Enjoyment of Thursday, 13 August 2020
Supply: Kwadjo Nyame, Contributer
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Have our music market in Ghana and our musicians designed the best use of Disc Jockeys all around the world? Does our audio market recognize that harnessing the collective electrical power of Ghanaian DJs all around the earth does a few matters provide our tunes, provide tickets, bring in the planet to our society and tunes?
These are the thoughts Kweku Amoako, a leading DJ in Bowie, Maryland stewed on as he began the journey to bring alongside one another Ghanaian DJs from all in excess of the globe to variety the biggest music platform for Ghanaian new music in the earth.
DJ Kweks is the name Kweku Amoako goes by. Bringing like-minded Africans all-around a one strategy is not new to DJ Kweks. He began AfropolitanCities, a effective African networking corporation which distribute all above the United States. Less than Kweku’s leadership and assistance, the Blackstar DJs All over the world was born in July this calendar year with membership of above 250 Ghanaian DJs all above the environment.
It is easy to argue that Ghanaian tunes has occur considerably but not considerably adequate to make an affect globally. We ought to ask ourselves, have Ghanaian audio built it to the soundtracks of key Hollywood productions? Have Ghanaian new music and musicians routinely made the playlist outdoors Ghanaian functions all-around the environment? Producing Ghanaian audio a house title about the planet is not out of achieve and Blackstar DJs all-around the planet are fully commited to making that take place.
Blackstar DJs are extremely vital to the Ghana tunes marketplace presented that, they immediately engage in new music to the buyers and interact with audiences on a additional frequent basis than the musicians. Final 12 months, I was employed as a DJ for a non-Ghanaian fundraising occasion in San Francisco. I snuck in Wutah’s monitor “Bronya” to see how the crowd reacts.
A minute into the music, quite a few individuals arrived up to ask about the keep track of, the musician and the style. They desired to know how to get the keep track of and some started discussions with me about Ghana, our songs and culture. Pondering back again to that instant, DJ Kweks vision became clearer.
As Disc Jockeys, we clearly comprehend the songs taste of our offered audience all-around the entire world as a outcome of our immediate and frequent interactions with consumers. With this influence, Blackstar DJs want to do our part and deliver Ghanaian audio and society to the entire world by partnering with musicians and other people in the business to introduce new Ghanaian audio and achieve new audiences.
You might have already listened to some of the excitement about this huge initiative on social media. Well-liked Ghanaian DJs this kind of as DJ Black and Sarkodie’s resident disk jockey, DJ Mensah are two of the many fascinating users in the Blackstar DJ Around the world community. DJ Mensah (Ghana), DJ Fisho (United states of america), DJ Black (Ghana) and DJ E’Love (United states) serve as advisor members on the leadership group. The official launch of the Blackstar DJ Around the world initiative is August 15th.
The new music platform will present a quantity of interesting attributes including stay dj sets, new music charts, playlists, communicate sequence addressing challenges with sector, browse and reserve leading Ghanaian DJs around the earth. Any artist can get to worldwide viewers as a result of the Blackstar DJ Around the world platform.
Blackstar DJs Around the globe management team is built up of hugely educated skilled Ghanaians from all throughout the globe. Collectively, they sort a potent group of executives with a strategic goal to boost Ghanaian audio close to the globe as a result of partnership with the songs business stakeholders and musicians.
The leadership workforce of the Blackstar DJs Around the world community.
Kweku Amoah (DJ Kweks) – Founder of Black Star DJs Around the world – Bowie, Maryland
Kweku’s DJ identify is DJ Kweks. Kweku is found in Bowie, Maryland, Usa. Kweku is a Small business, Promoting & Know-how Strategist and the founder of AfropolitanCities & DrumPulse Leisure. Kweku has been a expert DJ for 10 many years and he companies the Maryland, Washington and Virginia space. He retains a diploma in Electrical Engineering from Howard College in DC, Usa and an MBA from Georgetown University
Selassie Ahorlu (EmperorVibes) – Los Angeles, California
Selassie is an event promoter in Los Angeles, California. He is the founder of EmperorVibes & Calabash Mafia (function curating and group creating businesses). He is also an AfropolitanCities Husband or wife and operates mainly in the Southern California spot. Skillfully, Selassie operates as a Regulate Methods Engineer in the Oil & Fuel industry.
Selassie has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the College of Southern California. He holds an MBA from Aberdeen Enterprise Faculty (RGU). Selassie’s passion is networking, songs and exposing the diaspora to Pan African culture, starting off with my homeland Ghana.
Eddy kofi ( DJ Eddy K) – London, Uk
Eddy Grant is a well-regarded and common DJ in London, British isles. Eddy is a Teacher in the British isles and he displays the same enthusiasm and perseverance to this profession as he does with Djing. Eddy bought into the DJ business enterprise due to the fact he has a enthusiasm and enjoy for songs. He begun gathering audio at an early age and in a natural way went into dj’ing when the time came.
