DJ Mo Biography: Age, Family, Education, Marriage & Children, Career, Awards, Controversy, Net Worth

Popular disk jockey by day and an amazing family man

By  | May 20, 2020, 03:11 PM

DJ Mo portrays himself as an amusing, modest and social butterfly. He is a well-known Kenyan disk Jockey as well as a proud family man.

He once posted a joke on his Instagram saying to his wife, Size 8, that they must not have any more kids because he had enough on his hands with just the two.

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His time spent on the decks has seen him gain so much recognition over the years. 

Here's DJ Mo's biography.

DJ Mo  Age


DJ Mo was born on the 4th of August in 1987. He is 32-years-old.
 

DJ Mo Family


DJ Mo was named Sammy Muraya Junior at birth and he is the third born child in his family. He lived with his family in Nairobi and eventually moved to Nakuru where he lived with his grandmother. He often describes his grandmother as his hero.

DJ Mo Education


DJ Mo started his formal education by attending at Maragua Primary school. Upon completion, the popular deejay furthered his studies at Lanet High School in Nakuru. After finishing secondary school, he already knew what he wanted to do as his passion was with music. He enrolled at Spin Rage DJ school where he graduated with a Diploma. 

DJ Mo Marriage


DJ Mo married Size 8 in 2013, and they have been together for 7 years.

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Size 8's real name is Linet Masiro Munyali, an award-winning gospel singer.

The couple is blessed with two kids, a girl called Ladasha Belle Wambui born in 2015 and a boy born in 2019 named Sammy Muraya Junior - DJ Mo named his son after himself. 

Before conceiving her last born child, Size 8 was said to have lost a child through a miscarriage - it was 10 months before she conceived again. 

DJ Mo Career


Growing up, the versatile disk jockey, DJ Mo was fascinated by different instruments and this keen fascination led him into learning how to mix music.

He worked on experimenting with different kinds of sounds that he later applied when he started his professional career at  Spin Rage DJ school.

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In 2009 DJ Mo was fairly new in the industry when he started becoming popular after making it into the final round Pilsner Mfalme DJ Competition.

In an interview, DJ Mo explained his experience before the finals.

"I used to sleep at the office deejaying and when the finals came, it was only me and DJ Nelly. Mind you they had said that they wanted to push the beer brand,"

DJ Mo lost to DJ Nelly in the semi finalis of the Pilsner Mfalme DJ Competition A few years after, DJ Mo had mastered his craft and was working as a big-time producer in the music industry.

In his interview with Kenyans, a publication in Kenya, DJ Mo explained how Christ Kirubi reached out to him, "When I was on stage, Chris Kirubi was like, 'you are a gospel DJ? And you have that much influence in the category? Come to my office on Monday'. That's how I got the job at Capital FM," DJ Mo said.

Through this competition, producers started noticing DJ Mo and opportunities started heading his way and he landed his first job with Capital FM.

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DJ Mo Philanthropy


As a philanthropist, DJ MO set up System Unit, which is an organisation that has worked on with his friend Alema. DJ Mo and Elema noticed that there was a gap with young Christians who had interests in dancing, but with nowhere to rehearse and so they founded Cross-Connekt, which has become a global organisation with a branch in South Africa.

As a firm believer and a Christian, DJ Mo offers a chance to youthful Christians and provides them with fruitful knowledge through the Gospel DJ Academy, Cross Conneckt. Both he and Size 8 also act as mentors to these youths.

DJ Mo Controversy


DJ Mo was caught up in a money scandal when the Gospel singer, Nexxie claimed that the two had an agreement to get Nexxie’s music on air. Nexie accused DJ Mo of taking his money and not honouring their agreement. They both had proof of the transactions that had taken place. 

The popular disk jockey went on to clarify the claims on air, 

“There are conmen who go to River Road to search for recordings and trick artistes that they are well-associated with DJs and therefore on the off chance that they pay certain sums, they would have their music played. I figure this could be one of those cases as neither I nor my colleagues execute such business,” said DJ Mo.
 
DJ Mo furthered his clarification by indicating that he owns a vehicle worth millions, so he wouldn’t be greedy to take anyone's money.

“I can’t accept kickbacks from anybody to play their music. Also, I drive a Range Rover so what is Sh20,000 to me? There are such huge numbers of allegations being sold out there that we (DJs) take cash from performers yet the agents do it and this, thusly, soils our name,” DJ MO continued.

DJ Mo was once alleged to have cheated on his wife, Size 8. In receiving the news, Size 8 packed bags and left the house for a week with her daughter. According to one of her interviews, she stated that they always resolve issues better after putting their celebrity statuses aside. However, the whole debacle turned out not to be true and Size 8 moved back into her matrimonial home.

DJ Mo Net Worth


DJ Mo generates his revenue through the DJ Academy, as well as his gospel production. He is currently working for Capital FM and Crossover.

The disk jockey mogul is known to own a Range Rover Sport and has two properties in Nairobi. His net worth isn't reviewed but he is surely living a lavish lifestyle.

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DJ Mo continues to grow his brand as a producer, disk jockey, Family and businessman. DJ Mo’s net worth is to grow as he continues working on his craft.

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