DJ Americano

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Winston Manyeta[1] (born 1970 died 7 July 2012) popularly known as "DJ Americano" was a Zambian DJ at the college radio, Hone FM in Lusaka.

Early life

Manyeta was born in 1970 in Eastern Province.[2]


He started his DJ career in 1989 in Ndola on the Copperbelt. He moved to Lusaka and joined dancing Club Chez Ntemba.[1] In 2003 he joined Hone FM Radio where he was anchor of a radio show called "JIVE TALKING SHOW" on Wednesdays and Saturdays.[2]


On 4 July 2012, Manyeta was admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) after suffering from pneumonia. He died on 7 July 2012 at age 42. He was survived by a wife and six children. The funeral was held at Manyeta's house in Lusaka's Garden Compound,[3] and was put to rest on 10 July 2012 at Lusaka’s Leopards Hill Cemetery.[1]