We end this year’s Celeb Edition with non other than DJ LaTimmy.
Fresh from his Mzansi performance at Cassper Nyovest’s ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ event, the veteran Disk Jockey has enjoyed a stellar 2019.
You began your career as a back-up DJ in Francistown in 2004. 15 years on and you are firmly established as one of the country’s best.
Q. If you could change one thing about your journey, what would it be?
There is probably nothing I could change from my past DJ life because it has built a better me that you see today.
There is a lot that goes on behind closed doors you know!
Q. Why did you decide to stick to ‘Sesobeya’ in your music?
I had to be different when I eventually went out as a solo artist.
Using my native language has come as an advantage because it makes me unique.
I mean look at legends like Oliver Mtukudzi, they stuck to their vernacular and we still danced and sang along to their music, am I right? So why not, I thought to myself.
Q. Any new music in the works?
I always have music in the works but equally I’m always waiting for the right time to release it to the fans.
Music is all about timing!
Q. Despite being in the public eye for a large part of your life, you have managed to avoid bad publicity. How do you do it?
Staying out of bad publicity for me is not a hustle because of how I was raised.
One of my sentimental values in life is ‘thong botho’.
One has to give out the respect in order to get it.
Q. You have an impressive backing on Facebook, boasting 145, 044 followers. How do you use such platforms to influence the youth?
I am very much alive to the social ills that not only affect the youth of Botswana but are closer to home as they also affect my family.
As a public figure, I always try by all means to push out positive material, hoping that within the masses someone out there may use the message for change, positive change.
Q. Have you ever had a bad run-in with a fan?
Wow! I really have to think about this one. (Long pause) No not really – I thank God!
Q. What is the one thing you remember about your childhood?
Loving Michael Jackson and imitating his dance moves, those were golden for me!
Q. How do you balance work with family life?
I only go out when I go to work.
This helps in spending more time with the family.
Q. How would like to be remembered?
As an impactful human being in all ways possible.
Q. Have you ever considered quitting music?
I haven’t considered quitting music but improvising in the later stage with other alternatives businesses.
Q. Has your private life ever negatively impacted your professional life?
No, not that I can remember.
Everything that has happened to me I have been able to handle.
Q. And finally, where will Dj LaTimny be this festive season?
Mostly on the road, I have gigs all over the country.
Q. Five things people don’t know about you?
- I am a good cook.
- I don’t drink alcohol nor smoke
- I love acting
- I get nervous all the time before a stage performance
- I only rehearse my DJ sets in my mind