Joe Mfalme Joins Radio Africa After Leaving Capital FM

  • DJ Joe Mfalme photographed at Kenyans.co.ke offices in Westlands in 2019
    DJ Joe Mfalme photographed at Kenyans.co.ke offices in Westlands, Nairobi, in 2019.
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  • UPDATE Wednesday, January 19: Kenyans has learned that DJ Joe Mfalme is headed to Home Boyz Radio after leaving Capital FM.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the celebrated disc jokey confirmed that he was to start his new job on Monday February 1. 

    Mfalme joins former Capital FM programmes director Michael Waithaka and former General Manager Somoina Kimojino who have also joined the Radio Africa Group-owned station.


    Celebrated radio host Deejay Joe Mfalme has quit Capital FM after 12 years.

    In a statement, the celebrated mix master announced that he had exited the uptown radio station after over 10 years of service.

    He thanked the media house for according him the opportunity, and explained that it was time for him to expand his horizons.

    "I would like to thank the Capital FM Kenya family for giving an opportunity to a young man from Meru who had dreams and ambitions of entertaining people through the art of deejaying.

    A promotional poster for the Hits Not Homework show
    A promotional poster for the Hits Not Homework show
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    "I have made some of my best memories working for Capital FM Kenya and I will eternally be grateful to them for the growth and opportunity awarded to me. It is time to expand my horizons," he stated.

    During his tenure at the station, Mfalme served as a host of the Hits Not Homework show that wrapped up in December 2020.

    The show aired every Monday to Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Hit Not Homework’s targeted the 18-24 demographic, most of whom tuned in to listen to music, relatable conversations and the famous ‘Top 9 at 9’ chart.

    The show was replaced by a more mature version dubbed The Hype.

    Since his career took off more than a decade ago, Mfalme has become a force to reckon with after his offering moved beyond the studio.

    In an exclusive interview with Kenyans.co.ke in December 2019, the celebrated entertainer pegged the highest earning of his career - in one night - at Ksh250,000.

    He had a chance to play at the United States 144th Military anniversary in Kenya where he pocketed the money after playing for only three hours.

    "Making such an amount is not so regular, that comes around the New Year's eve or extremely high-end events.

    "I have done tours in the US and they do not pay as much. This is because the events are organised by Kenyan promoters and are largely made of Kenyan audiences," he explained.

    Mfalme's big break was in 2010 when he won Pilsner Mfalme Hottest Media DJ.

    DJ Joe Mfalme during a previous gig
    DJ Joe Mfalme during a previous gig.
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