DJ Tira increases reward for information on break-in at Afrotainment studios

Musician and record label boss DJ Tira has suffered a hefty blow following a break-in at his Afrotainment studio in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on Wednesday 24 April.


The Afrotainment Studios account on Facebook shared a pictured dipicting the vandalism. At first, a R20 000 reward was offered, but now the money has been increased by R5 000.

“There was a break in at Afrotainment Studio last night (Wed, 24-04-2024). All studio equipment was stolen. This includes hard drives that consist of music files – including unreleased music,” read the post.

DJ Tira – real name Mthokozisi Khathi – and his team pleaded with anybody who has information, or comes across people who are selling studio equipment suspected to be the equipment stolen from Afrotainment, to contact them on the cellphone number they provided.

“There is a reward of R20 000 for anyone who provides information that leads to the successful recovery of the studio equipment,” they write before writing again, “please help us get our studio equipment please. Reward R25 000 please come forward with information.”


Speaking to ZiMoja, office manager Samkelo Mpisane said the robbers took everything. This includes hard drives with unrealised music belonging to singer Dladla Mshunqisi and bassist Prince Bulo.

“They took everything – you can tell that they have been planning this robbery,” he added.

“We had so many things planned and this has set us back big time,” he added.

According to a source, the robbers had inside information because the break-in took place when the cameras were not working.

“No stranger can jump and break a gate, these are the people who know Tira’s whereabouts and the fact that cameras were not working,” said the source.

This is the second time this year that DJ Tira has offered a reward for losing his belongings. In March, the Thank You Mr DJ hitmaker asked for his Uber driver to reach out to him after losing his Mercedes G-Wagon keys.

At the time, the musician said he would reward the e-hailing service driver if he returned them. This was after he was unsuccessful in reporting the incident on the Uber app.

I forgot my Mercedes G Wagon key in an Uber on Saturday 2 March, can the driver that took me to OR Tambo bring back my key ngizomnika [I will give him] R5000. I have been trying to report on the app hhayi kuyabheda!!! [its not working out] Ngisizeni bo! [Please help me],” he wrote.

“The driver should know that I am not blaming him, it’s all my fault. I was careless. All I need is for him to reach out and give me the key back. I would really appreciate it and reward him,” he said.

Fortunately for the Afrotainment owner, his keys were returned and he gave the driver his R5 000 reward as promised.