Joakim Gomez

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Joakim Gomez
Joakim Gomez profile.jpg
Born22 July 1988
EducationDiploma in Theatre
Alma materChong Boon Secondary School, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)

Joakim Gomez is a Singaporean radio presenter and host. As of September 2019, he hosts ‘The Shock Circuit’ on 987FM with Sonia Chew. Previously, he was partnered with Gerald Koh on 987FM's 'The Bro Code'. Joakim started his radio career in December 2012 when he joined 987FM part-time upon completing his National Service. In 2006, Joakim placed fifth in the second season of Singapore Idol alongside individuals like Hady Mirza and Paul Twohill.[1] In 2014, Joakim performed in HOTPANTS, a theatre production written and directed by Dick Lee.[2] He also participated in the President’s Star Charity show in 2014,[3] 2015[4] and 2017.[5]

Background[edit | edit source]

Joakim Gomez (left) and Sonia Chew (right) pictured for the Life Beyond Grades social media campaign. Photo from the Life Beyond Grades Facebook Page.

Joakim is of Korean-Indian descent, with a Korean mother and Indian father. He is also a long-time fan of Manchester United Football Club.[6] Joakim attended Chong Boon Secondary School and has a diploma in theatre from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).[7] He served as a student councillor and student ambassador while studying at Chong Boon Secondary School.[8]


During his National Service, Joakim was in the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company. He hosted formal SAF dinners attended by the Minister of Defence and other foreign dignitaries as well as Recruit’s Evenings events. Joakim was noticed by the NDP committee after he stood in as host for one of the National Education shows and preview shows.[9]

Personal advocacy[edit | edit source]

Joakim joined several local personalities such as Sonia Chew, Roystan Tan and Andie Chen for the #LifeBeyondGrades campaign in 2018. The Instagram campaign reminds students and parents that future success is not solely determined by grades on a report card.[10]

Career highlights[edit | edit source]

Joakim (left) pictured with Gerald Koh (right). They hosted 'The Bro Code' for 2 years together. Photo from Joakim's Facebook page.

Radio (2014 - Present day)[edit | edit source]

Between January 2014 and January 2015, Joakim was the presenter for a newly launched morning show called 'The Wake Up Call' on 987FM alongside Sonia Chew.[11] From February 2015 to January 2017, Joakim was paired with Gerald Koh for a new evening show called 'The Bro Code' as part of an overhaul in radio shows across the Mediacorp radio stations.[12]


Joakim also hosted '987 Home on Saturdays', a weekend segment featuring music by local artists. From January 2017 onwards, Joakim is partnered with Sonia Chew for 'The Shock Circuit with Sonia and Joakim'.

Singapore Idol Season 2 (2006)[edit | edit source]

Joakim competed in the second season of Singapore Idol at 17 years old. Joakim made it to the Top 5, despite the criticism over his vocals.[13]


After Singapore Idol, Joakim landed a one-year contract with MediaCorp to star in the second episode of 'Lifeline', alongside Gurmit Singh[14] and Okto's youth drama series 'The Band'.[15] Joakim joined Mediacorp after completing his National Service.

Hosting[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

Joakim Gomez (top left) as the host for Season 3 of Mat Yoyo in 2014. Photo from Today Online.

Alongside Sonia Chew, Joakim hosted ‘In My Backyard’, a reality show where celebrity teams compete against each other around various neighbourhoods in Singapore. The show debuted on 4 March 2018 and had 11 episodes.[16]

Year Channel Television Programme Character/ Role Refs.
2019 Channel 5 Make It Count 2 Host [17]
2018 Channel 5 Make It Count Host [18]
2018 Toggle Originals Trendsetters Cast (Shin de Silva) [19]
2018 Channel 5 In My Backyard Host [20]
2015 Channel 5 Mediacorp 2016 Countdown Social Media Host [21]
2015 Mediacorp Mediacorp New Campus Opening Red Carpet Host [22]
2015 Okto Okto Cup Season 3 Host [23]
2015 Channel 5 The 5 Show Guest/Video Host [24]
2014 Channel 5 Rules of Tham Dinesh [25]
2014 Okto Mat Yoyo Season 3 Host [26]
2013 Channel 5 TV50 Countdown Warm Up/Commercial Break Host [27]
2013 Okto Mat Yoyo Season 2 Co-host [28]

Events[edit | edit source]

Joakim (centre) was one of the hosts for the 2018 National Day Parade. Photo from Joakim's Facebook page.
Joakim (far right) hosted the 2012 National Day Parade alongside industry veterans Jean Danker, Gurmit Singh, Suhaimi Yusof and Sharon Au. Photo from Flickr.
Joakim Gomez pictured with Manchester United football players at the 2019 adidas 'Dare to Create' event.

