Billy Miya Ochieng is popularly known as Billy Miya joined Radio Maisha recently. Billy Miya is a husband and a father to three children- Before joining Radio Maisha evening show, Billy Miya was a presenter at Milele FM. He is hosts the show alongside Mbaruk Mwalimu.
Billy grew up in Mombasa where he attended primary school and partly secondary school. He left there while in form one and relocated to Kisumu where he continued with secondary school education to completion at Our Lady of Mercy Ringa Boys Secondary School in Oyugis Homabay County. The school hardened students to the level they could survive in any profession without strain.
He started his career at Pwani Fm.
He used to listen to the radio while young. Those days he used to listen to Metro Fm and it had good music. He used to dub music from his father’s cassette that used to put him at odds with him multiple times.
With time his interest grew from listening to radio and television and strongly thought he could do the same in real life.
When he was through with his form four studies he applied for a diploma course in Mombasa Polytechnic, currently Technical University of Mombasa.
He luckily got an admission letter but for unknown reasons somebody hid it. When his father travelled to the school to inquire why he had not gotten the letter, he was told the letter was send two months ago and the intake was long overdue.
They told him the only option remaining is to take a certificate course. He did it and later on did his attachment at Pwani FM where he went on to host the Tafrija la Pwani evening show, the biggest in the region at that time.
He is married to Khadija Khamis and they are blessed with three kids, two boys, and a girl. Miya is a dedicated father and revealed in an interview with SDE how much life changed when he became a father
Billy is the first born in a family of four, two boys and two girls. The radio presenter was very protective of them and would beat anyone who dared mess with his siblings. He was brought up as a Christian but converted to Islam after growing up.