[Bio]: Upclose With Dj Ray
He is one of the youngest DJs Ikeja has ever heard. At ages 13/18, had local and out of town clubs go wild as he spins the hottest Top 40, Reggae/Dance hall, Rap, Afro/Hip-Hop and RnB. Aiming to please; the crowd’s preference is what he plays.
Involving himself in social scenes and networking as much as possible, collaborated with big time celebrities such as DJ S&S (rapper edriss abdulekarem“samlye m” Combs’ DJ), DJ Jazzy Jeff, Grand Master Flash and Kenny’s music record artist, edris abdukareem just to name a few. how could you forget after hearing his catch phrase, “DJ DRAY, don’t forget the name!”?
D.J DRAY, born Ekundayo Oluwadamilare on AUG.7, 1983 in LAGOS NIGERIA. He grew up in Windsor, LAGOS and as many kids do; he started getting involved with the wrong crowd which made it hard for him to develop a good reputation and lifestyle.
At age of nine, he decided to build up an independent spirit of doing things on his own. basically out of nothing there is something great for those that believe nothing good can ever come of a ghetto, boy like him.
With a passion for music, he stacked and saved up and purchased his first pair of turntables from a garage sale. Proud of what he just purchased, he eagerly brought them back to his house, hooked the turntables up to the equipment he already had, and began to test them out in his basement.
“Ever since the day I came back from the garage sale and hooked up the tables, I’ve been practicing and scratching my ass off,” said DRAY.
“This is just the beginning of the beginning. I’ve been working for Ten years to get where I’m at today, now it’s time to blow.”
As time went by his DJ skills grew. He went from playing at birthday parties to clubs and events, to working with artist such as DJ shenan, (rap star mode9smok’s DJ), DJ Starting from Scratch, (a well known DJ from LAGOS), reggae artist, Capleton, and started developing his first mix tape titled “The Beginning Vol.1.”
At 18, DRAY became an out of town performer at Club Julies in ACCRA GHANA and rocked the house every time by using sound effects, all styles of mixing techniques and his unique style and originality.
Never missing an opportunity, he played at Windsor’s Club 20, where he was the host DJ for the Laugh out Loud event featuring BET Comic View & Russell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam All-Star line up. The event was hosted by Foolish from radio station FM 98 WJLB-Detroit, with stared comedian Mike Bonner from BET’s Comic View.
As 2010 ended, 2011 was a change. Now 25 years old, he moved to SOUTH AFRICA to finish up senior year in COLLEGE and further his passion, goals and career path in a city whose gates were open with opportunity.
Before leaving Windsor he threw a Going Away Party at The Caboto club. Everyone was invited to have fun and rock out another night with yours truly. With 300+ fans in attendance, great staff and volunteers, it was a good turnout and overall a successful night.
Within the first week of being in ACCRA he was networked with well known DJs at one of ACCRA’s top radio stations, hits.FM 93.5; getting one step closer each day to become a well known face and brand.
Like his goals, his accomplishments are big and are constantly growing. As he plans to make his work international, in person and online, he focused on expanding the growth of my concert company, (hits’FM),
now the official promoter for Ghana Music African wide
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