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Twitter Top 5 Local artist in SA - FYI @DJFreshSA is no.1 and @akaworldwide No. 2

DJ Fresh is first local artist to hit the elusive million follower mark on Twitter, followed by rapper AKA .


1. DJ Fresh (1.2 million) - @DJFreshSA


Thato Sikwane (DJ Fresh) is a South African radio DJ, Music producer, entrepreneur and radio and television producer best known as a host on 5FM. Sikwane was born and raised in Botswana. He first came to public attention in 1997 when he became a host on YFM, a South African radio station, and later in 2006 joined 5FM.

Sikwane is much more commonly known as DJ Fresh or The Big Dawg. Fresh has released 2 albums to date. Fresh is also one of the judges of the e.tv reality competition SA's Got Talent, since October 2014.

2. AKA (1 million) - @akaworldwide


Kiernan Jarryd Forbes (born 28 January 1988), better known by his stage name AKA, is a South African hip hop recording artist originally from Cape Town.

2. Black Coffee (1 million) - @RealBlackCoffee


Black Coffee (born Nkosinathi Maphumulo on 11 March 1976) is a South African multi award winning record producer and DJ. He began his career back in 1994 and has released five albums and one live DVD under his Jo'burg-based record label, Soulistic Music. He is arguably one of the most influential musicians in Africa. He had his big break shortly after being chosen as a participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. On the 29th of September 2015, he won the "Breakthrough DJ Of The Year" award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza a few weeks after the release of his fifth studio album, Pieces Of Me.

3. DJ Zinhle (977k) @DJZinhle


DJ Zinhle, born Ntombezinhle Jiyane, is the South African Disc Jockey, actress and television personality. She is perhaps best known for her work on SABC 1’s dance show Jika Majika as well as her hit song “My Name Is” featuring Busiswa. Born on December 30, 1983

4. DJ Euphonic (727K) - @euphonik


Euphonik, whose real name is Themba Mbongeni Nkosi (born 6 December 1983), is a South African DJ, music producer and radio presenter. He is known mostly for playing House music. In 2013 his song with South African DJ, DJ Fresh and Nyanda, "Cool and Deadly", rose to number one on the 5FM Top 40. Since 2006 he has had a weekly radio show on the South African national radio station 5FM, My House which aires on Sunday evenings. 

He has been nominated for a number of accolades at the South African Music Awards and the Metro FM Music Awards. In 2014 he won his first award - a Metro FM award for Best Compilation Album for his album, For The Love of House Volume 5. He was nominated at the 2014 South African Music Awards for Remix of the Year for his song "Hallelujah Anyway". In 2015 he received two nominations at The Metro FM Music Awards for Best Compilation Album for his album, For The Love of House Volume 6; as well as for Song of The Year for 'Busa'.


5. Cassper Nyovest (556 000) - @CassperNyovest


Refiloe Maele Phoolo (born 16 December 1990, in Mafikeng), also known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African recording artist and record producer. His debut album Tsholofelo was released on 18 July 2014. He is currently signed to his own independent label and media company, Family Tree.
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