DJ Black, the Ghanaian DJ who has swept the last three editions of the annual Ghana DJ Awards, once again emerged victorious in the 2016 event, held on Friday 18 March at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The awards, which are given to honour DJs from the country, have been held since 2011. According to the organisers, the awards give recognition, as it "highlights contribution Ghana DJs have made to the music distribution & promotion by playing on radio, endorsing and putting songs out to be enjoyed by the masses."
While it is typically an award for Ghanaian DJs, it has a category recognising work by other nationalities in the International DJ category. This year, Nigeria's DJ Jimmy Jatt won the category.
DJ Black, coming into the ceremony with five nominations, carried on his dominance by winning two awards, including the most coveted one, Best DJ of the Year. The win made it the fourth consecutive edition of the award ceremony in which the DJ has left with the big prize. His second award, Best Male Radio DJ, was also one he retained from last year’s edition.
After the awards DJ Black thanked his fans on social media, leaving a short message on Facebook: "Biggup #teamdjblack. You voted and we made it. I appreciate you. We keep on working hard. To God be the glory."
Other winners include DJ Agyemang who won for Best Gospel DJ and DJ Azonto who won the Best Hiplife DJ category. Singer Shatta Wale won the DJ Song of the Year for 'Kakai'.
Full list of winners below:
- Gospel DJ of the Year – Agyemang, Rainbow Radio
- Reggae/dancehall of the Year – King Lagazee, Hitz FM
- Highlife DJ of the Year – Micky Darling, Peace FM
- Mobile DJ of the Year – DJ Collins, Rainbow Radio
- Hiplife DJ of the Year – DJ Azonto, Pink FM
- Scratch DJ of the Year – DJ Kaxtro, Ultimate FM
- DJ Song of the Year – 'Kakai' by Shatta Wale
- Mixtape of the Year – DJ X - Dumsorlogy
- Best International Ghanaian DJ of the Year – DJ Invisible
- Artiste DJ of the Year – DJ Justice [Stonebwoy]
- Nite Club DJ of the Year- DJ Cobby Krack [Bella Roma]
- Best Video Jockey of the Year – DJ Xpliph
- Best Club MC of the Year – MC Kay
- Best International non-Ghanaian DJ of the Year – DJ Jimmy Jatt (Nigeria)
- Discovery DJ of the Year – DJ Wabs
- Best Campus DJ of the Year – DJ Snipes, UPSA
- Best Female Radio DJ of the Year – Ohemaa, Adom FM
- Pub DJ of the Year – DJ Mac Tonto
- Best Male Radio DJ of the Year – DJ Black
- Best Event DJ of the Year – DJ Virusky
- Best Music Promoter of the Year – DJ Adviser
- Best Female DJ of the Year – DJ MJ
- Best DJ of the Year – DJ Black
- Lifetime Achievement Award - Majik Sam