Music has become a very major factor in our country. This includes gengetone, trap, roots, reggae, dancehall, riddims, rhumba, hip hop, Rnb, Rock etc.. Moreover, it has created many job opportunities to youths which include promoters, managers, musicians, deejays etc.
At nightclubs, fashion shows and dance parties across the continent, DJs are the essential ingredient for getting the crowd on its feet. But in most African countries DJing remains a male-dominated world where women have to fight to be considered equal.
Happily this is changing. DJettes or DJanes, as they are sometimes called, are on the rise.
I happened to meet a female deejay, “Deejay Niffer” a beautiful lady who has come to rule the market. These was what she had to feed me up with…..
Women DJs are adding spice to the mix in clubs Across the world
• Who is Deejay Niffer?
I am Jenniffer Mutete. A deejay and a model too
• Where do you come from?
I come from Makongeni, Thika. That’s where I grew up from
• How is life as a female deejay?
Being a female dj is fun, advantageous and risky at times.
• Did you join a deejaying academy?
Yeah… B’Sounds Entertainment in THIKA.
• What inspired you to become a deejay?
My love for music inspired me to become a DJ since I couldn’t sing.
• Are you under any deejaying squad or a solo?
Am a solo dj, not under any agency. (laughs)
• Does deejaying pay?
It only pays if you are wise. You can market yourself and seriously earn from it.
• Advice to female DJs looking up to you?
Believe in Yourself, Trust GOD & never give up.
• Which is your best music genre?
Woooh, I love Bongo & Dancehall but as a DJ I do play all genres.
• Who is your best artiste?
Nadia Mukami na Mbosso
• Do you have a role model?
Dj Redborne, I just love how she plays her music & her humility
• Which challenges do you face as a female DJ?
There are so many challenges, fake promoters, fake deals, being underated since many think only men should be DJs.
• What’s Your dream as a female deejay which you look forward to accomplish?
I’d like to be a role model to all those who look up to me,inspire upcoming female DJs and gain some dollars out of my hustle.
• What would you liked changed in the music governance in Kenya?
The fact that you need connections to make it whereas your talent should be the one to lead you there.
• Team mafisi wanna know if you dating?
Yeah am dating (shys) But as they say the constitution can be changed anytime.
• What about Your social media platforms?
• Whats your advice to upcoming female deejays?
Never give up, work yourself out until you make it. Even those famous celebrities, big deejays also started as upcoming djs.
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