Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio

Eric Knight greatest Zim DJ of all time

By Lance Guma

[twitter-follow username=”lanceguma” scheme=”dark”]

Former ZBC Radio 2 presenter Eric Knight is the greatest Zimbabwean DJ of all time according to an online poll of Nehanda Radio listeners and readers of the website. Out of 1787 people who voted, 460 (26%) picked Knight.

Eric Knight greatest Zim DJ of all time
Eric Knight greatest Zim DJ of all time

In close second was ZBC Radio 3 favourite Peter Johns who got 311 votes (17%). Tich Mataz who is now with Star FM came third with 148 votes (8%) while James Maridadi of the Junior 3 fame came fourth with 113 votes (6%).

Maridadi now works in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s office and is reportedly eyeing a parliamentary seat in Mabvuku where he grew up. The same applies to Knight who wants to stand as the MDC-T candidate in Mbare.

Despite a widely publicised deportation from South Africa where he had become a popular television personality Mataz remains loved by radio fans. Several arrests on fraud charges have tainted an otherwise glittering career.

Kudzi ‘Mr Cool’ Marudza took 5th place with 111 votes (6%) while former Radio 3 funny man Simon Parkinson who is now based in South Africa came 6th with 109 votes (6%). Hosea ‘Hitman’ Singende came 7th with 95 votes (5%).

Former Radio 3 presenter, Eunice ‘Miss DJ’ Goto now based in the UK came 8th in our poll with 86 votes (5%). She was followed closely by another UK based legend in Ezra ‘Tshisa Sibanda’ who came 9th with 78 votes (4%).

Sibanda is the third radio legend in our top 10 who has put himself forward to stand as a parliamentary candidate for the MDC-T in the Vungu constituency. He joins Knight and Maridadi in the ‘political’ studio.

The online polls run by Nehanda Radio are IP sensitive and only allow one vote per person per IP number. It means you can’t vote twice on the same computer. Below are the top 15 DJ’s of all time according to our listeners and readers.

1

Eric Knight

460

26%

2

Peter Johns

311

17%

3

Tich Mataz

148

8%

4

James Maridadi

113

6%

5

Kudzi ‘Mr Cool’ Marudza

111

6%

6

Simon Parkinson

109

6%

7

Hosea ‘Hitman’ Singende

95

5%

8

Eunice ‘Miss DJ’ Goto

86

5%

9

Ezra ‘Tshisa’ Sibanda

78

4%

10

Brenda Moyo

68

4%

11

Otis ‘The Flow’ Fraser

50

3%

12

Simon Pashoma Ncube

47

3%

13

Joe Panganai

43

2%

14

Kelvin ‘Soul Supreme’ Sifelani

35

2%

15

Sam Sibanda

33

3%

Total votes 1787

Comments
error: Alert: Use share buttons to share content !!