Josiah De Disciple biography: age, girlfriend, background, discography

Josiah De Disciple biography: age, girlfriend, background, discography

May 1, 2021 0 By Nelson Mbeki

Josiah De Disciple (born Josiah Makoela on 3 July 1991 in Johannesburg) is an Amapiano Disk Jockey and producer. He is part of the popular Amapiano DJ Duo – JazziDisciples.

Walking into the limelight, the celebrated artist could credit his Iyano, mama, and inyembesi hits.

Personal Data

Josiah De Disciple biography
BornJosiah Makoela
3 July 1991 (age 29)
Other namesJosiah De Disciple
Birth placeAlexandra
NationalitySouth African
Alma materUniversity of Johannesburg
North View High school
ProfessionDJ, producer


Talent and persistence have helped this artist born on 3 July 1991 in Alexandra Township. Many address the popular figure by his stage name. His birth name (real name) is Josiah Makoela.

Kicking off his musical career, he began to make a mark in several places in the country including Alexander, Tembisa, and Soweto. The wave he made in Tembisa confused many to believe he hails from there.

Together with his colleague in JazziDisciples, Tumelo, Josiah is originally from Alexandra. They grew up together in the township and with time they joined forces to form JazziDisciples.

Educational Background

Josiah is also educated and had his high school academic pursuit in his place of birth.

He laid the foundation of his education in a primary school. After which he furthered at North View High school in Alexandra, Johannesburg. After he enrolled at the University of Johannesburg.

Music Breakthrough

He started his journey in music playing at taverns and local gigs. After, he became a beatmaker and made beats with Mr. Jazziq, and was consistent.

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In 2018, the Duo recorded their breakthrough in music. Even after reaching the peak, they decided to pursue solo projects for two years.

Becoming independent did not affect his progress so far, he is still shaking the music scene.

The Duo

Josiah De Disciple profession

According to a popular proverb, “two heads are better than one”, Josiah and his colleague Tumelo are the perfect epitome.

Coming together to form JazziDisciples has brought them to the limelight. The Duo consists of male singers who hail from Alexandra, a township in Gauteng. 

Together, they have made a mark in the industry for their hits sgubu se monati and long lasting

Their debut studio album Disciples of Piano was dropped on 1 November 2019.

To make the project a hit, they featured other big names in the industry. Collaborating with big names like Vigro Deep, DJ Buckz, Okmalumkoolkat, and Nomisupasta.

The success they have recorded so far came with recognition. The Duo received a nomination for the Best Amapiano record at the 2019 Dance Music Award South Africa.

In 2020, they dropped solo projects intending to expand the sound and the vision of the Duo. JazziDisciples dropped Mr. JazziQ’s EP – 0303 feat. Moonchild Sanelly in March 2020.

May 2020 saw the release of Josiah De Disciple’s EP Spirits Of Makoela (SOM).


  1. Black Child XXV – 2018
  2. Bafana Ba Numba – 2018
  3. The Load Shedding – 2018
  4. Disciples Of Piano – 2019
  5. Spirits Of Makoela – 2020

Private Life

Fans and followers see his private lifestyle as important and want to know everything. Reports online covered that Josiah De Disciple is allegedly dating Bohle, a singer.

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The topic of their relationship status was triggered after they were seen doing music together. Providing more evidence for the internet detectives, they have been spotting together severally.

Though the sources have not concluded their (Josiah and Bohle) love life.


Apart from the busy nature of his music profession, he makes out time for his fans and followers on social media. He is active on Facebook and Instagram.

On his IG account, the amapiano fast-rising artist boasts of over 67.5 thousand followers. The singer never fails to update followers with updates on his lifestyle and profession.

Though he is a newbie in the music industry compared with others, Josiah De Disciple is making an impact. He knows what his fans want and expect and he is giving it to them.