DJ Mo Biography
DJ Mo Age
Samuel Muraya was born 1987, he is 32 years old as of 2019.
DJ Mo Family
DJ Mo is the third born in a family of three grew up in both in rural of Nakuru County and in Nairobi. He lived with his grandmother in Nakuru.
DJ Mo Marriage | Daughter | Children
He is married to gospel musician Size 8 in 2013 and they have a daughter called Ladasha Belle Wambui who was born in 2015.
DJ Mo Size 8 | Wife
DJ Mo met size 8 through a mutual friend and they became good friends and he mentored her through her salvation, Muraya regards size 8 as a very special person, He recalls that even when size 8 was in secular music she always had a great desire to be born again, she kept telling him that she loved God so much and she wanted someone special who will act as a bridge to bring her closer to God, And DJ Mo became that person. DJ Mo and Size 8 have been married for close to 6 years now.
DJ Mo Wealth
Details will be updated soon.
DJ Mo Education Background
DJ Mo Career
He studied Disk Jocking at Spin Rage DJ school. In 2009 he came to the limelight when he became the finalist in the Pilsner Mfalme DJ Competition.
He established System Unit, a company that championed Cross-Connect. It offers an opportunity to young Christians who are talented dancers. It is a Gospel DJ Academy.
DJ Mo Awards
- Best DJ at the Groove Awards in 2010.
- Best DJ, International Talanta Award in 2011.
DJ Mo Scandals
An upcoming gospel artist Nexxie claims that he offered DJ Mo shs 20,000 to get his song on air. Nexxie showed evidence of the sent cash. DJ Mo showed screenshots of the transaction where he refunded the said cash.
“There are conmen who go to River Road to look for videos and dupe artistes that they are well-connected to DJs and thus if they pay certain amounts, they would have their music played. I think this could be one of those cases as neither I nor my team members transact such business,” DJ Mo explained
“I can’t take a bribe from anyone to play their music. Besides, I drive a Range Rover so what is Sh20,000 to me? There are so many accusations being peddled out there that we (deejays) take money from musicians but it’s the brokers who do it and this in turn soils our name,” he said in defense.
“If someone was to offer half a million for airplay then I think I’d take it, but I’d go to the marketing department and hand it over then get my cut,” he joked.
Njoki Chege and DJ Mo
DJ Mo revealed that he did test his wife before he married her. This prompted Nation’s columnist Njoki Chege to write an article which DJ Mo replied to saying
“Someone tell Njoki Chege (have never heard about before we are happily married and we are fine lol – my wife Is a queen and I TREAT HER LIKE ONE – my WIFE LOVED ME WHEN I WAS AND HAD NOTHING so stop twisting the whole thing for relevance,” DJ Mo wrote.
He also went ahead to dig into Njoki Chege’s paycheck saying that the writer just gets a few coins to write the column.
“Njoki you she need to look for attention somewhere else – Am one Christian you can’t “Tisha “with your articles ” I pray for you to get married and please come for some marriage tips & advices. ati I apologize – who made you the chair lady in the counsel of apologies enemy of progress,” DJ Mo added.
DJ Mo Interview
Interviewer: Describe yourself in three words? Extrovert, funny and humble. Where did you grow up?
DJ Mo: I grew up in Nakuru and Nairobi. I am the first-born in a family of three; I have two sisters who come after me. I attended Maragua Primary School and later Lanet High School in Nakuru. During my high school years, I stayed with my shosho (grandmother) in Nakuru. So my childhood was a mixture of the village and town life. I appreciate the village life and I am a good farmer.
Interviewer: After high school what happened next?
DJ Mo: While in high school, I realized I had an ear for music. Although I loved music, I did not know exactly what I wanted to do. I have never really been book smart — I’m more street smart. After finishing high school in 2004, I told my mother I wanted to pursue music and I am glad she let me. I am very close to my mother.
Interviewer: What happened next?
DJ Mo: I stayed home for a year after high school — that was the darkest period of my life. I got involved in heavy drinking and women. And when I drunk, I would become violent and get into many fights. I would constantly sleep in the cells in Rongai because of getting into fights. My mum watched helplessly and didn’t know what to do. I am glad she prayed for me and did not give up on me. I gave my life to God and I stopped partying. Around that time, God connected me with Daniel Masawi; he was involved in community youth initiatives. He began to mentor and guide me.
Interviewer: How did you get into the DJ industry?
DJ Mo: I loved attending Jesus Night, which used to take place at Nairobi Cinema. There, I would watch DJ Nev spin and something in me would come alive. That’s when I realized what I wanted to be. So I approached DJ Nev and told him about my desire to be a DJ. He told me about his DJ school, Spin Rage. I needed Sh20,000 to go to school but my mother did not have that money. Daniel Masawi, my mentor, agreed to pay the whole amount.
Interviewer: Was it hard breaking into the DJ industry?
