Eleven-year-old disc jockey, DJ Switch claimed a slice of history on Saturday night when she was crowned the Best DJ of the Year at the 2019 Ghana DJ Awards.
DJ Switch known in her private life as Erica Armah Bra-Bulu Tandoh picked the coveted award of experienced colleagues including DJ Mic-Smith, DJ Vyrusky, DJ Sly, DJ Aroma and DJ Black.
DJ Switch became the youngest individual to win the Best DJ of the Year award a year on after winning the Discovery of the Year award in 2018 edition. She also won the Best Female DJ Award.
DJ Switch’s rise
Aged just 9, DJ Switch competed and won Ghana’s most talented kids 2017 competition on Tv3 Network. Since winning the competition, there has been no stopping this young powerhouse after appearances on BBC and CNN.
Asked about her stage name, what else she can do and her future plans, Erica responded; “I picked the name DJ Switch because I switch up people’s happiness. I am not only a DJ but also a poet, dancer, an MC, a motivational speaker, actress and an advocate. I also want my parents, teachers, CNN, BBC or France24 and the world to know that being a DJ is just the beginning of my goals, I want to eventually become a gynaecologist and help women around the world”; she ended.
She recently founded The DJ Switch Foundation, advocating for quality education, adequate health care, gender equality and sustainable development.
Ghana Dj Awards 2019 Winners:
Best Dj Northern Region – Dj Kofi
Best Upper East Region – Dj kokobioko
Best Dj Upper West Region – Dj Pirate
Best Dj Brong Ahafo Region – Dj Shaker
Best Dj Volta Region – Dj Cantona
Best Dj Ashanti Region – Dj Aroma
Best Dj Eastern Region – Dj Stanzy
Best Dj Western Region – Dj Edita
Best Dj Central Region – Dj Blaqout
Best Dj Greater – Accra Region – Dj Mic Smith
Best Male Radio Dj – Dj Phletch
Best Mobile Dj – Dj Toyor
Best Mixtape of the Year – Highlife Time By Dj Aberga
Best Club Emcee – Dj P Raven
Best Dj Song of the Year – My Level by Shatta Wale
Best Reggae Dancehall Dj – Nana Ntow
Best Scratch Dj – Dj Mp3s3p3s3
Best Video Jockey – Dj Pakorich
Lifetime Achievement Award – Dj Veejay
Best Emcee – Kojo Manuel
Best Campus Dj – iPhone Dj
Best Hiplife /Afrobeat – Dj Advicer
Best Pub Dj – Dj Sarondo
Best International Ghanaian Dj – Dj Akua (U. S. A)
Discovery Dj of the Year – Gal Dem Dj
Best Artiste Dj – Dj Vyrusky
Best Event Dj – Dj Sly
Best Female Dj – Dj Switch
Best Record Promoter – Dj Advicer
Best Gospel Dj – Dj K. O. K.
Best Dj /Artiste Collaboration – Dj Vyrusky ft.
Best Highlife Dj – Oyoko Dehye
Best Dj of the Year – Dj Switch