DJ Kotini Blasts Promoters For Booking Slay Queen DJs
Durban-based DJ Kotini is expressing frustration with a rising trend in club bookings.
He is criticising promoters for opting to hire what he refers to as “slay queen” DJs, individuals he sees as lacking talent compared to hardworking wheel spinners.
DJ Kotini Reveals Impact of Slay Queen DJs On His Mental Health
In an interview with ZiMoja, DJ Kotini, whose real name is Siyabonga Zikode, voiced his displeasure at the preference for scantily clad “slay queens” over dedicated DJs. He expressed the difficulty of seeing their hard work go unnoticed and overshadowed by those who may not have the same level of skill.
“Instead they prefer half-naked girls who call themselves DJs over us. This is really frustrating because we put hard work into this yet we are overlooked,” he lamented.
DJ Kotini went on to highlight the broader impact on both his bank account and mental health due to the lack of bookings.
“I now understand why artists get depressed, we also have loved ones who are dependent on us- this is our bread and butter. We need to put bacon on the table but if we not getting any bookings because of talentless people then we are doomed” Kotini said.
Drug Arrest and Its Potential Impact
However, a source close to DJ Kotini offered a different perspective, suggesting that the decrease in bookings might be linked to his drug arrest last year rather than the emergence of slay queen DJs.
Last year, DJ Kotini, along with Big Nuz member Danger, faced drug-related charges after allegedly being found in possession of illegal substances in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu Natal. The duo was arrested following a tipoff from an anonymous source about their alleged involvement in drug dealing.
The source pointed out how ever since the arrest, DJ Kotini has been getting booked less despite being a talented wheel spinner.
“This guy is talented and knows how to entertain music lovers but his arrest might have had a negative impact on his work, ” the source concluded.