On My Radar

What DJ Fresh is reading, watching & listening to

Recently announced as 947's new Afternoon Drive presenter, Thato Sikwane aka DJ Fresh tells us what's on his cultural radar

01 September 2019 - 00:08 By Sanet Oberholzer
DJ Fresh is back on our radar with his new gig at 947.
DJ Fresh is back on our radar with his new gig at 947.
Image: DJ Fresh via Facebook

Thato Sikwane, more popularly known as DJ Fresh, has been a favourite in the radio industry ever since starting his career back in 1992. Today his voice is one of the most recognised on SA airwaves.

Fresh recently left Metro FM and popped back onto our radar this month on 947, after being announced as the new Afternoon Drive presenter. We asked him what's on his cultural radar ...


I have had Zonke's L.O.V.E. album on repeat in my car for the past year or so since it came out. I listen to at least one song a day religiously. L.O.V.E is my favourite song.

WATCH | The music video for Zonke's track 'L.O.V.E.'


My tattoos. And expression through music is my art. We have pieces in the house, I can't take credit for them; they are my wife's selections.


Am I allowed to say home is where the heart is? I was born and raised in Botswana and still have my folks there, but my family and I live in Johannesburg North.

'A Certain Amount of Madness' by Amber Murrey
'A Certain Amount of Madness' by Amber Murrey
Image: Supplied


My time is usually limited so audio books work best for me.

With the time I had on my hands the past few weeks, a friend bought me A Certain Amount of Madness by Amber Murrey, which is about Thomas Sankara.


Daruma by Oskido and Moyo at Zoo Lake. Say no more.


I don't watch a lot of TV so I record everything and binge watch it later.

What is very big in my house now is The Throne and the kids got me to watch Stranger Things on Netflix.


The Swarm app allows you to check in at every location and counts how many times you check in when you arrive from out of town. 

I travel a lot, so on arrival I always make sure I don't forget to check in when I land in Johannesburg.


Madagascar The Musical - on at the People's Theatre in downtown Jozi. My daughter Wandi, who is 10 years old, is one of the penguins.

DJ Fresh's daughter Wandi plays a penguin in 'Madagascar The Musical'.
DJ Fresh's daughter Wandi plays a penguin in 'Madagascar The Musical'.
Image: Supplied


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