Naked DJ (born on August 13th, 1980) is a 42 year-old disc jockey, radio and TV personality, record producer, and entrepreneur with a net worth of $3.8 million. He rose to prominence for his work as the co-host of Metro FM’s popular shows, Ask A Man and Audiogasm.
Having hailed from a family of show biz royalties, the DJ got his career started as a kid. Thus far, he has hosted numerous parties as well as several radio and TV programs. In March 2022, Naked DJ was featured in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series titled Young, Famous, and African. This attained him global recognition as the reality series was nominated for National Reality TV Award for Best International Show.
What is Naked DJ’s Age Now?
Popular Metro FM anchor, Naked DJ, is 42 years old. He was born in Benoni, Gauteng, on August 13th, 1980. Over the years, the DJ usually celebrates his birthdays by hosting a series of parties at clubs or event centers as birthday celebration tours.
In 2016, he hosted the Naked DJ’s Birthday Party alongside Euphonik, Lulo Cafe, Sphectacula & Naves at Eyadini Lounge on August 28th, 2016.
Later in 2017 and 2018, he hosted birthday parties titled Let’s Get Naked at Topflo in Arcadia and Taboo in Johannesburg. He then held the Naked DJ Birthday Celebration Party at Altitude Beach on August 22nd, 2021.
What is Naked DJ’s Real Name?
Naked DJ’s real name is Quinton Paul Masina. Although he has been known for years by his stage name, the radio personality has other nicknames―Qinani and DJ Quinton. He is reportedly given his professional name, Naked DJ, by his mother, and the origin of the name is still under wraps.
However, it has been noticed that Quinton loves being naughty and mostly hosts parties with sultry headlines like Naked Nites and Naked Thirstdays, among others.
Who are Naked DJ’s Parents?
Naked DJ often refers to his parents as Mam and Bab’ Masina. They have been married for more than four decades, and their union is blessed with five children who are showbiz stars. Although the famed radio personality was born to his parents in Benoni in Gauteng, the family originated from Mpumalanga Province. They later relocated to Benoni township in the Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng.
Naked DJ’s father worked as a human resource manager at a firm before his retirement. His mother, on the other hand, reportedly runs a private school at home. She also owns a beauty salon. In August 2022, Naked DJ’s mum turned 70, and her children organized a befitting birthday celebration for the septuagenarian’s age milestone.
The Masina Entertainment Dynasty
Though their parents didn’t pursue careers in entertainment, Naked DJ and his siblings are stars in the showbiz world. This is thanks to their eldest brother, Fortune Masina, who influenced the career choice of his younger ones when he veered into music and became one of the pioneers of hip-hop in the country.
Today, Quinton and his siblings, who are known as the “Masina Siblings,” are dubbed showbiz royalties by many South Africans, and below are the reasons.
Born on April 18th, 1976, Fortune Masina has been active in the entertainment scene for more than two decades. He is an award-winning producer, recording artist, TV personality, and businessman. He attained success in 2004 when he released his debut studio album titled ‘Abom Rapper.’
After eleven years break from making music, the Johannesburg-born made a comeback by releasing a follow-up album, ‘Abomrapper 2’. The album had 17 tracks and featured more than 50 artists, including RJ Benjamin, Hoodlum, Silkour, ProVerb, Ramesh, Naked DJ, DJ Papercutt, and the late Nkuli ‘Flabba’ Habedi.
Fortune Masina owns Masina Media and his second album was executive produced by his production company and Lebotja Media. He is a graduate of the University of Johannesburg. He is married to former Backstage presenter Letitia Masina, who is known for her appearance in the Dettol commercial.
Known as one of the founding fathers of Hip-Hop in South Africa, Ramesh Masina kickstarted his music career in 1995. Later in 2009, he released a 12-track album titled “Lost and Found.” Like his brother, Fortune, Ramesh is also a record producer and a recording artist.
He is the founder of Soulful Entertainment, a one-time recording company but is currently an entertainment powerhouse. Ramesh’s company was established in 2002 and is in a league of its own. It is into diverse production and entertainment-related works such as:
- TV production
- Web development
- Music Production
- Artist management
- Graphic design
- Social development
- Event and project management
More so, Naked DJ’s brother is a social entrepreneur who serves as the co-founder and executive director of the Khulisani Foundation. He co-founded the foundation with Bianca Phumzile Williams, and the non-profit organization conducts youth programs.
