Me, Myself and I: DJ FKA

You can find the amazing FKA DJing on Saturday nights at the White Swan in Limehouse. FKA was born in Las Vegas, loved Kinky Boots and would love to visit Thailand.

Where are you from originally?

I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, which shaped my love for show business from a very young age.

And where do you live now?

I actually *just* moved into my own apartment for the first time. I’m not the best at living with people, so this is a huge advantage.

What do you love about London and why? 

The broad range of culture. There is always so much to learn and you are always meeting individuals from different walks of life.

What was the first gay venue you visited?

Oh God! Manbar in Soho when I was 16 (I’m 21 now). We walked in with all the confidence, proceeded to order a vodka and Coke and was asked for ID. Maybe we put a curse on it?

What would be your idea of a perfect Valentine’s gesture? 

I’m pretty simple. I’d love a weekend away where no phones or internet communication is allowed. Preferably a remote village in Europe.

Favourite club/bar/venue in London and why?

I’ve become really fond of Dalston Superstore as of late. I’m not much of a drinker, but I enjoy a few in there.

What was the last theatre show you saw, where, and what did you think of it?

Kinky Boots, with the old cast. I loved it. Reminded me why I love show business and took me straight back to Vegas.

What is your guilty pleasure and why?

Buying make up. It’s a bit out of hand.

Biggest extravagance?

Make up. Shoes. Wigs. Costumes.

Best gift you’ve ever received and why? 

A friend recently gave me a MacBook Pro (I know!) for my 21st birthday.

What has been the highlight of your career so far and why?

Definitely having the ability to travel abroad. In 2017 I had the chance to DJ/perform in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin and many more places. It’s been such a blessing and I’ve been grateful for every moment.

If you could go back in time, which year would you choose and why? 

2012. Year of the London Olympics. My father and I travelled a lot together that year.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

“Drag is not a sprint, it’s a marathon” – Bianca Del Rio/Charlie Hides

Who is your LGBT+ hero and why?

Travis Alabanza. Through their work and personality, they helped me understand my gender fluidity and embrace it without feeling like something was wrong with me.

Who are the most entertaining people you follow on Twitter and why? 

I love Twitter for humour. Some of my favourite accounts have to be @dannynasrous and @hoodqueer to name a couple.

Where in the world would you like to visit before you die and why? 

Thailand. Maybe for their Drag Race! 😉

What is one thing you wish you knew when you were younger?

Nothing is ever as bad as it seems.

Catch FKA DJing at the White Swan most Saturday nights.

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