Entertainment of 2014-01-03

Interview with DJ Manny on his Hennessy Artistry’s connection

One of top UK Disc Jockey, Manny Norté (an accomplished club and radio DJ) came to town this December, for a series of fun-filled club events dubbed: Hennessy DJ Tour.
The tour officially kicked off at the Devino club behind the SSNIT Hospital at Osu, then the party train made a stopover at the Shisha Lounge, also in Osu, on December 29. Then Firefly (Osu) on December 30. Soon afterwards it was time for Movenpick on the 31st, then Rockstone’s Club. The Hollywood Boulevard at the A&C Shopping Mall, East Legon on the 2nd of January saw him rock all night.
Norté wraps up his tour today on the January 3 with gigs at the Santoku Club, inside Villagio (near African Regent Hotel) from 8.00pm till 11.00pm and at Vienna City, Kwame Nkrumah Circle from midnight to 3.00am.
We caught up with him and had chat with him. Enjoy…
GhanaWeb: What is the feeling like coming to Ghana under the Hennessy Artistry bill to rock?
Manny: Incredible, love my Ghanaian crowd and so far it’s been a massive success. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Hennessy and look forward to future collaborations
GhanaWeb: What do you think stood you out to be chosen as the man for the job?
Manny: According to the Hennessy group, they only go for the BEST, their words not mine,( Huge Manny laugh). No, but on a serious note, I am really happy to be affiliated with Hennessy. It’s been a pleasure working with them so far. The art of blending is a perfect relationship. Hennessey artistry is a huge platform that means a lot for me and suits perfectly with my work and they are also very excited about the partnership.
GhanaWeb: How do you see the reception from fans when you were playing back here in Ghana and when you play out there in UK?
Manny: Obviously back in London they are familiar with my work so the reception is fantastic whereas in Ghana I need to prove to them that I am worth it and so far the reception has blown me away.
GhanaWeb: Any fond memories that you take back to UK?
Manny: Ghanaian women are stunning and I love the way my people party!!
GhanaWeb: Do you plan coming back to settle in Ghana and do what you are best known for?
Manny: Ideally I’d like to have a base here, as well as the UK and the US but for now you can get to me through my publicist.
GhanaWeb: As a top notch DJ, you have played alongside top A-list artistes in the world! The question is that which Ghanaian artiste have you listened to and felt like playing over and over again?
Manny: I love the Ghanaian music, it’s in my blood and I am feeling so many artists right now…Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, and Fuse to name a few. To be honest, Fuse is charting in the national charts in the UK has really help the scene and I always make sure I incorporate Ghanaian/Nigerian music ever where in the world.
GhanaWeb: Artist these days just do perishable songs, what's your advice from a DJ point of view?
Manny: A hit is a hit and I will play it for as long as it’s hot.
GhanaWeb: Tell you fans via this medium what you have for them in 2014.
Manny: More great music, more me, more vibes…Check me out in the UK on Capital Xtra Monday to Friday 9am-Midday and Friday nights 11pm till 1am and for the rest watch this space.