Synonymous with making people stars, DJ Tira has been applauded once again for helping an aspiring artist with a true rags to riches story, Fezile Zulu, see her dream of being a recording artist become a reality.
Not the first time he’s come through for talented people looking for a break, Tira has been credited for the success of Idols SA contestants Virginia and Viggie Qwabe, affectionately known as the Q Twins, as well as others such as Mduduzi Ncube of the hit Afropop song Isginci and even reality TV star Zodwa Wabantu.
Now associated with another heartfelt story, Tira helped Wimpy waitress Fezile Zulu record her first EP. This after Fezile went viral on social media earlier this year, when she was recorded singing CiCi’s song because she was promised bottles of alcohol in exchange.
Covered in calamine lotion on her face and dressed in mismatched clothes, Fezile sang her heart out as the person behind the video promised to make sure that Tira caught wind of her talent.
Fast forward to April, Fezile has an EP that was put together with the likes of CiCi, Big Zulu and Mondli Ngcobo.
Watch the video to see how it all began and where it is now: