“Inspiration is never think of negativity keep working keep moving forward with what you believe in even if its different, people will misunderstand you, but you know your truth & your vision.”
Meet Today’s Spotlight Rayhaan Jassat’s , (popularly known as RayDizz) who is one of Zimbabwe’s most popular & decorated DJ’s .
His love affair with the creative arts has been a lifelong romance. From playing his father’s records in Harare’s Braeside suburb, to starting one of Zimbabwe’s most popular streetwear brands to headlining festivals such as HIFA
It was this love for design and music that took RayDizz Totton College (Southampton, UK) where he attained an Art & Design Degree.
Utilising an unmatched combination of talent & an enduring work ethic; Ray focused on mastering his craft & perfecting his sets at house parties & small functions in Southampton,He then went on to collaborate with several UK producers & artists, including DJ Semtex & Dready (Lloyd Bank’s Any Girl).In 2009 RayDizz returned home & hit the ground running. Picking up where he left off in the UK, he began working with one of Zimbabwe’s most popular club DJ’s – Rax. Later RayDizz and Rax would partner with DJ Rawse to form the most popular DJ ensemble in Zimbabwe at the time R3.
Further success followed in 2010 when RayDizz won The Zimbabwean Battle of the DJ’s competition. In 2011 Ray notched up more achievements as he was selected to open for American artist Sean Kingston during his Harare show. He is the first Zimbabwean DJ to play the big room at the world famous Marquee Club in Las Vegas, a feature in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs In The World Issue and a spot to DJ at the DJ Mag Party.
In the following years RayDizz was selected to be the first Zimbabwean to DJ on DSTV’s popular reality show, Big Brother Africa Amplified (2012), as well as open up for P-Square, Ice Prince, Davido, D’Banj, Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Khuli Chana, Mi Casa, DJ Maphorisa, Nasty C and Prince KayBee.
Currently RayDizz is finalising the release of his debut project W.E.I.R.D. which is set to feature collaborations from a number local and international artists.