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Inspiring trajectory of Nigerian female disc jockey Commissioner DJ Wysei

By Guardian Nigeria
07 August 2022   |   11:27 pm
Nothing on earth is more intriguing, heart-warming and inspiring than the stories of young individuals blazing the trail and conquering against the odds. A collection of tales of successes would not be complete if the exploit of internationally-recognised disc jockey, Iwuagwu Ebere Pat, fondly referred to as Commissioner DJ Wysei, was overlooked. Commissioner DJ Wysei…

Iwuagwu Ebere Pat, better known as Commissioner DJ Wysei, is one of Africa’s top disc jockeys.

Nothing on earth is more intriguing, heart-warming and inspiring than the stories of young individuals blazing the trail and conquering against the odds. A collection of tales of successes would not be complete if the exploit of internationally-recognised disc jockey, Iwuagwu Ebere Pat, fondly referred to as Commissioner DJ Wysei, was overlooked.

Commissioner DJ Wysei grew up like every other normal child in the country , but did not know what life had for her until she got into secondary school, when her love for music reached a crescendo.

While she kept her passion alive, which later transformed into becoming a DJ, she proceeded to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), where she bagged a degree in Information and Communication Technology.

“It all began with a simple question that I answered without knowing what the future holds. ‘DJing?’ my sister asked, ‘Is that what you want to do?’ I told her with full confidence: ‘I’ve decided to take this thing full time; I love it and I am ready for it’.

“She could see I was clearly love-drunk with music and the industry. It was then she took me and bought me my very first DJ player, a memory that has created a beautiful after-taste of passion, drive and brilliance. I can never forget that moment in my life”, Commissioner DJ Wysei disclosed in a post on her Instagram page.

Iwuagwu Ebere Pat, better known as Commissioner DJ Wysei, strutting her stuff at a recent event.

It was not a walk in the park for Commissioner DJ Wysei as she encountered difficulties and discouragement like everyone on the journey to finding fulfilment in life.

However, one great big thing that kept the Imo State-born entertainer going was when CNN got a wind of her craft and featured her on its “Inside Africa”, a programme focused on the extraordinary exploits of Africans, as one of the five top DJs in the country.

It was the beginning of the overcoming adventure for her as she became one of the youngest DJs playing on one of Nigeria’s topmost radio stations (Wazobia Fm 95.1 Lagos) before the age of 20.

Despite just getting started in her career, Commissioner DJ Wysei has an intimidating profile and a glittering list of awards, achievements and recognition.

On February 1, 2020, she was featured on Malimbe Africa in-flight magazine for “Arik Air, Aero, Dana air and Bristow”. Commissioner DJ Wysei was also selected by “Maggi Nigeria” to represent Nigerian DJs on “international women’s day”, and was also featured on BBC Igbo as one of the most talented, unique and Drummer DJ in Africa.

During the lockdown in 2020, Commissioner DJ Wysei was featured as one of the female DJ’s who played on the Soundcity Africa Virtual Concert tagged “AMAZONINTHEMIX”. In the same year  she was crowned the “Best Female DJ”.

In 2021, she trended on social media giant Twitter as one of the best DJs to perform on the popular reality TV show, Big Brother  Naija.

Now 25, Commissioner DJ Wysei, who is currently studying for her Master’s degree in Barcelona, Spain, holds a regular online entertainment show with her fan base estimated to be up to two million on both Facebook and Instagram, with engagement strength of over eight million people weekly.