OFFICIAL activities for this year’s Ghana DJ Awards has kicked off with the recent launch and unveiling of theme, Moved by Music in Accra.
In the last 11 years, the annual awards scheme organised by Merqury Republic has thrown the spotlight on the role of Disc Jockeys (DJs) in the music space and to celebrate their works.
This year’s event has some new and exciting extras to build excitement and participation for the main event of which the date is yet to be announced.
These include regional and campus roadshows, capacity building and empowerment clinics, Smirnoff Ice Dome – an epic experience at various university campuses which highlights Campus DJs and other engagement opportunities.
Speaking at the launch, Executive Secretary of Merqury Republic, Stella Gyimaah Larbi said DJs have seen remarkable growth and have been at the forefront of promoting Africa’s diverse music over the years.
“Despite the sector’s extensive contributions to the growth of Africa’s creative, music and entertainment industry, DJs have not received the attention and recognition they deserved. Thus, the Ghana DJ Awards was initiated by astute Ghanaian DJ, Merqury Quaye to celebrate DJs, provide support, nurture, and unlock the immense and untapped potentials of the sector.
“We are happy that Guinness Ghana has partnered with us to take the Ghana DJ Awards to further heights. We believe this collaboration will go a long way to promote Ghana’s DJ and creative arts scene, identify opportunities for growth, and harness the talents of upcoming DJs,” Madam Gyimaah said.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, the founder of Merqury Republic, Merqury Quaye stated that this year’s theme, Moved by Music was not just a mere phrase, but a profound statement that captures the huge influence that music, skillfully curated and blended by DJs, wields over individuals and society as a whole.
“As the countdown begins to the grand night of recognition, the theme Moved by Music shines as a guiding light for an unforgettable celebration of Ghana’s pulsating DJ culture,” he stated.
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