Joseph Ogidi Oyoo, popularly known as Gidi, grew up in the slums and had to work hard to put himself through school. Over the years, fans have seen him evolve to become the man he is today. He has managed to remain relevant in the ever-changing media industry and establish a huge following.
Gidi Ogidi will be turning 45 years old this year,2024.
Gidi education background
Gidi attended Aquinas High School. He then proceeded to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for a Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Technology (IT). He went to the Strathmore School of Business for a Master’s in Business Administration.
Radio Jambo Gidi Wife and Children:
Gidi Ogidi has maintained a private stance regarding details about his relationship life, including information about his spouse or children. However, we do know he is married to Ziva Elijah, and the two are blessed with a daughter, Mari-rose Hera Ogidi who was born in 2016. Gidi’s wife lives in France where she works and the two visit each other regularly.
Gidi Ogidi is a prominent Kenyan radio personality known for his work at Radio Jambo. With a career spanning years, he has become a household name in Kenya’s media landscape. Gidi’s charismatic voice and engaging persona have made him a favorite among radio listeners.
His captivating style and ability to connect with his audience have contributed to his success in the industry.
Ted Josiah was very impressed with the two and asked them to team up. That’s how GigiGidi MajiMaji came into existence. Their debut single Ting Badi Malo was well received by Kenyans to the surprise of the then eighteen-year-old students.
The duo continued releasing hit songs but “unbwogable” brought them so much attention. The song means fearless, someone not afraid to go out there since nothing can stop them. In 2002, it became a political song used by those who were against KANU.
People wanted change and a new government and this song was used to show their disgruntlement with the then government.
The song brought so many opportunities and Gidi, an IT student at JKUAT at the time, had to put a pause on his academics for a while.
The Gidi Gidi and Maji Maji combination became big, attracting the attention of Gallo Record, an international music stable with a branch in South Africa. The deal was one of a kind and they broke their contract with Ted Josiah.
However, they had to change their rhythm and style to match international standards. By the time they released their album in 2003, their image had changed. No longer was their hip-hop style of music the same. They even performed in Big Brother Africa season 1.
In life, change is one thing we cannot avoid, eventually, it catches up with everyone and for the duo, it was time to make changes. In 2005, they split up which was a blow to the heart for many of their fans.
In 2006, the Patanisho show host joined the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in the IT department. Two years later, he met Carol Radull who was Kiss FM’s head of news at the time and also a presenter for a football show. Carol noticed that he could make a good commentator. Although hesitant at first, he took the chance and has been in the radio scene since then.
The musician cum presenter got a job in Radio Jambo. He was assigned to co-host the morning show alongside Ghost Mulee. The two host the Patanisho show which is not only entertaining but has also managed to re-unite several people since its launch.
In 2015, he started his own record label called Trendy Media Communication Limited. In an interview published by Parents Africa, he says the label is to help other upcoming artists produce music in a conducive environment.
Throughout his career, Gidi has largely avoided controversies, maintaining a positive image in the public eye.
Awards and Recognition
The AMT Awards Radio Jambo’s Gidi na Ghost and Homeboyz Radio’s Boyz Club were nominated for the Radio Drive Show of the Year 2022.
Gidi Radio Jambo Salary
Gidi earns a salary of between Ksh.600,000 and Ksh.1 million and is among the highest-paid radio presenters in Kenya.
As of the latest available information, Gidi Ogidi’s net worth is not publicly disclosed. His success in radio and media likely contributes to his financial standing. But we estimate to be over 20M