The RedSquare DJ Knockout initiative continues to live up to its mandate: unearthing talent in the form of DJs.
Apart from that the company this year also introduced the dance competition.
On the DJs front, the initiative has a good story to tell in that since 2007, various DJs continue to blossom and in particular is Phetogo Chauke aka DJ Pentse the 2012 competition winner.
For his effort and hard work DJ Pentse has been signed by music sensation Dr Malinga, whom he had worked with, immediately after winning the competition.
“Before winning the RedSquare DJ KnockOut Challenge, I used to play an average of four gigs a month and never got paid because I was not taken serious,” says DJ Pentse.
“However after my triumph in the competition things changed for the better.
These days I can play about 15 gigs a month and earn good money for my effort. The sound equipment that came as part of the prize has also presented me with a chance to have an additional income stream through the staging of my own gigs where I make anything from R50 000 upwards. I have also been playing for Dr Malinga who recently signed me to his company.”
This weekend the ninth edition of the RedSquare DJ Knockout was launched at the media gathering, were a cool R120 000 in cash for the winner (including equipment’s), R10 000 for the runner-up and R5 000 for a third placed, was unveiled.
The fundamental message behind the concept is to present opportunities that will enable young people to economically liberate themselves through innovation and self-employment, countrywide since the challenge has increased its footprint.
Auditions will be held in Gauteng; parts of North West and Mpumalanga, New Castle, Durban and for the first time in Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
Entries open on September 21st 2015 and are available on the website www.djknockoutchallenge.co.za
“We are really happy that DJ Pentse grabbed, with both hands, a lifetime opportunity the RedSquare DJ KnockOut presented to him. He has done well for himself and has accomplished exactly what we hope each and every winner of this competition achieves,” says Victor Selaelo, RedSquare Marketing manager.
“We create employment opportunities by using different platforms within the company, so that winners and those who don’t make it to the finals, become successful out of their skill and talent,” says Selaelo.
This year a lucky member of the public stand to win one-year supply of RedSquare products.
To stand a chance of winning, a person has to attend any of the RedSquare DJ KnockOut auditions and post the most photos of themselves and or activities at the DJ Knockout auditions.
The winner and three of friends will get VIP treatment at the DJ Knockout finals, were a surprise line-up featuring international guest DJ will turn the venue up!
The finale is scheduled for December 16 at Oberon (Eagle Waters), Hartebeespoort in North West Province, for the very first time.
Previous first prize winners include DJ Shimza, DJ Romeo, DJ Divalash, DJ Pentse, DJ Lite, DJ Khomza and DJ Bhaze.