Ladies and gentlemen, young and old, I present to you: DJ Nababes, one of Cape Town’s rising and promising female dj’s, WHOOP WHOOP. Ok so my introduction skills needs a little bit of polishing, but believe me when I say that in the near future Nababes is going to be one of Cape Town’s iconic female dj’s.
Born and bred in Cape Town, this 19-year-old was taught the deck-wrecking skills of djing by her late uncle (may his soul rest in peace) back in 2008, but only started djing professionally last year (2010). Her biggest influences are dj Xoli from Gugulethu, Master Cash, and the famous and beautiful dj Zinhle.
“My biggest challenges that I faced when I was starting out as a dj, and that I still face now, is being undermined by male dj’s. They get jealous when I get booked more gigs than them.”
She specialises in deep soulful house music and tribal house. “My style of playing is different from other djs. I love dancing, entertaining, being stylish and just having fun when I’m doing my thing. I think it’s safe to say that I am versatile and unique,’’ she boasts.
Her djing highlights were playing at CPUT for the first time when she started out, and playing at the same venue as dj BlackCoffee at Lookout Hill in May this year. This beautiful and amazing dj is busy doing big things. Watch out world, Nababes is ready to take you over.