After 10 years stint at Dohty family, Nicolas Mugo, popularly known as DJ Moh, exited the outfit. The move came as a shock to many, but as he says it, change is inevitable. It’s about two months since the unforeseen move, Moh speaks to Chebet Korir about his journey as an independent deejay and his company, Moh Spice Entertainment
It’s nearly two months since you left Dohty Family. Tell us about that.
My thinking changed. I needed personal growth, which was difficult under an umbrella, and after 10 years, it was time to take a different path and build my own as well.
Moh Spice Entertaimnent, how has the reception been so far?
It has gained traction. I was sceptical about it, but God works in mysterious ways. I launched the company on leaving Dohty and yet, it feels like I have been doing this forever.
When I was signed by Dohty, I got local and international. However, more often than not, I had to turn them down simply because the management and promoter did not get along well. The process to approve gigs was time-consuming, and thus clients drifted away. Things are different now and I couldn’t be happier.
Does it mean that you have officially launched the entertainment company?
Not yet but I will soon do so. At the moment it has been a challenge pushing my own brand. Once that is sorted I will make an official launch of the company. Soon after your exit from Dohty, it was rumoured some from the outfit followed suit and joined your team.
Care to clarify?
For once the rumour mill got something right. MC Jushman left the outfit. However, I was not behind his decision. I accepted him because I know his potential and what he can do. We work well and are progressing under Moh Spice Entertainment.
Have you signed more members, and are there individuals you’d love to work with?
So far, I have a deejay on board. He’s good. I am open to people who are open-minded and ready to work. Two or more heads work well together.
Is there any bad blood between you and DJ Kriss Darlin of Dohty Family? Exiting the outfit after a decade and launching your own brand couldn’t have been rosy on him and his team?
All Ill say is, he is focusing on his own stuff and so am I. I have no time to waste. I have to be on toes every single day.
So there is no bad blood between you two?
Word on the streets is you’re planning of teaming up with your brother DJ Kym. Can we expect a merging of both brands?
Were working on something with him, but it is still on the down low. Currently, I am focused on my brand, something that reggae fans can relate to.
It has been occasionally mentioned that entertainment companies around Kenya tend to hinder personal growth and are greedy. What’s your take on that?
In terms of personal growth, yes they do. However, that depends on how far you want to go. If you are in a comfort zone, you will never know about personal growth. Greed, now that is something that we shall talk about another time.
How’s farming coming along?
Not setting that aside? No. I have no intention of taking a step back from farming. It’s going on well.