Mustapha Kasule ditched graphics designing for deejaying

Born on July 8, 1988, Mustapha Kasule studied at Kibuli S.S before attaining a degree in Industrial Art and Design from Makerere University.

Armed with this degree, Kasule who was looking for a job, was in 2011 recommended by a close friend to Steve Jean, an entertainment entrepreneur, as a graphics designer.

“Steve Jean’s Fenon Records was looking for a graphics designer and my friend, Edris Kamuli recommended me for the job,” Kasule says.

He says at the age of 22, he joined the company as its graphics designer but his heart lay elsewhere.

One day while telecom company, MTN Uganda launched its 4G LTE modems, Kasule asked his boss, Steve Jean to allow him be in charge of playing music at the function.

“That day, I asked Steve to let me be the man behind the decks. He gave me beats by Dre headphones and a hard drive.”

He adds that whereas Steve Jean hesitated to allow the little known Kasule to be in charge of playing music at such a big function for fear of making mistakes that would cost the company the deal, he reluctantly gave a green light to the request.

“I played at the function and the rest is now history as I never looked back,” he says.

Kasule says this was the start of an illustrious career as a deejay.

“From there, my brother bought me deejaying equipment and a laptop whereas Steve Jean gave me my first headphones and trusted me with my first professional event.”

Events deejay

Kasule says he set out to be different from other deejays by going into events deejaying. In this role he sets the mood and pace of events that either breaks or makes the functions.

He says the gamble later paid off.

“The foundation I got from Fenon Events, a company known for clear executions at every project they handle kept me going and trying to set myself apart from other DJs. I set myself as a DJ who brings his unique artistry and unique flavor to every event he graces leaving a trail of satisfied clients. This ensured that I succeeded in business.”

He says that a few years after becoming an events deejay, he was in 2018 chosen as the man behind the decks at Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s 25th coronation anniversary, commonly referred to as Jubileewo that took place on July,31, 2018 at Bulange.

The celebrations that brought together a multitude of loyal subjects and other stakeholders in the kingdom started off with a coronation and later the Buganda king treated his special guests to a dinner.

Kasule ensured Kabaka’s guests were in the right mood for the function and he says it was an honour to be the man in charge of the function.

He says his creativity coupled with trustworthiness separate him from others in the same industry.

“I try to keep my word with every client as I try to be as clear as possible.”

He is currently the managing director and top DJ for Real Sounds and also founder, Real Deejays.

He describes himself as a DJ who brings his unique artistry and unique flavor to every event he graces, leaving a trail of satisfied clients.

“Fenon Records boss, Steve Jean and my elder brother Ahmed Kasule laid a strong foundation that saw me where I am today and I am indebted for what they did for me. My brothers and sisters, DJ Alberto for the years he has been in the game, DJ Rota, my mum and dad have been father figures in my career,” he says.

Kasule says he wants to be a household name in the country and beyond.

“I want my name to be memorable to every client I work for. I plan to make my sound company even bigger and better,” Kasule says.

The man who goes by the name Moustey DJ says he doesn’t regret ditching graphic designing to become a deejay.

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