Your name and what do you do?
Michel Jerry Otieno aka DJ Lenium. Am a DJ, Radio Icon, Actor, Emcee, Event Manager, Showbiz Guru, UBER Brand Ambassador and E-Marketer
How did it all start for you?
As a DJ, wah…..its a whole movie with a part 1, 2 and 3 like those Nigerian movies but in a nutshell it was 13 years ago…..gosh…..it’s 2017 already…..make that 14 years ago.
What single night out has been the most memorable for you as a DJ?
I can’t say really. Every night has its own new experience….. I love new experiences
What is one mistake you see a lot of up and coming DJs making? / What advice would you give to aspiring DJs?
Everyone wants to be famous and earn $1,000 on one night just like that. Take your time and study the game. Learn to be humble….Mungu akutumie.
If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be? And why?
1999 – 2004. Music was dope by then. I could hear every word in the songs and still remember them upto now.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
Coolio – Gangsters Paradise
You are a man of many talents; tell us about your acting career?
Am a newbie in that industry but so in love with it. So far I have done one series: SAIDA that aired on Citizen TV and Maisha Magic East, 1 movie: MICHAEL that premiered at Nyali Cinemax and a whole lot of plays.
The creative industry in Mombasa is growing by the day, yet artists are undervalued. What can be done to create a paying standard for the artist?
This battle will never end. It begins with the artist. I can’t value myself at $1,000 if am not looking like a $1,000 or even worth $1,000. Artists from all arenas need to know how to work on their brands. Its all about the brand. That is why there is MacBook Air and a Lenovo Laptop. Both can type on word but their brands speak for themselves.
What are your future goals?
When I grow up, I want to be wise. The rest will just fall in place.
Never Let Your Dream Die Due To Your Failure To Dare. Dare To Fail To Pay Your Dues For Your Dream And You Will Have Died.