Meet the female Sanchez

Khahliso Ncube

IF she was a footballer, she would be called a dribbling wizard. 

At a time when Alexis Sanchez has been displaying some breathtaking football skills at English giants Manchester United, another Sanchez — a female version — who hails from Bulawayo, is slowly but surely carving a name as a disc jockey in the neighbouring Botswana.

DJ Sanchez, real name Sakhile Ncube, has reportedly taken the Batswana reggae loving people by storm after having toured Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa and her home country Zimbabwe for a couple of shows.

“I come from a reggae loving family. When my family and I moved to Botswana, we had no place to listen to reggae up until one day when l visited a joint called Uptown and heard that the owner of the club was looking for a reggae disc jockey. He argued that house DJs were expensive and so I approached him and took the offer.

For the first three weeks I played at a deserted place. As time went on, people started falling in love with my reggae music selection,” said DJ Sanchez who is interestingly  inspired by Jamaican reggae artiste, Kevin Anthony Jackson, better known by his stage name Sanchez.

The unheralded Jah Lady, has worked with Zimbabwe’s Judgement Yard, Kenya’s Reggae Boys and Don Royal from Powertainment.

Onesimo Ncube, who happens to be DJ Sanchez’s manager and husband, said Bulawayo has booked her for March 2019 and other countries are still trying to fit her in their schedules as they love how she plays.

“We are still finalising bookings with other countries. Bulawayo has confirmed their booking and Botswana is still in love with us as we are having slots every weekend to play in local clubs and functions,” he said.