DJ Fresh Biography

DJ Fresh Biography

Thato Sikwane, born on 15th October 1972, is popularly known by his stage name, DJ Fresh. He is a Motswana disk jockey, producer, and entrepreneur based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is most renowned for his career on 5FM and Metro FM.

Sikwane’s interest in deejaying began in Botswana. In 1994, he relocated to South Africa to pursue his studies and obtained a Media Studies diploma from Johannesburg’s Boston Media House. During his third year of study, Sikwane had the opportunity to work at YFM, a radio station in Johannesburg, South Africa. He spent eight years at the station before moving to 5FM’s popular “Drive Time” slot.

Career Highlights and Controversies

Sikwane was a radio presenter at 5FM for over a decade before moving to Metro FM in 2017. Here, the “Fresh Breakfast Show” became one of the station’s most-loved slots. However, in August 2019, Metro FM terminated his contract after a listener complained to the BCCSA about the strong language he used during a live broadcast. Subsequently, Fresh took over 947’s Drive Time show, from which he was also dismissed following accusations of rape.

Despite these controversies, Sikwane has made appearances on television shows such as Idols SA, SA’s Got Talent, and Tropika Island of Treasure SA as a guest judge.

Personal Life

In 2002, Sikwane married Thabiso Sikwane, and they have three children together. However, in 2020, the couple separated and initiated the divorce process.

Recent Ventures

In 2022, Sikwane started a record label with Zimbabwean-born producer/DJ, Tich Ponde, who goes by the name of Shona SA. The record label, “Domboshaba Records”, primarily focuses on Afro House music. Sikwane and Ponde also merged to form “Domboshaba Duo” and released an album titled “The Beginning” in October 2022. The album features artists such as Rock’itMan, Nomvula SA, and Audius, among others.

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In 2023, Sikwane released a 13-track studio album project titled “Voices of Hope 2 Album”. The album features top artists like Shona SA, Gouveia, TorQue MuziQ, Starr, Bongiwe Indlovukazi, Mazet SA, Sazi Cele, and Thabiso Sikwane.


Sikwane’s discography includes:

  • Definition of House
  • Mzansi House
  • Fresh House Flava
  • DJ Ski VS Big Dawg
  • Voices of Hope
  • The Beginning
  • Voices of Hope 2

International Tours

DJ Fresh has toured worldwide, with performances in cities such as:

  • Miami, United States
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Court Case

DJ Fresh and Euphonik were accused of raping a woman. The woman opened a case of rape at Sunnyside police station in January 2021. However, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided not to prosecute the duo, citing insufficient evidence.

DJ Fresh and Euphonik then filed a defamation case against the woman, claiming that she had falsely accused them of rape. The court, however, dismissed the defamation case in September 2021, saying that there were no prospects of a successful criminal prosecution. The woman also opened a defamation case against DJ Euphonik for sharing an alleged fake WhatsApp message in which she supposedly apologised for lying about the rape. That case is still pending in court.

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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