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‘DJ of the Year’ award will put pressure on DJ Switch – KOD

Radio presenter Kofi Okyere Darko, popularly known as KOD, says crowning DJ Switch, ‘DJ of the Year’ at the just ended Ghana DJ Awards will mount pressure on her.

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In an interview on Neat FM, monitored by Adomonline.com, he stated that the young DJ deserved an honorary award that highlights her achievements.

He explained that would put her at her own pace but still have eyes looking out for what she has to offer in the future.

Although DJ Switch has graced many international platforms, she deserved “something like the Black Star award or Future award but not “pushing her too much by giving her ‘DJ of the Year’”.

He, however, said the 12-year-old DJ shouldn’t feel pampered but rather work hard to sustain her legacy and brand.

The organisers of the Ghana DJ Awards have been facing criticisms after they awarded DJ Switch, born Erica Tandoh, the Best DJ of the Year.

She beat DJ Mic-Smith, DJ Vyrusky, DJ Sly, DJ Aroma and DJ Black to grasp the coveted award.

Many Ghanaians have described her win shocking, explaining that she still had a lot to learn before she could be put in that category with the other DJs.

Others said DJ Switch was not only young but she was not doing disc jockeying as a job like the others in the category.

The young DJ however, is pleading with other DJ’s not to be angry about her win.

On the Cosmopolitan Mix on Tuesday, she explained that “this is not a competition and no one is a loser. I feel that this is an honour, and I am grateful for that.”

According to him, she should’ve been accorded an honorary award to depict her efforts but not

KOD, in an interview on Neat FM, monitored by Adomonline.com, explained that though DJ Switch works hard and has graced many international platforms, she deserved “something like the Black Star award or Future award or something that shows we should look out for her in the future.”

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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Zeinatu Issahaku

Zeinatu Erebong Issahaku is a freelance journalist and blogger. She holds a degree in B.A Communication Studies( Journalism) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

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