What made you get into deejaying?
I love the nightlife. To me the town comes alive when the sun sets down. Music is what I do and it literally helps me get into my element. Whenever I have had a long day, the pace sets in when I get into my booth and on my decks. In this industry, it is your skill that sets you apart. If you are good, your talent will sell you. If you put in the hours they surely pay off.
What do you do as a deejay?
My main job is entertaining people, and to keep them moving. If you insist on remaining seated, then trust me you will be nodding your head to the tune. I thank God I have good taste in music, so it’s really hard to disappoint people when it comes to that.
How supportive have your parents been?
My parents are liberal. They listened to my deejaying ideas with an open mind and after consultation and meeting some of the deejays I would be working with, they agreed to give me the capital to get my training and buy some equipment. That was the deal-breaker. After I got my parents on board, everything else was up to me, although I still have curfews especially when I have to go to school.
Where did you go to school and how was the experience?
I took a deejaying course at the Music Technology Academy. The experience was amazing. I got to meet new people who opened up my world to new ideas. It also matured me from the high school mentality into the real world.
What challenges have you faced in doing your music gigs?
It mostly happens when dealing with fans. They come up to the stage and want my attention while I am doing my sets. As an entertainer, I have to be able to manage both the fans and the job at hand. It is not a major problem because at least I know I am doing a great job and they are just showing some love. An interesting challenge is when there is a blackout and the generator does not kick in. Your audience expects you to find a solution come what may.
How do you overcome them?