Billy Miya Biography, Illustrious Media Career and Salary at Radio 47

Billy Miya is a Kenyan radio personality who has worked for several Radio Sations in Nairobi and Mombasa Counties. He currently works at Radio 47 after shifting from Radio Maisha early this year.

He began his career on Kenya’s coast and has worked hard to establish himself in the profession. In 2009, he recieved the best male presenter and coast region Nzumari award.

Carving out a niche in the market is difficult enough, so achieving so and receiving an award is an accomplishment in and of itself. Billy Miya has unquestionably accomplished both. He calls himself “Kamanda wa Hizi Shughuli” on Radio 47’s evening drive show dubbed ‘Maskani 47’.

Billy Miya’s name was synonymous with Radio Maisha evening drive show BillynaMbaruk before the two left after finding greener pastures at Cape Media. Joining hands with Mbaruk Mwalimu, the incredible duo made the station one of the most popular in Kenya.

The two broadcasters left the Mombasa road-based radio station owned by Standard Media to join the rapidly growing Radio47.

Age and Birthday

Billy Miya was born on December 16, 1985.


The presenter attended Kaloleni Primary School before moving to Tudor Day High School. He then enrolled in Our Lady of Mercy Ringa Boys in Homa Bay County, where he finished high school.

Following high school, he applied for a Diploma program at Mombasa Polytechnic, which is now known as the Technical University of Mombasa. He did not receive his admittance letter, causing his father to inquire about the institution’s delay.

He was informed that the letter had been sent and that the intake was overdue. He had no choice except to take a certificate course, which he did.

Speaking of his 16-year radio career, Billy recounted how his fascination in the world of media, particularly radio, began at a young age.

He explained to the TV47 host how he would record his favorite tunes from the radio on his father’s cassette tapes.

This earned him a beating, but it did not dampen his enthusiasm for radio. To learn the craft, he would listen to the presentations.

Billy Miya Career