EENHANA- Ongwediva’s up-and coming DJ Salvo has launched his Rhythm Unplugged entertainment company, which he hopes to grow into an academy to support up and coming DJs in the far northern regions.
Born El-Salvador Shaningwa, DJ Salvo is a sound engineer who plays marimba and keyboard, and is currently studying music at Oshikuku Arts Performance Centre here in the north. The 21-years-old youthful DJ says he decided to officially launch the company in Eenhana where he was invited to officially launch Supercool Trading, a new wholesale shop. “I also decided to officially launch Rhythm Unplugged here in Eenhana where we also have an entertainment complex.
People are enjoying a variety of music ranging from the hey days and the latest in the international market, and this makes me exhilarated to have my dream come true,” he says. DJ Salvo has always wanted to become such since his childhood, particularly with radio but I thought instead to go the South African way where Disc Jockeying took to the street. This would enable them us to make money as unemployed youths.
Apart from that, the young local “Street DJ” as he calls himself, says he has hosted an event at Face book Lounge in Ondangwa, Oshikango, Okongo and Onuno and the turn up was out of this world. “I am passionate about the beauty surrounding the north, especially here at Eenhana, and also appreciate the rich culture and tradition of the Oshiwambo’s Oshikwanyama tradition. I am going to use the few resources I have to set up my own music label very soon,” he says
The visionary DJ has hosted many parties in the north including at the Bush Bar opposite the University of Namibia (Unam)’s Hifikepunye Pohamba campus, modeling events, weddings in the north and official opening of many business tradings. He is competing with NBC radio announcers like DJ Reminder, DJ Maridini, among others, when it comes to party disc jockeying.
DJ Salvo hopes to elevate the entertainment zone up to a wholly different level through good music that people can revel to whenever he is spinning the discs. The DJ Salvo was groomed up by his friends at Unam, where he sharpened his skills alongside DJ Sebby and DJ Fire, who are now making a living in this trade in the North. He says he has plans to set up a modeling agency that will complement his vision to spice up the entertainment scene. “I am also passionate about beauty surrounding the North, which is also not being identified and remains untapped because as in Oshiwambo culture, we should appreciate our cultural richness.”
Despite a scarcity of resources, he is determined to set up his own modeling agency. DJ Salvo cannot but show much appreciation and gratitude to his uncle, Ndilipo Shilongo, who acquired some Disc Jockeying equipment for him. He says entertainment has always been in his family. His elder brother is also studying Radio Engineering and Broadcasting with a South African college in Johannesburg.
Rhythm Unplugged also comprises of other young and youthful DJs such as Fessy and Kaufenda, DJ CT, Mad Mike and King JB who have so far supported DJ Salvo from the beginning.