DJ Finzo is a South African disc jockey, radio personality, actor, and reality TV star popularly known for starring in Moja Love’s reality series, Giants of The City. He was born Phinel Caswell Sefatsa on July 13th and is reportedly engaged to Lelethu Siphofane.
DJ Finzo has worked hard over the years to prove that dwarfism won’t deter him from achieving his dreams. He has gone on to establish himself as a renowned disc jockey, sharing the stage with the likes of DJ Black Coffee, Oskido, and DJ Fresh. In addition to music, Finzo works as a presenter and music compiler at Lesedi FM. Also, he played Mr. Chuene in Taxi Ride and has starred in Giants of The City for three seasons.
How Old is DJ Finzo?
DJ Finzo was born on July 13th, however, his year of birth has remained a mystery. He seemed to have kept his age secret to avoid further criticism due to his stature. While celebrating his birthday in July 2019, DJ Finzo quoted his age as 18 years, making it obvious that he didn’t want to make his age public.
Meanwhile, his short bio written by DStv about Moja Love’s Giants of The City cast members, DJ Finzo was presumed to be born in 1994. Nevertheless, he is yet to verify the year of birth stated in the profile. On the other hand, DJ Finzo’s birthplace is Senekal, a town located in the eastern part of the Free State Province.
DJ Finzo Had a Rough Childhood Experience
In December 2018, DJ Finzo opened up about the challenges he faced growing up as a dwarf. As the only person in his family with dwarfism, he wondered as a kid why he was so different and struggled with self-worth. Looking different from other children around him made him cry often.
He was so ashamed of himself that one day, he asked his father to carry him because he didn’t want people to make fun of him. His dad would tell him that only God knows why he was born with dwarfism and reassure him of God’s love for him. Even though the emotions were often so intense during his childhood, he has grown to accept and love himself for who he is.
His father also encouraged him to be strong and have faith in God’s plan for his life, which he did. Today, the acclaimed DJ inspires those with dwarfism and is working to establish a foundation to assist people like him.
DJ Finzo’s Long-spanning Music Career
For over ten years, DJ Finzo has been working as a disc jockey. He has had gigs in several clubs in South Africa and also released several songs. He collaborated with Lesedi FM’s presenter, Thuso Motaung to release a single titled, ‘Wa Balata’. Later in March 2020, he dropped a smash song, ‘Sweet and Short’.
He further released another single, ‘Makhe’ feat. Bobby Geenius & Benlay in 2022. Amazingly, the Free State DJ has performed overseas. In 2013, he attended the Miami Winter Music Conference and also represented the Free State Province at the DJs/Artists Performance Showcase Talent and Networking held in New York, United States in August 2014.
He played sets at different nightclubs in New York and met some of the well-known US artists including Monique Bingham. Then in South Africa, DJ Finzo has performed sets not only in nightclubs but at event centers and parties. In September 2022, he had performances at Rands Cape Town, Ekhayeni Bloemfontein, Makubenjalo Soweto, and Lesotho Eclipse Lounge.
He then closed the year with gigs at Imvelo Safari Lodge, Town Hall Blutfontein, and Fouriersburg Freedom Square from December 17th to 22nd. Furthermore, he hosted his birthday party at Chicago’s Bar and Restaurant in Namibia on July 29, 2023.
DJ Finzo Joined the Cast of Giants of The City in 2021
Phinel Sefatsa made his acting debut in a comedy series titled, Taxi Ride. He played the role of Mr. Chuene which made him quite popular in Mzansi. He then became a TV star when he joined Giants of The City as one of its main cast members. The show premiered in August 2021 and explores the daily lives of people with dwarfism and the challenges they face at work, in relationships, and walking around the city.
Finzo stars in the reality show along with Makopano Mtshali, Anele Brightness Xaba, and Hloniphile “Hloni” Dlamini. When the show debuted, Moja Love wasn’t sure about a second season, but Giants of The City became an instant hit with the channel’s audience and has ran for three seasons. Apparently, the story of the lives of the charismatic and colorful characters on the show has kept the viewers intrigued and they can’t get enough of it.
DJ Finzo’s Side Ventures
For several years, DJ Finzo has been working as a music compiler and presenter on Lesedi FM. He is also a businessman, who serves as the co-founder of the luxurious limited edition of Sweet and Short Bed. He launched the business in partnership with King’s Comfort and the beds come in different sizes: King, Queen, and Double. The bed has a 15-year warranty and delivery is free nationwide.
Does DJ Finzo Have a Wife?
No, DJ Finzo does not have a wife yet, but he is engaged to Lelethu Siphofane. He has been planning on paying her lobola and thus, has been introduced to his fiancée’s family. On Giants of The City, Phinel showed off his new girlfriend after getting divorced from his wife. They announced their engagement on the show and started making plans to become man and wife.
Though it’s reported that Lelethu’s family was not happy with her choice of husband when she introduced Finzo, the DJ is resilient in making Lelethu his wife. The couple seem happy when they are in each other’s arms and hopefully, they will end up getting married.
Who Is DJ Finzo’s Baby Mama?
DJ Finzo’s ex-wife and mother of his child was featured in the first season of Giants of The City. They were together for more than 14 years before deciding to get divorced. The couple had their daughter, Oratilwe Sefatsa, on October 29th, 2009 and she is 14 years old.
Though the relationship between Finzo and his ex-wife has turned sour, they were once inseparable. In July 2016, the ‘Sweet and Short’ crooner took to Facebook to heap praises on the mother of his child. He disclosed in the post that she accepted him when he was still looking for a job and believed in his career when he was still searching for gigs.
He also added that even though people said that their relationship won’t last and they won’t have a child together, she proved them wrong. He was happy that his wife loved him the way he was. Sadly, the couple announced their divorce on Giants of The City. Nevertheless, they agreed to co-parent their daughter. And DJ Finzo is a proud father who loves spending time with his baby girl.
They often hang out together and he shares pictures of Oratilwe on social media. In July 2023, the two were interviewed on Metro FM’s The Touchdown.