Offering training: DJ Skappa
Youths aspiring to take up
different roles in the music industry have a chance to access some formal
training courtesy of a music school scheduled to open soon.
Skappa DJ Academy is a
brainchild of prominent DJ Skappa, real name James Ibrahim, and will be
offering courses in DJing, sound engineering, video dj’ing, voice notes and
keys, radio and TV presentation, script writing, among other small courses.
In an interview, DJ Skappa
said the aim is to offer basic skills to many youths who aspire to work in the
music and entertainment industry but lack the technical know-how to go about
“We want to be offering
guitar lessons as well as establishing a recording studio from where we will be
producing music,” he said.
DJ Skappa said a number of
individuals have already started registering for the first semester to start
later this month.
He boasts of an impressive
CV, having done professional training in Djing and sound engineering in
Mozambique. He won the sprite DJ competition for the Central Region. He has
also had stints with Galaxy FM and Beta TV where he worked as presenter and
graphic designer respectively.
Though this is the case, he
has engaged other professionals in specific fields who will be offering lessons
at the institution.
commentator Sam Chiwaka said the development is long overdue as many local Djs
have failed to command the respect that they otherwise deserve because of their
lack of professional qualifications.