A public Awards ceremony constituted and branded “The Annual Ghana DJ Awards”, the first of its kind to be organized in the country- will be held this year for the first time in Accra with a sole aim of promoting and rewarding the best achieving Ghanaian Radio, Night Club and “recognized” mobile Disk Jockeys.
The programme, put together by Merqury Republic Events has been designed to bring more excitement to the DJ profession which according to Merqury Quaye, “has prevailed as a pivotal and inevitable element in the promotion of Ghanaian culture, music, as well as provision of quality music entertainment on radio, online and at social gatherings to compliment the work of the Ghana Tourist Board and Ghanaian musicians”.
Organizers of the event have emphasised that the Ghana DJ Awards will be held to empower Ghanaian Disc Jockeys, to create a loyal patronage for Disc Jockey driven events and also to create exciting activities or promotions that would help sustain public interest in the art of Disc Jockeying.
GHANA DJ AWARDS will be held solely in honor of the country’s most hardworking and dedicated Disk Jockeys who promote Ghanaian culture through music, as well as skillfully play music to entertain music lovers in Ghana and other parts of the world.
According to Miss Linda Larbi, a member of the planning commitee, list of categories and nominees will be relesed online via www.ghanadjawards.com and other major websites.
After filing for nominations, nominees for Radio and Night club categories will be selected by a panel of music industry professionals who are broadly representative of the Ghanaian music sectors; music media specialists, music artistes, promoters and Disk Jockeys themselves. After this selection, nominees are then publicly announced.
“The public are then invited to vote through the official website of the event and a text short code to constitute 35 percent of marks to compliment 65 percent to be adjudged by specialists to decide the final winners at the designated venue for the awards night.
Date for filling of nominations will be announced at a press conference to outdoor the event in March”. Meanwhile all Ghanaian DJs are encouraged to follow the Ghana DJ Awards page on twitter @ghanadjawards for updates.