Charismatic, Captivating and Magnetic THATO “DJ FRESH” SIKWANE



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DJFresh boasts a diversity of talents that have seen him making major waves inthe South African entertainment industry for over 30years.
He is a sought-after television personality, popular social media sensation, an international club DJ and prolific radio head.

What started off as just love for music at age 13 where Fresh found himself deejaying at school socials in boarding school rapidly propelled into what is now his career. Fresh was born in Botswana and had his first radio show there in 1992 on RB2. His passion for the entertainment industry then led to him leaving his law studies to pursue Media studies and Journalism full time in 1994.

In 1997 Fresh made his debut on South African airwaves on YFM. With many years of hard work, setting trends and creating a brand of his work; Fresh became a household favourite with a growing fan base. 22 years later he hosts the afternoon drive show on 947;

Fresh on 947.

Throughout his entertainment career, his love of house music has pushed boundaries and led to the release of numerous classic albums including the popular “Fresh House Flava” series – which have been highly instrumental in the consumption of House music throughout South Africa. He has also been a lead influence on launching some of SA’s household DJ such as Cleo; Sbu; Monde; China; Fingers etc

His electrifying ability to mix house music has landed Fresh on International stages throughout Johannesburg, Miami,London, Cape Town, Moscow, Brisbane, Ibiza, Leeds, Durban, Gaborone,Birmingham, Dubai, Montreal and Melbourne where he shared the DJ booth with“Little Louie” Vega, Armand Van Helden, Oskido, Jazzy Jeff, Ready D, Vinny DaVinci, Christos, Gregory, Black Coffee, Kshmr, David Guetta, DJ Snake,  Dash Berlin, Headhunterz and Martin Garrix.

Unafraid to always reinvent the game it is no wonder that Fresh has been able to branch out into various projects aligned with the entertainment industry and build a successful business structure under his name. As a multifaceted personality, Fresh has efficaciously run his own company Big Dawg Productions; partnered with Euphonik to create the mega brand property FEu; and formed part of a collective of DJs’, producers, media personality and musicians called DJU. Inspired by international conferences such as The Miami Winter Music Conference, DJU established the Southern AfricanMusic Conference in 2005 which held crucial talks for deejays and producers andDJs - it is a critical platform for Southern African dance music industry practitioners to keep pace with, and eventually lead global developments.

With years of experience and a Fresh mind willing to still learn; DJ Fresh is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Fresh on 947: 15h00- 19h00 Weekdays on 947
Twitter: DJFreshSA
Instagram: djfreshsa
Facebook: DJ FRESH (SA)
Tel: 011 791 6385


Apart from his contagious laugh being heard on radio and being seen on international stages, Fresh also lends his entertainment expertise to reality talent Show – SA’s Got Talent as a trusted Judge.

His loyal fans have continued to grow into the millions on radio and TV; and have followed his every career move. More so, fans have reveled in excitement as The Big Dawg announced his major move to Metro FM as host of the Fresh Breakfast this year.

It is not surprising that DJ Fresh is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as his career continues to grow at an exponential rate.

Be sure to tune into Metro FM for the Fresh Breakfast every Monday – Friday from 5am-8am as Fresh and his dynamic team continue to entertain, break down boundaries and bring South Africans together.