Raeez Kuhn’s (aka DJ Eezo)
Born on March 13, 1996, in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, South Africa, Raeez Kuhn’s life took an unexpected turn at the tender age of two. Tragedy struck when he lost his father in a tragic accident, and shortly after, his eyesight. An operation to restore his vision was unaffordable, leaving him blind, but Raeez’s indomitable spirit was undeterred.
Sent to the School for the Blind in Durban as a boarder, Raeez discovered a world of opportunities through computer literacy and Braille reading and writing. These newfound skills nurtured his passion for music, which had been ignited by the sounds of his uncle’s radio in the car. At the age of ten, he dreamt of becoming a DJ and gave himself the moniker “Eezo the Blind DJ.”
Despite skepticism and ridicule from others who doubted a blind person’s ability to handle the decks and mix tracks, Eezo remained resolute in challenging himself and pursuing his dream. Through relentless practice, at just 12 years old, he taught himself how to mix and later adopted Virtual DJ software to enhance his skills. Soon enough, he was confidently performing live on CDJs, captivating audiences with his impeccable talent.
Throughout his journey, Eezo encountered obstacles and faced cruel attempts to sabotage his performances. Yet, he refused to be disheartened, learning to stand up for himself and persisting on his chosen path. His infectious enthusiasm and eloquence quickly gained him a substantial following on Facebook, where he used the TalkBack app to access social media and connect with his fans.
Eezo’s resilience and positive attitude serve as a beacon of inspiration to others. He firmly believes that with determination, the right mindset, and consistent effort, anything is possible. His story is a testament to the power of unwavering passion and the strength to thrive against all odds.
As Eezo continues to chase his dreams, he hopes to inspire countless others to embrace their challenges and pursue their aspirations with unwavering resolve. His journey stands as a reminder that no matter what life throws at you, success is attainable through perseverance and an unwavering belief in oneself. Eezo the Blind DJ is a testament to the boundless potential of the human spirit.