Dj Shiru honored with a Life time Achievement Award

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By Waiswa Brian

As Buzz Magazine was celebrating it’s 10 years existence in the industry at the Buzz teeniez Awards which were held at UMA Show ground last Saturday. Fashionista Abryanz, NTV’s Douglas Lwanga, Dj Roja & Stuart, singers Sheebah and Apass were among the night’s winners. At the closure of the event, Buzz Magazine honored legendary and 256 spin doctor, DJ Shiru with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dj Shiru’s Biography

DJ Shiru (real name Kiberu Shiru) is a top African Disc Jockey from Uganda popularly known as 256 spin doctor. He started his career at the age of 17yrs taking on from his Brother a famous Dj Rota in Kampala, Uganda. Together with DJ Rota, DJ Shiru was one of the first Disc Jockeys to play music for international artists in Uganda. He is one of the most popular Ugandan DJs of the 21st century in the East Africa and the UK and enjoys strong popularity in the African Communities.

He went to become one of the top DJs in Uganda with his debut big event being at the Pearl of Africa Music Awards in 2006. He later went on to host a number of international artists in Uganda as the host DJ to artists like R. Kelly, Sean Kingston, Sean Paul, UB40, Demarco, konshens, Elephant man, Beenie man, Busy signal, Kevin little, Akon, Wyclef jean, Chaka chaka, Chico chimola, Davido, Sisqo, P square, Fuse Odg ,Patoranking ,Neyo, Kiss Daniel ,Alaine , Diamond Platinumz and has played for most in house Artists. DJ Shiru has also produced collabos with local musicians like Weasel and Radio, Bebe cool, chameleon, Irene Ntale among others.

 Awards

  • Won his first Award as the wickedest deejay of year 2007 “Buzz Teens Awards”
  • Won wickedest deejay of the year 2008 ”Buzz Teens Awards”
  • Won wickedest deejay of the year 2009 ”Buzz Teenz Awards”
  • Icon deejay Award united kingdom “2009”
  • Won best deejay in Uganda 2009/2010 “Golden Awards”
  • Won wickedest deejay of the year 2010 ”Buzz Teenz Awards”
  • Won wickedest deejay of the year 2011 ”Buzz Teenz Awards”
  • Won wickedest deejay of the year 2012 ”Buzz Teens Awards”
  • Kandanke 2nd Anniversary supporting deejay Awards 2013
  • Won wickedest deejay of the year 2013 ”Buzz Teens Awards”
  • Won best deejay of the year 2013 ”Hipipo Awards”
  • Won best deejay of the year 2014 ”Hipipo Awards”
  • Won best deejay of the year 2015/16 ”Hipipo Awards”
  • Won wickedest deejay of the year 2014 ”Buzz Teens Awards”
  • Won wickedest deejay of the year 2015 “Buzz Teens Awards