'No ID, no entry' — Afrotainment boss DJ Tira on his new studio

10 July 2024 - 12:38
Afrotainment boss DJ Tira adds extra security measures at his studio.
Image: Instagram Afrotainment boss DJ Tira adds extra security measures at his studio.

Afrotainment boss DJ Tira says no ID, no entry at his revamped studio.

Mthokozisi Khathi, popularly known as DJ Tira, suffered a robbery three months ago at his studio in Durban North, when thieves stole expensive equipment including studio monitors, keyboards and microphones.

Early this week DJ Tira took to his social media page to document the revamping of his studio, posting: “God we trust, Afro studio revamped. Ready to create more magic with amazing talent.”

The Singenzejani hitmaker told TshisaLIVE his challenge was being unable to record music.

“I had to put serious security measures in place because I didn't want to experience the same ordeal again which resulted in setbacks in music production. My security was compromised and I didn't have CCTV cameras. Now I've made sure my security is tight and people coming to my studio will register with their names. It's going to be proper stuff,” he said.

“I'm not going to let people I don't know to come near my studio. People should make plans when they come, they must bring their ID book or card because I am not messing around. I will keep records of everyone who comes to my studio. It was a terrible learning curve for me, I've learnt security is important.”

While he was insured, his cover did not extend to the full cost of the repairs, he said.

“Insurance tried to help me but it took me halfway and I had to go all the way because I wanted it to look proper, make it nice and fresh — ngoba manje ziyakhala [because now it's up]".

DJ Tira said he is now also extra cautious of people who hang around him and at his house.

“I've procured a 24-hour armed guard service and there will be no ID, no entry, Akudlalwa manje.

With implementation of the improved security measures, he's ready to refocus on his work.

“I'm looking forward to making music again and making my fans happy on the dancefloor through my music.”

Take a look at DJ Tira's revamped studio: