Meet President Uhuru Kenyatta's DJ who is confined to a wheelchair
Indeed, Disability is not inability
Ogeto, who has been hired to Deejay at State House, reveals that he got the opportunity through Uhuru’s man Big Ted.
In an interview the Standard, Ogeto opens up about his breakthrough in his Deejaying career that saw him land at State House.
In 2016, Ogeto was invited for the launch of gospel artist Daddy Owen’s album ‘Vanity’ at the Carnivore Restaurant grounds. Celebrities present decided to hold an impromptu fundraiser to buy him a spinning machine.
According to Ogeto, State House Director for Brand , strategy and Events Big Ted, who was the Emcee took over the initiative and in less than 20 minutes they had collected Sh500, 000.
"That chance opened many other opportunities for me. It was a dream come true for me. At the time I realised that despite the challenges I had faced, God was preparing me for greater heights,” he says
Ogeto earns between Sh60,000 and Sh120,000 for a single event.His first performance was at Kenyatta International Convention Centre in 2014, courtesy of the United Nations.
Asked on how got himself on a wheelchair, he says “I was diagnosed with chronic knee disease, which meant I would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of my life,” he adds.
He also added thats his condition made people to hesitate in giving him a chance to learn Deejaying back in the days.
“For the simple reason that I was disabled, the people in charge at various local deejay academies refused to offer me a chance,” he recalls.
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