Known for her captivating looks on the catwalk and in front of the camera, Model Sam Ahmed is now rapidly being recognised for her skills behind the decks as DJ Shmia.
Originally hailing from Southampton, she was training to become a financial advisor but a chance meeting with a modelling scout on a trip to London changed the fate of this now model and DJ.
Having been told that she has what it takes to be a model and after some persuasion from friends, Sam moved to London to embark on a modelling career. As a freelance model, this beauty has graced the pages of popular magazines such as Asiana, glided across catwalks including during London Fashion Week and featured in a number of well-known music videos.
With support from her family and friends, this young Muslim woman is breaking the stereotype and excelling in the world of fashion and has now set her sights on the music industry. Going back to her real name – Shmia, this talent has already snagged an accolade as the first female Asian wedding roadshow DJ. Joining the team of Kudos Roadshow which also features big names such as DJ H, DJ Dips and Jas Johal, Shmia hopes to capture a niche market as a female DJ.
Music has always been a keen interest for Shmia, who says she is more comfortable behind a set of decks than on a fashion ramp. When she moved to London and started modelling, Shmia’s network within the entertainment scene grew and she made some good friends in the DJ scene to whom she was able to confess her desire to become a DJ. Under the guidance of Kudos DJ Academy, DJ Shmia has been training to master her DJing technique and has been performing to appreciative audiences over the last year.
May it be a mehndi, wedding party or club night, Shmia’s knowledge of mixing and blending various genres including Bollywood, Bhangra, House, RnB and Arabic plus the added bonus of having a leading Asian model hosting has had a hugely positive reaction. There are no limits to where this Model DJ’s talent and appeal can take her.
DJ Shmia – Model by nature, DJ by heart.