We had an amazing chat with Liberian Entertainment Awards Best DJ nominee, DJLib, on a host of things about the Liberian Music Industry. He was such a sport. Check out the interview below.
How did it all start for you?
For me it all started as a child, being around my farther who was the owner of his own night club "JahQuoi" located in Barnesville estate, Liberia, during the 90s and Djs like the great warrity from Clara town who thought me few things about music.
Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for?
My biggest inspiration as far as djing and The Liberian music industry and someone I got a lot respect for is Dj Blue and my reason for that is, I feel like he has contributed a lot to our industry and I feel like we share the same agenda on why we do what we do... And that’s for the country and the people of Liberia ...
Which event has been the most memorable for you? As a DJ?
My most memorable event as a Dj was being able to Dj the miss Liberia USA 2018 pageant in Philadelphia...
Are you able to share any of your secret tricks with me?
Am not able to share any tips because I feel like am still learning a lot but I will like to get
some tips from you ...
What is one mistake you see a lot of up and coming artists making?
One of the biggest mistake I see a lot of up and coming artist making is not handling the business side of the music before getting Into the game and releasing song, videos and other marketing materials...
What advice would you give to aspiring artists?
My advise to anyone who wanting to be an Artist will be for them to not be afraid to invest in themselves and their craft and also to give their best ...
Where do you think the music industry is headed? One year from now? Five years from now?
I see our Industry heading in a very good direction. We have a lot of dope Artists who are putting out a lot of good quality, consistent work... We also have a lot of young Artists coming up that have a lot of potential to do great things. I truly think 5 years from now Liberian music will be on a much higher level, if we start to educate ourselves about the business side of the music.
What is one genre you think doesn't get the attention it deserves?
The genre of Liberian music I feel like we stopped paying a lot attention to is our traditional music, Gbama.
What is it that you love about Djing?
My love for djing comes from me being able to use what I love and that’s music to make people happy.
What is something that bugs you about the industry?
What bugs me the most is the fact that we have a lot of people in the industry that are working to bring it down instead of bringing it up, by talking about the negatives and not the positives ...
Do you have your own style that separate from all the other DJs?
Yes, I do believe that I have my own style of djing that sets me apart from other Dj. To me djing is like cooking and every Dj have their own style and recipe..
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
One track that never gets old for me is Joss Kenzy BeBe
What is one track that got popular that you can't stand?
One track For me that got popular that I can’t stand but play is . One Corner -Patapa
Name five artists that are currently on your mixes.
Five Artist currently in my mixx is .