DJ helps with dreams

2016-10-12 06:00
FROM the left are Modupi “DJ Coin” Mokoena, Teboho Khumalo and Thakane Maitse during their class. Photo: Tladi Moloi

FROM the left are Modupi “DJ Coin” Mokoena, Teboho Khumalo and Thakane Maitse during their class. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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BOHLOKONG. – A well-known Eastern Free State DJ, who is known to many people as DJ Coin (real name Modupi Mokoena) is on a mission of sharing his talent.

After having spent more than a decade in the music industry, the 29 year-old Bohlokong-born DJ has started a DJ School named 2 Coin DJ School.

This school was launched two years ago with the aim of teaching the young generation about music.

It commenced with two people, increased to six, with at least one woman in that number.

DJ Coin told Express Eastern Free State that he started the school after a number of requests from many young people who wanted to know how to play music.

“I have been approached by a number of young people at some of the events where I was playing. They all wanted me to teach them how to play music. I then went out to do some research before I started the classes,” he says.

The classes run for three months and the full course is R2 400. He says during that period he teaches them about mixing music and how to play a cappella.

“I am happy with the way things are going. I want to register more people, but I do not have enough space. I have received a number of calls from people in the region who want to come for the classes, but I could not accommodate them,” he says.

Coin is making use of his bedroom that can only accommodate two people and that means the students are attending at different hours.

“Most of the people are learners, so it means they are coming after school,” he says.

Thakane Maitse (19) from the Ithoballe Section of Bohlokong near Bethlehem, says he has always wanted to be a DJ and the 2 Coin DJ School is the answer to his dreams.

“I want to be one of the best DJs in the world. I have played at the DJ Coin birthday celebration and people were happy with my performance. I want to work harder so that I can reach my dream,” he says.

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