DJ Six7even Is Chasing Dizzy Heights
With endorsements deals for disc-jockeys flying in left, right, and center, the Nigerian Deejaying industry is now one of the most glamourous subsectors in the entertainment industry. With each legendary name like DJ Jimmy Jatt, they are young guns like DJ Six7even waiting in the wings, putting in a shift, and aiming for dizzy heights. Standing about 6’7 tall with a résumé of an icon, David Etuk alias DJ Six7even is one of the most respected young DJs in Nigeria as of today.
As a student that bagged a second-class upper honors degree in petroleum engineering from Covenant University, DJ Six7even brings in the same engineering precision into his Deejaying. He’s one of the best Afro House DJs in the country. A native of Akwa -Ibom State, he’s not one of those that rushed into the business. He underwent the rigors of learning the trade and put in the time.
My journey started in 2015 during my National Youth Service Corps year. I met DJ Kaki P, for six months, I understudied
Becoming a resident DJ for a nightclub or a radio station is one of the fundamental growth processes for any aspiring Deejays. “I reached out to City 105.1FM. OAP K-show The Radio Maestro put me on as one of the DJs on his show – The Hip-hop Ride cohosts with Kemismallz. The growth continued when OAP Vien-007 introduced me to DJ Neptune. I learned more from being with him live on Urban FM. The same goes for when he plays at various events.
In 2017 I was privileged to be a resident DJ for the Basement Gig – a Lagos nightlife event. It was a massive experience. Thanks to artiste Dapo Tuburna, and Kemismallz who hooked me up to that gig. I appreciate Osagie, the founder of Basement Gig. She believed in me. One of my other desire was to become a resident DJ at a night club. I left playing on the radio to pursue that goal. I moved from the mainland to the Island. And there, I met Henry, the owner of Skybox lounge.
For three months, I played at Skybox. I moved from there to become the resident DJ at Buzz Bar in Victoria Island – This is the hub where all the big-name DJs come to play. Djing at that venue was a dream come true. I have played alongside DJ Spinall, Consequence, and the legendary DJ Jimmy Jatt. I learned so much and became better. Hennessy picked up an interest in me. I have been djing for them across the country. I have also played international gigs( Ghana, Nairobi, and Dubia) – thanks to hype man Manolospanky who hooked me up.
Presently, I am working on my debut EP. I can’t wait to share it with the world. Least I forget, I won’t be where I am today without the support of Ikechukwu Hillary – a marketing and business development executive with Aims Group, owners of Cool FM. As a mentor, he has been with me since the beginning of my journey. At present, we are both partners in our media company called Hill Six. There’s so much coming from that brand.”
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Words by Sesan Adeniji: Follow on Instagram & Twitter – @sesanadeniji