Fantasies of a live Cole Carter, Zac Efron’s character from the movie, ‘We are your friends’ is being out lived right now. Except this deejay is a brainy as well. Gerald Otim is a Kfm dj, doubling being a dj with a Law degree at Makerere. I know… you don’t hear of such scenarios everyday.
You’re either the stereotypical pothead dj, or the refined focused lawyer. Gerald is breaking barriers doubling both. Somewhat effortlessly I might add.
All through the week he’s in penal code mode, but once it’s Friday between 8pm to 12am, he unbridles his inner Avicci. We all know not every one can djay, more so for a prominent station like Kfm. So this must count for something.
Gerald says despite his love for music and desire to move crowds, being a lawyer is his number one priority. “I haven’t gone through fifteen years of education to dj,” he says. We can all agree his smart, right? Having his priorities in check and all. Being a dj is cool hobby, but will it pay the bills? Not really. Djaying is his escape route, his hobby, and his release factor but not his future ambition. So expect to see him in a courtroom any day, devouring case after case, all the while beat boxing silently.
Gerald enjoys other things like movies and reading a novel once in a while. Actually for the novel bit, it’s only when he has run out of mobile data and has no electricity. If I had to read the notes law students have, and also djay on the side, I too would read a novel once in a blue moon.
There you have it; an amiable person, cool enough to have a djay gig for a job, and have a promising career as a lawyer.
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