DJ Cleo (real name Tlou Cleopas Monyepao) is a South African kwaito and house DJ, producer and entrepreneur who has worked with several industry luminaries including Brickz, Pitch Black Afro, Mzekezeke, Brown Dash, Mandoza, Kabelo and Skwatta Kamp.
He started out as a producer of the Unrestricted Breakfast Show hosted by DJ Fresh on YFM. He then established his own recording label - Will of Steel Productions - and the first musician he produced was Pitch Black Afro.
He later did work on the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi. He also had a recurring role as a freelance producer who works for Zondi Entertainment Enterprise in the e.tv soapie Rhythm City.
He is also known for appearing in the travel docu-series Vaya Mzansi, in which he and DJ Angie Khumalo ride around South Africa on motorbikes to unearth interesting stories – political, historical, criminal, ideological – all seen through the eyes of local people.
Born and raised in Vosloorus (now called Ekurhuleni) on the East Rand, he now resides in Johannesburg.