Entertainment of Monday, 9 March 2015
Source: Daily Guide
The founder of Ghana DJ Awards, Merqury Quaye, has taken a swipe at Citi FM’s DJ Armani for questioning the outcome of the 2015 edition of the Ghana DJ Awards.
Last week NEWS-ONE reported that DJ Armani had questioned the criteria used in awarding the awards.
“Best Club MC of the Year went to DJ Apiscola from Crisberrys.
First of all, where is Crisberrys and who is DJ Apiscola? If he says he is a DJ, how can he win Club MC of the Year, like seriously? What happened to Commotion, what happened to MC Coaches…? Best International Ghanaian DJ, DJ Bretuoba, who is he? …Best Mobile DJ of the Year, DJ Collins, you know the name Collins…? Armani had asked on his radio show.
In response, Merqury Quaye said: “No disrespect because I’m a fan, but DJ Armani’s questions are below the line. He seems to be out of touch with the DJ culture in Ghana. The fact that [DJ Armani] doesn’t know the name DJ Collins doesn’t mean his hard work doesn’t deserve recognition.”
How many DJs do you know in Ghana? Should DJs be recognised only if you know them?” Merqury asked.
“DJ Apiscola? No DJ called Apiscola was nominated nor awarded. MC Apiscola was awarded in the Club MC category. Get your facts right.
Secondly, the fact that he does not know where Crisberrys is located does not make it a blunder to award a hard working MC whose vibes and chemistry with DJs keep people partying in a club from 10pm till 7am…”
“The Ghana DJ Awards is not a popularity contest,” Merqury indicated.
“It’s about skills, entertainment; it’s about innovation, hard work and observation of ethics of the art, regardless your creed, sex, residence, colour or popularity.
“Armani must come again after doing some research about how these DJs are affecting the lives of Ghanaians through the art of Disc Jockeying,” Merqury added.
The third Annual Ghana DJ Awards was held on February 21 at the main Foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre with performances from three-time DMC UK Champion DJ Kofi, DJ Andy Dosty, Okyeame Kwame, Vybrant Faya, AK Songstress, DJ Bass and Miray among others.