DJ Association of Botswana pushes for membership


The DJ Association of Botswana (DJAB), an organisation formed in 2013 as an initiative to unite DJs from all walks of life, has urged local DJs to sign up.

DJAB welcomes all DJs ranging from wedding DJs, club DJs, bedroom DJs, mobile DJs and Radio DJs.  Speaking during a press conference at GICC recently, DJAB Public Relations Officer, Ricky Mosweu, said DJs should join the association because it would develop their professional lives and improve their well being.

“Members would benefit from the funeral cover, medical aid, legal representation, car rentals and discount in hotel accommodation,” he said.  Mosweu said that in the past they lost one of their experienced DJs and money problems hindered them to give him a proper funeral.  He said by joining the DJ association, DJs would benefit from a number of initiatives. The chairperson of DJAB, Masi Hule, emphasised the need for DJs to join their association.

“We negotiate on behalf of DJs therefore, we welcome all DJs to join us and grow our trade,” he said.  Hule added that DJAB offers DJs low cost liability policy, discount on music purchase, promotional materials and other benefits.  “These benefits allow DJs to maintain high standards and improve their performance,” he said.  He emphasised that the association does not interfere with their members’ business operations and affairs.  He said they have been in talks with promoters to sensitise everyone about the importance of the association. “We have also been working with Botswana Musician Union and they have been very helpful,” Hule said.  He indicated that they would also hold discussions with COSBOTS to map a way forward.  DJAB has been sponsored by Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture with P150,000.  GICC, where DJAB will launch, has sponsored them with accommodation, venue and equipment worth P100,000.  Silver Star has also provided them with equipment valued at P4,000.  Ink Media is also among the sponsors while Yarona FM is their media partner.  The conference was attended by a number of local DJs.

The association will officially launch its first conference on April 11, 2015 and different panellists will discuss different issues pertaining to the profession.

Hule said that they had only 100 seats reserved, but registration is already closed due to the overwhelming demand.

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