Acclaimed blind DJ makes Kby proud

2017-11-15 06:01
Cedric Alexander, also known as DJ Alex, is billed to perform at the upcoming Southern African Disabled Musicians Association (Sadma) concert in Potchefstroom. Photo: Facebook

Cedric Alexander, also known as DJ Alex, is billed to perform at the upcoming Southern African Disabled Musicians Association (Sadma) concert in Potchefstroom. Photo: Facebook

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The young, passionate and talent-driven Cedric Alexander (22) is looking forward to adding another star of approval to his musical career.

He currently specialises in commercial, electro, deep house and hip-hop, for which he won the national award for best vocalist in the Gifted Stars Awards competition in December 2012.

Alexander is rated the second best blind DJ in the country.

He will be performing in the second Southern African Disabled Musicians Association (SADMA) concert in Potchefstroom on Saturday (18/11), alongside other high-performing artists from different provinces.

The Kimberley-born artist and rapper, who has been blind from birth, has come to accept his condition.

“God might have taken away my vision, but He gave me so much more,” says Alexander.

“It has been a great challenge to accept, but nonetheless, as a blind person, you must live in an experimental world.”

The Sadma concert is aimed at introducing artists to the public and the industry, and helping them to gain recognition and invitations to perform at nationwide mainstream concerts and festivals, according to John Mothopeng, chairperson and founding member of Sadma.

“This concert will definitely help these musicians gain confidence and self-pride when performing in front of big crowds,” states ­Mothopeng in a press ­release.

Alexander’s interest in music started at a young age.

He reveals how, while still at school, he started using his laptop to experiment to become a DJ.

His excellent rhyming ability also steered him towards hip-hop music and he became very popular as a young rapper.

He later joined the Hive DJ Academy to assist in de­veloping his passion and talent.

Alexander is the first visually-impaired student to graduate from this academy.

He has mesmerised audiences many times with his rhyming and deejaying.

“In 2010 I was delighted to do the closing act for the Maloof Money Cup held in Kimberley,” he says.

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