A local female DJ is determined to make her mark in the male-dominated music industry.
DJ Zamabuya, otherwise known as DJ WeSizwe, has big dreams and is determined about becoming one of South Africa’s most respected and renowned musician and businesswoman.
The humble, yet determined, DJ is a popular name around many of Tshwane’s nightclubs.
She is much talked about for the manner in which she spices up things on the dance floor.
“I started being a DJ last year. My first gig was on the 27 October 2017 at News Café. My love for playing developed pretty organically, strongly influenced by my love for music – especially house music. I decided to approach DJs to teach me and eventually got myself a small controller to practice at home. I did this to concentrate more on my mixing skills and techniques,” she said.
“I went into the industry fully aware that it was a historically male-dominated industry, even though there are a few females in the game.
“I wanted to prove it to myself that I can still make a name for myself regardless of the fact that I am a woman.
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“I come from a musical home. My dad, who was commonly known as “Indoda Engaziwa”, was a very prominent Mbhaqanga singer – so I guess my passion for music was bound to manifest one way or the other,” she said.
She appears at exclusive parties, clubs, bars, corporate functions and product launches.
“Black Coffee is definitely my inspiration. Not necessarily because of his mixing [skills], but his level of success and how far he has come as a South African DJ,” she said.
“I am looking to grow more, and learn as much as I can about the music industry. I also want to get bookings outside the borders of South Africa, and hopefully release a single one day,” she said.
“For bookings, people can drop me a DM on my social media platforms: Miss_zamabuya,” she said.
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