DJ Rimo, whose real name is Tinotenda Takunda Marimo, is a Zimbabwean DJ, music producer and talk show host.
Early Life and Education
Dj Rimo, was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is the son of former National team coach and Dynamos FC legend Sunday Marimo Chidzambwa, He attended Alex Park Primary School for his primary education and later enrolled at St George’s College and Prince Edward High School for his secondary education.
Rise to Prominence
Dj Rimo began his career in 2009 and quickly gained recognition in the music industry. In 2010, he became the tour DJ for renowned artists such as Akon and Sean Paul during their performances in Zimbabwe. Later that year, he also worked with Beenie Man, further establishing his reputation as a skilled and versatile DJ.
Over the years, Dj Rimo has collaborated with numerous international artists who have visited Zimbabwe. He has toured with acclaimed musicians including Lil Kim, Fat Joe, and the popular South African DJ duo Major League DJs, showcasing his talent on a global stage.
Recognition and Awards
In 2021, Pulse Magazine Ghana recognized Dj Rimo as one of the African DJs to watch out for in 2022. The following year, he achieved a significant milestone by winning the “Best Male DJ” award at the African Social Entertainment Awards held in South Africa, becoming the first Zimbabwean DJ to receive this honor.
Tours and Performances
Dj Rimo’s impressive career has taken him to various countries around the world. In March 2022, he performed at the Hustlers Brunch Polo event held at Melia Desert Palm in Dubai. In April of the same year, he travelled to the United States to entertain the audience at another polo event hosted by Yabe Events at Preston Wood Polo Club in Dallas, Texas.
Throughout the year, Dj Rimo entertained crowds at renowned clubs and concerts in Zimbabwe and South Africa, further solidifying his status as a premier entertainer. His exceptional talent and captivating performances led to his nomination and subsequent victory at the African Social Entertainment Awards.
Tour with Major League DJs
In November 2022, Dj Rimo announced his upcoming tour with Major League in Dubai. The tour, which was scheduled for the last weekend of November, promised to be an unforgettable experience for music lovers in the region. The two DJs showcased their skills at various venues throughout the city, including The Hustlers Brunch at the Train Beach Club.
This collaboration with Major League DJs was not new for Dj Rimo, as they had performed together since 2021. Their previous shows in Zimbabwe, including a sold-out event in Bulawayo, were met with great enthusiasm from the audience. Dj Rimo’s partnership with Major League DJs had allowed him to establish a strong bond and mutual respect with the South African duo.
Challenges and Success in the Industry
As a DJ based in Zimbabwe, Dj Rimo acknowledges the challenges of working in a smaller club scene compared to larger markets like South Africa. However, he believes that this has pushed him to hone his craft and excel in his field. Dj Rimo’s journey to international recognition has been a long one, but his dedication and talent have propelled him to the forefront of the music industry in Zimbabwe.
In 2023, Dj Rimo released his highly anticipated debut single track titled “Vele Malume.” The song showcases his unique style and further cements his position as a talented artist in addition to his DJ skills.