- Rising Durban star, DJ Rosetta D33p, is doing the absolute most as a female artist in the music scene and wants to support other women in the industry
- The 28-year-old had a big year, winning the Shaya Ingoma Smirnoff contest and also recently performed at this year’s Hollywood Bets Durban July
- The stunning sis has big plans and wants to hone her skills in producing, travel around the world with her music and collaborate with other DJs
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The gorgeous DJ Rosetta D33p, who is from a small township in Durban called Clermont, is setting flames to the music industry despite growing up in a community where there are very few success stories.
The babe, whose full name is Nompumelelo Rosetta Hlatshwayo, won the Smirnoff Shaya Ingoma contest and has big plans for the future.
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Briefly News had the honour of chatting to this rising star in an Instagram live interview, where the stunner spoke about the area she grew up in, her future plans and her desire to help other women realise their dreams.
The Durban DJ grew up in an under-resourced township
Rosetta explains that she grew up in a community where opportunities were few and far between, but it was her love of music that led her to become a DJ:
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“I’ve always loved music and it’s always been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a place like Clermont, I didn’t have a lot of role models around me.
"It’s a place where there are very rare success stories, so I always wanted to be someone who could be inspiring to others around me.”
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The 28-year-old says that her stage name, DJ Rosetta D33p, is a reflection of who she is as a person and an artist:
“Rosetta is my second name and the ‘D33p’ comes from me being a very calm person.
The stunner explains that she ventured into deep house because of how much the genre resonated with her, and she just wanted to embrace the music.
“I focus on house music, but I would like to work with other artists from various genres to open up my creativity. "
DJ Rosetta D33p won the Smirnoff Shaya Ingoma competition
Earlier this year, Rosetta won the Smirnoff Shaya Ingoma contest and is still on cloud nine about the achievement and the opportunities it afforded her:
“I am very grateful to them for coming up with such a campaign and addressing the inequalities in the industry."
Rosetta says that she won the contest by asking people to vote for her daily and showing off her unique style and talent as a female DJ in the industry.
The good sis notes that she also won some cool prizes and a trip to the International Music Summit (IMS) in Spain.
“At IMS, I had a chance to meet a lot of different artists from around the world and was exposed to a lot of different music; that experience alone was amazing.
Rosetta performed at Durban July, which is one of the biggest events in Mzansi, and totally slayed as she shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry:
“It was so amazing, because I think I was doubting myself, being on stage, and meeting many of my role models, but the feedback I got was so great."
The beaut also believes that while South Africans are making big moves in the global music scene, female DJs are still not given enough opportunity to grow.
The deep house DJ has big plans for the future and will release a song in August
Rosetta has a love for production and wants to continue honing her skills. She believes that women have a lot to offer in terms of producing their own music:
“I would love to create a project from start to finish as a female producer, master the song, and complete it on my own.
"That is one of the things I would love to achieve. I feel like we are so creative as females and we haven’t really explored bringing that flavour to production.”
“I appreciate DJ Zinhle being an entrepreneur, DJ and mother, because it shows that you can be anything that you want as a female.”
The DJ will be releasing a song next month on 6 August, just three days before Women’s Day, called Shaya Ingoma.
She would also love to travel, produce more music, grow her brand and sharpen her producing skills.
The babe further advises prospective female DJs to work hard and never compare themselves to others:
“It’s important to know what you want to achieve in life. You also need to look for opportunities and associate yourself with people who have knowledge.
"Work hard, believe in yourself, and let your journey unfold.”
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Meanwhile, Briefly News also wrote about DJ Zinhle revealing she was on Glamour after she was recently trolled by social media bullies when her no-make-up picture was posted online.
The Umlilo hitmaker’s fans were not having any of that and quickly jumped onto the timeline to defend their fav from the trolls. Speaking exclusively to Briefly News after the incident, a celebrity make-up artist applauded DJ Zinhle for allowing her skin to breathe.
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Source: Briefly News