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Background information
Birth name Ashley Kholofelo Raphala
Born (1989-05-15) May 15, 1989 (age 30)
Tembisa, Gauteng
South Africa
  • House
  • DJ
  • Producer
Years active 2003 - to date
Labels Shimuzic Productions
Associated acts

Shimza (born Ashley Kholofelo Raphala on 15 May 1989) is a South African DJ and producer debuted into house music as a DJ in 2003 where he went on to win the Red Square DJ competition in 2006. He also won the South African Music Conference’s DJ Spin offs Competition, National VO Bertrams “The Next Big Thing” and Gauteng Carnival DJ Competition.


  1. artistecard, Shimza, 22 December 2018
  2. zkhiphani, DJ Shimza celebrates his 24th birthday party, 22 December 2018
  3. .mytvnews, Who is Dj Shimza? Meet Ashley Raphala!, 22 December 2018
  4. youthvillage, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About DJ Shimza, 22 December 2018
  5. sowetanlive, DJ Shimza sticks to what he knows, 22 December 2018