Prices have gone up and Dj Tira now charges up to R100k for any contribution he makes to a song.
The legendary DJ is well known for his signature sound ‘Chikichikichaaaaaa’ – and he has decided to capatalize on it.
In a tweet on Thursday night, the 40-year-old wrote, “For all artists/ DJs who wants Chikichikichaaaaaa on their songs.... the price has gone up! R50k. Verse is R70k. Chorus is R100k.”
DJ Tira is also the founder of Afrotainment which is home of successful Durban artists such as Distruction Boyz, Naakmusiq and Dream Team.
He has also been featured in a number of record breaking songs such as: iScathulo by Tipcee ft Busiswa and more recent hit, Pakisha by Dladla Mshunqisi.
Twitter users, however, were not too impressed with the DJ’s exuberant prices.
Imagine 50k for chikichaaa WTF????????— Public Relations Guru (@TsepoThibankhoe) June 7, 2018
Guys I charge 15 MTN airtime for Chikichikichaaa, I can also do the things that gets the verse to be done for R50 e wallet R150 chorus.— Percyval Tolo (@ToloPercyval) June 7, 2018
Faka imali uzobona!
Uzongthola nextdoor eAfro! pic.twitter.com/aP7OCPqbge
Someone is drunk pic.twitter.com/AdZE0BUmE1— uMama Ka Haig & Apollo (@p_mangena) June 7, 2018
Chikhichikhicha -50k— Typical_ZULU (@Mabutho_X56) June 7, 2018
100k for u to just talk on a song haaa malume pic.twitter.com/R6QUYMiEU1— glen_ngc (@NdhakaChauke_ng) June 7, 2018
Whatever the case may be though, Dj Tira is cashing in.