DJ Avassaladora, DJ Ery Mangueira, DJ Lena Lee, DJ Lúcia Afrodite de Luanda; DJ Cleo from Huambo, and DJ Edna from Lobito, are the finalists battling for first place.
The finalists will now be evaluated by the public, who can also choose their favorite DJ, through Smirnoff Angola's social networks, where the videos of the finalists are.
After this public vote, the two most voted finalists will perform at the Food Market, on December 3rd, where the big winner will be announced.
The Angolan finalists overcame several challenges to become DJs, in a profession still seen as mostly male. On the other hand, the professionalism and technical capacity of the DJs, shows that this type of barriers are falling, and that the world is increasingly demanding and more united by equality in all professions, says a statement sent to VerAngola by the organization .
But if all the finalists have one ambition in mind, it is to become nationally and internationally known DJs, and to be a role model for other women who dream of this or another career. "We are looking for imagination, originality, technique, stage presence, energy and mixing ability – and we believe we have a very strong group of young female DJs, who will not only help promote gender equality, but also a new approach to electronic music. Angola.
DJ Leo Cris and DJ Elly Chuva make up the jury for Smirnoff DJ Search, Smirnoff's biggest project ever in Angola, to empower women to become international voices in a competitive and male-dominated industry. “Being a female DJ is not an easy path, and it takes a lot of staying power. That's why competition is so important, as it gives female DJs a huge boost in their career. and to take advantage of this great opportunity!" says DJ Elly Chuva.
The winner will receive exclusive mentoring from DJ Elly Chuva, and equipment valued at more than 2,300,000 kwanzas, including a contract to perform at Smirnoff activations and events.
“We are thrilled with the response to the competition, and delighted that we have accomplished our goal of inspiring and launching a new wave of great Angolan DJs, while promoting gender equality. We are now in an exciting phase of the DJ Search, which is the choice of the finalist, and we invite the public to vote for their favorite, who could be the next great Angolan DJ!", says the brand manager of Smirnoff Angola, Inês Pascoal.