Joakim started hosting events during his National Service. In 2012, he first hosted the National Day Parade alongside veteran entertainers like Jean Danker, Gurmit Singh, Suhaimi Yusof and Sharon Au.[29]

Year Event Organiser Refs.
2019 National Day Parade Singapore Armed Forces [30][31]
adidas X Manchester United Dare to Create adidas [32]
Meet & Greet with Manchester United Legend - Bryan Robson by Casillero del Diablo Asia Manchester United Football Club [33]
adidas Nite Jogger launch adidas [34][35]
Marquee Singapore launch Marquee Singapore -
Keat Hong CC New Year Countdown Keat Hong CC -
2018 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Kids Dash Standard Chartered Singapore [36]
Standard Chartered Singapore Dinner and Dance Standard Chartered Singapore [37]
Singtel Meet the NP Singtel [38]
Singtel iPhone XS Max Launch Singtel [39]
National Day Parade Singapore Armed Forces -
adidas X Parley Run for the Ocean adidas X Parley [40]
PRESSPLAY Season 5 National Library Board -
2017 Clarke Quay - A Wander Soireé: Countdown by the Quay Clarke Quay [41]
Singtel iPhone X Launch Singtel [42]
The Great Singapore Replay 2017 TEMASEK and National Arts Council -
National Day Parade Singapore Armed Forces -
Adidas Tango League Championship Adidas [43]
Reebok Spartan Race Roadshow @ Suntec City Reebok [44]
Shell Make The Future Singapore Festival Shell Singapore [45]
NTU EEE Family Day 2017 Nanyang Technological University -
2016 Celebrate 2017: Countdown With The Stars Mediacorp [46]
SING! Movie Premiere Illumination Pictures -
Tampines Youth Fest 2016 People’s Association [47]
Pioneer Junior College Graduation Night 2016 Pioneer Junior College [48]
Laneige Milky Way Fantasy Launch Laneige -
One-north run 2016 A*STAR and JTC [49][50]
Mediacorp Subaru Challenge Mediacorp and Subaru [51]
PUMA Night Run 2016 PUMA -
I.T Chocolate x LINE Friends Meet & Greet Session I.T. -
Somersby Event Carlsberg Group -
Host for Summer of Sony Asia & Latin America Media Conference (Singapore) Sony Asia -
Ghostbusters Red Carpet Event Sony Pictures Entertainment [52]
“Run Rachael Run” event in Nanyang Polytechnic Mediacorp -
Mediacorp’s Chinese New Year Gathering Mediacorp [53]
Singapore Motorshow 2016 Motor Traders Association of Singapore (MTA) and Mediacorp -
Singtel TV Event Singtel -
2015 Shunji Matsuo Dinner and Dance Shunji Matsuo [54]
Adidas Consortium Launch of the Limited EDT Batik Collection adidas -
Mediacorp Subaru Challenge Mediacorp and Subaru [55]
National Day Parade 2015 Singapore Armed Forces -
Youth Celebrate 2015 Ministry of Education -
NTU Fest 2015 Nanyang Technological University -
Chingay Night Fiesta 2015 People’s Association [56]
2014 New Year’s Eve Countdown at Clarke Quay Clarke Quay [57]
Mediacorp Subaru Challenge 2014 Mediacorp and Subaru [58]
Okto’s One Minute of Fame 2014 Mediacorp [59]
National Day Parade Singapore Armed Forces -
987RSVP party Mediacorp [60]
Cornetto’s Ride to Fame Finals Cornetto Singapore [61]
987 School Invasions (Multiple) Mediacorp -
2013 Singapore Sustainability Awards Singapore Business Federation -
GES Business Leaders Summit Singapore Business Federation -
Press Conference for Girls Generation SM Entertainment, Dreammaker Entertainment and Running Into The Sun -
National Day Parade Singapore Armed Forces -
NUS Arts Bash National University of Singapore -
Singapore Science Centre's Kids Science Festival Singapore Science Centre -
SME Summit - -
2012 National Day Parade Singapore Armed Forces -
2011 National Day Parade Preview Singapore Armed Forces -

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