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MsCosmo began her 5FM journey April 2013 and has proven a force to be reckoned with in the hip hop fraternity. Her specialist show, The Stir Up won the Best Hip Hop Radio Show at the Hip Hop Awards in the same year.
As the first and only female DJ on Channel O Bassment, Ms Cosmo quickly made her mark on the continent and gained respect in the Hip-Hop community at large. Her knowledge of and interest in music, makes her the ideal choice when looking for a quality mix or DJ-ing skills.
Born Nonqaba Nozuko Rwaxa to a Xhosa father and Zulu mother, MsCosmo lived the first six years of her life in Diepkloof, Soweto, before her family moved to the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. As a young girl, MsCosmo wanted to be a singer, but she diligently went through the schooling system and later graduated with a BCom Finance and Investment Management degree from the University of Johannesburg. MsCosmo went on to work for one of the big 4 banks as a Commercial Property Finance consultant.
The Joburg pop culture drew MsCosmo to the love of music and DJ’ing. Through encouragement from her friends, and a golden ear for music, MsCosmo decided to take her music interest further and enrolled at FUSE Academy, a DJ’ing school founded by DJ Zinhle.
Under the guidance of DJ ZanD, MsCosmo honed her skills on vinyl before advancing to CDJ’s. MsCosmo still has a preference for vinyl playing and believes there is room for this art to take shape and form a culture of its own in South Africa, as witnessed through her travels to destinations such as New York and Miami, where highly esteemed DJs were playing with vinyls.
MsCosmo opened up for Kanye West during his February 2013 South Africa tour, and has played alongside the likes as DJ Fresh, DJ Euphonik, Black Coffee, DJ Kent, DJ Mzi, DJ Dimplez, DJ VigiLante, DJ Naves, DJ SPHEctacula, DJ Franky, Naked DJ, Lulo Café, DJ Voodoo, DJ Choice, DJ Switch, DJFanatic, Dope Jocks, DJ Capital, DJ Speedsta, DJ Shimza, JosiChave, DJ ZanD and Just Mo.