Name: Kwadwo Ampofo
Born in Ghana.
Raised in Port-Harcourt,Nigeria
Ghana Institute of Journalism
(Master’s Degree, Media Management 2014 – 2015)
University of Ghana
(Ba Mass Communication, Public Relations 2003 – 2006)
University of Ghana
(Dip. Public Admn, Management1999 – 2001)
(Ofori Panin SHS) OPASS
DJ Black started career as a DJ in 1993 in High School. He joined Prime Cut in 1995 and worked alongside veteran Ghanaian DJS like AzigizaJnr,DJ Magic Sam DJ Rab,DJKakra,etc. In 1997 DJ Black moved on to manage Dope Rhyme Studios in Nima. He became the DJ for the streets as he made mixtapes and spinned for Hiplifers such as VIP,Bukbak,Obrafuo,etc and being in the forefront of people who strengthened the movement HIPLIFE.
DJ Black started radio in 1997 at Radio Univers hosting Space Jam.
Kwadwo Ampofo released the Afrohop series of mixtapes,Ghana Club Bangerzseries and also hosted Coptic’s Blackstarline mixtape with Lee Kasumba of South Africa. DJ Black was the first judge to be chosen for the first ever emcee battle in Africa. Being recognized for his skill,Mr Black makes frequent appearances at DejaVu night club,Liberia,Moloko(now Hush),Johannesburg and several clubs in Africa.
After University ,DJ Black got noticed by Gabby Adjetey and started working with JOY FM hosting the Open House Party,Joy Beach Jam,Weekend Warmer and other shows in 2001
DJ Black has hosted Events ,Concerts,Album Launches,Tours,Clubs,Mixtapes,etc and is the voice of the Youth in Ghana.
DJ Black founded Blaqbone International together with partners Schwarz Bless’on(Radio Cardiff) and NotseA.Amarteyfio in 2005 and manage artistes and DJS such as Dretonio,Philo,E-dBle,etc
In 2010, DJBlack formed TOONTOOM the brand with Toontoom Agency Studios at Kokomlemle. He has improved the brand as a voice over artiste and a mentor.
He was appointed Social Media Ambassador for Dstv Ghana in May 2012.
Rothmans Best DJ in West Africa 2001 , 2009 Red carpet awards independent artist and DJ award winner.
In 2011,DJ Black performed on Big Brother Africa:Amplified and won the Best Radio DJ in Ghana,adding on to 2010’s Africa’s NO 2 Top Radio DJ of the year and the 2010 Red Carpet award from Sniper Squad DJS.
DJ Black won the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Best DJ at the Ghana DJ Awards.
Best African DJ,Best West African DJ and best Radio DJ in the African Global DJ Awards.
2015 AFRIMMA Africa.
Best African International DJ of the Year.
African Europe DJ AwardsJuly 2016.
Compiled by Maxwell Amoofia/ghanadjawards.org