SELEKA — Local Disk Jockey, (DJ) Chris Cashius, was announced as best DJ at the GAMA Awards, held on 8 December 2018 at Hammanskraal in Gauteng.
Cashius Julius Moshopya was born and he grew up in Hammanskraal, but he moved to Lephalale in 2009. He attended Tshelammake Primary School and Maiteletja Primary School and he is currently a learner at Tshireletso Secondary School. He lives in Tshelammake (Seleka).
His music career started in 2011. He was 11 years old when he and his friend Calvin Mohlahlana started singing. Calvyn gave up the singing after a year but DJ Chris Cashius continued. “We were always writing songs but couldn’t record them because there were no studios in our village,” he says.
In 2015, at the age of 15, his started to perform as DJ. “I thought it was going to be an easy way to get into the music industry,” he says. In July 2016 he was interviewed on the former Lephalale FM as the youngest DJ and in November that year he got his first gig at Sabatho.
He heard about the GAMA Awards on Facebook and Instagram and then he decided to give it a try. He was announced as winner out of seven other DJs.
His message to future DJs is that they should work hard, try to connect with different artists across the world and they must have passion for what they are doing because: “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion”.
Part of his dream is to work in the USA because most of his role-models live there, but he has hope for South Africa’s future because “it is growing and there are many different kinds of skilled people”.
DJ Chris Cashius thanks his aunt, friends, fans, family, hometown artists and Facebook friends for helping him to get international votes. He also thanks the USA clothing brand “Critic Clothing” for the opportunity to be their ambassador and “Dresden Row” for the opportunity to be their male model. “They inspire me to work very hard on my career”