Rising act, DJ Jism has released a documentary ahead of the release of his debut EP, Dejj Vs Jism.
In the documentary, Jism born Akindeji Kehinde exposes his vulnerable side and explains what went on in his life and how that inspired his debut project. “This is straight from the heart, I don’t have any script in front of me,” he says as he speaks over a montage of pictures and videos of his life.
The story in his documentary begins on July 1, 2019, when he got his first job, five days before his twenty-third birthday. The documentary is based on recent life events between 2019 and 2020 that shaped him and influenced his album.
He shares a lot of anecdotes like trying to get a flight from Nigeria back to Canada just before countries started going into lockdown in January, 2020.
He also opens up about being stereotyped as the rich black Nigerian kid, but “honestly, everything I’ve done in life, I’ve gotten it through hard work,” he says.
His epiphany to take music seriously came when he was driving to work and wondering if that was how he wanted to spend the rest of his life. “I told myself I had to make three beats a week on the off days when I am not DJing…so I sent it out to artists and from there it started becoming a thing so I started making more beats.”
Overall, DJ Jism is grateful, “I thank the Lord for everyone that has been supporting me and pushing me every day for more great things.”
DJ Jism is set to release his debut EP, Dejj vs Jism on Friday, January 8, 2021. The seven-track EP features artists like Lady Donli, A.BEEB, Lina amongst others.
Watch the documentary Here