Ms Cosmo is one of SA’s hottest female Hip-Hop DJ talent at present. As the first and only female DJ on Channel O Bassment, Ms Cosmo has 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 Ms Cosmo the ideal choice when looking for a quality mix or deejaying skills.
Ms Cosmo was previously a weekly live mix DJ for YFM’s #YTKO feature. She is currently a 5FM radio presenter and her weekly Hip Hop show, ‘The Stir Up’ has gained considerable popularity amongst Hip Hop lovers. Ms Cosmo also provides a weekly mix on Euphonik’s ‘Ultimix Weekend Edition’ show on 5FM in addition to her weekly video mix for Channel O’s ‘Bassment’ program.
Born as NonqabaNozukoRwaxa 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 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.
Ms Cosmo has presented awards at both the Channel O Music Video Awards 2012 and the SA Hip-Hop Awards 2012.