Passed are the days while female DJs used to perform second fiddle as their male equivalents enjoyed all the attention and praise. Even though a considerable number of female DJs in Kenya are still to scale the industry, a reasonable estimate have overcome all odds to rise as a force to evaluate with behind the turntables. The DJs light up the nightlife with instrumental tracks that brighten up our happy moments. That sight of a female DJ pinning and craftily driving in sounds is an envy of many. Notwithstanding the Dejaying technology developments that have happened, the fundamentals that rule the trade hasn’t developed.
From seasonal veteran Djs to a current breed of rising desk master stars, they have earned a firm grasp of Kenya nightclub picture. Below is a complete list of DJs in Kenya whose overwhelming skills behind the turntable is pretty a good show.
1. DJ Redbone
She is no uncertainty the best DJs in Kenya, queens of the turntables. Redbone is part of the Kaka Empire club for a long time before quitting the group.
Her talents were honed at the Homeboyz Academy – Deejay Academy MTA. Redbone craft on the desks has moved her in the spotlight and the chance to share the stage with the entertainment industry’s heavyweights.
With the time she has had the hands on the mixing records, she has graced the most celebrated events in Nairobi and other leading Kenyan towns. The Dj has had the opportunity to showcase her hard abilities on Kiss TV’s, ‘Live on Blast’ and on Citizen TV,s 10 Over 10.
To show how fabulous this decks mistress is, she won two consecutive East Africa DJ Convention’s Best DJ honour in 2012 and 2013.
2. DJ Dii
She is not new to the industry. Dii is one of the attractive female DJs in Kenya that are readying up to be the next big name in the turntable business ruling by the favourable evaluations she has garnered recently. She is one of the several upcoming DJs in Kenya presently riding success to Dejay hosting the most critical events in Kenya Including the much-hyped Connect Pool Party that runs down at the Best Western each month. From her talents on the mix to her exceptional beauty, the System Unit DJ is a force to consider with as being one of the skilled female DJs in Kenya.
After she started spinning at Connect, Dj Dee has become the most popular female deejay, and presently, all eyes are on her as she arranged to take head on the male-dominated activity.
Visit her show and be convinced she always has a knack for bringing everything to a stop gratitude to her electrifying mixes.
This Nairobi-born DJ prides for having served with grounded Kenyan DJ incorporating the opportunity to highlight in various radio shows, with one being Kiss TV’s Afterburn.
This self-taught Dj Dii is to be noticed entertaining revellers at various clubs and also will get picked to perform for private parties. Her name, Dii is a shortened name for her original name- Khadija.
3. DJ Lisney
When you frequent Nairobi entertainment joints, you have come across this fantastic Dj. The Dj thrust into the national spotlight during a television show.
This marvellous spinning powerhouse has every right to bag the crown as one of the top 10 DJs in Kenya. The Dj’s revolutionary work of skills behind the mixing equipment has seen her rise in popularity. Currently, event planners are longing for her on the list of the itinerary. The fruitful gigs she keeps bagging have taken her to far tows of Thika and Nanyuki.
4. DJ Mellow
Now For almost a decade, DJ Mellow has devoted her life on the decks. Mellow stage name. Having fell in love with music while at an age of five, becoming a DJ was a mission she wouldn’t want to miss out. Mellow is acquired from her real name Melody Wanjiru. The Dj is beyond doubt one of the fast-rising top DJs in Kenya 2018.
This 24-year-old identifies as a free-spirited and sociable DJ. The young star got into the public fame when she was just 19 years on age; youthful but full of dreams. On her shows, she is known to be animated and very interactive with her fans. She takes her job seriously as she harbours pressure to deliver the best mix songs to the best of her perfection.
This young DJ prices her client depending on the base location of the gig, span of the session and some other related services that come with the job. The Dj insists that spinning is an art and the Dj should bring out her/his knowledge in showcasing her wheels of steel talent.
One of her essential recognition was by the female deejaying website-Djanetop.com proposal for the 2017 Best Female DJ in Africa. She ended fourth locally and positioned 220 globally.
5. DJ Tabz
This Nairobi Dj is one of the highest rated Kenyan female spinners in Kenya. Her original name is Tabitha Githere. No contention that this music beauty with minds is one of the top-rated female top disk jockeys.
The spinstress different aspect with Dj Tabzcraft is the capability to work with any given genre on music. The Dj heads Melodia mix show including a membership to DJ Mo’s System Unit. Tabz turntable craft started when she was still at the law school in the University of Nairobi.
She won Groove’s award- Most Promising Talent In 2015. Hard to believe a first passion transformed into a profession worth a pricy recognition. Additional awards include the 2012 DJ of the year (Mwafaka Awards).
This Dj is famous as one of the ardent gospel DJs in Kenya. Such achievement and trailblazer success is a no-show considering spinning was earlier perceived to be a man’s domain in Kenya.
