For years, the deejaying business has been dominated by men.
The female deejays in Uganda are breaking the barriers by pushing their craft in a profession that is highly dominated by males.
Talented and ambitious Adero Marianne alias DJ Mary Jo proved no less at Nexus Lounge as she hosted and headlined the 3rd edition of the Uganda Waragi Ladies’ Affair.
Stepping onto the stage a few minutes after 11pm, the deafening cheers from the overflowing hyped crowd were enough to tell why she is one of the popular female deejays in the country.
DJ Mary Jo remarked, "I have been in the industry for over 10 years now and I am proud to see more and more females taking on the challenge. You need to be able to resonate and understand your crowd, their mood and the music they love". DJ Mary Jo added that at the time she began, female deejays weren’t a thing.
"Today, our hustle has become more respectable and popular," she added.
The event was organised to celebrate the achievements of women in commemoration of International Women’s day 2019.
Speaking during the event, Uganda Waragi Brand Manager Agaba Tumusiime said, ‘The Spirit of Uganda celebrates all things Ugandan and has been proudly associated with deejaying in Uganda for over four years. We set out to professionalise the deejay industry and are excited to be back to support some of Uganda’s very best female deejay talent".
The partiers also enjoyed performances from the all female deejay lineup that included; DJ XZYL, Lolah, Sheila ATS, Kathy and Nelly Rwaxxy. They showcased their skills on the decks.
Cindy and the Band, who starred as guest performers, proved to be the icing on the cake as they lured the crowd with popular jams like "Total Satisfaction", "Amateeka" and "Onina".
The event went on till dawn.