Popular street DJ Demakufu shows off his face for the first time
Written by demakufu on June 29, 2016
– Kenyan street DJ, Demakufu, has shown off his face to the world for the first time in years after ascending to fame through his popular mixes dubbed – one drop – He has replaced the famous Dj Kalonje as the new street king In a country where everyone is a Deejay, only talent separates the wheat from the chaff. He is a household name. Late in the evenings when you are headed home from work, or reporting the office in the morning, 90% of Kenyans listen to a street DJ calling himself De-Makufu. READ ALSO: Popular Kenyan singer shows off her cute tongue piercing (Photo) He is a big name locally and has recently received acclaim in the United States for his flair, talent and the mixes that have taken over the Kenyan entertainment scene. He took over the mantle from DJ Kalonje who was a street DJ of renown back in the day. Kalonje joined the mainstream media and has since been a radio DJ.
The streets were left to the now recluse Dj Lyta before he fell off the radar. This was before the recently voted as the most promising DJ, Demakufu came about. Demakufu, real name Martin Owaka, popularized the one-drop mixes played by almost all Kenyan Matatus. For the first time,Street Dj, Deejay Makufu shows his face to the public. Photos: Demakufu He’s currently the streets number one DJ and recently came out to meet his fans by holding gig as opposed to making mixes for sales. Together with DJ Knitspin who specializes in Old Skool Music, he has formed a deejaying unit – the 2-star Deejays and a branding company. The face that is running the streets, Demakufu.
An inside Kenyan joke has it that 8 in 12 people in the country are either deejays, model or fashion bloggers – or that they own a generic phone. Even then, there is a distinction between the deejays who rely on the use of a computer program and the deejays who can actually use a turn-table. The accomplished deejays like Dj Joe mfalme make a killing from gigs and radio job- Mfalme who has weekly gigs at capital FM recently bought a KSh 10 million Toyota V8.