Though coming up against some equally well established Deejays in the country, the representatives from Global Media Alliance managed to scoop away four of the awards at stake.
Speaking to etvghana.com after the recognition, DJ Advisor of Happy FM, who won the Best Highlife DJ of the Year mentioned that the award goes to increase expectations on his shoulders.
“It feels great to be recognised by what you do and that after so many years you are seen as the best when it comes to highlife.
“It is a motivation and a call to also do more because after this, more people are going to pay attention to whatever you do.”
YFM’s female DJ, Kess, after thanking her fans mentioned that the award sets the pace for other female DJs to step up their game.
“I thank God for the award.
“It opens the door for other awards and opportunities. It also sets the pace for young female DJs especially the ones coming up,” she said.
Sounding hopeful about what the future holds for her, DJ Kess added that,”this is just the beginning” of bigger things to come.
Kess’ male counterpart at YFM, DJ Vision who changes discs on ‘Ryse and Shyne’ with Miss Naa and now Baibe had lot of praise for the organisers.
“The awards itself is a good thing considering it being the first time.
“Though I have been in the game for quite a while I still appreciate the fact that I have been recognised as the Discovery of the Year," he continued.
Sounding just like his colleagues, Vision also recognised the fact that the award he has received serves as a new challenge to him.
“Yes, this is a new challenge to me now. People are getting to know me more and so I have to step up the game to meet their expectations.”
YFM’s ‘Myd Morning Show’ host, Sammy Forson who was adjudged the best Music Record Promoter took to his twitter handle , @SammyForson to express his satisfaction about the awards.
“Thank You Ghana DJ Awards!!! Best Music Promoter Of The Year... I'm Humbled.”
The first ever National DJ Awards in Africa, the Ghana DJ Awards which was held on Friday February 15 was sponsored by LG, Fiesta Condoms, Musiga and Kuckoo Restaurant.
Below is the full list of the winners on the night of the awards;
BEST GOSPEL DJ OF THE YEAR
Kwesi Aboagye – Peace FM (Kumasi)
BEST HIGHLIFE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Advisor – Happy FM (Accra)
BEST HIPLIFE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Slim – Kapital Radio (Kumasi)
BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL DJ
Blakk Rasta – Hitz FM (Accra)
BEST MOBILE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Master J
CLUB MC OF THE YEAR
MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Mic Smith – Da Reminda
SCRATCH DJ OF THE YEAR
NITE CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Killa-Fingers – Vanity/Baloroma
ARTISTE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Mensa (Sarkodie)
BEST EVENT DJ OF THE YEAR
BEST RECORD PROMOTER
Sammy Forson – YFM
VIDEO JOCKEY OF THE YEAR
BEST FEMALE DJ OF THE YEAR
BEST MALE RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Black (Joy FM)
BEST FEMALE RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR
Jessica (Citi Fm)
DISCOVERY DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Vision – YFM
BEST GHANA INTERNATIONAL DJ
DJ Abrantie – Choice FM
BEST INTERNATIONAL DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Divalash - South Africa
LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Kwesi Kyei Darkwa (K.K.D) & Tommy Annan Forson
BEST GHANAIAN DJ OF THE YEAR