Get to know the life and career of your favourite Dj Giyani Brian Rikhoto, better known as DJ Brian. He is a South African broadcaster who is popularly known for hosting the Munghana Lonene FM morning show paired with the co-host Mphensa-Mphensa. He later moved from hosting the morning show to the afternoon drive show with his co-host Thembi Thombela. Rikhoto has an exciting career journey as discussed more in this article.
DJ Brian is not only a presenter, but he is also a club Dj and an entrepreneur. A clear look at his profile will tell you that his rise to fame was not presented on a silver platter. It is something he has worked tirelessly and relentlessly for. His hard work and dedication have seen him move from one career level to the other. This has made him gain popularity, making him one of the most exceptional DJs South Africa has known. Read more on this article to find out how he started his journey and know all about his achievements, wife, age, songs, and contact details.
Dj Brian profile
Below is every detail you would like to know about your favourite Dj.
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Rikhoto was born on 1 January 1980 Soweto in South Africa. He is 40 years.
The family relocated from Soweto to Bolubedu, located next to Tzaneen, Limpopo. While there, Rikhoto enrolled at Matshwi Primary School in Bolubedu and later joined Mokope Senior Secondary for his high school education. He performed exemplary, and that enabled him to join Technikon Pretoria, which is now the Tshwane University of Technology, where he pursued a diploma in Journalism.
In 2000, he was through with college education, and he was lucky to land a job at Munghana Lonene Fm as a stand-in-presenter where he was tasked with weekend shifts. His breakthrough came when he presented the African World Music Show Mindhzumba ya Africa. He presented it very well that he made a name for himself and became a celebrity. Dj Brian Munghana Lonene job opened great opportunities for him.
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In 2003, he started presenting the afternoon drive show while swapping days with Conny Mshimbye where he worked tirelessly, and in 2005, he was rewarded with a breakfast show that he maintained until 2007.
In 2008, he started co-hosting Phaphama, a breakfast show, with his co-host Sydney Baloyi. The duo worked together until 2009 when Tebogo Jacko Magubane joined them, who came as the show's director. The move brought a positive response prompting the management to move Giyani to the Afternoon Drive where he was paired with Thembzana and Nyiko Sithole as the sports presenter.
Awards and achievements
At only 23 years, he garnered an award as the Best Presenter of the year at the station. This is despite him presenting only two-weekend programmes.
He was the first person at the station to play artists such as Kanda Bongo Man from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Salala from Madagascar, Fally Ipupa, Koffi Olomide, Papa Wemba, among other international artists. His diverse and unique choice of music, mostly the new blend of African music from SADC countries, has made the station to gain popularity and huge listeners and followers.
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In 2014, he made a mark when he featured the Tsalanang-Inspector Mkhaba with his smash hit, Bafikile. This hit single was later compiled on DJ Cleo's Eskhaleni 9. His music video was played on local and national TV stations in RSA and in other neighbouring countries in Africa.
Giyani has also released three albums under his name, and he told his fans that more are underway.
DJ Brian wife
DJ Brian Rikhotso wife is Zanele Carol Rikhotso, with whom he got married in 2004. He also prefers to keep his private life private.
Facts about Giyani
He is a die-hard fan of Kaizer Cheifs F.C. He occasionally made remarks about the team during his show time on Phaphama, and he sometimes engaged in soccer debates with his co-host Sydney Baloyi, who is, on the contrary, a die-hard fan of the rival Orlando Pirates. This usually brought a heated discussion with each trying to support their team.
Giyani was arrested on 9 February 2007, and later the case was thrown out of court due to lack of evidence. It was later understood that there was nothing that linked him to the situation.
He also owns Bharule Communications, a multi-media communications company, and DJ Brian Concepts, a communications company that drives Giyani the brand.
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Dj Brian contact details
You can reach him on the following channels:
- DJ Brian Facebook @DJ Brian Rikhotso
- DJ Brian Instagram: @djbrianrikhotso
- DJ Brian Twitter: @Djbrianrikhotso
Dj Brian YouTube
You can now listen to all Dj Brian songs and watch the DJ Brian videos on his YouTube channel. On the channel, you can also find Dj Brian mix, and you can listen to the ones that you have missed.
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Listen to Dj Brian Axina Murhi album, which he released in 2019 featuring Afro Madjaha.
You can listen and keep up to date with every new song upload at the Dj Brian 254 Mixcloud.
With the above bio of Dj Brian, it is evident that he has put effort to get to that level. He is emulated by many young and upcoming DJs and presenters who want to follow his footsteps.
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