DJ Shimza Biography: Age, Real Name, Songs & Net Worth


DJ Shimza (born 15 May 1984 in Tembisa) whose real name is Ashley Raphala is a South African DJ and a great personality in South Africa’s entertainment industry. 

He has started a number of great and inspiring works but he is most acclaimed for his first album launched in 2005 titled Shimizu.

DJ Shimza is one of South Africa’s richest DJs also has a large fan base on social media. He has staged performances with several other top South African DJs such as Black Coffee.

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DJ Shimza biography

DJ Shimza Age

He was born in Tembisa, South Africa on the 15th of May 1984. Shimza is 38 years old as of 2022 and celebrates his birthday on May 15th every year.

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Raphala acquired an interest to venture into House Music as a DJ in 2003. The enthusiasm and passion he had in this field enabled him to steer on to win the Red Square DJ Competition held in 2006.

In addition to winning the Red Square DJ Competition of 2006, Raphala proceeded to win the South African Music Conference DJ Spin off Competition.

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Raphala also won the 2011 Gauteng Carnival DJ Competition. This victory was perhaps his most significant win because it gave him so much needed exposure and required start-up equipment to kick off his career.

Raphala established and continued to host till date the exciting annual festival DJ Shimza’s One Man Show.

DJ Shimza’s One Man Show is an event that this clean-cut music producer established to plough back into society by creating awareness of his contributions.

During the 1st annual Spring Festival, Ashley got to perform alongside other talented South African DJs such as Black Coffee.

Raphala plays in the big concerts of South Africa including the Spring Fiesta and YFM gigs alongside DJ Fresh, Black Coffee and Oskido.

Therefore, if you want to listen to DJ Shimza African woman or any of DJ Shimza mix, then attend his events. It is the best platform for you to get the performance of your life from this 35-year-old.


  • Eminence, 2019
  • Taches Time Traveler – Chapter 4, 2019
  • Shimuzic, 2015


  • Tchamayka, 2015
  • One Man Show, 2016


Shimuzic Track List

  1. Friends With Benefits (feat. Cuebur, Bk feat. Reason & Ginger Breadman)
  2. Nzima (DJ Shimza Remix)
  3. Looking For Love (feat. Afrikan Roots, Lú)
  4. All The Way (feat. Zano)
  5. African Woman (feat. Mishka)
  6. Lolo (feat. Heavy K, S’dudla Ma 1000)
  7. Akulalwa (feat. DR MALINGA)
  8. Igama Lami (feat. SoulstaR)
  9. Bayethe (feat. Bk feat. Reason & Ginger Breadman)
  10. No Lie (feat. King Jay)
  11. You’ve Got Me Singing (feat. SoulstaR)
  12. The One Man Show
  13. Let The World Dance

Eminence Track List

  1. Eminence
  2. Dancefloor Keeper
  3. Warrant for Arrest
  4. Kunye
  5. MSC
  6. Mirrors

Taches Time Traveler – Chapter 4 Track List

  1. La Paz (Xique-Xique Remix)
  2. I’m Just a Shadow of Myself (Rapossa Remix)
  3. Pewunguen (Coss & Iorie Remix)
  4. Y Bot
  5. Adir
  6. Clerka (Chambord Remix)
  7. Konnichiwa
  8. How Could I Forget You? (Luca Bacchetti Endless Beach Remix)
  9. The Eclipse
  10. All Alone
  11. Abidjan
  12. Monkey Flute
  13. Iro

DJ Shimza Girlfriend

Shimza is presently not in a relationship. He has previously dated K Naomi after the two met on Instagram. They broke things off in 2018.

Shimza said K Naomi wasn’t the only celeb he had dated but didn’t reveal the names of others.


  • Red Square DJ competition in 2006
  • Best Male DJ at 2019 South African Dance Music Awards
  • One Man Show won the Best Festival award at the 2019 South African Dance Music Awards

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million which he has earned as a DJ.




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