Dj Ganyani (Age 35 years old) real name “Ganyani Tshabalala “ is a Deejay and songwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is known all over Johannesburg for his gifts and notable recognitions.
With his great passion for music, at the age of 15, Ganyani started teaching himself several disc jockey techniques to manipulate the prerecorded music. These include cueing, equalization, phrasing, beat juggling etc. to perform the transitions and overdubs of a number of sources in a more creative way.
DJ Ganyani is classified as a mobile DJ with turn-tablism as his main article.
He travels or tour with his own sound systems and plays from an extensive collection of pre-recorded music, on various media, to wow targeted audiences.
He works for hire at private functions such as receptions, religion ceremonies, school dances; but also seen frequently in bars, nightclubs, neighborhood parties, block parties, and product launches.
He is a DJ of choice for Orlando Pirates FC and the South African Football Association • Compilation of the Simunye House Grooves Vol. 1& 2 on invite by SABC 1 to broaden their Simunye brand appeal to the youth. •
He has also received a gold disc award for Simunye house grooves (This award was for achieving the client's objective) Honored by Castle Loud for his exceptional skills and given an achievers Award.
Ganyani has produced a total of five “hit” albums; which are “In The House featuring Ganyani, Ganyani’s House Grooves 3 and the Ganyani’s House Grooves 4, 5 and 6.(This album has been awarded a gold disc for having sold over 25 000 units, currently at 54000 units and going strong) •
He has tutored, mentored, and inspired the likes of the Deejays such as late DJ Khabzela of YFM, DJ Mbuso, DJ Bradley, DJ Slender (Cape Town’s popular DJ) also the ever-popular Mpho Tsedu of PhalaPhala FM and Muvhango fame.
Awards & nominations
He was a nominee in the 2006 Metro FM awards in the category “ Best Club DJ” • 2007 has seen the Master’s addition to the House Grooves by releasing yet another album, Ganyani House Grooves 5 which has now reached its gold status in 3 months of its release.
In 2007 has also seen DJ Ganyani crowned one of the House Legends for his contribution in the music industry by Brandhouse.
• 2010 has seen DJ Ganyani releasing Ganyani House Grooves 7, which is currently nominated for the Metro fm Awards for Best Compilation.
It was recently nominated for THE KIA RECORD OF THE YEAR award on the Sama Awards 2014.
It was also nominated for The SONG OF THE YEAR award on the MTV Video Music Award 2014.