• Barare Ogeto, alias DJ Euphoric, lost the use of his limbs after suffering from polio
• He met the President four years ago during an end-year party held at State House
DJ Euphoric, real name Barare Ogeto, is forever grateful for the day he met President Uhuru Kenyatta and the friendship they have developed.
Euphoric, who is a person living with disability, is called the ‘President’s DJ’ thanks to their close relationship.
In an interview with the Star, the DJ said meeting the President is a dream he never thought would come to pass.
He met Uhuru four years ago at State House, when he was contacted to go and deejay at an end-year party.
“I never believed it when I was first contacted to go and perform, but when I got there, it was a dream coming true,” he said.
“After the event, the President himself came to my spinning table and told me how inspired and encouraged he was with what I do.
“He urged me to keep on inspiring and mentoring young people, adding that he will always be my number one fan.”
Since then, he became a regular at Uhuru’s events, and that is what made him the favourite.
Two years after he got his first State House contract, DJ Euphoric was given a job at the Presidential Music Commission as production manager.
Asked how he would describe working with the President, Euphoric said they are buddies.
“My relationship with the President is the best. It’s amazing how we joke around and have deep conversations when necessary,” he said.
“He was even asking when I’m getting married so he can attend my wedding. He is a great man to be around.”
Euphoric is currently not dating.
“Watu watume requests tuone vile itakua,” he said. “It’s very hard especially when you are a person with disabilities.
“Most ladies look down on you. Some feel shy or not proud of you when dating a guy on a wheelchair.”
Euphoric lost the use of his limbs after being attacked by polio.
That did not hinder him from pursuing his dreams. He is among the most sought-after deejays in the country. He is indeed proof that ‘disability is not inability’.