Kings, Queens and a rich culture in the arts, crafts and music awaits you each week when you tune in to ‘Afriquencies’.

Featuring music, interviews and historical information, the show shines a positive light on contemporary events related to Africa and the African Diaspora and counters common media images of war, famine and disease. 

Your host, is Jonny Simons (Dj-iKâpa) 

Born and raised in Elsies River, Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa, with Khoisan, Coloured Heritage, Jonny comes from a rich Cultural background. His parents were educators, artists, political activists, and musicians, and were a strong influence on his outlook and experience of life. His brother Dudley was the first non-white person to study music, with a focus on Jazz, at the University of Cape Town.

His journey through Australia saw him qualify as a Secondary School Teacher in Visual Arts and Music, while remaining committed to his first love, drumming and percussion, performing in a variety of Afro Caribbean shows and groups across Australia. He was involved in the Anti-Apartheid movement in Sydney, where some of these groups performed and were active.

2023 saw him further his studies at SAE where he completed a Bachelors of Songwriting and Music production. He is now following that on with an Associate Diploma in 2024.

Afriquencies goes to air every Sunday from 4pm – 6pm at Bayfm 99.9 also streaming live on

Playback of recent broadcasts are available here.

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Many thanks to the Community Broadcasting Foundation for supporting Afriquencies.