Lamiez Holworthy

Lamiez Holworthy (born 12 June 1992),[3] is a South African DJ, television personality, radio presenter, record producer, businesswoman and philanthropist. She is best known for hosting the SABC 1 music show, Live AMP.

Lamiez Holworthy
Born
Lamiez Holworthy

(1992-06-12) 12 June 1992 (age 30)
Eersterust, South Africa
Occupation
  • DJ
  • Television presenter
  • Radio personality
  • Businesswoman
  • Philanthropist
  • Record producer
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2019)
[1][2]
Musical career
OriginGauteng, South Africa
GenresHip hop, House, Amapiano
Instruments

Early life and educationEdit

Lamiez Holworthy was born on June 12, 1992 in Eersterust, and grew up in Laudium. She attended Andrew Anthony Primary, then, Sunnyside Primary and later on, Kwaggasrand Primary.[4] She also attended Pro Arte Alphen Park from grade 8 to 9. In 2009, she matriculated from Laudium secondary, and then went on to study media at the Boston media house in 2012.[5]

CareerEdit

Lamiez started her career as an underground disc jockey while learning and mastering the art of mixing in 2010. She started her the career in high school by guest presenting on a show called KMTV on Soweto TV and later emerged as the host for the South African lifestyle show Living The Dream which aired on Tshwane TV.[6] She has revealed that she almost left the entertainment industry after an accident during her audition where her car was vandalized and her deejay equipment was stolen. After seven years, she landed her biggest role on SABC 1’s Live Amp.[7]

She's known as the official full-time DJ for Sun City Resort and the official Miss South Africa DJ for the past two years. In April 2021, she became the co-host of the Metro FM dance show, Penthouse Session alongside South African DJ and presenter Lulo Cafe.[8] In July 2021, she was the presenter of the 27th South African Music Awards.[9]

MusicEdit

In August 2021, she released her debut single "Sthokoze" which features The Lowkeys and Drip Gogo.[10] Later that year she was nominated for Best Amapiano Female DJ Act at the South African Amapiano Awards.[11]

PhilanthropyEdit

She started her own philanthropic foundation, the Lamiez Holworthy Foundation. The foundation provides aid for orphanages and safe houses for abused, abandoned HIV infected and affected children. The foundation also focusses on funding students from disadvantaged backgrounds with study materials, financial aid and sponsors.[12]

In October 2021, she was honoured at the South African Heroines Awards for her philanthropic work.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

She is married to South Africa rapper Khuli Chana and is a step mother to Khuli's daughter who he had before their marriage.[14]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2021 SA Amapiano Music Awards Best Amapiano Female DJ Act Nominated[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Marry your type guys' — Khuli Chana and Lamiez's dancing leave tweeps in their feels!". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Lamiez Holworthy confirms her and Khuli Chana's nuptials". JustNje. 28 July 2021. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Lamiez gets 29 gifts for her 29th birthday". news24.com. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  4. ^ "DJ LAMIEZ HOLWORTHY IS THE CUTEST DJ IN MZANSI". styleyou7.com. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  5. ^ ""People think I'm an overnight success," - Lamiez Holworthy". news24.com. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  6. ^ "5 Things You May Not Have Known About DJ Lamiez Holworthy". zkhiphani.co.za. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Lamiez Holworthy on how LiveAMP changed her & how she changed others". timeslive.co.za. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  8. ^ "DJ Lamiez joins Metro FM". news24.com. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Sama27 announces performers and presenters". bizcommunity.com. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Lamiez Holworthy Releases Her Official Debut Single, "Sthokoze"". zkhiphani.co.za. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  11. ^ "SA AMAPIANO MUSIC AWARDS 2021: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS". trace.tv. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  12. ^ "DJ Lamiez Holworthy Foundation builds new orphanage in Tshwane". iol.co.za. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  13. ^ "Lamiez Holworthy gets honoured: 'Thank you for reminding me why I do what I do'". dispatchlive.co.za. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Khuli Chana and Lamiez Holworthy on the year that was and their plans for the holiday season". news24.com. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  15. ^ "SA Amapiano Music Awards 2021: All the winners". musicinafrica.net. Retrieved 10 January 2022.