DJ Rimo Jackson, whose real name is Tinotenda Takunda Marimo, hails from Harare, Zimbabwe. He is the son of the legendary Sunday Marimo Chidzambwa, former National team coach and Dynamos FC icon. DJ Rimo attended Alex Park Primary School for his primary education and continued to St George’s College and Prince Edward High School for his secondary education.
Rise to Prominence
Kicking off his career in 2009, DJ Rimo quickly carved a name for himself in the music industry. By 2010, he had become the tour DJ for global stars like Akon and Sean Paul during their Zimbabwean performances. He also collaborated with Beenie Man the same year, solidifying his reputation as a versatile and talented DJ.
Over the years, DJ Rimo has partnered with several international artists during their visits to Zimbabwe. His journey includes touring with renowned musicians such as Lil Kim, Fat Joe, and the popular South African DJ duo Major League DJs, showcasing his talent on the global stage.
DJ Rimo Jackson Recognition and Awards
In 2021, Pulse Magazine Ghana acknowledged DJ Rimo as one of the African DJs to watch out for in 2022. The following year, he made history by clinching the “Best Male DJ” award at the African Social Entertainment Awards in South Africa, becoming the first Zimbabwean DJ to achieve this prestigious honor.
Tours and Performances
DJ Rimo’s remarkable career has taken him across the globe. In March 2022, he dazzled the audience at the Hustlers Brunch Polo event in Dubai. In April of the same year, he entertained crowds in the United States at a polo event hosted by Yabe Events in Dallas, Texas. He continued to enthrall audiences in Zimbabwe and South Africa, further establishing his reputation as a top entertainer.
Tour with Major League DJs
In November 2022, DJ Rimo announced an upcoming tour with Major League DJs in Dubai. This collaboration promised an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts in the region. Their partnership had already seen success with sold-out events in Zimbabwe, creating a strong bond between DJ Rimo and the South African duo.
Challenges and Success in the Industry
Operating as a DJ in Zimbabwe presents unique challenges due to the country’s smaller club scene compared to larger markets like South Africa. However, DJ Rimo views these challenges as opportunities to refine his skills and excel in his field. His journey to international recognition has been long, but his dedication and talent have propelled him to the forefront of Zimbabwe’s music industry.
In 2023, DJ Rimo delighted fans with the release of his highly anticipated debut single track, “Vele Malume.” This song not only showcases his DJ skills but also cements his position as a talented artist.