DJ Alba taking centre stage
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:15
Popular female DJ Alba Hamukwaya, known by her stage name DJ Alba, moved her career to higher ranking after her debut performance last year at the Windhoek Show Grounds for the Doctatainments’ first anniversary.
In an interview with infomantè, Alba proudly shared her experience in the male-dominated industry and said she hopes that it will provide the platform for other upcoming female DJ’s.
“The Namibian music industry is still a baby, there is so much good music out there but pushing the boundries become fruitless for some. But with time I guess we will get there, “she noted.
Since her debut in the industry, DJ Alba shared the stage with some local and foreign greats, including Casper Nyovest, Sally, Gazza, PDK, DJ Tira and DJ Maphorisa, amongst others.
Alba started her music career at a very young age. “I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember, the only radio in the house was in the sitting room so I would sit there listening to music till late at night until my mom would come and chase me to bed, “she said.
She took up DJ gigs professionally in late 2012, at the age of 21. She said, “I get my inspiration from famous artists such as Black Coffee, Gazza, and DJ Zinhle, as they possess such a great work ethic.”
She urges Namibians, particularly females, that wish to venture into the DJ industry to, “stay focused, remember that you are not in competition with anyone, rather try to challenge yourself in every way possible. And when things don’t go your way don’t give up just yet, take baby steps and keep it moving.”