Musicians in the country have joined the Malawians in mourning radio personality John Mota popularly known as ‘Atom The DJ’.

Mota died Thursday morning, December 9, 2021 at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. He succumbed to hypertension.

Until his passing, Mota was a radio presenter at FM Power 101.

Well known Ndirande music dual W-Twice Chimodzimodzi said, “Rest in Atom The Dj (Another ng’wewu) Dj wa mu ghetto ndix Mmodzi mwa ma Dj amene wasewera nyimbo zathu kwambiri pa nyatwa flavor pa 101 radio osakulipirani kanthu. Mutasamikira ku Ndix dairy timabwera kwanu kuzatiphunzisa ziwiri zitatu we can’t forget u Ngakhale tachedwa but sitingagone osakufunirani kupumura kwabwino RIP again”.

Thocco Anaphi Katimba said “Such a big loss to the media fraternity and music industry. This gentleman was very unique in his style of radio presentation. He really loved promoting Malawi music. May his soul rest in peace ATOM DJ.’’

Maskal said “It is sad to hear about the loss of one of the most underrated DJs, John Mota. DJ Atom has supported local music in so many ways and I solemnly appreciate his contributions to my career. May his soul rest in peace. One thing I have learned in life is, help others without expecting returns. Be happy, hug someone, tell someone you love them because tomorrow is never promised, so you have to live your life today.”

Hilco said “Attention Everyone. As we all know the country has lost one legendary dj , Atom the Dj, Myself and my management have rescheduled the dropping of my new video online, to tommorow morning , as a sign of paying Respect.. Understand the Situation and let’s wait for tomorrow, 8:30 am , when the video shall be made available, sorry for the inconveniences this may Cause.”

EKCESS said “He had genuine passion for the Music industry. He created so many big music brands that are still relevant today. A legend, a man of value. He shall never be replaced. Rest in Peace Atom the Dj.”

Mr P said “We have not recovered from loosing Kenny Klips and now Dj Atom is gone, Rest well soldier”

MwanaChe said “When it was time for “Music Avenue”, everbody knew they gonna laugh, have fun. Rest in Peace John Mota, Atom the DJ. The industry will miss you.”

Atoht Manje Mw said “What a big loss. Our generation can’t talk about Malawi music without his name. Mulungu amukhululukire ma shortfalls ake ndikutonthoza akubanja onse. RIP John Mota AKA Atom the DJ.”

Janta said “R.I.p Dj Atom the Dj”

MADY P DON GOGO said “R.I.P John Mota AKA Atom the DJ. Uyu anali presenter wa ukali wagwirako Ku Radio 2, 101,Ufulu FM. etc. Ndizamukumbukira mpaka kale poti pa radio anali munthu omasuka kwambiri anayimitsidwako ntchito atayankhula mau oti “Pamene ndasewera nyimbo imeneyi ine ndapita Kaye kukanyera”. Sanali presenter wamasewera. Rest in peace KING.”

Wendy Favour Harawa said “A good man. Always supportive. Always passionate about Malawi Music. Until we meet again brother. Rest in Peace Atom the Dj .”

Guntolah iweyoo said “REST IN PEACE ATOM THE DJ.”

Rest in Peace Atom DJ

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