Today, we are Interviewing the world’s youngest Radio DJ, who is only 10 years old. She was born in Britain. She is Zelda Nana Yaa Adepa Dedaa Manteaw, popularly known in the entertainment industry as DJ Zel. A multi-talented and multi-award-winning DJ. She is also a model and a philanthropist. She loves music, loves to entertain people, and make people happy through her DJing. She also enjoys drawing and writing stories.
So, Let’s hear her story
1. How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey
I woke up one day and decided to be a DJ. I told my lovely mum Mrs. Jennifer Manteaw that l wanted to be a DJ; she got angry and said NO. My lovely dad traveled that time, so when he came back, and my mum told my dad l said l wanted to be a DJ, my dad too was not in support because he said DJs are not meant for girls. I thank God my grandma was there to put pressure on my dad and mum to see reasons with me. I also kept pushing them and quoted them children’s rights articles, especially article 3: ‘Best interest of the child.’ And, one day, my parents said YES to me. My mum’s friend’s husband is a DJ, so my mum called him (DJ Marcus) and asked him if he could train me, and he was happy to train me. I trained with him for 4months. From there, my lovely dad decided to enroll me in a DJing Academy at Subbass Electronic and Music at Westminster. I trained there for one day. My lovely dad decided to enroll me at London Sounds Academy, where l trained for almost a year. I am recently having my DJing lessons at On The Rise Academy with Terry, where I am learning different skills.
2. Who are your role models?
All the Tops DJs are my role models
3. What inspires you?
My parents and all the top female DJs in the world.
4. Please tell us about your company.
My company is DJ Promotions company Limited. My sister and I are trustees of my company.
5. What’s your most memorable experience?
When l perform as a DJ and at the same time modeled at Global Kids Fashion Week in London Mini mode for Kate Hill. And also Model and at the same time DJ at Bermingham kid Fashion week for Elementz of Couture.
6. Which social media channels work best for promoting your work? What exactly do you do on the social media channel that makes it work for you?
7. What’s your greatest fear?
None. I am a strong and brave girl
8. What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
Improving, practicing, and always doing something extraordinary.
9. What keeps you going when things get tough?
When things get tough, I love to relax and carry on because l always want to make people happy and to keep smiles on people’s faces. It makes me happy because l enjoy what I am doing.
10. Any message for our readers.
Please keep supporting me and support your children’s talent and also keep watching me.
11. How can people connect with you?
You can connect with me on my social media channels:
Facebook: DJ Zel
Twitter: DJ Zel
YouTube Channel: Official DJ Zel
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