My early dancing days
This is my first ever blog post and I have no frikkin’ idea where it will take me. However, I have been asked by lots of people over the years to write a book about my life. ‘Why??’ I ask ‘Because your life is interesting’ I am told. ‘But everyones life IS interesting is it not?’ Anyway, I caved in and decided to write a blog instead (There is just no way I will have the patience to sit down with an editor etc….and not want to strangle them). So to save myself some incarceration time, here goes. If you don’t enjoy it…I really can’t help you because it is about my life, and I can’t make it any more interesting to you. Pole sana !! 🙂 I will try where possible to make it very interactive with pics and videos from my life, especially for younger readers who might not understand some of the references to things old like Jukeboxes and Soul Train 🙂 (No offense intended)
Soooooo, I am more renowned as a DJ in Kenya than anything else. But most people do not know that I am also a trained Auditor, Real Estate practitioner, Business Skills trainer amongst other talents. However, what is true is that the manifestation of MUSIC in my life…my veins is most prevalent. I am even listening to Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake and Sauti Sol as I write this. I simply can’t function without MUSIC in my life.
My earliest memory of my appreciation for music was listening to ‘I want you back’ by The Jackson 5
I mean, this was Michael Jackson at his very best…and he seemed so young..like me. I must have been like 3 or 4 by the time I heard this track (which incidentally was their very 1st track released on the Motown label). I was hooked!!! from then on, my parent’s record player….you know….the very big ones that looked like jukeboxes in the 70s……became an addiction!!
How my parent’s record players looked like in the 70s
Yup, little did I know that this would be the beginning of my foray into DJ’ing years later. But I digress… So, MJ changed my ear for music. He also made me believe at a very young age that I did not have to be 40 to enjoy or succeed in music. So I used to copy his dance moves on Soul Train
You have to understand, this show was the sh*@ back then. We used to be glued to the TV when this came on Saturday’s on the one-and-only TV station VOK (Voice of Kenya, now KBC). This show did more for my music future than anything else in my past. The fashion, the sounds and dancing. I was hooked…..and from there on, my journey begun……………. My future had begun!! 🙂