Kenya’s shooting star will be in Seychelles for the annual Africa Day Celebrations
The annual Africa Day Celebrations – FetAfrik - has taken on a new dimension since last year with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the FetAfrik Organizing Committee going out of their way to
The annual Africa Day Celebrations – FetAfrik – has taken on a new dimension since last year with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the FetAfrik Organizing Committee going out of their way to bring a taste of mainland Africa to Seychelles. This year, the FetAfrik celebrations will have once again have a Kenya influence. DJ Kalonje might not be what Seychelles party goers would describe in their “jargon” as the island’s hottest DJ, but his far-reaching success in Africa has made him today one of Kenya’s ultimate DJs. Surfing his auto biography, one would conclude that DJ Kalonje is indeed talented. Like most DJs in the entertainment industry, he can work up a crowd and possesses the art of cutting, beating, juggling. and scratching.
But what is impressive about DJ Kalonje is how only at the age of 27, he has been able to conquer Kenya’s DJ industry and emerged as a shooting star and a source of inspiration for young Africans. In this age where competition is fierce in the DJ industry, one of the hardest things to keep is your print, especially for young people.
George Wawer, alias “DJ Kalonje,” has found the perfect ingredient of staying not only in the race, but he is outshining his competitors. When he started in the entertainment industry, almost a decade ago now, DJ Kalonje developed a unique sense of luring the crowd, no matter what age, to the beat of his DJ mixing. That was his secret to success. A personal attribute contributed to make him the recipient, for two years in a row, the best DJ of the year for the CHAT award (2010-2011).
No matter where he is performing, or what crowd he is performing for, DJ Kalonje has his special tricks to get the crowd on their feet. His charm always gets the best of him. Seychelles will be his latest testing ground. DJ Kalonje will have to prove in FetAfrik 2014 that he can conquer the heart of the Seychellois public and drive them to the mercy of his mixing beats.
DJ Kalonje will performed in a free DJ Fiesta at Staduim Car Park on May 24 with Seychelles shooting stars in the DJ industry. The show will start at 9:30 pm. Everyone going to Victoria for FetAfrik, the Africa Day Celebrations, watch out for DJ Kalonje.