KeyJayTheDeejay Beat 16 Opponents to Clinch Rift Region Smirnoff Battle Of The Beats


In an exciting showdown of musical prowess, Esther Nakhanu Kutolo professionally known as KeyJayTheDeejay, this past weekend emerged triumphant as the Smirnoff Battle of the Beats DJ competition, Rift Region winner.

She battled it out against 16 other talented contestants, showcasing exceptional skills and electrifying performances to claim the coveted title. Notably Geejoe The Deejay  and DJ Blackspin secured the second and third positions respectively, in the fiercely contested competition.

The Smirnoff Battle of the Beats DJ competition stands as a groundbreaking initiative designed by East African Breweries Limited (EABL) to unearth the country’s top-tier DJs.

Serving as a pivotal platform for nurturing emerging talent within the DJ community, this competition symbolizes EABL’s commitment to promote creativity and innovation in Kenya’s vibrant music scene.

“The Smirnoff Battle of the Beats DJ competition is a celebration of talent and creativity, embodying EABL’s commitment to supporting the vibrant music culture in Kenya. We are thrilled to witness the exceptional performances and look forward to DJ XXX representing the Rift region in the ultimate finals,” said Smirnoff Shopper Manager, Jonathan Ruto.

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The competition now moves to the Coast region, with the first round of auditions scheduled for early June. Already crowned are DJ Insta and DJ Kryptic from Mountain and Lake regions respectively.

Smirnoff Battle of the Beats

The final round will be Nairobi region, after which all the 5 winners will battle it out for the ultimate bragging rights to take place later this year

To participate, DJs are urged to upload their thrilling 2–5-minute performance on Instagram or Facebook, tagging @smirnoffkeand using the hashtags #WeDoWe where the completion’s judges will then select the top 20 who will proceed to battle it outlive on TV.

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