Organizers of Africa’s biggest DJ festival, the annual Ghana DJ Awards, Merqury Republic, wish to announce to all Disc Jockeys and the general public that nominations have been opened for the 2020 edition of the awards
At this first phase of the nomination process, interested DJs or their representatives are expected to submit an entry form, along with mixtapes, music releases, or two-minute videos showing a scratch session.
Other items to submit include:
Professional photographs of DJ
A mixtape for consideration for nomination (specify music genre[s])
A video for consideration for nomination
These items should be attached to submissions online or enclosed within an envelope addressed to Ghana DJ Awards Nomination, PO Box 2863, Kaneshie, Accra, Ghana. They may be emailed to email@example.com with links to mixtape or performance(s).
DJ fans also have the opportunity to nominate their favorite DJs and MCs across the world who promote Ghana music. Besides the categories for which submissions are required, the awards organized by Merqury Republic confers an individual or group a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Work submitted for consideration must have been released from Friday, May 10 2019 to Friday, October 2, 2020. The public nomination process will take place from October 2, 2020, to October 23, 2020.
To fill the form and submit entries, visit entry.ghanadjawards.org
2020 Ghana DJ Awards Categories
National & International Categories
DJ/Artist Collaboration Of The Year
DJ Discovery Of The Year
Lockdown DJ Of The Year
Best Event DJ Of The Year
Artiste DJ Of The Year
Scratch DJ Of The Year
Best Mobile DJ Of The Year
Mixtape Of The Year
Best Video Jockey Of The Year
Best Club/Pub MC Of The Year
Best Female Radio DJ Of The Year
Best Male Radio DJ Of The Year
Best Female DJ Of The Year
DJs’ Song Of The Year
Best Pub/Club DJ Award Of The Year
Reggae/Dancehall DJ Of The Year
Best Afrobeat/Hiplife DJ Of The Year
Best High Life DJ Of The Year
Gospel DJ Of The Year
Best Student DJ Of The Year
Best International Ghanaian DJ
Best International Non-Ghanaian DJ
Life Time Achievement Award
Record Promoter Of The Year
Best Young DJ Of The Year
Overall Best DJ Of The Year
Best Northern Zone DJ Of The Year
Best Southern Zone DJ Of The Year
Best Central Zone DJ Of The Year
ABOUT GHANA DJ AWARDS
The prestigious Ghana DJ Awards was created to celebrate and appreciate the talents of Disc Jockeys (DJs), as well as to foster the development of the Ghana music industry by rewarding and celebrating Radio, Mobile, and Club Disc Jockeys who have excelled in their fields of endeavor.
It is, actually, the only national award scheme in Africa that appreciates and celebrates DJs for their work. It is also a platform that rewards veteran DJs who have blazed the trail in the music industry over the years.
The main objective is to recognize the electronic dance music scene and seeks to let the world know that the art of DJ’ing is a respected craft, with DJs playing a major role in the overall Music and Entertainment industry.
In 2012, the very first edition of the Ghana DJ Awards was conceived by Merqury Quaye, a DJ, music lover, renowned MC, and radio show host. The very first edition was held at the National Theatre on 15th February 2012 and has been held annually since then.
Since 2012, Ghana DJ Awards Festival has consistently remained one of the premier music festivals in Africa, welcoming thousands of concert-goers every year.
Preceded by a nationwide roadshow featuring over 100 DJs annually known as Pub Fest, a DJ Cypher, and a nominees jam, Ghana DJ Awards Festival grows bigger and more thrilling each year.
2020 marks the 8th year of the Ghana DJ Awards set to hold on November 21, 2020.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and safety protocols such as the ban on social gatherings and social distancing, the nationwide roadshow featuring and unearthing DJs annually known as Pub Fest could not come off this year ahead of the main event.
As part of efforts to keep fans thrilled and the DJ community-engaged, Merqury Republic held one of the biggest online DJ Battles during the lockdown featuring two previous winners of the scratch DJ of the year category – DJ Que and DJ Mpesempese. The battle dubbed Que Vs Mpesempese was graced by Kidi and was viewed by over 12,000 people.
Notable artists who have dominated the main stage at Ghana DJ Awards include Medikal, DJ Neptune (Nigeria), DJ Mic Smith, DJ Que, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Darkovibes, Stonebwoy, DJ Vyrusky, MzVee, Kwaw Kesse, DJ Kofi (UK), DJ Black, DJ Jimmy Jatt, and more of the hottest names in music.
Ghana DJ Awards Festival 2020 is under the theme ‘In The Mix Together’.