Award winning deejay, DJ Spinall is one of the most popular deejays in the country today and not so many people know that A-list deejay started his career in the church.
According to him, he got the connection to the church performance through a female friend of his.
In a chat with Saturday Beats, he revealed how it all began for him.
“I had been around for 15 years before I became popular but the kind of orientation I was given while growing up is that your work has to speak for you.
I was about 18 years old when I started to play at parties. I was still in high school at the time. The first time I had to be a disc jockey was at the church. They had a youth party and a female friend called me to disc jockey for them because she knew that I was always playing loud music. She did not even know if I was a DJ or not at the time.
When she asked me, I just told her that I was a disc jockey. My first experience was a bit overwhelming but I did a good job even though I did not have a lot of Christian music. I repeated Cece Winans about 20 times but the pastor did not complain and everybody seemed to be having a good time. I still do a lot of gospel event but they just don’t make it to the television, radio or social media. I still did a gig at a church about two weeks ago and I am working on a gospel album,”
He however revealed that his parents gave him their full support when he told them he wanted to become a DJ. They only mentioned to him that engineering should be his fall back plan just in case.
“Surprisingly, when I informed my mother that I wanted to make disc jockeying my career, she was fine with it but my father was a bit skeptical. He eventually gave me the needed confidence since I had bagged a B.Sc. in engineering. They just told me that if DJ did not work out, I should return to engineering,” said Spinall.