City DJs jockey for new clubs

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

THE re­cent open­ing of new nightspots in Bu­l­awayo is a wel­come devel­op­ment for DJs who are seek­ing greener pas­tures.

Last month, Bu­l­awayo Ath­letic Club (BAC) re­opened its doors as BAC Leisure along­side Pri­vate Lounge, Copa Cubana and last week it was Club 263 (for­merly Cloud 9).

DJs started to move to these new clubs forc­ing their former pay­mas­ters to shuf­fle their week­end en­ter­tain­ment line ups.

Af­ter a year at Club Eden, pop­u­lar DJ Kead Wikead has left the estab­lish­ment and is now res­i­dent at Club 263.

In­ter­est­ingly, DJ Slamma who had left Club Eden some­time this year un­der mys­te­ri­ous cir­cum­stances, has bounced back. Slamma now joins DJs Keezy and Kananjo.

DJ Tick Tock who had left the Casino Bar to look for greener pas­tures at BAC Leisure has also made a u-turn and re­turned to Casino. DJ Nospa who is with BAC is said to be con­tem­plat­ing leav­ing the joint.

When Pri­vate Lounge opened, DJs Emity Smooth and Mel­low T switched and are now res­i­dent at Club 263.

Stop Over lost one of its tal­ented DJs – Tawaz to Pri­vate Lounge when it launched a few months back.

DJ Sweeto left wannabe strip shows at Me­trop­o­lis for the real deal at Pri­vate Lounge.

Some DJs said the new joints were of­fer­ing bet­ter pack­ages hence many of them were mov­ing to these new clubs.

Chron­i­cle Show­biz es­tab­lished that rates for DJs in Bu­l­awayo range from $60 to $250 per ses­sion. Those who are em­ployed full time have salaries that range from $150 to $400 per month.

DJ Kead Wikead said he left Club Eden to seek greener pas­tures.

DJ Slamma said: “I’m back at Eden and all I can say is that I’m happy with the move. The man­age­ment there called me back. I’d to leave BAC be­cause of one or two things that I don’t want to delve into,” said Slamma who once played at Hori­zon Night Club. DJ Tick Tock said he left BAC Leisure over money is­sues. “I’ve left BAC be­cause of mis­un­der­stand­ings over money with man­age­ment. I was barely get­ting paid and they still owe me. At times I’m a guest DJ at the DC as well as Groove,” said Tick Tock. — @bon­ganinkunzi.

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