Still supplementing weight to her success is being admitted to the bar. We can only hope that as a learned fellow, she will continue to dish out the best gospel mix tunes.
6. DJ Pierra Makena
She is one of the famous DJs in Kenya. Makena doubles up as an accomplished actress and a radio host. Nevertheless, this has not prevented this 37 Years old who has tremendous skills on the turntables. Makena is one of the legendary oldest DJs in Kenya has been in the trade for almost a decade now; it was one in a lifetime opportunity by the MOB Deejays to take her in for training.
This curvaceous girl has achieved tremendous headways, all this after lately being a mother to a beautiful daughter.
This honoured spinner not only gets some media attention for hot-looks but her immense rising turntable valour that so far has gone beyond the borders. Love towards the field has been the catapult that has projected the star to be a heart of many hearts.
This University of Nairobi’s master graduate fell into spinning after developing a keen enthusiasm to be behind the deck when she was still working as a radio host. From then her experience has steered her to the world arena, and she doesn’t seem like she is really ready to trade the wheels of steel with any other thing.
7. DJ Bee
The sassy DJ is one of the acknowledged reggae DJs in Kenya who also has her hands on through her clothing chain, Bee Collection. Bee’s interest in music can is traced when she was still a youngster who looked up to DJ Mo as a role model.
This mother of one has placed herself apart as a reggae and riddim DJ making her a preference among the youth who adore the music genre. Nevertheless, the Dj frequently switches to other kinds of music as occasion demands.
The hot lass who goes by her original name, Elizabeth Njambi has grown to become one of the most looked-after DJ entertainers. Moreover, One of the top 10 best DJs in Kenya and likely the best reggae DJs in Kenya.
8. DJ Malaika
Even as her name suggests, Dj Malaika holds lovely spinning touch. She is one of the most famed female DJs in Kenya and a media personality. She defines her character to be free-spirited and similarly enjoys to travel. Love for music is the driver that accelerated Malaika to get drawn to the decks.
With the Mombasa-born DJ, you can expect nothing little of excellent mixes whenever she’s behind the deck. This comes at the backdrop of challenges confronting female Dj as they fight to persist in the same standing with their men counterpart.
The Disk Jockey got her spinning coaching at Red Berry Academy. Since her entrance into the industry, she has created a particular niche for herself in the electronic dance music (EDM) class. This music has for years increased root in Kenya.
This full-time Dj is recognised to give her fans the best of Electro, Afro and progressive house music. She additionally loves to play hip-hop.
Dj Malaika kissed her job as a laboratory technician goodbye and made herself the wheels of steel back in 2013. From then she has adopted the craft like any other business.
9. DJ Shanize
Not only does this Dj Shanize exude elegance, but behind the veil of these gorgeous looks is a turntablist who has gotten a name as an A-lister who is on every corporate and organisers perfect choice of a DJ. This Deck master is famed to play mixes infused with her style.
This eye candy DJ has several occasions refuted claims that she kicked off her profession as a gospel DJ. Shanize’s association with System Unit Deejay Academy which is managed by the gospel spinner DJ MO may have made many to conclude that she was a gospel DJ. Shanize has no doubt advanced against all the odds to become Kenya’s mistress of the decks.
10. DJ Sashy
Even While all the centre of attention has been the Nairobi-based female Deejays, this Mombasa-based DJ has demonstrated you don’t have to stay in the big city to be a top-rated disk jockey spinner. Sarah Wanjiru as her name goes is no doubt coast’s ruling turntable queen. Sashy usually spins her way to fame at Tapas Lounge.
This Dj looks to make a notable impact in the industry if her plan to begin an all-female DJs gear is a thing to go by. Even though she finds the Mombasa entertainment enterprise less-accommodating of female deck stars, a little push to the outer limits is all she believes she requires. This Makeup artist is in her 6TH year in showbiz.
Other female DJs worth mentioning
Besides the top ten artistes, there are other queens of the decks who are doing a great job.
Coming from Embu is the one and only DJ Caril. Not solely is she blessed with the looks, but the #Scratchqueen is likewise known to bring the house down with her mixing abilities. Notably, she has performed in numerous significant clubs in her hometown, the Mount Kenya region, and the capital, Nairobi. She has also played in different local TV stations. Her videos and pictures speak for themselves.
Focusing on the average number of male DJs in Kenya, it accurate to note that the industry is yet to lure as many female deejays as expected. Nevertheless, the few who made headways have had to fight to overcome several challenges. To remain essential and build a fan base have been forced to be creative to a point they delve on other music genre or topics that are less crowded niche.
She is also another talented Dj who’s doing a great job.
It is not reassuring to note that there are no dedicated female street DJs in Kenya like the fabulous household names like Dj Kalonje and Demakufu. Not even the rock DJs in Kenya like the likes of Dj Edygrim and DJ TUMZ have got a contest from their fellow Female counterpart.To share with us anything Whatsapp or text on 0713457481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org