On Air Personality
Also known as Giyani Brian Rikhotso Co-hosts Phaphama Breakfast show.
Giyani Brian "DJ Brian" Rikhotso (born 1 January 1980) is a South African broadcaster who co-hosts Phaphama on Munghana Lonene FM.
As of April 2012, Brian moved from hosting the morning show Phaphama and was paired with Thembi Thobela to co-host the flagship afternoon drive show till March 2015.
Brian was born in Soweto, South Africa. He later moved to Bolubedu next to Tzaneen, Limpopo. He attended Matshwi Primary School, Bolubedu and subsequently completed high school in Mokope Senior Secondary before training to be a Journalist at Technikon Pretoria(now Tshwane University of Technology. He began his broadcasting career with Munghana lonene FM in 2000 doing weekend shifts. Dj Brian has presented different shows on Munghana Lonene FM. He first joined the station in 2000 as a stand-in presenter, mainly covering doing graveyards shifts while still finishing his studies. He later presented the African World Music Show Mindhzumba ya Afrika ( which he still hosts- 10h00-12h00 on Sat) , this is the show that made a name for him. In 2003 he started presenting the afternoon presented the drive show Vaxumi, swapping days with Conny Mashimbye. He later earned a breakfast show slot in 2005, a programme he kept till 2007.
In 2008 he rejoined the station and started co-hosting the breakfast show Phaphama with Sydney Baloyi. In 2009 the team was joined by Tebogo Jacko Magubane as the show's producer, a move that saw the show reaching new heights. Resulting from Phaphama's Success, Brian was moved to the Afternoon Drive and paired with Thembzana Reloaded and Nyiko Sithole as the sports presenter.
The new lineup change in April 2015 saw me going back to my roots by rejoining the most loved team of Phaphama breakfast show which I still co-host with Sydney Baloyi.