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Farming DJ Tells Where The Money Is

He says farming rakes in the big bucks.
12 Aug 2019 14:53
Farming DJ Tells Where The Money Is
Muqtadeer Saif Kaiyum (middle)

His passion is music, but he knows where the money is.

Labasa-based disc jockey Muqtadeer Saif Kaiyum has always followed his passion, but says he had to wise up when it came to matters of money.

“I have always wanted to be a DJ. My father ran Club Rangeela in Nadi and since then I have always had this inclination towards music,” he said.

“So, as I grew up, I started doing my own private gigs. Even when I was studying, I used to get hired to be a DJ at weddings and at functions.

“Then I started doing this in nightclubs. The only scene in Fiji that gets you to do this as employment. So, when I was offered work at a nightclub in Labasa, I took the opportunity.”

A week ago, Mr Kaiyum won the DJ Battle organised in Suva at Damodar City. He said this was special for him because his passion had reaped some rewards. While his passion is music, he knows where the treasure grove is.

“It is in farming. I plant yaqona, water melons and some other cash crops. This is where the big money is,” he said.

“I plan to expand on my farming soon, but will always keep my passion going. That’s what makes me feel alive.”

The 24-year-old is calling on Fijians to follow their passion, but reminds them that passion alone does not provide for the family.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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