Ramesh Masina additionally founded Campaign For Girls. It is a girl child development program for Grade 11 to Grade 12 learners across South Africa.
Hlelo and Ntando Masina
The youngest of the famous Masina siblings are identical twins – Hlelo and Ntando Masina. They were born in Johannesburg on October 12th, 1983. The Masina twins are widely recognized in the country for working as the host of the SABC1 lifestyle magazine series, Mzansi Insider. The two also co-hosted the Young, Gifted & African show on Channel O.
Hlelo and Ntando emerged as the first and only twins on commercial radio in South Africa when they began hosting a radio show called Double Up on the youth radio station, YFM. Later on 2009 New Year’s Eve, the duo debuted on the e.tv drama series, Rhythm City. They further attained more success on television in 2011 when they launched their own reality TV series titled, Blame It on Fame.
The series aired on e.tv and followed their daily lives for two seasons, from 2011 to 2012, before it was canceled by the TV channel. Hlelo and Ntando Masina further hosted the seventh season of Come Duze. They also made appearances on other TV shows such as Zaziwa, The Close Up, and Glambition.
Additionally, the two work alongside their brother, Ramesh, in Campaign For Girls, as they are passionate about youth development, especially the development of young girls across the country. The campaign was launched in August 2010 and focuses on the recognition and growth of ambitious young girls.
Langa Masina is the second generation of the Masina entertainment family, making waves in the music scene. He is the son of Ramesh Masina and has released a number of songs at a young age. He was born in 2003 and goes by the stage name Steero. In 2019, he collaborated with rapper ProVerb to release a single titled “Beastmode.”
The youngster began writing music while in grade 4. Then in 2012, he started pursuing music full-time and opted for homeschooling in order to have a lot of time and focus on making music. In recent years, Langa Masina has released songs like ‘My Crush’ and ‘Black is Beautiful’.
Is Naked DJ Related to Former Ekurhuleni Mayor, Mzwandile Masina?
One notable fact about the Masina family is that they are supportive of each other and thus, are one another’s cheerleaders. On many occasions, Naked DJ has shown support to his big brother, Mzwandile Masina. Though not his sibling, the DJ often refers to the eminent politician as his big brother, of which they might be cousins.
Mzwandile Masina was born on September 2nd, 1974, and was raised in an apartheid struggle family. At the age of 14, he joined the African National Congress Youth League and later trained under Umkhonto we Sizwe. He worked as the Chief Operations Officer at the Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture, and Recreation before being appointed the chief executive officer of the Gauteng Film Commission in the year 2012.
Two years later, the political figure was elected ANC’s Ekurhuleni chairperson and was re-elected in 2018. Also, he served as a member of the National Assembly of South Africa from 2014 to 2016. During such time, he worked as the deputy minister of trade and industry at the National Assembly from May 26th, 2014, to August 23rd, 2016.
Then from August 2016 to November 2021, Mzwandile served as the executive mayor of the city of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. He had previously worked as the General Secretary of the South African Youth Development Programme (SAYDEP) and is famously known for creating and launching the highly successful “One Company One Job” initiative.
Naked DJ Took to Disc Jockeying at the age of 11
Naked DJ began honing his DJing skills in the backyard of their family house when he was 11 years old. Upon graduation from high school, he kicked off his career as a DJ and performed gigs at parties for a fee. Since he sprung to the limelight for his work at Metro FM, Naked DJ has hosted several parties across South Africa.
In 2014, he performed at Spring Fiesta alongside the late rapper Ricky Rick. The following year, he featured VJ Nutty in a party, Naughty 90’s held at Niche Lounge & Bar. He further performed at Lulo Cafe’s Cafe Unlimited and at the Spring Fiesta in the year 2016. In the subsequent years, Quinton Masina has had gigs at Eyadini Lounge, Taboo, Icon Soweto, and Cofi Brooklyn.
He became well-known in SA for hosting multiple party series where he thrilled fans with his disc-jockeying talent. They include Let’s Get Naked, Naked Nites, Naked & Single, Naked Thirstdays and Naked Weekends. He further worked as the host of Road to SA Music Carnival in March 2019 and featured on Afro Tour with DJ Tira, Prince Bulo, and Tipcee.