DJ Mo: It wasn’t easy. After I finished school, I worked with DJ Nev at Spin Rage for a while before I branched out on my own. From 2006 to 2008, nothing big happened in my career. I was a struggling DJ. I got to spin at Hope FM and Power FM. I also played at weddings and church events but sometimes I would get Sh2,000 for a gig. There are times I would be tempted to cross over to the secular scene, but I remembered where God had saved me from, and I did not want to go back there. In 2009, things began to change a little. I was a finalist in the Pilsner Mfalme DJ competition. Then on December 31, 2009, I got the chance to spin at the All-Star Party at Sifa Park to a packed crowd. Then 2010 turned out to be my year — everything fell into place. You have won a number of awards… I won the Best DJ Award at the Groove Awards in 2010 and last year, I won the International Talanta Award for Best DJ.
Interviewer: What do awards mean to you?
DJ Mo: I am making an impact in people’s lives.
Interviewer: How do you keep yourself grounded with so much success under your belt?
DJ Mo: The fact that I know where I came from.
Interviewer: What about the Christian rave you have started?
DJ Mo: Together with my friend Alemba, we own a company called System Unit. We noticed there was a gap. There were young Christians who liked to dance and have clean fun but they had no platform. So we started Cross-Connect. It happens every first and last Sundays at Timers Restaurant and it is clean fun. The response we have received is great.
Interviewer: What do you have to say to those who say Christian music industry has lost its direction and there is no difference between it and the secular industry?
DJ Mo: I do not think Christian music should be boring. It can be fun and cool, but there must be boundaries. Christian music should have quality sound and videos plus catchy beats but at the end of the day, there needs to be a difference between Christian and secular music.
Interviewer: So far what is the highlight of your career?
DJ Mo: Winning the Talanta Award and going to America for the first time last year. Never in my life did I ever think that one day I would fly to USA. It was like a dream. Winning the award and travelling to America was a confirmation I was on the correct path.
Interviewer: Any career advice?
DJ Mo: If you realized you have a talent, take your time to learn the art. I still spend hours in the studio mastering my art. Patience and willingness to hang on during the tough times is important because success is never instant.
Interviewer: How has your life changed?
DJ Mo: People know me now and I have no privacy. There is also pressure to behave in a certain way and sadly, there are things I can no longer do because of image. I love chapo dondo but I cannot go to a kibanda and enjoy it because rumors will start doing rounds. The other day I went for chapo dondo and the people there were so shocked — they kept staring at me.
Interviewer: You must get a lot of attention from ladies…
DJ Mo: It is crazy but I have learned not to be rude — instead, I socialize but not to specialize.
Interviewer: Are you dating?
DJ Mo: Yes, I have someone.
Interviewer: Future plans?
DJ Mo: I hope that System Unit will be a big international company in the next ten years.
Source: Standard Digital Entertainment (2012)
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Size 8 packed all her stuff and left – DJ Mo opens up
All marriages have their own fair share of challenges and celebrity couple DJ Mo and songbird Size 8 is no different.
In an interview with The Wicked Edition’s Dr. King’ori, the two popular personalities opened up on their marriage, letting the public in on their private lives for the first time.
Cross Over 101 host DJ Mo disclosed that at one time in their relationship, Size 8 packed all her stuff and vanished into the thin air for one week.
He revealed that unbeknown to him, she had gone and rented out a place of her own, starting life afresh.
“What happened was this one time tumedisagree alafu tumeletana juu mimi nimetoka nimeenda town nimeenda shughuli zangu.
“Jioni mimi nakuta nyumba iko sawa lakini kuna nguo sioni hapo , zake. Nguo zake haziko hapo sijui kwanini alafu akaishia alafu sikujua ameenda wapi.
“Akaenda akazima simu na nini, so apparently alienda akakomboa nyumba somewhere na akaanza kuishi na akalipa two months. Mimi nilimtafuta for almost a week,”
That is not all…
“Another time tukakosana, mimi sasa venye tulikosana nikatoka nikadrive mpaka Limuru nikaenda sijui nilikua naenda wapi. I think nilikua naenda border. Nilikua nataka kwenda to America through Uganda driving. Nikafika Limuru nikashindwa naenda wapi nikarudi alafu tukaongea. So kuna those moments,” said DJ Mo.
On her part, Size 8 disclosed that they mostly disagree on how to raise their daughter Ladasha.
“Mostly si hu disagree concerning Wambo, Ladasha, kwa sababu kuna venye mimi nataka kuraise mtoi venye mi nimeraiseiwa na kuna venye yeye ako na principles zake za kuraise mtoi…”
To which Mo responded, “Mimi sijawahi chapa huyo mtoi.”
“Namchapa ananishow kwa nini namchapa huyo mtoto. As in hawezi discipline mtoi at all. Wakikaa wanataka wakae tu hivo afanye chenye anataka. Namshow mtoi hawezi ishi tu hivo. Unajua si mtaani tumeraisiwa in line, kiboko unchapwa…” answered Size 8.
It is not all gloom in their marriage though, the two shared that they have had the best moments of their lives together and loved each other dearly.
“If you want your dating or marriage to last you have to be real to your partner kama hauna hauna kama uko nayo uko nayo,” advised the DJ.
“For us we have based our foundation in God because God ndio love,” she added.
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