Tinashe Chikuse Biography | Profile, Career, Awards, PowerFM, CapitalkFM
Tinashe Chikuse is a renowned DJ at Power FM and the charismatic host of the esteemed Power Drive show. Hailing from the vibrant region of Bikita in Masvingo Province, his roots have deeply influenced his fervor for both music and radio.
Throughout his illustrious journey, Tinashe Chikuse has garnered numerous prestigious awards that stand as a testament to his exceptional contributions to the broadcasting arena. A few of his notable accolades include:
- Best Radio DJ in Zimbabwe (2006) – Awarded by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) at the National Journalistic and Media Awards.
- Best Radio Documentary (2006) – Recognized by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) at the National Journalistic and Media Awards.
- 2nd Best Electronic Media Tourism Contributor of the Year (2007) – Voted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) at the National Annual Awards.
- Best Tourism & Hospitality Award (2006) – Acknowledged by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists.
- Best Radio Duo for Breakfast Show as Double TC on POWER FM Zimbabwe (2011) – Voted by the Victors Awards.
- Nominee for Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe National Awards (2014).
- Certificate 8th Advanced Training Course in Media Arts (2016) – Awarded by the Ministry of Media in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt.
A New Chapter at Capitalk FM
In April 2023, a new chapter unfolded in Tinashe Chikuse’s career as he joined Capitalk 100.4FM, the premier talk radio station in Harare. This marked a significant juncture in his journey, offering him a fresh avenue to connect with a diverse audience and broaden his horizons.
As the co-host of the captivating breakfast show titled ‘The Champions League Breakfast Show,’ Tinashe lends his expertise, dynamic energy, and infectious enthusiasm to provide insightful commentary and analysis, joined by Phatisani Sibanda. Together, they delve into topics of paramount importance to the residents of Harare, winning hearts with their engaging and distinctive radio style.
The breakfast show encompasses captivating segments that include the ‘Champions Drive,’ where Tinashe and Phatisani express gratitude to listeners aboard staff buses, and the ‘Music and Diaspora Call,’ where they delight Zimbabweans abroad with messages from their loved ones back home. These segments, among others, render the show an unmissable experience for both local denizens and the diaspora.
Shaping the Future of Capitalk FM
Tinashe Chikuse’s dedication transcends his role as a radio host. Capitalk 100.4FM has undergone substantial programming enhancements, aiming to reintroduce the station to its Harare audience. This includes the addition of presenters Becky K and Yvonne Tivatye. Becky K takes the helm of ‘The Pulse’ show from noon to 3 pm, while Yvonne Tivatye assumes the role of chief producer. Notably, Yvonne continues to helm her cherished Sunday show ‘The Gospel Greats’ on Star FM, now also syndicated on Capitalk 100.4FM.
Tinashe Chikuse and his fellow presenters share a common commitment to providing audiences with credible news, sports updates, business insights, entertainment, and current affairs. Capitalk 100.4FM endeavors to foster novel and enthralling connections with its listeners.