DJ Lamiez Holworthy’s Biography, Lifestyle and Hairstyle Evolution

DJ Lamiez is a South African disc jockey, television personality, philanthropist, and biker. The popular DJ is known for her maddening turntable skills. She is also one of the most popular names among TV and radio presenters in the country. She presently co-hosts the music show Live Amp on SABC 1 every Friday. As a philanthropist, DJ Lamiez Holworthy runs a charity foundation – Lamiez Holworthy Foundation – through which she supports orphanages and safe homes to make the kids get all the love they deserve. The gorgeous DJ is also an ambassador for the South African Premiership soccer side, Mamelodi Sundowns – an appointment she received in 2020.

Quick Profile of DJ Lamiez Holworthy

  • Name: Lamiez Holworthy
  • Date of birth: June 12, 1992
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Place of birth: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Gender: Female
  • Occupation: Disc Jockey, TV personality
  • Relationship status: Active
  • Instagram: @lamiez_holworthy
  • Twitter: @LamiezHolworthy
  • Facebook: @lamiezholworthy

Background and Early Life of DJ Lamiez Holworthy

Lamiez Holworthy is a multi-cultural woman who describes herself as the epitome of the Rainbow Nation. She was born to a South African father and an Indian mother named Imelda Klow. Her birthplace is in Pretoria, Gauteng province, but she was raised in the Indian township of Laudium with her half-siblings by her mother before her stepfather, Enver (who was also colored), came along.

Her cross-cultural upbringing meant that she was exposed to different religions also. She was born to a black biological father, whose information remains unknown, and a colored Indian mother. Describing her upbringing, Lamiez recalls having to deal with racism and bullies – both at school and on the streets of Laudium – because she was black, unlike her parents and siblings. This fact affected her sense of identity while growing up, but she scaled through that phase and has turned out a strong and successful black South African woman.

Lamiez Holworthy
Lamiez (M) with her parents, Imelda (L) and Enver (R)

Holworthy was born on June 12, 1992, which makes her 29 years old. The TV presenter attended several primary schools, including Andrew Anthony, Sunnyside, and Kwaggasrand Primary Schools. She also went to Pro Arte Alphen Park for her Grade 8 and Grade 9 studies, and then in 2009, she graduated from Laudium Secondary School. After high school, she started DJing and then continued her schooling in 2012, when she got enrolled at Boston Media House in Sandton, where she obtained a certification in media studies.

Her Career Choice Was Inspired By Her Mother and Supported By Her Family

Not everyone is privileged to have families who support their dreams and aspirations without forcing down rules and societal demands on them. And we can see that DJ Lamiez sees herself as very fortunate in this regard. The Live Amp co-host had always loved music as a child, and everyone in the family could tell. However, she did not think that being a Disc Jockey was her life’s calling. She started her career as a DJ when she was 17 years old – that was in 2010. She recalls it was her mother who encouraged her to learn the art.

After graduating from secondary school in 2010, the family had no money to sponsor her tertiary studies in New York further because her stepfather’s business had failed, and her mother was retrenched. As a way of lifting Holworthy’s spirits from the frustration of not going to school, her mother suggested she practice the art of mixing music as a pastime. That was how DJ Lamiez was born! She had to learn from a few friends since she couldn’t afford formal training and her mother bought her first disc jockey equipment and currently serves as her manager.

She Started Her Disc Jockey Career in 2013

After learning the ropes in the background for a few years, Lamiez Holworthy launched her disc jockey career in 2013, and the rest has been history. One important thing to note is that her parents took her to all her DJ gigs while she was with them – from the early days at the job even to her better days. She got her first public gig as a guest DJ at Tshwane FM on DJ Malwela’s show. After being well received by the South African music fans, she bagged her first TV appearance when she appeared as a host on the lifestyle show, Living the Dream on Tshwane TV.

She hit a low point in her career when she had a car accident while going for an audition and when her entire DJ paraphernalia was stolen. At this point, DJ Lamiez Holworthy considered giving up on her burgeoning music career. But just at the point where she almost threw in the towel and walked away from her career, the pretty DJ landed a gig with SABC1 as a presenter and co-host. She was spotted by SABC officials who liked her voice and offered to work with her on the music show Live Amp. That has become her career’s biggest job and immediately turned her into one of Mzansi’s hottest assets in terms of disc jockeys.

DJ Lamiez Holworthy Lost Her Stepfather in 2019

On April 16, 2019, the turntable queen took to Twitter, in a series of tweets, to announce the sad news that she had lost her father (stepfather), Enver. The exact circumstances surrounding his death are not clear, as Lamiez’s first tweet reveals that he returned from work the previous day (April 15th) in good health and even made dinner for his family. How he ended up dying on the same is not known.

He died just days before she traveled for her first-ever international gig, which saddened her the more. However, Lamiez is grateful for her father’s life and his support in her career. In an interview, she mentioned that she is even thrilled that she has an angel (her father) in heaven watching over her. Enver’s death was a sad time for everyone in the family, especially her mother, Imelda, who struggled to embrace life afterward.

DJ Lamiez Holworthy Wears A Cap With Many Feathers

DJ Lamiez has proven that she is not just a regular disc jockey as she has continued to strive for excellence in her work and other endeavors. Not just limited to DJ, the 29 year-old stunner also serves as the co-host for SABC1’s music show, Live Amp, which is South Africa’s biggest live music show, alongside Metro FM’s DJ Speedsta. Besides DJing and television presenting, the ‘Tattooed Lady’ also works as a radio DJ for Metro FM.

In 2020, DJ Lamiez was nominated by the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) in the Best Entertainment Program category for her job on Live Amp. She has consistently remained on the list of Top 100 female DJs globally for the past 5 years and was #2 in South Africa in 2019. Furthermore, her career has seen DJ Lamiez go beyond South African shores and has become a brand influencer for top brands – at home and abroad.

Lamiez Holworthy is also a philanthropist and gives back to society through her foundation – Lamiez Holworthy Foundation – where she caters to underprivileged children. A woman of many sides, the TV presenter has a great deal of love for bikes, which informed her decision to start an initiative dubbed “Bikers for Change.” She enjoys riding and owns a Harley Davidson motorbike, which she got in 2018 after she was able to convince her parents, who were against the idea of her being a biker.

The Story Behind DJ Lamiez’ Hairstyle

DJ Lamiez’s love for art is expressed through music, tattoos, and her artistic hairstyles. Also known as the ‘Tattooed Lady,’ the South African DJ is always on ‘fleek’ with her daring hairstyles, and she rarely wears a wig or a weave-on. Growing up with siblings who had curled hair – while she didn’t, Lamiez was the subject of very demeaning abuse about her hair, which prompted her to wear her natural hair, something she has come to be associated with. She now rocks a curly fade hairstyle and credits her barber for her style.

She is mostly seen with the natural (black) hair color, and some other times when she feels unhinged, she is more daring and tints the hair with a bright color (she has been seen with pink and platinum curls). DJ Lamiez has also worn long dreadlocks, and the secret to hair magical hairstyle is a good hair conditioner – there you have it! Below is a beautiful collection of some of the times DJ Lamiez has left us drooling with her hairdo.

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