Meet the latest edition to the 99FM tribe; Skrypt, real name Hitjivirue Katjakenja.
Skrypt is a Rap musician, producer and now turned 99FM presenter.
Getting to know Skrypt
Three words that describe you: Tall, creative and introspective.
What is your philosophy in life?
The good and bad in our lives are just like life itself – short lived. Feel them deeply, but keep it moving.
When do you feel most like yourself?
When I spend lengthy time alone. I see a lot of my family and friends in different facets of my being in their absence; when it’s calm.
What would your best friend say is your best quality?
The ability to convert sorrow into laughter. Why cry when you can laugh and cry?
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Everything I do now. Fear is but a reminder that we are alive. It’s up to the individual to either use it or let it use the individual.
What do you do for growth?
I try to consume life differently. I step out of my routine for a while so that when I come back I notice the blemishes I was so used to, therefore I am able to recreate a better version of myself.
When was the last time you did something that challenged you and what was it?
My little brother’s chemistry homework. If a small fire starts in a lab at his school…nevermind.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be and why?
I don’t think I’d want to be at any one place permanently. But I’ve been to a small island in Romania called Pula. I’d buy a house there for sure.
What’s your favorite book/movie of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
This is a difficult one. James Baldwin’s ‘Go Tell It On A Mountain’ is one of my favorite books. As is Paolo Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist’. But The film Seven Pounds with Will Smith always hits home. How he believed he lived in a vacuum until he was changed by the people around him. Without giving anything away, he basically left the people he cared about with a piece of himself; which is how I’d like to bow out.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Conquering myself. Cliché, I know. But for real, that’s been a major hurdle!
What would enough look like to you?
Like everything I see on a daily basis.
How do you wish to be remembered?
As a really dope musician/creative because that is what I do. But I’d ultimately want to be remembered for who I was in the lives I’ve encountered. I’d want people to have a character trait within them that is reminiscent of me.