Daniel Kwaja( DJ Kudjo/Phat) – London, Uk
Daniel Kwaja aka DJ Kudjo/Phat) is a household title in London/Kent, United kingdom. DJ Kudjo is one particular of the catalyst of remarkable and well-known audio functions in Ghana back in the 80’s and 90’s. Daniel is a Lecturer in the Uk by career. Schooling clever, Daniel holds a CIM Write-up Graduate Diploma in Advertising and marketing (IPS, Legon Ghana), a BA Company Admin( College of Greenwich, London Uk) and a PGCE(UCL IoE, London Uk)
A passion for tunes obtained DJ Kudjo/Phat started out in the DJ small business. He cares about excellent seem and has a strong fascination in DJ’ing equipments. Daniel was the founder Phat Document/Appears in Ghana in the late 90s and he carries on to be quite successful in the Dj’ing and songs products place.
Kwadjo Nyame (DJ Computer) – San Francisco, California
Peter Nyame aka DJ Computer is a San Francisco dependent DJ. Peter functions as an HR Director in the Tech Sector in Silicon Valley, California. He retains a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Rutgers College in New Jersey, a Master’s diploma in HR Leadership From Franklin College in Ohio and yet another Master’s Diploma in Science in Organizational Management from Northern Kentucky University. Peter has been fantastic-tuning his DJ capabilities with a exceptional repertoire of mixes, audio elements and playlists since his school times. and he went professional with an amusement and a prosperous DJ business about 8 a long time back.
DJ PC’s adore for all genres of new music begun at a really early age and he never give up his curiosity and significant appetite for new music, new and outdated. He bought into the DJ video game mainly because he believes each individual bash has to be unforgettable and DJs maintain the vital to building that happen.
Albert Asiedu-Ofei (Mixmasterberto) – Ashburn, VA Usa
Albert Asiedu-Ofei aka Mixmasterberto is a well known DJ in Virginia, United states. He is Devops Engineer and retains a Bachelor of Science degree in Laptop Details Programs. Mixmasterberto is also an AWS qualified Developer, Licensed Scrum Learn, Crimson Hat accredited engineer(RHCE) and Microsoft Azure Administrator. He threw his hat in the DJ video game since the clubs ended up bumping in the 90s.
Joseph Arthur (DJ Large Joe) – London, Uk
Joseph Arthur, commonly recognized as DJ Massive Joe is a Presenter, Producer & Courses Manager at GN Radio in the United kingdom. He is also a Experienced DJ at concert events, golf equipment, bars and major gatherings. Skillfully, DJ Massive Joe is a Competent Sound Engineer and the founder & lover of 2NDIINONE Leisure, an occasions, artists administration, promotions & consultancy. His consultancy business also handles Professional seem techniques, equipments rentals & logistics.
Joseph retains a Diploma in Sound Engineering, Digital Film Creation & Songs Small business) from the SAE Institute London Faculty of audio engineering. He also retains a Diploma in business & economics studies from Unity School London. Like most of the executives. Dj Significant Joe enjoys new music and has a want for expressing himself and creativeness as a result of tunes to the world. He also loves the economical & financial positive aspects of staying a DJ and Guide.
Michael Kwame Asante (DJ Kwasante) – London, British isles
Michael Kwame Asante goes by DJ Kwasante and is positioned in London. DJ Kwasante is a Professional Seem Engineer/Audio Analyst, Criminal Investigator and Protection Specialist. Kwasante is the CEO of Following Amount Appears United kingdom and co-founder of Upcoming Stage company team. He is also a Radio Broadcaster and has 20 Many years of specialist Dj’ing to boast of. He retains a B.A (HONS) in Company & Administration. His adore for songs and resourceful arts built him come to a decision to turn out to be a DJ and he has not regretted this selection.
DJ Mensah (The Untouchable) – Accra Ghana
DJ Mensah is 1 of the most effective and gifted DJs in Ghana today. He refers to himself as untouchable mainly because his ability set is one of a kind and top rated musicians in Ghana depend on him to give best excellent seems just about every time he is called on. DJ Mensah has been a expert DJ given that 2000 and he continues to find good results in the music and enjoyment sector. He lists GIJ and RABODEF as his certifications. He holds a Diploma from Accra Poly and a Diploma from Central College. DJ Mensah’s enthusiasm and really like for tunes drove him to develop into a DJ.
Jonathan Djan (Selector Decker) – Manassas, VA
Jonathan Djan is a pleasurable-loving and experienced DJ serving audiences in the Manassas Virginia space. Selector Decker is his DJ name of decision. Jonathan is a Management Consulting /Item Supervisor and he has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana. He also retains an MBA from the Higher education of William & Mary in the United States. His certifications consist of PMP, SASM, CSM, and AWS. Like most DJs, his really like for audio is the driving force behind Selector Decker’s location guiding a Controller rocking a celebration.
In conclusion, each stakeholder in the Ghanaian tunes field must embrace the Blackstar DJ All over the world team. Blackstar DJs will normally have their ear to the streets and they will be the very first to know which new artists have a buzz, what tunes are totally embraced by the people throughout the world and which music fails to garner a positive audience response. Blackstar DJs can offer trusted and beneficial suggestions to musicians and the Ghanaian music field whilst advertising and marketing our society and we can’t wait to play our component in the sector.
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