Dj Joe Mfalme (real name Joseph Mwenda) has revealed how neighbours laughed at his family when they first learnt he wanted to become a deejay.
Showing a photograph of a beautiful brick house he has built for his mother using income from his disc jockey trade, Dj Joe Mfalme writes, “When I choose to become a DJ I’ll never forget how some people laughed at us in shaggz and some discouraging me and telling my parents ‘kijana yako sasa amekua mkora‘. That was 12 years ago.
” Fast forward 12 years later, land was bought and Mom’s house has been completed thanks to this Hustle. Hii dunia usitharau kazi ya mtu (In this world, never hold anyone’s career in contempt). One lesson I have learnt, in anything that you do, if you put your best foot forward and you become disciplined, you MUST SUCCEED. GOD’S GRACE WILL ALWAYS BE SUFFICIENT.”
The DJ was born in Maua, Meru County. He was schooled at Consolata Primary school, Moi Forces Academy, and later Shang Tao Media Art College. It was here that he earned a Higher Diploma in 3D Animation Arts and Music Production.
At 34, Dj Joe Mfalme, is one of the most popular Deejays in Kenya. In late March this year, he was caught up in a storm surrounding alleged slurs made by his then co-hosts of a radio show Shaffie Weru and Neville.