Friday, July 22, 2016

[MUST READ] FABULOUS DJ ENERSTY Exclusive interview on CTCng Chats-platform

The Christian Talent community Nigeria under the leadership of Obus Zalee brodoh (Chief Responsibility Officer) had an interview/interactive session with one of the best Gospel Disc Jockey of our generation, the amazing DJ ENERSTY. An Estate Surveyor by profession and a Strictly Gospel DJ, based in Abuja . He is currently the official DJ of Praise Jam on Coolfm Abuja and Praise Hour on Wazobiafm Abuja respectively, He is also a co presenter/ official DJ of  DaMusicRoom which is an Urban Gospel Entertainment and Lifestyle TV show.
Enjoy the interview!

Obus zalee: Good evening House we have DJ Enersty in the house!!!

Dj Enersty: Hi Everyone...feels good to be here

Obus zalee: Welcome bro, we have over 180 talents from all work of life here, they always allow me open up...Tell us a little about your journey into DJ world and why GOSPEL DJ?

Dj Enersty: Okay I have been a Dj for almost a decade. Started back in school, Studied estate management and Valuation at Federal University of technology Minna, Niger state. Fell in love with the art out of zeal to have extra curricular activities apart from my books.
I had a friend in 2008 who introduced me to the art because he was also a DJ in a small hotel in Niger state. We used to go there together to TURN UP! Then I gave my life to Christ in 2010, Wanted to do away with some things and DJing didn't just wanna leave me alone.
I became a gospel music fanatic. I follow a lot of Gospel artistes back then...especially in the Hip-hop genre. I am a Die hard fan of rap music. So to cut it short, the leading just came to me to be a gospel DJ at a wedding where they requested that only gospel music should be played. And I started building it up from there, prayed about it, had this conviction that this is what I really want to do for the Kingdom.

Obus zalee: wow!!! I believe you Must have listened to lots of Christian talents, What is that element in a song that makes you want to play it again and again?

Dj Enersty: Great question, that element to me is first the sounds in the music.It must give me goose bumps for me to really like it,and so I want to hear it again and again, before I settle down to listen to what the music has to say.

Obus zalee: How important is the lyrics of a song to your acceptance?

Dj Enersty: VERY Important, but it is funny enough the second most important thing to me like I said. First is how it sounds and second is the lyrics. Because the sounds gets your attention and the lyrics drives it home, and the impact will be enormous

Obus zalee: In your opinion are Christian artists whether rap or others doing well in presentation of their package?

Dj Enersty: Like I always say to every gospel artiste, "Music is Music FIRST before it is tagged CHRISTIAN Music"
I will narrow my answers to Nigeria only, it's just of recent that Gospel Artistes really found the antidote to TAKEOVER, Building more on innovations, ideas and not following what just worked for B verbatim.

Obus zalee: For a young act trying to be heard how vital would your knowledge and act as an event person help in dissemination of his sound?

Dj Enersty: Dissemination do you mean presenting or making public the sound?
Okay I will take it from both angles.I strongly recommend that your music should first be appealing FIRST!
Get different people's opinions.Be open minded in forming your rhythm and sounds in your music,Then when you are sure you have a masterpiece...then the journey has started for you.The next level is getting it out there.

I will give you points on what to do...its called the DJ Ernesty

1) Master your art (as in know how to sing really)
2) Package yourself very well (Have something that someone can never forget you for) be distinctive in both physical and abstract.
3) Put yourself out there equipped with your principles and talents and all you have to offer ( loom for anywhere you can do someone a favour with what you have)
4) be open to Criticisms and always find a way to build your Brand or push it.
5) be CONSISTENT  ( someone somewhere is noticing you)

Obus zalee: Can a Christian act boast on the strength of CHRISTIAN DJ NETWORKS to take their tune to every party effective enough to attract airplay?

Arizona Omaricha: My question to Our Bros. How come you made it in this jet age challenge of listening mostly to circular and vulgar songs. You will be in a wedding playing gospel song and committee of friends will halt you and say you must play secular songs etc.

Dj Enersty: About playing in a wedding and they say play secular
When I started I actually faced that challenge,But this is what I usually do.
The main reason why people will want you to change the music is because it's either dull or they don't know it. So whenever I go for weddings when I started although it's a lot easy now because I have defined myself and proved myself worthy.
1) I play popular gospel songs
2) I play popular gospel songs to fit in the event,and take them on a ride, at that point I sample and sample until I get their attention

Aminat: Do you belong to the association of DJ?

Dj enersty: I don't belong to a DJ association but I belong to a group of Gospel DJS with the likes of DJ Gosporella, Mordu, Expressit etc. And we liaise and share ideas to break through

Rich Jewel: Now being a gospel DJ in Nigeria has not been fully accepted in churches. As a gospel DJ has there been challenges for you so far? if there's what are the challenges? How have you been able to tackle them?

Dj enersty: Gospel DJS are not fully accepted in churches but thank God I have conquered that process. I am a COZA member and I was given an opportunity and I took it with my life and so much prayers.
A Christian DJ is not meant to only function in churches...its just like one of those places. Whenever I play in church, it's like I am the choir master. I take them on a journey of Praise and worship with my talent and knowledge of good gospel music to suit the moment,and also I introduce songs to them as playing the role of an artiste E.g. TAKEOVER with Okey Sokay

Dayo Emmanuel: I feel gospel artistes should identify their calling before setting out. How did you identify your own identity and can you advise gospel artistes on identifying their uniqueness?

Dj enersty:You can only identify your calling if first you are a true Christian...holy spirit will lead you to it.
Like this "Great Commission" came to me like an idea and I followed it. I had this Burning desire because I loved God and Love Gospel Music and I was looking for a very acceptable way to circulate it. That was why I joined the secular world with my Conviction intact to infiltrate it and create a balance. That's my mission. You see that answers your question of being unique and rare but accepted.

Liyia: What are the best ways to circulate a song on air with the help of gospel Dj's to create awareness?

Dj Enersty: You must invest in whatever you want to do.
Gospel DJS have not fully found their footing yet! Because most of us are still struggling with acceptance, and I want to be a pacesetter to that effect with my experience and expertise. Trust me it's not just about the talents but how you go about using it to solve the normal problems we face in life.

Gospel artistes have not really tapped into that.I take for example Nikki Laoye.
I consider her to be the next level gospel artiste because she finds a way to pass her gospel in a very comprehensive manner.I don't have a problem with features of secular artistes but let it be on your terms as gospel artistes.

Obus zalee: Finally, Dj enersty! Christian Talents Community is made of talents from over 150 Churches..if we have a compilation CD, would you be magnanimous enough to listen and if you love some if not all, partner with us to hype the compilation?

Dj enersty: About the CD I will Love to do so. It's what I am called to do. Announce the Gospel Ministers to the world.Lol

Obus zalee: Thank you so much for your time and response in a short notice.

Dj Enersty: Thank you so much for this opportunity. Pls send all your songs to

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