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DJ Sam Omol
“Deejaying gives me the opportunity to be the life of the party!” says Sam Omol who for five years has had had the opportunity to do what he loves at weddings and other social events. The 29 year old with sights set on the Gifted DJ title attributes his skills to YouTube tutorials.
DJ Double O
Oliver Kihala put aside his aeronautical engineering diploma and took up dance teaching for a year so he could raise funds to study his true passion: deejaying. His efforts paid off and he trained at Kubamba DJ Campus before flying out of the nest. Having free-lanced for a year, DJ Double O is confident that he has what it takes to be a Gifted DJ.
After high school, Joseph Mbugua took the opportunity to learn the tricks of turn-tabling. At 21, the deejay, now flying with the name DJ Warship, works at Fish FM, Daystar TV as well as the campus radio in Moi University, where he is also a student. The third year Psychology student is making a name for himself in Eldoret where he continues to minister while having fun with the decks!
Daniel Kyalo’s current project is a gospel TV show scheduled to go on air January 2016. The 23 year old, who has been a deejay for three years used to be one of the biggest fans of the deejays who performed at functions in Mavuno church, where he fellowships to date. The admiration would later develop into a keen interest which saw him join Spinrej Academy to learn the trade which he has taken up as a career path for the last three years.
Joel Agengo is a man with many talents. The dancer and event organiser’s fascination with the decks began from a young age as he watched his elder brother work deck magic. At 26, DJ Joelz has worked with Vision TV and earned a living out of performing at weddings and other events.
Having gained spin skills at Bambika Sounds before moving to Genius Academy, 21-year-old Onesmus Muhoro believes Gifted DJs is his answered prayer: a forum to display the talent and prowess he has been patiently sharpening behind closed doors. The BBIT students at Strathmore is confident that he has what it takes to bag the crown.
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Dan Tha DJ
After learning the art of deejaying at Genius DJ School, Dan Tha DJ left the stable in a bid to establish himself: a path that has seen him work at Homeboyz Radio as well as make appearances at Tukuza as a guest deejay. The 27 year old whose official name is Daniel Nzai, says explains why deejaying is his choice career path, “I get an entirely new experience every time I go to work!”
Erustus Wambugu is one of the most notable crop of younger deejays from the Kubamba DJ Campus. The 24 year old has performed at Totally Sold Out concerts, Groove Awards 2014 and as a guest deejay at K24’s The Switch, in his four-year tenure in the trade.
Kubamba show’s visit to his high school was the first opportunity George Mwangi had to watch a deejay perform at a close range and as he says, that was the moment he knew the decks were his calling. He trained at Kubamba Campus before heading to Genius Stables where he now works. At 23, DJ Gjo is the official deejay at NTV’s The Trend and Mwamba Show at Homeboyz radio.
Being the computer lab captain at high school gave Raphael Nyamu unlimited access to his obsession: Virtual deejay. In a bid to advance his skills, he enrolled ta Sprinrej Academy. The Economics and Statistics graduate from University of Nairobi says choosing the decks over papers was one of the easiest decisions he ever made. Five years in the industry have seen DJ Ruff earn a job at two gospel shows on Ghetto Radio.
Oliver Ochieng combines his sound technician skills and his love for music to give his sets a unique twist. The 25 year old, whose tag line is “The DJ with a difference,” was a dancer, rapper and drummer at Winner’s Chapel before the decks came calling. The self-taught deejays performs at weddings, corporate and church events.
Eugene Ojambo started out as a dancer and freestyle rapper before he discovered the magic of mixes. Armed with a burning passion, he sought out DJ Kalonje who showed him the tricks and spins around the decks. Just one year into the industry, 22-year-old DJ Katta has earned himself a job as gospel star Bahati’s official deejay. The Graphic designer graduate says he has found his life’s calling in the turntables.
David Mburu is a fourth year mechatronics engineering students at Kimathi University but that has not stopped him from pursuing his other passion: deejaying. Self-taught DJ Atoz has no only mastered the art but now instructs new deejays at Elite DJ Academy in Nyeri. The 23-year-old also performs at parties, weddings and corporate events.
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“I enjoy mixing music because it always takes me where I want to be, and that is home for me,” says 25-year-old Peter Wang’ang’a. Consistency through five years have seen him set a strong foundation for the brand DJ Wangash and turn what started out as a hobby to his bread and butter by performing at private and corporate gigs.
Deejaying is not just a career, it’s a tool for ministry, at least for 22 year old Mary Wangui. One of the two female contestants who made it into the academy, DJ Quinnsy is making an impression on the judges and fellow students, most of whom are surprised that she has been on the decks for just 10 months. DJ Quinnsy is confidents that her stay at Paco Entertainment where she schooled and now works, has moulded her into a Gifted DJ.
DJ Don K
Peterson Wainaina owes the beginning of his deejaying career to his youth fellowship ministry who noticed his talent and introduced him to DJ GeeGee for guidance. Three years old in the industry today, DJ Don K has earned a name with a special niche audience of churches as he performs at events organised by Trinity Chapel Ruiru, Jesus Lives, among other churches. The first year Computer Science students at Kenyatta University hopes to break beyond church events and minister to bigger audiences by using Gifted DJs as a platform.
At 24 years old, Samwel Ngunjiri, popularly known as DJ Terots has found a way of making a mark among the youth of Kahawa Wendani where he hails: starting School of Scratch DJ Academy. One of the few decorated individuals in the academy, DJ Terots emerged winner in the 2013 East African Deejay Convention and has continued doing what he does best, working at Truth FM and System Unit.
For 21-year-old Victor Muteti, deejaying is a gateway into the object of his passion; music. The Bachelor of Education student at Kenyatta University, Kitui has consistently worked towards learning the skills of the turn tables while performing at social gigs for four years now.
One of the most prominent names from System Units DJ Academy, Tabitha Nyambura has performed at Groove Party, Groove Tours and System Rave. The Law Graduate from University of Nairobi developed interest in deejaying while in high school, learnt the ropes at the training intuition where she now works and has juggles between school and her passion for four years just fine.
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