DJ Nefertiti has gotten Oslo moving to kwaito and kizomba for a decade.
DJ Nefertiti has become an Oslo World veteran in recent years. She has hosted her own club nights and dj’ed before concerts and in connection with several other festival events. When she began dj’ing in 2009 her mission was to bring arabic and african genres, such as afrohouse, kwaito, highlife and kizomba, to Oslos dance floors. This kind of music was, at the time, lacking from the club circuit, but it was warmly received. DJ Nefertiti has played at The Villa, Internasjonalen, Turkish Delight and Jaeger, among other places. The dance floors have been packed from the beginning. Over the last ten years, the music she plays has become more common in Oslos clubs - people know more about it, and seem eager to learn. DJ Nefertiti points out the increased availability as the main cause behind this change. But a huge part of the credit goes to ambassadors such as her, spreading the word, night after night.