RFFocus is sad to report the death of DJ Nando, who was a powerful voice in the nightclub and adult entertainment club community in Atlanta. Clayton County Police have identified, 38-year old William Fernando Barnes a.k.a Dj Nando, who was shot and killed overnight at a home on the 6500 block of Oak Street in Morrow. The incident happened approximately at 4:30 a.m. and Barnes died, shortly, after the shooting. At this time the Clayton County Police are searching for suspects and potential witnesses.
The Program Director of hip-hop station HOT 107.9, Hurricane Dave said DJ Nando was “well respected” among artists and DJ’s and that he “broke a lot of records” for a number of artists in the Atlanta area.
DJ Nando has been a member of Atlanta’s very well known Coalition DJ’s since 2008 and was also working on his debut album prior to his unfortunate death. Coalition DJs brass, Nick Love and Xavier “Big X” Hargrove, have issued the following on behalf of the organization:
“Today we’ve lost not only a great talent and DJ, but our friend and brother. Nando had a great ear for talent and was highly respected within the dj community and the music industry at large. dj Nando played a huge role in the success of Atlanta’s thriving music scene, and was a constant “go to” for labels and artists trying to get their music to the masses.
We’re not engaging in speculation, as we await the final reports from authorities, and ask that you join us in honoring his memory by doing the same. In the coming days we ask for your continued prayers for DJ Nando’s family, friends, his business partner AB and our organization as we work to process this senseless tragedy.”