5FM has announced that Afrika Mdutyulwa better known to his massive following as Smash Afrika will be joining the station. Smash Afrika joined Ryan The Dj and will be on air weekday nights as from 1st of April. This will be between 19:00 and 22:00 Monday to Thursday.
Beginning with campus radio, he made his name at YFM in 2013 when he co-hosted En Route 6 with Tholi B. In 2015 he hosted his own show, Point of Order, which was on weekdays from 03:00 to 06:00.
In the show on 5M, he will be joined by producer Given Baloyi.
“Talk about a dream come true! I have always wanted to work at 5FM and finally it’s happening,” Smash said in a press statement. “Words can’t begin to describe the emotions, but I will express them on every show once I get started,” he expressed himself.
5FM also announced that acclaimed and revered Ultimix resident Ryan the DJ has been offered his own show on the station, taking over the Saturday night 19:00 – 22:00 Weekender5 show from 5FM’s PH who will sadly be leaving the station to focus on his very busy DJ and production work.
Ryan is certainly no stranger to the 5FM community. He was crowned the winner of the 5FM Ultimix DJ competition in 2012 which landed him a regular resident feature on the station as well as on their event line-ups. Ryan, is one of South Africa’s foremost mix asters and recently represented the country at the Red Bull 3Style World Finals in Poland, where he was placed in the top 6.
“I’ve always held the 5FM Saturday night slot in high regard. I grew up listening to Derek the Bandit and Roger Goode’s Saturday Surgery – they were iconic shows. I would listen to them religiously and so to have the opportunity to host my own show on a Saturday night on 5FM is an absolute honour and dream come true for me,” says Ryan.
“I’m really excited for the journey ahead as well as being able to share good music and connect with my fans and listeners across South Africa,” he adds.