DJ Perfect – Part III

As we wind up our chit-chat with DJ Perfect, he sums-up his passion in raising up upcoming generation of DJs…

DJ Perfect, fresh all day

Artists and deejays should work together to make the industry better, do you agree?

Affirmative! I think we deejays should recognize fresh talents in artists and help them have airplay. Most deejays work with celebrity artists which shouldn’t be the case since these singers already have wings and can easily fly on their own without pushing their songs so much. We need to balance it out well and nurture the upcoming ones too.

How can gospel deejays improve this industry?

Ours is more of a ministry and as much as we have paid events, we shouldn’t over charge. We should also be willing to do CSR activities and outreaches because our mandate is touch and transform lives through music.

Money is good but shouldn’t be the focus.

We also need to help each other advance!

What 3 things would you advice the upcoming DJs?

Well, most people have the notion that DJs are not learned and so they seek refuge in the art after flopping in their studies, which is not true. Education is vital as it compliments talent. So it’s important to acquire knowledge.

Nothing comes easy. No shortcuts. You’ve got to put in much work for deejaying to bear fruit.

Let’s love God. He is the Giver of all good things, deejaying included.

Education is vital as it compliments talent.

Back to mentorship, approximately how many students have passed through your hands?

I have been teaching for about 4 years and the numbers could be over 100. From these, I know of about 30 whom have made it in the industry and are actively pursuing their passion, spread all over the counties for opportunities.

We get to follow up on their progress to date through a WhatsApp group chat. All in all, a true DJ is driven by passion and not whim or cash.

Mr. Perfect tell us, how differently do you teach female students given that they have this kind of acceptance fear in a male dominated industry?

Female deejays are very few and so whenever I get serious ones who want to learn, I throw in a whole lot of encouragement to dispel their fear. Most of them just don’t want to try hard enough and are comfortable in the easy stuff only, which shouldn’t be the case. I teach them tenacity and being relentless.

Deejays must do music research; male and female alike. The growth curve must be progressive and the fighting spirit must be evident.

Now, to any aspiring female DJ out there reading my interview, please believe in yourself, have passion and know that what a man can do, you can do even better! ”You are needed more in this industry first, because you are a rare gem and you can bring freshness and a different outlook to deejaying.”

Female DJ: ”You are needed more in this industry first, because you are a rare gem and you can bring freshness and a different outlook to deejaying.”

You seem to have some level of liking in mentoring upcoming deejays, would you say that this is a path you’d want to consider pursuing more unlike engaging in radio shows or other mobile gigs?

Well, it’s obvious that I enjoy tutoring but that time will come. For now, I wanna concentrate more in active deejaying.

And as we conclude this interview tell us something we still don’t know about you

  • I love reggae music but I have a soft spot towards worship songs; it soothes me very much.
  • I also love to sit in silence to reflect and meditate.
  • I’m a guy from “westy” so I love ugali and anything that accompanies it is welcomed.
  • I love red – anytime , any day and on anything.

Read parts 1 and 2 of DJ Perfect’s story on links below:

DJ Perfect

DJ Perfect – Part II

 

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