DJ Cathy (Cathy Mucheke) has been nominated for the Media Person of the Year Award (2014) by Black African Women Rock (BAWR)! The BAWR Award’s ceremony will be held at the Holiday Inn (Woking), Surrey, United Kingdom on Saturday 06 December 2014. Here is a little about DJ Cathy!
DJ Cathy’s entertainment career started off at Club Malibu (Manor Park, East London) in 2009, where she was their first female resident DJ. She was also offered a place at Club La Face, London (formerly known as Club Volts); where she was also their first female resident DJ.
In 2010, DJ Cathy founded DigitalDreams Dj’s and continued to organise events and club nights in the United Kingdom. She then relocated to Kenya in 2012 with the aim of opening an entertainment company of her own.
In 2013 this happened and DJ Cathy registered Digital Dreams Ltd with a website that was officially launched in the same year. DJ Cathy secured a number of public events, one of which was the Bamburi Rugby Super Series sponsored by Bamburi Cement in conjunction with the Kenya Rugby Federation Union (KRFU) and other corporates based in Kenya.
In February 2013, DJ Cathy was interviewed by East Africa’s largest selling magazine, True Love East Africa – you can read about her interview here. DJ Cathy featured as the leading act in a number of events hosted by the Florida Group of Night Clubs as they turned 30 years old. She has also hosted a number of V.I.P Soul Experience nights, which is her creation. These nights focused on giving back to all her supporters and allowing each and everyone, to feel like V.I.P; making it an experience! In between, DJ Cathy has continued to perform at a number of high-end private parties and events but also finds the time to support her surrounding community.
DJ Cathy has actively sought out upcoming artists from all over the world and actively promotes them and their talent. She activates their events, brand, performances and any achievements they accomplish; building them and providing them a strong online presence. You can get to know some of her artists here and all this work is done as part of her company Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); developing peoples talents’ is something that DJ Cathy enjoys. DJ Cathy is continuously trying to build her existing team and since launching in January 2013, has taken on two DJ’s – DJ Clean and DJ Stitch in 2013 and 2014, respectively. DJ Cathy has several audio mixes available for free download and keeps it current by releasing new music every year, in a variety of genres.
Currently, DJ Cathy has an ongoing campaign to help promote tourism, small enterprises and the KSPCA Branch in Mombasa, Kenya; you can read about this and make your contributions here. Every little helps!
Cathy is also a Psychology Graduate with two degrees and work experience in Teaching, Human Resources, Organisational Development, Marketing and Events Management. A Coaching and Mentoring enthusiast, Cathy enjoys opening up possibilities to her clients, by allowing them to realise their own potential.
You can vote for Cathy here!
Black African Women Rock (BAWR)
Black African Women Rock (BAWR) is a registered organisation founded by Ms. Lindani Moyo (pictured left) in 2013 and aims to empower, encourage and support women! The purpose and vision behind BAWR is to motivate, inspire women to pursue with their dreams. BAWR is a platform to uplift women of color by saying yes we can, together they stand.
“Let’s rise and lets uplift each other to grow and share ideas, and market for each other and stop being negative amongst each other.”
The aim is to reach out to women globally, women that have lost hope, women with low self -esteem, lack confidence and single women. They also want to reach out to women that have reached their lowest and think they cannot make it in life, as well as, women who think they are worthless who cannot do it or make it…..and BAWR is saying yes they can, they can support these women through seminars, workshops, breakfast clubs.
BAWR sponsors and supporters for 2014 will be Pamtengo, Shopsitaliano and Ladylievents. Pamtengo is one of their big sponsors having also sponsored the anniversary of the BAWR in May 2014. We also have supporters working with us such as EastAfrica TV Media and Zimlink.
Those of you who would like to exhibit, set-up stalls, help, (volunteers) are more than welcome . If you feel your services will be helpful please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or visit their website www.bawr.org.uk for more details.
Tickets are on sale now and all tickets include a 3 course meal:
Standard tickets are £35.00; V.I.P tickets are £40.00; Exhibiting Tickets are £50.00
Deadline for purchasing tickets and voting is the 16 November 2014.
Hope to see you all there!