The board and organizers of Africa’s biggest DJ festival, the annual Ghana DJ Awards event have introduced a new category, to recognize the efforts of student DJs who entertain their colleagues and fans during raves and events, both on and off-campus.
The “Best Student DJ” of the year award is part of the new categories introduced in this year’s edition of the award scheme, to encourage students who juggle the demands of life while going to school and working to earn their dues as DJs simultaneously.
This disclosure was made by Rev Azigiza Jnr, chairman of the Ghana DJ Awards board, on Peace FM’s entertainment review show. According to him, “the Best Student DJ category was created to reward outstanding student DJs who despite their inability to own expensive gadgets, are still able to rip the turntables”.
The goal is to motivate Student DJs to believe in the profession and also inform the DJing fraternity that education is key. A DJ can be professional and educated as well. To be nominated, one must be a student or recent graduate in good standing and be over 17 years.
Nominations for this year’s edition are selected by the Ghana DJ Awards’ board and the voting academy which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment industry players. Fans will be able to cast their vote for their favorite DJs via text on ghanadjawards.org and on both Twitter and Instagram with a designated hashtag.
This year’s edition of the Ghana DJ Awards is set to take place on the 21st of November, 2020. More details will be communicated soon.