James "Fatboy" Onen is a veteran radio presenter who over a decade has been a dominant voice on morning primetime FM radio.
With a winning combination of acerbic wit, scathing sarcasm and dark humor, he has carved a niche for himself as a powerful voice for the Ugandan youth tackling issues ranging from education, employment, politics, entertainment, gender and relationship issues.
He hosts the "Sanyu Breakfast" that airs Monday-Friday from 6am to 10am, then also hosts "Alive and Kicking" on Saturdays from 6am to 10am.
He was born in Tokyo, Japan on June 19, 1975 and studied at the American School in Japan (1981-1986). He came back to Uganda in 1986 and then joined Kampala Parents Primary School from 1986-1988. Thereafter, he went on to join Kings College, Budo for high school from 1989 to 1995.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounts that he pursued while in India from 1995 through 1998. He also holds a Diploma in Philosophy from the University of London.
He speaks English and Japanese.
He joined Sanyu FM (2000) LTD in 1999.
In August 2019 he was nominated in the fifth edition of AFRIMMA Awards & Music Festival in the “RADIO/TV PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR” category