ARTIST OF THE WEEK
ARTISTICALLY GIFTED PERSONALITY
Profile by Gibson C Kamanga
If you’re into M-Dubz arts and entertainment, then DJ IWayne can’t skip your memory. He’s one of them guys who’ve been there and has left, rather is leaving a mark in the Encyclopedia of M-Dubz Arts and entertainment world.
Having made an entry into radio DeeJaaying back then during Radio 2 FM’s Chichiri Super Connection, IWayne has grown to becoming one of the lethal forces to reckon with locally.
His composure on the deck (and the mic when on air) coupled with his warm personality has seen him becoming a daring to many entertainment enthusiasts locally.
That is not all. He is not only a radio and club DJ, but also IWayne is a beat maker. Simply put, DJ Iwayne is a multitasker, and a good one for that matter.
Okay, so, who is DJ Iwayne? How did he find himself in this fast becoming popular industry?
- Birth name: Iwayne Sean Kamphulusa
- Birth place: Blantyre
- Current City: Lilongwe
- Womb Escape Day: 13th October
- Favourite Chilling Spot: Salima
- Passion in Deejaying: It started way back in my adolescent years. I was so much into music
- Origin of the Beat-making skill: when I had ventured into professional Deejaying, I could just play around with my deck; little did I know I could venture into this industry. By and by, the thought of making my own beats grew so strong that in no time, I started the thing.
It got perfected in no time as I was always around (music) producers hence my perfectionism in the game.
INSIGHT INTO THE DEEJAAYIN’ PROFESSION
- Attributes of a professional DJ: Success doesn’t come easy it need prayer, passion & persistence
- Challenges: These are always part of the game. So yeah! Sometimes your shows don’t go according to how you planned & may be being disappointed not being paid with show owners & all that. Life is not always that rosy.
- Worst thing that can happen: Worst thing is image being damaged & may be also reputation being tarnished
- The beauty of Deejaying now:
Deejaying in M-Dubz is now so appetizing because we have changed the game & yes it is
- Why fewer female DJs locally? I feel female DJs are on the lower side in M-Dubz because of the challenges they come across…as a result, most of them feel they can’t make it
A DAY IN YOUR LIFE AS A DJ
- Hardest day: My hardest day as a radio DJ was when my mic jammed whilst on air. I had to reboot it whilst I was still talking…it was so tough, I’d to keep my composure.
- The hardest moment with M-Dubz urban music artists: there’s this other day I was doing a set for this other artist. He never trained with his things, so he kept on saying “Drop number three…aaargh! No, number four…. I mean six, no I mean four…! It was so irritating man! It made me look so unprofessional.
- Bribery in the Deejaying profession (radio)
When it comes to bribes, it’s been a thing most of these up and coming artists have been complaining of. To me, I’ve never asked any artist to hook me up some cash so as to influence airplays. If a song is dope; it is!
On the other hand, these budding urban musicians (especially) need to understand that you can’t just put out a song out there without setting aside some monies for promotion. So, they need to understand that promoting a song can be costly.
WHO’S WHO ON YOUR LIST
- All time Hottest M-Dubz DJ: VJ Ice
- Current M-Dubz’ Hottest DJ: Myself
- Favourite meal: Chambo, beans, & Nsima / irish
- Best annual Arts Festival locally: Sand music festival
- Role models: Joy the DJ, Ephraim Nyirenda, The late Eddie Mzondi, Ismael Ibrahim, Konko Chisasa, Dj I’ll, Gwenz…
- Three things you can’t travel without? Cologne, Headsets & my wallet
- Childhood song: Dr Dre “Been there done that”
- How would your life be without music? A mess
- Android or I-Phone? Android
- Dream Holiday Destination: Dubai
- Dream car: BMW 520i
SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
- Facebook: Djwayne sean wayne
- Twitter: @seanwayne85