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ABOUT

Christine "DJ Kix" Mwaturura

Award-winning Zimbabwean-Australian audio producer, writer and radio DJ in Melbourne (Naarm), Australia. Most of Kix's work has a connection to Africa with the aim of inspiring empathy, critical thinking, and entertaining audiences.

 

In 2021, Kix created and launched Private Affairs, a romantic-dramedy fiction podcast which made waves by topping the Apple Podcasts Fiction charts in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Canada, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and peaking at #21 in the USA. The show's first season was crowned the 2021 Australian Podcast of the Year and Best Fiction podcast, and the second season earned enormous worldwide success in 2023.

 

As a radio DJ, Kix brings contemporary African music to Melbourne's airwaves every Friday night on PBS FM. Her show, Afro Turn Up, was nationally syndicated from 2020 - 2022 on the Community Radio Network. Kix has also collaborated with the Peabody award-winning program, Afropop Worldwide as a guest co-host and producer. Check out her episodes here.

From 2015 - 2017, Kix co-created the pop culture and current affairs podcast, SOS in Oz, with her sister. The podcast's fourth season featured on the renowned storytelling website, The Pin. In June 2018, she and her sister were invited panelists at Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festivalspeaking on the art of podcasting

Previously, Kix wrote articles for Madame Noire, a leading American online magazine for Black women. Her punchy writing style proved to be popular which saw her work cited in other publications including Thought Catalog and Zimbabwe's national news outlet, The Herald.

In recognition of Kix’s talent in audio storytelling, she was named the 2022 Jesse Cox Audio Fellow.

Recognition & Awards

  • 2024 New York Festivals Radio Awards - Drama Podcast (Bronze)

  • Apple Podcasts Shows We Love 2023

  • ​2023 Australian Podcast Awards:

    • Best Fiction (Finalist)

  • 2023 International Women’s Podcast Awards

    • ​Moment of Compelling Storytelling (Shortlist)

    • Moment of Dramatic Tension (Shortlist)

    • Award for Changing the World 1 Moment at a Time (Shortlist)

  • Creative Australia grant recipient (2023)

  • Scanlon Foundation African-Australian Creative Media grant recipient (2022)

  • Jesse Cox Audio Fellow (2022)

  • Australia Council for the Arts grant recipient (2021)

  • 2021 Australian Podcast Awards:

    • Podcast of the Year (Winner)

    • Best Fiction Podcast (Gold)

    • Best New Podcast (Silver)​​

  • Creative Victoria grant recipient (2019)

  • Zimbabwe International Women's Awards, Woman in Media nominee (2018) 

  • Afroshine Australia Awards, commendation for media production (2017)

In the Press

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