By Jeoffrey Mukubi
CAREER music manager, promoter and distributor Antonia Djokic recently announced the signing of a new artist, D-jay. D-jay whose music has been dormant for nearly close a decade will finally see the light of day. Without going into the nitty-gritty of the contract, Antonio confirmed the signing with Confidénte this past week.
Deal Done Records will now be taking over the music business of the rapper, such as handling his marketing, distribution and bookings for events. He told Confidénte that the main reason for signing D-jay is purely because of business. “I think he will be good business, hes not like many other artists I have signed who always have either school, or work to deal with, and he is a 100 percent artist” Antonio said.
Antonio added that because of KP Illest, the hip hop culture is gaining traction in Namibia again once more. “KP Illest is a hardworking individual, but he is also our competition, and it is always good to have competition.”
The 58 year-old Yugoslavian-born (now known as Serbia), has been involved the inNamibia arts and culture industry for 15 years and has been known to kick-start some of the country’s most sought-after musicians.
D-jay (Diogene Ochs) whose career started in 2007 had for some time been Namibia’s favorite rapper, but after the passing on of his friends, which include producer Eclipse, and RnB singer Roger, his rap career, has not been the same. D-jay also had a controversial falling out of Gazza Music Production and then with Inzinyoka, which was owned by Dillish Mathews ex-boyfriend, Stephen Gaeseb. Despite all the lows, one can hope that his new found home will provide a better career. D-Jay shared his joy on social media saying “After years of numerous meetings, I signed! #DealDone. Seems like the whole industry is happy for me. I gave up everything for this music industry and someone saw the hunger in me, Salute Antonio! Let us drop hits!”
D-jay will officially start recording with Deal Done Records as of 7 June 2018.
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