Ghana DJ Awards Categories Released

Categories for the Ghana DJ Awards which was launched last Friday, March 30 2012, at the African Regent Hotel in Accra to honour the efforts of Ghana’s skilled Disc Jockeys have been unveiled by Merqury Republic Events—the award organizers.

The award categories include an exhaustive list of subcategories in three (3) main sections to ensure every type of DJ appropriately gets the recognition they deserve on the award night. The three main sections are the Public, Industry and Honorary categories.

Subcategories in the Public category are:

Best Gospel DJ

Best Highlife DJ

Best Raggae Dj

Popular DJ of the Year

Best Female DJ

Best Radio DJ

Best Mobile DJ

Best Club DJ.

The Industry category also features subcategories to honour the best DJs in areas such as:

Video Jockey

Mixtape DJ of the Year

Scratching DJ

Night Club DJ

Artiste DJ Best Record Promoter and

Best Event DJ.

The final section is the Honorary category especially set aside to honour persons or groups
whose efforts and achievements in the music distribution and promotion, radio play facilitation,
music endorsements or putting music on rotation at social events to make them enjoyable to
the masses deserve special commendation. Subcategories in this section include:

DJ Discovery of the Year

Best International DJ

Best International Ghana DJ

Lifetime Achievement and

Best Ghanaian DJ of the Year.

Nominations for the award opened last Monday, April 2, 2012. Nominees for either the Public, Industry or Honorary categories will be selected by a panel of music industry professionals as well as by popular public voting—details available on the event’s website at

The prestigious award, which is backed by the Musicians Association of Ghana (MUSIGA) is slated for September 22, 2012 but will be preceded by awards for the Industry category nominees the date for this event and venue is yet to be set.

The main event on September 22, 2012, however, will feature awards for the Public and Honorary nominees.

Source: Kester Aburam Korankye