Sierra Leone: Five DJs to Look out for

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DEEJAY JESSE OR JAM MASTA JESSE is an enlightened and famous Disc Jockey in Sierra Leonean. He is a model, sound engineer, I.T specialist and a radio producer. DJ Jesse first had accreditation in Computer science and later obtained a certificate in Business Development Programs, radio and sound production from the Centre for Employment & Enterprise Development in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Back in Sierra Leone, Dee Jay Jesse has undergone several training sessions from various media institutions like BBC Media Action, BBC World Service and Search for Common Grounds.

Dee Jay Jesse started his career at age 12, performing in various night clubs, carnivals and other social gatherings around town. He mostly frequented Buggies, Attitude Disco, Lagoonda and Paddy’s Beach Bar among several others to perfect his vocation.

On the stage, he has joined talented musicians at home, performing with almost all the inspiring Sierra Leonean acts you care to mention, including L.A.J, Emerson Bockarie, Base Aphonix, Jimmy B, Steady Bongo, Vicky Fornah, Star Zero, Kao Denero, Abbizy, LXG, Famous and Rahim D Wizard. He has also featured in International shows biz at the National Stadium with foreign acts when in a town like Akon, Diamond Platinum, Jose Chameleon, Wizkid, P. Square, Nasio Fonte, Tekno, J-Martins, Bennie Man, Davido, Morgan Heritage and Salif Keita.

Dee Jay Jesse is currently working for both Choice FM 93.3 and Afriradio 105.3FM as a presenter. He is host to Lunchtime Jolly Ride-on Afriradio and Salone Jam on Choice FM.

Dee Jay Jesse has received numerous awards and nominations since the start of his career making him the Disc Jockey with the most awards. He is one of the esteemed DJs in the Sierra Leone entertainment and has been nominated over 40 times and has clinched 30 awards in different categories and in various awards ceremonies including but not limited to the National Entertainment Awards (2018), Sierra Leone DJ’s Union Awards (2018), Talent Brings Supremacy (TBS 2000). He has also clinched the Best Radio DJ For 10 consecutive Months in A Calendar Year Organized by Vertex Media.

In 2019, DJ Jesse represented Sierra Leone at the Sand Music Festival, an event that brings thousands of people from all walks of life on one platform in Malawi.

 VICTOR CEDRICK MAMMAH aka DJ-CROSS D BOSS is a Sierra Leonean born Sound Engineer, Graphics Designer, Multimedia Specialists and a Disc Jockey (DJ). He started playing music at a very young age, drawing his inspiration from different DJs which shaped his life experience in the industry.

He has worked as entertainment (Club) and radio DJ for almost eighteen years, serving as a host DJ for many entertainment shows, including the Alafia Session. The demonstration of enthusiasm for his craft has earned him prestige, as he has bagged several awards within the entertainment industry.

DJ-CROSS D BOSS was the Best DJ at the Wilberforce Entertainment Awards and Best Club DJ in 2016. In 2019, he won the Best Radio DJ award besides being nominated for several national award ceremonies such as the National Entertainment Awards (NEA) wherein 2017 he was nominated as Best Club DJ and in 2019 as Best Radio DJ.

OLUWASHEYI THOMAS aka SPICY SALONE has been a DJ about a decade now. She first started working as a print journalist at Sierra Express Media, AYV magazine and later as a broadcast journalist at Free Radio. In an exclusive interview with SaloneJambore, she says that “I had no plans of becoming a DJ. I was more of a writer and grew up as a very shy person.” She advises girls that might want to become a DJ to go in for their dreams and know that nothing will keep them down as according to her, ”it very hard to be a woman in the entertainment industry. She is currently working at AfriRadio as a DJ.

 

REGINALD CARLTON DARAMY aka DJ RAMPAGE is a Disc Jockey (DJ), Producer, Multi-instrumentalist, MC and TV Host. He is one of the most popular DJs in Sierra Leone. He has won the Sierra Leone Brewery Ltd. DJs’ competition and is widely regarded as the Corporate DJ.

He has several singles to his credit where he featured talents like Drizilik and Shadow Boxxer in ‘It Issa Goal’; Yung Sal in ‘Skatta’; Joey B and again Drizilik in ‘I Like Women’, Tunexbeatz in ‘For Di Kopor’ and Victor AD and Drizilik again in ‘Endless Love.’ Not surprising why he features Drizilik quite often in his singles, DJ Rampage is also the official DJ for Drizilik.

MOSES COKER aka DJ MOSE SL 101 has trod the music parlours for a decade or two, spinning as Disc Jockey since 1997. He is a Music lover from a toddler, getting motivation from older, more seasoned DJs as he carried on to his teens and beyond.


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