About Me

DJ Muzungu is a versatile and professional DJ that travels across the UK providing the best in African music entertainment.

He started DJing because of his love for music from across Africa following time spent travelling Africa.

He felt that too many DJs can only deliver music of one genre or country, so he set out to provide an enriched experience for those that booked him, catering to everything they need.

 

Since then he has collected music from across the African continent and has been  a choice DJ for Congolese, Ghanaian, Kenyan, Malawian, Nigerian, South African, Tswana, Zambian, Zimbabwean and other diaspora for weddings, birthdays, bridal and baby showers. Whatever the occasion, he can cover it.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you offer a written contract?

Absolutely. A contract establishes my obligation to you and outlines everything required in the process including my setup requirements (which are minimal) and other factors relating to your event. I do realise that some people prefer the less formal approach and so if you would like a contract drawn out, just let me know.

 

2. Will you be the actually DJ at our wedding/event?

Yes, I pride myself on working hard to build my reputation as a DJ. If I am not available on the date of your wedding/event I will advise you up front and offer the services of an experienced DJ that I work closely with.

 

3. May we meet with you in person before we book you?

I highly encourage meeting face to face so that I can ensure I'm a good match for your event. I am based in Sheffield though and DJ across the UK and so where a face to face meeting is not possible I will make sure we have a lengthy telephone call or skype call so that you are comfortable prior to booking.

 

4. How long will you hold our date for us?

Once you inquire with me I will gladly hold your date for a reasonable amount of time in order to give you a chance to decide if I am the right match for your event. I will never use pressuring sales tactics or try to pressure you to make a decision.

 

5. How long have you been a DJ and how many Weddings have you done?

A wedding is such an important occasion, and you don't want your DJ's first wedding to be your own. I have done events for more than five years and weddings are my favorite.

 

6. How many weddings have you done from my country?

I can't provide an exact number as it is constantly changing, but in the past few years I have covered weddings in the UK for couples from Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Kenya.

Want to hear how they turned out? Check out my Testimonials page.

 

7. How many other types of events do you do per year?

I am called on for a number of events besides weddings. I have covered Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Graduations and all kinds of other celebrations. There is no limit to the types of events I am willing to do and so contact me today and ask.

 

8. Do you perform for more than one event in a day?

I do not over book as I want to make sure that I am fresh and give the best service and entertainment possible at your event.

 

9. What makes you different from your competitors?

I truly take pride in my work, and I believe that the services I provide are unique. I go above and beyond to make sure that you are happy in every aspect, from the planning process down to the night of the event. I am completely mobile and truly cater to you and your guests.

If you want to see what makes a difference just go ahead and contact me, you will see how enthusiastic I am even before you have decided to book me.

 

10. What if something happens to you and you can't make it to the wedding/event?

Despite meticulous planning and preparation, accidents do happen. If I am injured or otherwise unable to perform on your event day, I have a close network of DJs that can fill in.

This will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

 

11. Can we visit you at a performance?

Probably not. Unless you are invited by the organiser. I respect the privacy of my clients and so do not offer this as a possibility. Feel free to ask me if I am performing any public events though and I will provide the details.

 

12. May we speak to your references?

I am definately ready and willing to allow you to speak with my references. Feel free to check out my Testimonials. I can also provide a list of names and numbers!

 

13. How do you keep your music collection up-to-date?

I have an interest in music from across Africa as well as UK and urban chart music. I am constantly trying to find new and interesting sounds from across Africa as well as discovering what is popular in each country. I also do my research before any event to make sure that I am well equipped with the music that you want to dance to.

 

14. How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?

You can be involved as little, or as much as you'd like. Some people trust my music selection, while others want to choose the majority of music and have very specific tracks they want. I will accomodate to your music tastes! This will all be discussed when you contact me about a booking.

 

15. When do we need to submit our music requests and event details?

Any specific tracks and music preferences need to be sent to me within  1 week of your event so that I can adequately prepare for your event. I can accomodate late changes or additions too, just let me know in ample time.

 

16. Do you take requests from our guests?

Yes, so long as it isn't something you specified I shouldn't play, or I find the request questionable. If so, it will be cleared with you before playing.

 

17. Can we submit a "Do Not Play" list?

Yes, this will give me a clear idea of the tracks or type of music you do not want at your event.

 

18. When do you arrive to set up for our wedding/event?

I believe in being punctual. Setting up before your guests' arrival is a high priority for me. I always arrive at least a full hour before the scheduled start time in order to have adequate time to set up and get organised before the event.

 

19. What will you wear to our event?

This varies from event to event. At a wedding I will always wear a formal shirt and trousers. Where one is set I always follow the dress code of the event. Whatever the dress code, I will be clean and presentable.

 

20. How much of a deposit is required to secure our date?

I require a deposit or retainer of £50 to secure your date. To get the process started contact me today.

 

21. How much would you charge for overtime?
If I'm doing such a good job, you don't want the night to end, and you’d like to keep dancing... I can make that happen. My overtime rate is £25/hr for additional time at the end of the night.

 

22. What do you require from us?
Adequate shelter, electricity, and a safe place to setup my equipment. That's all I need to make it happen!

 

23. Do you require a meal?
This is not a requirement, but I would happily accept one if you happen to offer.

 

24. Are you insured?
I carry a public liability insurance policy. Some venues require all vendors working at their facility to provide proof of insurance before the event.

 

25. Do you take any breaks?
One of the major advantages to using a DJ instead of a band is that a DJ does not need to take breaks, I can assure you that there will be no break in the music at any point during the event.

 

26. What kind of equipment do you use?
I take great pride in my high quality, professional-grade equipment. I understand that you may not have a working knowledge of professional DJ equipment, but I can gladly provide a list of our equipment for you that ranges from brands including Pioneer, Serato, Mackie and ProSound.

 

27. Do you bring backup equipment with you to the wedding?
Even the very best and most well-maintained equipment will malfunction at some point. That's why I come prepared for catastrophe in case this happens at your event.

 

28. Do you have a wireless microphone?
I do offer a wireless microphone to be used for your guests’ toasts, blessing, and any other speeches that need to be made.

 

29. Do you have a “light show”?
Yes, I do offer a supply of lights for your event, if you have any specific requirements for lighting, just ask.

 

30. Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?
No. These items inevitably find their way into your event or wedding pictures and video, and ruin what is an otherwise commercial-free event.

 

31. Is there a fee for traveling to me since you are mobile?
If your event is within 1 hour of Sheffield, there is no travel charge. If your event is over 1 hour away, a travel charge is required, this will be included within any quote that I provide. Please contact me to discuss this in more detail.

 

41. Can I pay my deposit or make additional payments online?
Yes! Simply visit my online Payments page to make your payment today.

 

42. How far in advance should I book you?
The earlier the better! Take a peek at my Events Calendar page to see if your date is available. If it is, simply Contact me today and I'll get you booked in.

Contact me today!

07703668751 07703668751

peter@djmuzungu.co.uk

 

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