‘When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” -Erma Bombeck
Ghana’s youngest female DJ(Disk Jockey); DJ Switch has won the hearts of not only Ghanaians but international music lovers with her skills as a disk jockey. Ghana’s youngest DJ who turns 11 this December stated that her talent as a DJ was realised at age 7 by her mother; Ms. Lilian Oduro-Mensah who hired a DJ to mentor her daughter to become a great DJ.
Born Erica Tandoh goes by the stage name DJ Switch( thus she intends to switch the emotions of her audience with her tunes) .The 8th edition of TV3’s talent show; “Talented Kids” was her first and biggest breakthrough where she emerged winner on May 7, 2017. Erica at an early age never ceases to impress and thrill her viewers with her unbelievable performances. Her skills on the console is just amazing and she’s not just known in Ghana only but the world at large.
She’s noted to have been the youngest DJ to have bagged 3 nominations for the 2018 Ghana DJ Awards(“Discovery of the year’s Award, Event DJ of the year and Best Female DJ of the year”) which she grabbed the Discovery of the year’s Award”. She has also been a special guest of honour at the 2017 “DJ’s Awards” at the Silver Star Tower in Accra.
She’s not only adding feathers to her cap nationally but has gained international stardom as a result of doing what she does better. She was invited to perform at the AU Summit in Ethiopia and as usual she jammed with the African leaders with her talent at the UN Headquarters in Addis Ababa as they held their 32nd ordinary session. She played different genres of African music ranging from Afro-pop to Arabian music.
Adding more achievements to her portforlio, she took her craft to another global level when she was invited by the Bill Gates foundation for an event in New York which saw French President Emmanuel Macron, Naomi Campbell and other globally influential personalities in attendance
The potential gyaenacologist has been celebrated as the Youngest DJ by ROC Nation (entertainment company owned by American Rapper; Jay-Z).
February is the Black History month in the United State of America and throughout the month, African-American culture is celebrated and the greatest black people in history are remembered for their invaluable contributions to the progress blacks in the world’s most powerful nation get to enjoy in this day and age and DJ Switch was chosen and celebrated for they found her talent inspiring:
“Today we honor DJ Erica Tandoh (@DJSwitchGhana), a 10-year-old DJ who is the youngest recipient ever to win the Ghana DJ Awards. Her passion for DJing is inspiring; she’s known for getting people on their feet dancing and putting everyone in a good mood. “I picked the name DJ Switch because I switch up people’s happiness” – Erica Tandoh #BlackHistoryMonth,”
Aside being honoured in the music industry, she has been named as part of the ambassadors of International Youth Empowerment Summit(iYes) during its launching on January, 16,2019.The founder of this summit, Pastor Brian Amoateg stated in his speech at the launching that he is going to help empower the youth financially to enable them achieve their goals.
“We will create the platform for the young talented people to network with great iYES ambassadors to be mentored,” he said.
Congrats to DJ Switch who at an early age is making greater achievement for herself and her country as a whole.