Kwadwo Ampofo (dj Black)
One of Africa’s finest DJ brands and household name in the Ghanaian musc industry, Kwadwo Ampofo, also known as DJ Black, has been tipped to win the Best DJ Africa category in the maiden of The African Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).
DJ Black, who has gradually established himself as the Africa’s leading and most in demand name in dance music, has transcended musical genres to create a unique ‘DJ Black’ brand trusted for quality performance.
The award ceremony that caters for all musical genres including Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous would be held at the plush Charles W. Eisemann Centre for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations in Richardson, Texas on July 26, 2014.
DJ Black is a professional DJ with over 16 years experience in the entertainment business, a voice-over artiste and co-founder of Blaqbone International and Toontoom recently in Austin, Texas where he presented a paper on Digital Media/Music in Africa during 2013 SXSW Music Festival.
SXSW Music is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with more than 2,200 official performers and bands playing in more than 100 venues.
With a B.A in Mass Communication (UG/G.I.J), a diploma in Public Administration (UG) and the host DJ for all major shows in Ghana including the Ghana Music awards; DJ Black is an ideal role model for the youth.
Rothmans Best DJ in West Africa 2001, 2009 Red Carpet Awards, Independent Artiste and DJ Award Winner. Check him out every weekend on Joy 99.7 Fm in Accra or you could just find him hosting a show or voice booming in your ear or making it happen on of the many parties or clubs in Africa.
DJ Black started to DJ in 1993 in school. He joined Prime Cut in 1995 and worked alongside veteran Ghanaian DJs like Azigiza Jnr, DJ Magic Sam, DJ Rab, DJ Kakra and a host of others.
In 1997, DJ Black moved on to manage Dope Rhyme Studios in Nima, giving rise to his clench on hiphop in Ghana.
He became the DJ for the streets as he made mixtapes and spinned for hiplifers as VIP, Buk Bak, Obrafuor, among others and being in the forefornt of people who strengthened the movement hiplife.
DJ Black started radio in 1997 at Radio Univers host in Space Jam and gave birth to his controversial Hiphop Show which is still airing.
Being recognised for his skill, Mr Black makes frequent appearances at DejaVu Night Club, Liberia, Moloko (now Hush), Johannesburg and several clubs in Africa.
After university, DJ Black got noticed by Gabby Adjetey and started working with JOY FM, hosting the Open House Party, Joy Beach Jam, Weekend Warmer and other shows in 2001
DJ Black on Joy Fm in Accra, Ghana is without doubt something unforgettable as he controls weekend radio in the city of Accra, the Weekend Warmer which has throwbacks and guest spots has a mature audience entertained whilst the Open House Party on Saturdays keeps the youth awake.
DJ Black has hosted events, concerts, album launches, tours, clubs, mixtapes, among many others, and is the voice of the youth in Ghana.
DJ Black founded Blaqbone International together with partners Schwarz Bless’on (Radio Cardiff) and Notse A.Amarteyfio in 2005 and manage artistes and DJs such as Dretonio, Philo, E-dBle, among others.
In 2010, DJ Black formed Toontoom the brand.With Toontoom Agency Studios at Kokomlemle; DJ Black has expanded the brand as a voice-over artiste and a mentor.
In 2011, DJ Black performed on Big Brother Africa Amplified and won the Best Radio DJ in Ghana, adding on to 2010â€²s Africa’s Number 2 Top Radio DJ of The Year and the 2010 Red Carpet Award from Sniper Squad DJS.
DJ Black recently won the 2013 Best Ghanaian DJ, Best Radio DJ and has been nominated in three categories, Best African DJ, Best West African DJ and Best Radio DJ in the African Global DJ Awards.
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