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DJ Naida Conquers Male Dominated Terrain


High riding disc jockey, music producer, artist and song writer, Coleen Danai Goredema popularly known as DJ Naida believes her journey to stardom was not rosy, as she fought hard to gain recognition in the rather male dominated terrain.

Naida which is an anagram for her second name Danai says she opted to turnaround her second for it to sound more rhythmic.

“Danai sounded dull and boring so I played around with my middle name and Dj Naida came up,” she said in an interview with 263Chat.

DJ Naida, a holder of a Degree in Financial Planning from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa has previously worked for Standard Bank and Royal Bank in Zimbabwe before embarking on her new journey in music and deejaying industry.

She reckons that her chosen trade is not for the faint-hearted especially women who often struggle to make names for themselves.

“I worked at Standard Bank in South Africa and Royal Bank of Zimbabwe before deciding go into music.

“Female DJs are less known in the industry which makes the breakthrough elusive but that’s what motivates and drives me to do better. I have managed to break those walls and doing pretty well as a female DJ in Zimbabwe,” said Naida.

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She says she is currently working on a new track titled Chokonyonyo featuring Simba Tagz and Reverb7 which is expected to be out this week.

“The song is titled “Chokonyonyo” featuring Simba Tagz and Reverb7 and people better look forward to it,” emphasized Naida.

The high riding DJ has a weekend slot at Paraiah State Borrowdale every Friday from 9pm-1am and will also be playing at the Black Opal after Party on Saturday before proceeding to the Unplugged alongside Reverb7, TK Beatz and Unpluggers Choice Ex Q on Sunday.


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