The 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 in February 2013 after the first edition which was scheduled for October 2012 was postponed, and has been held annually since then.
Since 2013, Ghana DJ Awards Festival has consistently remained one of the premier music festivals in Africa, welcoming thousands of concertgoers 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 Festival grows bigger and more thrilling each year.
2023 marks the 11th year of Ghana DJ Awards set to hold on November 25 at the Grand Arena, Accra International Conference Centre.
Notable artists who have dominated the main stage at Ghana DJ Awards include Medikal, DJ Mic Smith, DJ Que, Kuami Eugene, Kidi, Darko Vibes, Stonebwoy, DJ Vyrusky, MzVee, Kwaw Kesse, DJ Kofi, DJ Black, DJ Jimmy Jatt, and more of the hottest names in music.