By Christian Bami Stevens
Sierra Leone’s top radio station, Epic Radio 99.3 FM has hired legendary DJ, Countryman Buju. Buju whose real name is Alhaji Mustapha Kamara comes with over two decades of experience on radio.
DJ Buju will officially join the Epic Drive team, replacing another icon in the industry, Pilot CPO. Buju will join Audra and Saio as co-host of the leading drive time show in the country.
Together with Audra, he will also anchor Ent Review that comes up on Saturdays- a program dedicated to discussing issues within the entertainment industry.
General Manager of Epic Radio, Mohamed Jaward Nyallay said he is thrilled to add him to the team.
“It was an easy decision to hire DJ Buju. He comes with a lot of experience, something we can tap in to and continue to grow. As a platform we are growing, so it’s important for us to add some of the biggest names on our rooster and continue to deliver premium quality shows,” Nyallay said.
DJ Buju has an illustrious track record in the entertainment industry, having done 9 years at Sky Radio where he started the top 10 chat show for Sierra Leonean music, as far back in the 90s.
His experience also took him to Kalleone Radio, where he almost spent a decade playing music, doing shows and mentoring young DJs.
In an interview during his signing, Buju said he has always wanted to join Epic Radio.
“It’s a pleasure, I feel humbled. It has always been my wish to work with Epic. This has been a long time coming for me. I know I will learn a lot, so I feel humbled,” he said.
Asked about what he will add to the shows he will be joining, he said:
“The programs are already well designed; I will always be open to adding more. I have a cordial relationship with artists and that is something I will add, my connections in the industry are vast.”
Buju will be on air on Epic Radio for the first time, on Monday, 5th December.
Credit: Epic Radio 99.3FM