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Meet Danyell Nelson-Hewlett of DJ Gotta Strut

Today we’d like to introduce you to Danyell Nelson-Hewlett.

Danyell, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have always had a love for music and found myself in those industry circles. I had an interest in DJing and even thought about making beats for more than a decade. I finally got serious about finding a way to learn and started attending a class. A childhood friend actually connected me with my first gig through someone she knew. I just continued to find gigs through networking and putting myself out there. I’ve also made some very good connections that provide a support group, that’s like a family, to keep me motivated.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I can’t say it’s been a struggle because I think the grind is part of all success stories. When you really want to do something, you find a way to get it done. I have had some issues that sometimes sting when I think back about them, but in all honesty, I feel blessed about my journey so far and choose to just focus on all of the opportunities I have been afforded.

DJ Gotta Strut – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am DJ Gotta Strut, owner of Gotta Strut Ent. I am a female dj, entertainer, actor, and writer. I specialize in offering dj services for various events, providing a musical experience, dressed in a fashioned theme that brings nothing but good vibes and light to the world! I am a traveling DJ, so I dj in more cities than just the Atlanta area. I am proud of the partnerships that I have with youth organizations, groups geared towards uplifting women and their purpose, and a group called Respek Da DJ, being a mix show radio DJ on Tru Radio, which is a global radio station out of South Florida, appearances on TV shows as a Dj feature, and my ability to interact with a diverse audience of people and build a bond with them through music.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I don’t think the definition of success will ever be the same for everyone. I personally measure my success on pushing forward and constantly hitting various marks and achievements. Constantly setting goals and expanding my reach. For me, it’s the expansion of my audience aspect, and always creating new goals. I like to think of my success as having no bounds.

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@iamdjh2, @circaxiii, @selectivefocus_

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