DJ Rhys Opens Up on Her Journey, Advises Women How to Survive in the Male-Dominated Industry
14 July 2021
[Photo Credit: DJ Rhys Instagram]
By Kinyua Mwangi
Celebrated Zambian entertainer DJ Rhys has opened up on her journey to becoming one of the best DJs in the country, noting that growing up she always wanted to be a DJ.
Her major breakthrough came after she met DJ H-Mac who doubles up as XYZ manager. DJ H-mac recruited DJ Rhys to XYZ Entertainment where she worked with some of the best artists in the country.
Speaking during a past interview with Joy FM, she said deejaying is a passion she would not exchange for anything despite being a lady in a male-dominated industry.
She advised women to follow their dreams and ignore critics who discourage them from pursuing certain careers.
“I feel like women should be less closed on what they want to do despite what people say. People always have something to say about what you do …don’t mind what people say just work hard and you gonna achieve everything you want,” she said.
When she joined XYZ, it was home to the late Daev; a rising star and the label’s lead vocalist. His star was shining bright until his untimely death through road carnage in September 2020. Other stars who she worked with at the label include; Bobby East, and Slap Dee who has since moved to Kalandanya Music Promotions.
Besides being a disc jockey, Rhys is also an artist famed for her hit song ‘Celebrate’ which she released during the national lockdown in 2020. In ‘Celebrate’ she featured Bow Chase, Elisha Long, Brawen and Jorzi.