Disc Jockey
DJ Iyati
Fiona Itayi Takaendesa, Disc Jockey
BornFiona Itayi Takaendesa
(1979-09-10)September 10, 1979
EducationGlen View 2 Primary School, Girls High School, Speciss College
OccupationDisc Jockey (DJ).
Years active2012 to present
EmployerStar FM

DJ Iyati is a disc jockey (DJ) at Zimbabwe's first commercial radio station, Star FM which was launched on 25 June 2012. She presents The Breeze together with Tariro. In 2013, she was the station's DJ of The Year.


DJ Iyati was born Fiona Itayi Takaendesa on 10 September 1979.[1] For her primary education, she was enrolled at Glen View 2 Primary School.[1] From Glen View 2 Primary School, she went to Girls High School and then to Speciss College in Harare.[2]

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Broadcasting career

DJ Iyati claims that she was naturally born a communicator.[3] She joined Star FM when it was launched in 2012. Prior to that, she worked for Multichoice's branch in Zimbabwe as a Customer Services Supervisor.[2]


In 2013, DJ Iyati was voted as the station's DJ of The Year. She won an all paid trip to Dubai courtesy of Kenyan Airways.[4] On 13 March together with a lucky listener from Highfield, Sheldon Kasi.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 ABOUT FIONA, "Facebook", Published:,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  2. 2.0 2.1 WORK, "Facebook", Published:,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  3. Patricia Mabviko-Musanhu, Life is doable says DJ Iyati, "The Standard", Published:18 May 2014,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brenda Phiri, Iyati off to Dubai, "The Herald", Published:13 Mar 2014,Retrieved:4 February 2015"