Furthermore, Naked DJ has had gigs in Miami, Florida, US. He also performed at the popular luxury cruise party, Oh Ship SA 2019, which featured 72 hours of non-stop music with DJ Fresh and Euphonik as the captains.
He Has Been Associated With Metro FM For Over a Decade
Naked DJ’s career in entertainment is hugely defined by his works at Metro FM, which have lasted for more than 10 years. Not only does he work as a DJ at the radio station, but he hosts widely known shows – Ask a Man and Audiogasm. In 2014, he hosted The Sexy Summer Mix on Metro FM and is presently known as the co-host of the podcast, Ask A Man.
He dishes out relationship advice on the show, which has seen him trend on social media platforms, especially with regard to his colorful love life. In addition to Metro FM, the talented DJ has hosted a show called The Ultimix at 5FM.
Naked DJ’s Net Worth
Naked DJ’s net worth is estimated at $3.8 million. With his career spanning over 20 years, the Gauteng native has mostly built his fortune from his numerous DJ gigs and radio hosting role at Metro FM. Besides the aforementioned revenue streams, the TV star has been able to augment his total wealth from other income sources, including music, clothing label, and TV gigs. Here’s a sneak peek into Naked DJ’s other revenue streams.
With his brothers making a name for themselves in the music industry, it’s no surprise that Naked DJ decided to ply his trade in the music domain. He kickstarted his musical journey in April 2020 with the release of a single titled, ‘Beautiful’ featuring Harrison Crump. The song clinched the 4th spot on Lesedi FM’s Top 30 Countdown in the next month.
In the same year, the media personality dropped another single, ‘Yi Summer’ feat. Kruna and Bozza. He released the song under his record label, The Naked Factory, which was also established in 2020.
As an entrepreneur, Naked DJ serves as the owner of a clothing line named The Naked Factory. This also accounts for his staggering net worth. He has been spotted wearing apparel from his clothing label on multiple occasions. Also, his girlfriend, Kayleigh Schwark, and son, Phiwe, market The Naked Factory apparel on their social media handles.
In October 2014, Quinton Masina debuted in the SABC2 show, Motswako. Three years later, he emerged as the co-host of the BET show, The Man Council. He then became a TV star in March 2022 when Netflix’s original series Young, Famous, and African premiered. He featured in the show along with other African stars like Khanyi Mbau, Nadia Nakai, Tu Face Idibia, Diamond Platnumz, and Andile Ncube.
The reality TV series focused on building the careers and relationships of the cast members. In June 2022, Young, Famous & African gained a nomination for the Best International Show at the 11th Annual National Reality TV Awards held in London on July 28th, 2022.
The Metro FM Presenter Has Been Married Twice
Though presently unmarried, Naked DJ has entered into matrimony twice. He first married Bulelwa, who described him as a sex addict on an episode of Blame It on Fame hosted by the Masina twins. It’s unknown when the two tied the knot, but sadly, the marriage collapsed. It, however, produced a son named Phiwe Masina.
Later in 2017, the radio host entered his second marriage with the late Real Housewives of Johannesburg star, Naledi Willers. They stayed married for two years before Naledi announced their divorce on Instagram in February 2019. Tragically, the former beauty queen succumbed to breast cancer in December 2021.
Meet Naked DJ’s Son
Naked DJ and Bulelwa’s son, Phiwe Masina, was born on February 10th, 2006. He works as a YouTube video creator. Nicknamed Peezy, Phiwe is close to his father, and they share quality time together. They post about each other on social media, and the media personality never fails to celebrate his son on his birthday.
Who is Naked DJ’s Girlfriend?
Naked DJ has been in a relationship with Kayleigh Schwark, a professional footballer and fitness model. They began dating in late 2019 and were featured on Young, Famous, and African as a couple. The lovebirds seem to be head over heels in love though their relationship usually attracts criticisms following Naked DJ’s role in Ask A Man on Metro FM.
After they participated in the Netflix show, it was rumored that Kayleigh was in a toxic relationship with the DJ, as she called him unromantic on the show. Nonetheless, Quinton Masina has disclosed that he shares a unique love with the athlete, which brews a roller coaster romance between them.