DJ Tismo, The Spinner

Tismo2Looking back, I do realize how words can be powerful.

I met this great Deejay way back in 2011 at K-Krew. All through the interview today, he kept cracking me up with his sense of humour😂.  Grab your seat and let’s listen in to his insights.

The Interview

DJ Tismo, how do your folks call you?

They named me John Mutiso Nzioki. Apparently I don’t like using these names coz:

  • The meaning of John from the dictionary, isn’t that nice (and please don’t check it out)
  • Then Mutiso and Nzioki identify my bloodline and people might just feel led to address me in my tribe.

So, am okay with Tismo; derived from Mutiso and not Timothy as some of you have been thinking all along!

Oookay Tismo, so introduce yourself to your friends

Well, am a born again believer, husband to one wife (a woman) and a dotting daddy to my one little princess…but our football team might just happen…tihihi!

I am a deejay and have been at it for 11 years now.

Deejaying for 11 years is quite something, please share with us your journey

The years have flown for sure! It all began in 2006 as a student of Badilika School of Deejays under the training of DJ J Arosto (currently in the states).

DJ Johni Celeb, Ted The Deejay, DJ Octave and Mista Sam were some of my classmates.

2006-2009

This was basically my discovery phase. I learnt the skill at school and kept searching for opportunities in order to develop the art. It’s at this season that my pal DJ Proverbs and I formed a unit; an alliance if you like, dubbed Fonic Deejays.

2010

I was later invited to deejay at TSO in 2010 for the very first time. And guess wat? I did use CDs, lots of them to last me the entire gig!

This event is definitely one of my most memorable – the crowd was huge and my confidence matched it. My audience was turnt and elated, I was jazzed!

Looking back, I do realize how words can be powerful. I’d visit TSO (Totally Sold Out) as a fan and always kept admiring these great deejays on the decks. I was desirous and hopeful that my turn would one day come. My silent whisper finally did materialize. I bless the Lord.

So for me, I look at this way; 11 years down, and a million to come. I’ve actually begun.

Missions Redefined

Tismo, what do you do at K-Krew?

I officially joined the Kubamba staff in 2011 as a Missions DJ and would facilitate the mission’s team. The whole experience was new – I served more as minister and coordinator than a deejay.

Over the years, I’ve grown to love it and His Grace has been sufficient.

It is evident that your heart in is missions, please take us through some of your activities in the field

  • I get to mentor others; giving deejays platform to learn and grow while serving is something that am passionate about.
  • We minister to teenagers through our school outreaches. As we have fun in music and dancing, we share the gospel in a way they understand.
  • In most cases, they students would open up and share their hearts out. We,d then counsel and pray for them.

I love it when impact the few souls that I get to interact with. It makes missions a worthwhile commission.

I’ve watched how students give their lives to Christ on these outreaches in scores! How then do follow up and disciple them?

Effective discipleship is wide and requires more than one willing hand to the plough.

Recorded souls won to Christ could go into 40k plus yearly. This is great harvest but there’s much that can be done. As we think of better ways of handling discipleship, we’re presently engaging the below groups:

  • We’ve partnered with One Hope and so we give inspirational reading materials to the students. It helps them learn scriptures more and grow into their new found faith, by way of applying lessons learnt.
  • We also work with local churches and CU patrons and encourage them to keep visiting these schools to uplift the students.
  • We pray for them and entrust them to God and hope that they will intentionally embrace salvation and run with it.

We are hoping to have an online platform where these students can log in and access materials, connect with other believers and send in their prayer requests.

In addition, having a 24 hour direct help-line would also be so instrumental in increasing accessibility and support.

Be sure to read Part 2 of this interview in the next post as Tismo shares his plans and future in deejaying…stay tuned!

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4 Responses to “DJ Tismo, The Spinner

  • Great read @Paula. Nice meeting you DJ Tismo and may God always be gracious to you on the Missions field. Looking fwd for part 2😊

  • “11 years down, and a million to come”…great perspective DJ Tismo. A worthwhile read DJ Paula.

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