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Early life and Career
DJ WilSAF has been active in the music industry since 1996. Throughout his long career he has worked for radio stations, played in gigs, parties and events as a DJ, and also been a music pioneer.
As a music pioneer in Sierra Leone, Faulkner has supported various artists in the region. In the late 1990s, he worked at Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services where he received modest fame as a radio DJ and announcer.
He is the founder and CEO of SELAKIFAU Group, Smoke Entertainment and is also one of the directors of HotBox Radio London now known as, FusionSound Radio.
Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services (SLBS)
DJ WilSAF started his career as an Announcer, DJ on Sierra Leone national radio station, Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services (SLBS) FM 99.9. He served as an announcer and DJ for seven years. He helped in preparing and reading out public service announcements and notices, presenting interviews and talk programmes, and organising a well-received Missing person’s helpline during the cause of the Civil War. Over the course of his career, he has also gained radio experience producing several radio programmes, advert and jingles, providing voiceovers and interviewing many on-air guests, which have had a direct impact on the ratings of the stations he has worked with. While in Sierra Leone he gained national and international fame and has promoted local artists.
He worked as a presenter and production assistant at the commercial base radio station Skyy Radio (106.6 FM) in Sierra Leone. He worked at Skyy radio for nearly five years as a presenter and production assistant where he used to handle organizing & hosting live talk shows, assisting with radio programs, producing and editing the daily announcement and on-air advertisements, and conducting interviews with VIPs and local artists.
DJ’ing and Shows
He had already made multiple appearances playing at gigs, shows, parties and local events while still in Sierra Leone. He then moved to the United Kingdom and continued his career in music industry. He has travelled around the country and has played in numerous programmes he created such as The Night Ride, The Weekend Starter, while he was working for both Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service and Skyy Radio (106.6 FM) and because of the connections and memories that were built over the years he decided to continue using the same names for his shows on FusionSound Radio. He also used to be a regular DJ at Home House and has played in parties, international and national events throughout Europe.<ref>"DJ WilSAF at the Salone Fest". Salone Fest. http://www.salonefest.co.uk/#dj. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
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