BRIEF HISTORY, BACKGROUND, UNDERTAKINGS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
I’ve been DJing for over 10 years now formally (all my life – informally). Where do I begin? I’ll try and name a few highlights:
I’ve DJ’d everywhere in Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, in the US in Miami to Washington. Everything from major club events, major club residencies, Fashion Week, official Toronto Blue Jays events, Microsoft, Official NBA All-Star events, major festivals, 2014 Award for Most Promising DJ by Anokhi Media, 2018 BEST DJ Award by Notable Life, TIFF events, toinitiative.ca Top 50 in 50 entrepreneurs (number 14) #TO50in50, 3 tracks released on Beatport and iTunes. Radio Host for Ruckus Avenue Radio on Dash Radio. I have Guest DJ’d for many top celebrities including Willy Monfret, Usher, Drake, Chloe Terrae, Demi from the UK, Rony Seikali, Karl Wolf, Sidhu Moosewala, Garry Sandhu, Fateh, Simar, Ministry of Sound’s Mark Knight. That’s all I can honestly think of for now.
WHAT FUTURE PROJECTS CAN THE COMMUNITY EXPECT FROM YOU?
Not sure how to answer this one because I am always involved in a lot of community projects and events and radio hosting. I just took time out to DJ for the Free Them walk which is fighting to stop human trafficking. Really great cause and influencer campaign where over 80 celebs and influencers got together for the fight #freethem #freedomwalk2019. I’m always giving my time to the community and I’m a part of the city’s most elite events. I just DJ’d Toronto Life’s Best Dressed event. Perhaps that also makes me Toronto’s Best Dressed DJ? Who knows, hahaha…
WHAT DO YOU DO ON YOUR SPARE TIME? HOW DO YOU BALANCE IT WITH YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE?
I don’t have a lot of spare time to be very honest with you. I work 7 days a week, 18 hour days, up at 6:45 am er’yday! When I’m not DJing I’m a teacher by day. When I’m not at work I’m with my family or close friends. Any spare time I have I try to squeeze in a workout or catchup with new music or making a mix new for a podcast and radio show on Dash Radio. Music is literally my life. If I do get some time off, I love to travel. You can find me in Miami A LOT. I do love to travel and explore places, and I’ve been to every continent except for the 1 down under.
CAN YOU TALK ABOUT SOME OBSTACLES YOU FACED IN YOUR LIFE? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I think everyone has obstacles. I don’t like to go into detail, I’m a pretty private person. But I can tell you that coming from an immigrant family of 7 members (I’m the 6th member) I mean I could go on with so many obstacles in my life. Being a minority, and being a female in a male-dominated industry – wow, there are times when you experience skeptics or haters both personally or professionally. You have to brush it off and do YOU. No time to dwell on negative, just keep going forward and make yourself a better person. That’s it.
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES? WHY?
- My mother. I’ve always had so much love for her but even more so now, at my age, looking at the struggles and hardship she went through at this very age, her sacrifice for her children, all of her decisions – I’m in awe.
- Obama. He has achieved the unthinkable. He’s been through so much but still maintains his integrity. He’s so calm, cool and collected and yet when he opens his mouth, he adds depth and value to any topic he’s contributing to. He is at the very top of my “cool” list for sure haha.
WHAT ARE YOUR ULTIMATE GOALS?
Be a positive role model to children, especially little girls. Teach and raise them to be strong and that they can do anything they want – LITERALLY.
Continue DJing the best events, I enjoy it so much.
Use my knowledge, education, and experiences to share with and help others.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A LEADER?
Someone who is fair, open-minded, goal-oriented, and someone who doesn’t give up. These days social media makes things look super easy and portrays life is great all the time. Ask any successful leader and they’ll tell you the hardship, the failure, and the perseverance that it takes to get to the top. The hustle is real yo.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU PROVIDE SOMEBODY WHO WANTS TO FOLLOW THE SAME PATH AS YOU?
You need to be a lover of music to be a DJ – plain and simple. I know it looks “cool” and everyone seems to be a DJ these days. It takes more to DJ than to slap on a pair of headphones and smile. Love the music you play and do your homework. Prepare for every gig, put in the time. And yes, if you do it right, it costs money so don’t cut corners.
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE. GO!!
I love Drake.
I have blue eyes.
I have 2 children.
You can figure it out! ENJOY! LOL