The Professional Disc Jockeys Association of Nigeria (PDJAN) says the group is the worst-hit in the entertainment industry by the restrictions occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
Onyenegecha Isaac, the association’s media officer, who spoke with NAN in Lagos on Thursday, pointed out that the social distancing precaution has made them to shut down activities.
According to Isaac, better known as DJ MarSs, the only means of reaching out to fans and clients now is through the social media, where they can not be paid.
“DJs are the young vibrant major group that is feeling a direct negative impact or effect of the lockdown process. The DJs earn their living by entertaining guests in all kinds of events and also providing PA system,” he said.
“Now, no form of gathering. Clubs, bars, pubs are shut down. The DJs are dying in hunger, seriously.
“The angle of engaging the clients is almost a zero idea as the online platform process will take a long while before it really picks up because many of our important or major clients are not into social media.
“You can’t have a wedding party on social media, neither can you have your house warming, child dedication on social platforms. We are directly affected; for now there is very little we can do to engage or entertain our clients.”
MarSs also called on the federal government to support DJs in the country, adding that they are one of the key players in the entertainment industry.
He reiterated PDJAN’s commitment to ensure its members fully comply with the various guidelines introduced by the government to help combat spread of COVID-19.
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