DJ Fresh (South African DJ)

DJ Fresh
Sikwane (DJ Fresh) during a photoshoot
Thato Sikwane

(1972-10-15) 15 October 1972 (age 49)
Other namesDJ Fresh, The Big Dawg
OccupationDJ, producer, entrepreneur, performer
Years active1992–present
Thabiso Sikwane
(m. 2002)

Thato Sikwane (born 15 October 1972[1]), better known by his stage name DJ Fresh, is a Motswana radio Dj (on-air personality), producer and entrepreneur based in South Africa. He is most well-known for his career on 5FM and Metro FM.

DJ Fresh previously worked for YFM in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also worked for SABC Radio stations 5FM and Metro FM.

During the 1990s, he released a series of South African house music records, mostly name Fresh House Flava. Different volumes of the compilations were released.

Life and career

Thato Sikwane developed interest on deejaying while he was in Botswana before relocating to South Africa, in 1994 to pursue his studies and obtained a Media Studies diploma at Joburg's Boston Media House.

Sikwane obtained the opportunity to work at YFM while he was completing his third year and spent 8 years at the station before moving to 5FM's popular Drive Time slot.

He was a radio presenter at 5FM for more than 10 years before moving to Metro FM in 2017, which Fresh Breakfast Show became one of the station's most-loved slots.

In August 2019, Metro FM fired him after a listener complained to the BCCSA about the strong language he used during a live broadcast.[2] Fresh took over 947's Drive Time show, from which he was also fired after being accused of rape.[3]

He has also stepped on television shows such as Idols SA, SA's Got Talent and Tropika Island of Treasure SA as a guest judge.

In 2002, Sikwane married Thabiso Sikwane. They do not have any children together.[citation needed]


  • Definition of House
  • Mzansi House
  • Fresh House Flava
  • DJ Ski VS Big Dawg

International tour

Aside from South Africa, DJ Fresh has toured in these cities worldwide: