Nominations for the 2017 Ghana DJ awards opened on 10 January 2017 and will run till 30 January 2017.
According to the organisers, Merqury Republic Events, “the main objective of this awards is to recognize the electronic dance music scene, and seek to let the world know that the art of DJ’ing is a respected craft, with DJs playing a major roll in the overall music and entertainment industry.”
The 2017 awards is the fifth of the series, and the theme has been declared as “United by Music.” The nominees' list will be unveiled during the launch of the event, which will take place in Accra in March this year
A board of professionals DJs will make the final section after the window for entries closes, choosing the DJs who will be honored at the awards. In all, 23 awards will be conferred on deserving DJ’s for their outstanding artistry.
DJ Black, who has been a consistent winner at the awards, was crowned Best DJ of the year at the 2016 edition of the awards.
For more information, visit the awards website.
Categories for nominations are as follows:
DJ discovery of the Year
Best event DJ of the year
Artiste DJ of the year
Scratch DJ of the year
Best mobile DJ of the year
Mixtape DJ of the year
Best Video Jockey of the year
Best Club MC of the year
Best night club DJ of the year
Best female radio DJ of the year
Best male radio DJ of the year
Best female DJ of the year
DJs’ song of the year.
Best pub DJ award of the year
Raggae/Dancehall DJ of the year
Best hip life DJ of the year
Gospel DJ of the year
Best Campus DJ of the year
Best international Ghanaian DJ
Best international non-Ghanaian DJ
Best DJ of the year
Life time achievement award