This week, we’re crushin’ on DJ, model and presenter, Snoochie Shy aka Cheyenne Davide. She started out blogging when she was just 18 and went onto bag her first presenting job for MTV (no biggie). Now, she’s got the breakfast spot on London’s Radar Radio from Monday to Wednesday, presents for VEVO and recently hosted YO! MTV Raps at XOYO with Poet’s Corner which saw the likes of Not3s, Big Shaq, Krept & Konan, Wretch 32 and Yxng Bane.
Here’s what went down when we grabbed five…
How did it all start for you?
LOL it literally started with me making an outfit out of a bin bag sending it to RWD magazine and surprisingly managing to get a job as their fashion assistant. From there, I started producing and presenting an online music show, built up a presenter showreel out of that, sent it around and started picking up presenting jobs. DJ’ing wise I love music so I just saved up bought some decks, practiced and here I am. It’s all been very random, but I love it!
What does your typical day look like?
It completely depends on the day, I always start off my day hosting my breakfast show on Radar, then I could be filming for Redbull or MTV, shooting a fashion campaign, DJ’ing in the night for a club or a fashion event. Today was good though, I filmed my first interview for the MOBO’s and that’s always been a goal of mine.
Describe your sound in three words…
Energetic, vibezyyy and snoochin
What was your most memorable gig?
It was definitely my headline shows in Hong Kong and Milan. I never expected that to happen at such an early time in my career (DJ wise) but it was honestly a dream come true and I had the best time ever. It’s great to be able to travel with work and be able to introduce the music I like to different people all over the world.
What did you have on your playlist growing up?
The whole of Channel U was on my playlist back in the day. I used to go to my mates house just to watch Channel U back in the day cause we only had channels 1-5 in my house growing up LOL
What’s the last song you listened to?
Skengdo x AM – Crash
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met?
Aside from my mum it’s actually C Biz. I’ve been a huge fan of him for ages so when I got to interview him it was really good! I was so nervous, but he was such a safe guy! A true legend.
If you could collab with anyone who would it be and why?
I’d love to collab with a fashion brand. Like I’d love to do Snoochie x Gucci. Or even design my own collection of trainers with Nike!
What does the rest of 2017 have in store for you?
YO MTV Raps!!! I wasn’t really around to watch it back in the day, mum hadn’t created me then lol, but I’ve watched it on YouTube and always wanted to host a show like that! So for it to come back and it to be in London and to be able to host it alongside my good friend Poet was literally like a dream come true!
What advice would you give anyone wanting to get into music?
Keep going. Don’t give up and also never compare yourself to anyone’s highlight reel online. Every bit of comparison you do takes away from you focusing on your life and your career. Just focus on you and keep going ‘cos you never know what’s around the corner. What’s meant for you will come.
My style is…
I really can’t live without…
At the weekend I can be found…
In da club
My special skills are…
I’m always talking about…
The hashtag I always use is…
A word or phrase I overuse is…
If I was an emoji I’d be…
The pink superhero one
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