Deejay Naida rocks nightclub circuit


Colleen Goredema, aka DJ Naida, has been making waves at the Rainbow Towers-based night club, Stars, after returning from South Africa where she rocked entertainment the scene last year.
The energetic 24-year-old DJ recently scooped the Clint, Al and Rex’s DJ Battle competition at the Andy Miller Hall in Harare. She walked away with a trophy and $500.
As a club disc-jockey, Naida said she was not choosy about the type of music she plays as long as it satisfies revellers.
“I play everything that I think the people love,” she said.
Her love for music started at a tender age and with the passage of time, she said, she began writing her own songs.
While in South Africa, Naida played for various night spots in Port Elizabeth including the popular Gondwana’s Captains, Gypsy Jack and Dash.
She also had the opportunity to rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of South Africa’s disc spinners namely TK Beatz, Ray, Dean and Robbie T.
Naida said her love for music is in her genes having inherited the talent from her father – Stanley Goredema – who was also a DJ on radio in the 80s.
She said: “I do the Stereo Love Saturday’s session where I focus on music that celebrates love.”
The DJ said role models were an anathema to her. Her desire was to be her own person who did not ape anyone’s style.
Winning the battle of DJs at the Andy Miller Hall two months ago was “an exciting moment” for her as a woman DJ. The odds were heavily staked against her but she shrugged off the challenge.
Despite carrying a lot of weight in the entertainment world, Naida is also an entrepreneur.
“I’m also an entrepreneur as I do purchasing and supply of various goods,” she said.
She said her family, particularly her mother and younger sister Christabelle, was very supportive
“They are very supportive. My mother even showed up the first time I played at Stars Nightclub,” she said.
Tonight, she will be at Stars alongside TK Beatz featuring popular producer, Tags of iCandy and MCs including ill’cee, John Diamonds and Synik.