DJ Priesty…… Why the name PRIESTY… When I decided to minister the gospel through music and djeeing, I went looking for my brand name; it was not an easy task. When I decided to pray about it, the Lord directed me to 1st Peter 2:9…( But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: ) and thus the name DJ PRIESTY.
I grew up in a family of 6 which includes 4 siblings and 2 parents. I got saved and rededicated my life to the Lord at a very tender age in Kenya even though I grew up in a Christian family, in short am a son of a Bishop.
My love for music started at an early age of 8 years. I started playing the keyboard in my church as from the age of 9 years. Throughout I always ministered to my generation and it’s through this ministry I started loving djeeing as a reach out to my generation. I started listening to DJ mix tapes on radio and live mix by experienced and professional DJ’s. In 2004 I enrolled to a dj school and in August 2004 had my first event.
The road hasn’t been, Finances to buy equipment was a major struggle, I remember there were days I used to deejay with a disc man and also with a dvd player back in the day because getting a machine to practice was a big issue. However the lack of finances did not put me down as I had the zeal and passion to become good at what I do and that drive led me to be practicing more in class sessions as well as saving up to by my own decks.. Another challenge was getting opportunities to play.
I’ve always wanted to have a crew that gives talented upcoming deejays and artists the opportunity to showcase their talents so I formed Xhoodz Media (www.xhoodz.com) which is an entertainment company and a production label. Through it we sign deejays and get them to play in the various events something that gives them the much deserved exposure.
My favourite genres of music are Ragga, Dancehall, Crunk and Ol’Skul hip Hop. This has made him a versatile and all rounded Dj who can play for different ages, occasions and backgrounds.
My future is to establish my own radio station, where I will give opportunities to the unheard and untapped talent in 254…. Be a brand that will be recognized in Africa.
Radio Dj in KBC radio show Revolution in 2005
Orange under 13 tournaments
Head to Head dance battles
Dj Lecturer in Xhoodz media
Sound engineer in Xhoodz media
Nominee – Mwafaka Awards dj of the year Category (2012)