The entertainment industry has been one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic but that has not slowed down Keziah Rachel Cherono, a Disc Jockey from Eldoret. Popularly known as DJ Kezz, she has been plying her trade mostly in Eldoret town since 2018 when she ventured into deejaying after failing to secure a white collar job.
DJ Kezz gained nationwide popularity when she started live streaming Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) music on her social media handles to help raise funds to build a church in her home area, Kapsowar, in Elgeyo-Marakwet County.
She managed to raise Sh4.5 million. During an interview, Cherono revealed that while doing SDA songs during the pandemic, she received a lot of calls from people willing to assist her and they helped raise the funds.
Keziah graduated with a Political Science degree from Maseno University in 2017 before she enrolled in a DJ school 2018 for three months. Her first gig was at Club Timber in Eldoret where she did her deejaying industrial attachment.
While at it, Cherono has reportedly challenged the status quo as the first Marakwet lady to venture into deejaying. She says: “In the Marakwet community, women are not allowed to do a lot. They are not allowed to speak in front of men or do big projects.”
(All photos: Intagram @djkezzkenya)