By Walter Mbita
Joseph Mwenda popularly known as DJ Joe Mfalme is one of the most sought after disc jockeys in Kenya and beyond.
He was born and bred in Meru County. His interest in disc jockeying began when he was 13 years old. He grew up while listening to some of Kenya’s pioneer Djs.
The talented disc scratcher did not give up easily despite the fact that he was facing so many challenges while starting up his career. His first job before becoming a DJ was a caretaker at a DJ academy dubbed Groove Ryders.
“I was so passionate about doing this and didn’t give up. I have never regretted since then,” he said.
DJ Joe Mflame took this career of deejaing because he loves playing songs since when he was in Standard Four.
”I decided to take it up because there is nothing good as making money from what you love,” he said.
The 30- year-old says since then nothing had really pissed him off because he understood what and whatever he went through while growing up.
“All that I went through was part of the process of growth and journey towards success. In whatever you go through just remember it is a stepping stone to where you want to go. So just have a thick skin and remain focused,” he stated.
Joe is after talent and he supports young upcoming deejays. “I have interacted with a lot of new upcoming djs on my digital platforms. Some want advice on how to charge for gigs, others want connections to clients and I do my best to deliver,” he said.
The young and ambitious dj grew up in Meru and his typical normal day he make sure he do his practices, he edits and work on his playlists.
“I follow up with my clients for work, do recordings for my TV shows and that is pretty much. It is like revolving around work. It is all about how you manage your time well without misusing it even a bit,” he says.
He says he don’t really know how much his fans care about him because he do not follow up on this. “Honestly, I do not follow up much on this I think I am used to being self-reliant that is why. And I think it comes from the way I grew up and also being busy,” the young dj said.
He describes himself as a simple guy using his talent to earn a living and to make people happy as well. “I am a simple guy who is just using God-given talent to earn a living and to make people happy. And this is something I always give God thank for,” he says.
He loves rice and chicken as his favourite foods.” Rice and chicken are my favourite foods because for obvious reasons that they add to life,” he says.
He is so ambitious that he has not completed his vision on what he wants to achieve. He is even not close to halfway of what he wants to achieve. “I am not that close to even what I want to however, I am almost there. Still I have a lot to do to reach the goal,” he pointed out.
He only depends on his lucrative art of deejaing and he has no any other side hustle. “ Deejaing is my main and only hustle so I do always take it with all due respect,” he said.