DJ Adams has emerged as one of the prominent deejays (Disc jockey) in town for his fine blend of music mix. The New Times’ EMMA PRINCE linked up with the City Radio presenter to let his fans know more about him, excerpts below;
QN: Who is DJ Adams
Ans; I am Adam Abubakar Mukara by real name and the first born in a family of eight. I was born in 1976 and I am single, but don’t be surprised when I begin searching (he chuckles).
QN: How would you describe your personality?
Ans: I am that honest, hardworking and no-nonsense kind of person. For that reason, I cannot let what I can’t do stop me from doing what I can do best.
QN: How do you treat your leisure time?
Ans: I think I spend most of my time in entertainment, which other people call leisure. Probably I don’t have that time and when I have it, I go for music.
QN: What is your target audience?
Ans: Fourteen years and above works for me.
Ans: How would you narrate your deejay-ing journey?
Ans; I started work as a professional deejay in 1994 in Nairobi, Kenya. I have worked with two clubs in Kenya and six in Rwanda. It has been three years now since I started working with City Radio. You have probably listened to me doing different shows between morning and night, that’s my journey.
QN: What were your most embarrassing moments on air?
Ans: When I thought of a song and it was not in the computer. I did what was not in my plans ‘on air’. I hate that.
QN: I often hear listeners calling in to criticize you as being “harsh” on air, what is your view on that?
Ans: Being ‘on air’ and being ‘off air’ does not stop me from being a no-nonsense man. But I guess the truth always hurts and probably you should differentiate between being ‘harsh’ and being ‘straight’.
QN: and that makes you…?
Ans: Straight of course.
Qn; If you were asked to, how would you rate music in Rwanda?
Ans: This depends on what you call music in Rwanda. If it’s local music, then it has a long way to go. Though talent and willingness is there, creativity is not that good to all concerned parties.
QN: What can you call your top achievement towards promoting the entertainment industry of Rwanda?
Ans: I think we are soon going to be proud of our music now that producers, musicians and radio presenters / DJs are aware of what’s good. I participate in putting things in the right track. Hopefully, couldn’t that be an achievement?
QN: What is the last word to your fellow radio presenters and fans?
Ans: To the presenters, do what you can do best. Make sure you put the interests of your fans first for they deserve nothing but the best. Remember being number one is easier than remaining number one.
To the fans; you are very important people, you deserve only the best. Don’t accept anything less than ‘all right’. Remember that it is always good to respect and give opinions, and to choose what suits you best.
QN: Thanks for your precious time with us Deejay.
Ans: Thanks too, The New Times for your time. Keep on keeping on!