The Professional Disc Jockeys Association of Nigeria (PDJAN) has called for more recognition in the entertainment industry.
Mr Onyenegecha Isaac (Dj MarSs), media officer of the association said the association contributes more to the entertainment industry than the current accolades .
“We are the heart of the entertainment industry, without Deejays, no form of entertainment will make sense just that we are behind the scene like the cameramen.
“Without the deejays, no artist song will make sense or meaning to you in a dance floor, we deejays manipulate the songs artistically because deejaying is an art.
“Playing a song originally the way it’s singing, may be very boring.“The deejays plays a song with his own professional touches or discretion to suit the mood at every point in time as the event progresses.
“We affect the songs making it more interesting, we pitch the songs to its best danceable tempo for our guests to enjoy. You can never get the best of a song at its normal recorded tempo at an event,” he said.
Isaac added that Deejays also make input in song production and help in marketing a list and upcoming artistes by strategically imposing their songs on the listeners’ ears.
“A Deejay knows a good song, tells most artists were to improve on and how to go about their career sometimes.
“The Deejays promote artistes’ songs via association and constant playing until it becomes an anthem to everyone. Consciously or unconsciously, you start liking and singing along.
“Deejays support upcoming artists along in most events to showcase their talent pending when their breakthrough comes,” he added.
Isaac said that the association would be signing artistes towards the end of the year while some would be linked with record labels.