DJ (Disc Jockey) | Music Strategist
I believe to become a DJ requires a lot of physical and mental effort. This is my own opinion: DJs must constantly work to refine their craft and to produce new music if they want to stay competitive. They must also have a deep love and knowledge of their chosen genre in order to keep the crowd on the dance floor.
My name is Linus Evans Osei. I am an ambitious young man known in the Showbiz as DJ Faculty. I am in my early 30’s. I was motivated to learn to play a couple of the instruments like Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Bass-Guitar and Drums (Brass Band) when I was a kid. I grew up listening to almost all genres of music including Country, Jazz, Hiplife, Reggae, HighLife, Funk, Borborbor, Kpanlogo. I have music in my genes!! Hahahaha. I learnt how to Disc Jockey in the year 2009 and am still perfecting my craft as I believe in making every experience educational and learning day in day out. I recently became a 3musicawards recipient: 2022 DJ of the year.
What were the biggest initial hurdles and how did you overcome them?
My family didn’t think being a DJ was lucrative enough and at one point I had to choose between Disc Jockeying and going to school. This resulted in a little disagreement as I had to make them understand I love DJing and there is nothing better than enjoying what one loves to do and being paid for it. They explained to me that education is important, at least a back up, which resulted in me choosing schooling alongside. I have a HND (Higher National Diploma) in computer science. I therefore decided to combine both schooling and disc jockeying and though it was tough and tedious, whenever I return from a project night I feel fulfilled because I am doing what I love.
What books are you currently reading?
1. Outliers - Malcom Gladwell
2. The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Green
3. Articles from a writer called itzjudy or MzJudy
NB: I read the first and second books, however the third is a number of articles written by a lady called itzjudy, that I’m currently reading.
What advice would you give to an upcoming youth or talents locally and internationally?
Challenges will come, so are the rewards. If you are interested in accomplishing a task, set your mind to it and pursue it.
Tell yourself “I will make it work (positive mindset) and work towards it. NEVER GIVE UP. Learn to read the ROOM.
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