Interview with Essam Limbajee (@dj_essam)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
“Aged 28, Essam Limbajee says he was born in Dubai to Mauritian parents. At the age of 11, he came to Mauritius and decided to continue his education there. At 14, he discovered the world of ‘deejaying’,. The latter introduced him to the art of remixing. Essam, passionate about music, takes a liking to it.
However, his passion catches up with him. Essam, who enjoys mixing Bollywood music, worked for Xindix nightclub from 2011 to 2015 on a part-time basis. In the meantime, he completes his courses in computer science before working for a company specializing in outsourcing. He then worked as Planning Coordinator for a textile factory and Medical Claim Officer for another company. In 2015, he started full time as a DJ.
2015 was also the year of a new challenge. He is applying for an interview with the airline Emirates for the position of Customer Service Professional. Certainly, he could not realize his dream of becoming a pilot, however this allows him to work in the field of aviation. Moreover, he confides that his sister also works for Emirates Airlines. Since his candidacy is successful, the young man returns to his native country.
“Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
At 18, I took part in a ‘deejaying’ contest organized by Radio Plus and finished 1st in this competition which welcomed 175 participants. Than began to play fo nightclubs and concerts. Thus, he benefits from exchanges with international DJs. “.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
“Patience is the most helpful thing I can say, however never put your hands down.
There is alway a way for someone to grow. You will just have to wait for the right time.
The day the right time comes make sure you give the best of yourself that you will never be till your next lifetime.”
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Essam Limbajee meets two Indians, Ashwin Sancheti and Sujit.
“The latter, who own one of the biggest event companies in Dubai, organize Bollywood concerts with Indian artists,” says our interlocutor. In 2017, he played for the concert of the Indian singer Neha Kakkar. Essam Limbajee has met many people who have helped him in one way or another in his career. Among them, we find Sharris, junaid, wazir,DJ Luv and Amrish who was always besides him.
Sujit Nair who’s also the artist manager of Essam”
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
“Bring goodness will not be the word, but opportunity will be more of a word. Since I have started playing internationally away from mauritius. Have seen a lot of talent have even taken one step further to show their part.
It brings me big pleasure that our small island are being able to show the world that we too have talents in our small island.”
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Scratch my back and i scratch yours’
They was a time that the number 1 club of mauritius was hitting the market out there. I remember once I went for a party and was waiting in line to get in, however the Boss of that place is a very picky person and chooses people to enter. I was not picked that day later on was accepted by one of the security in a secret way.
That was my time to scratch his back I have kept a promise to myself that one day I will make sure that he calls me to play for the same club, within weeks it really happened due to some promoters and luckily I was in that club for 3 years.”
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Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
” DJ Essam one of the famous island DJ of Mauritius and started his international giggs in Dubai an open house DJ who has the talent to move the crowd on any different environment. Being the the 1st ever Mauritian DJ who have played around several international artist and big crowds. He has played alongside Shaan, Neha kakkar, KK, falguni, raftaar, Divine, Amaal & Armaan malik and the list goes on and on …. He has been headliner for festivals like holi , dandiya and New Year’s Eve He specializes into Bollywood , commercial, house & Edm. Most importantly his Not only a DJ he is also a producer, remixer.”