Best deejays in Uganda

The entertainment industry as we know it wouldn’t be the same without deejays. Deejays not only play our favorite hits as we sing and dance along, but they also hype us and their mixtapes are to die for.

While traditionally deejays’ gigs were centred at events and clubs, they have evolved and are quickly dominating other scenes of the industry too like radio and television.

Gandalebs looks at some of Uganda’s top deejays who have made a name for themselves and are living up to it.

DJ Roja

Kitaka Rodgers is DJ Roja’s real name and in case you didn’t know, this one half of the duo Slick Stuart and DJ Roja is actually an engineer with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

During his internship, he decided to quit the engineering profession and pursue his true passion and we are glad it worked out.

While we know him best for his annual mixtape parties with his partner DJ Slick Stuart, Dj Roja has surely dominated the entertainment industry.

Besides his musical collaboration with artists to produce hit songs, DJ Roja also works alongside DVJ Mercy Pro at NBS TV for NBS After 5 show and he is a presenter at NXT radio.

It appears that his gamble of leaving engineering for deejaying was a good one as he is minting money from his spinning fingers.

DJ Slick Stuart

DJ Slick Stuart a.ka. Stuart Kavuma is the other half of the popular Stuart and Roja duo.

While his partner started on a different path before joining the deejaying world, DJ Slick Stuart always knew what he wanted to do from a young age given that his late father owned a Disco and he used to sneak in and practice on the machines.

For someone who is really passionate about his career, DJ Slick Stuart is reaping hard from his talents.

Alongside his other hustles, DJ Slick Stuart currently hosts a show at NXT radio called Transit from Monday to Friday.

With his partner, DJ Roja, Slick Stuart has been a recipient of several awards over the years including ‘Wickedest Dj of the Year’ in the 2016 Buzz Teens Awards and ‘Best Dj of The Year’ by Hipipo music awards, 2017.

DJ Nimrod

DJ Nimrod a.k.a Muzinyi goes by the full name- Nimrod Nabeeta, is an Event MC, radio presenter, and club deejay who is doing well for himself.

Nimrod who holds a Diploma in Business Administration decided to take a different path from what he studied and his leap of faith is paying off well.

He currently hosts the Evening Rush show on Galaxy radio which has put him on the Ugandan map as one of the top radio personalities.

DJ Nimrod has been a recipient of several awards among them- Best radio host in the 2017 Uganda Entertainment Awards.

DJ Apeman

DJ Apeman is one of the most expensive deejays and definitely also one of the most successful ones as well.

The founder and CEO of Silverback Deejays started his career back when he lived in the UK. He began spinning at house parties before moving to clubs and bars. By the time he returned home, DJ Apeman was quite a pro which earned him a spot at Club Rouge.

Other than the UK, Apeman has also performed in other countries too like Germany and Denmark, and has hosted several big events.

He nurtures other budding deejays at his deejaying school.

DJ Ali Breezy

Our list would be incomplete without talking about this award-winning deejay.

DJ Ali Breezy has always loved music, in fact, growing up his loved ones thought he would be a musician, well it appears their guess was not completely wrong as he now plays music as his full-time gig.

Currently, DJ Ali Breezy works with Vision Group at Bukedde FM, XFM, Kampala Sun, and Urban Television- talk about dominating the media industry.

In 2021, after being nominated for five years without a win, he was named ‘Teenz Hottest DJ’ and alongside Abeggume, he was awarded ‘Teenz Hottest Collabo’ at the Teenz Awards.

Which of these deejays do you think produces the best mixtapes? Do let us know in the comments