As a little girl, Penda would sneak into the basement for hours to watch her Dad listen to music on his headphones and dance around. While most kids were playing with toys, Penda was asking her Mother for all of the latest records so she could imitate her Dad. Soon a DJ was born!
Originally hailing from NYC, Penda was in a military family so she had the pleasure of living all over the US before her father retired in NC. There Penda began her career in radio with WRSV in Rocky Mount. As the host of their Morning Show, her stellar personality was front and center and she was met with rave reviews:
“I just want to let you know how you up lift people, with all that joy in your voice that you bring when you’re on the air. I listen to you everyday at work. Don’t stop what you do, it’s needed”.
“Thanks so much for all u do. We really do appreciate you and your radio show. May God continue to bless you and all you do”.
“Just a note to say, I Truly Enjoy you daily. It brightens up my afternoon”.
But the music itch crept back in eventually and Penda began to add in DJ work to her Host and MC duties. Soon she was in high demand working family reunions, birthday parties, and various public and private events.
A relocation to Atlanta in 2012 allowed Penda to reach out to the Amp’d team where we were immediately taken by her glowing personality, dedication, and enthusiasm. After over 10yrs in the entertainment industry, Penda is one of the most comfortable and natural Emcees we’ve ever seen. When you throw in some mean DJ skills, a broad range of music styles, and the professionalism you come to expect with Amp’d, you truly have the ideal party host!