allowed him to stay on top of his game for the best part of a decade now. Just when you think you’ve got DJ Maphorisa all figured out, he flips the script. Again and again.
Maphorisa is definitely living life at large. In a recent and viral video, the star was seen giving random fans money on the streets. Phori rolled down the car window and took out a couple of hundred rands and reached out his arm to give fans outside. Watch the video below:
Maphorisa first shot to fame in 2013 as part of the multifarious musical group, Uhuru. The group blew up off the anthemic Y-Tjukutja in 2013, which owned the summer. That same year, Uhuru further enhanced its reputation by producing and featuring on Mafikizolo’s chart-topping, multi award-winning hit single, Khona.
A couple years later, in 2016, a year after the group’s decision to pursue solo careers, Maphorisa landed the dream placement when was enlisted to produce on Drake’s One Dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla. The dancehall and afrobeats-leaning single took off almost immediately, and within a year it was the most streamed song of all time.