Deejay honoured with two awards

2018-12-19 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedDJ Chofy with her recent wins.

PHOTO: suppliedDJ Chofy with her recent wins.

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LOCAL deejay known as DJ Chofy, whose real name is Smangele Mbatha, has made her city proud once again by winning two awards at Ulundi Entertainment and Youth Business Awards, held at Ulundi­ on Saturday.

DJ Chofy, who lives in Pelham, won in the category of best song for Asiyindawo and best deejay presenting.

It was the second time that DJ Chofy has won these awards at the same event.

Speaking to Echo, DJ Chofy said it was not easy in this year’s competition but she feels honoured and humbled by this recognition.

“Winning these awards two years in a row shows that people love my music. What makes me more happy is that I succeeded against well-known deejays and artists. It really shows that if you believe in yourself, everything is possible. If you commit to your work and give fans the best, you will succeed.

“Although I am happy with winning these awards, I have no plans to re-enter next year. I want to give other upcoming deejays a chance, especially female deejays. I want them to know how it feels to win an award and I am sure this will encourage them to work harder,” she said.

She said she is aware that the music industry is a tough one but people must not give up on their dreams: “If you love something you must never give up. You must keep on pushing hard until you reach the top. The truth is not everyone will be happy when you succeed, but you just need to keep your head high and make sure you don’t allow negativity to bring you down.”

DJ Chofy, who recently shot her music video for her hit song Asiyindawo, says she is planning on releasing another single in March next year as part of celebrating her birthday.

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