RJ THE DEE JAY SPEAKS FEMALE DEE JAYING IN MALAWI
Formerly of FM 101 Power now turned club Disk Jockey, RJ has challenged that female DJs have the potential to dominate in the male dominated industry.
The lady DJ made the remarks after her maiden performance in Braamfontein, South Africa on 13 march, 2019.
While in South Africa, RJ the DJ rubbed shoulders with South African DJs namely Ammymoney, Neekzo, T-Rooi, Poes Cool and Hot Anthena.
RJ the DJ was quick to point out that females can take on male counterparts given equal opportunities.
She then hailed the female and male representation in the rainbow nation.
“Female DJs are well represented in South Africa way better than Malawi. I proved a point and I am told the audience really had fun. I learned so much and I will forever be grateful. It was a new crowd and vibe and at first I was really nervous. But, I got myself together,” she says.
She further appealed to local events managers to support female entertainers, saying local DJs are sidelined at the expense of international acts.
“Its quite unfortunate that we get recognised in foreign lands yet we are not given a chance in our home country,” she bemoans.
Quizzed on how she got booked the for South African gig, RJ the DJ responded: “I was discovered after my attendance at Rackless Kazi workshop in Zambia.
“I met an awesome and amazing woman while attending that workshop. Her name is Rosie Parade. She happened to have an open slot and she offered it to me,” RJ the DJ reveals.
RJ started Dee Jaying at the age of 13 and she has been mentored by Robin Mitole, legendary DJ and radio personality Kenny Klips and South African lady DJ Zinhle.
She has worked at Blantyre based FM 101 Power radio station for some years while also Dee Jaying in clubs and private parties.
Her biggest achievements include performing at both Tumaini and Lake of Stars Festivals in 2018.
She also performed in Zambia and at the Africa Fashion and Arts Festival at Latitude 13.
She adds: “Every performance I get is a high point because it’s a different platform each time.”