Following his exceptional performance in the Ghanaian showbiz industry, Candy Man of Atinka FM has been tipped to win Best Hi-Life DJ Award at this year’s edition of Ghana DJ Awards slated for March 18, this year at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
Candy Man who has been nominated for the Best Hi-Life DJ of the Year category will compete with the likes of Andy Dosty, Dave Hammer, Micky Darling, Dr Spice and DJ Koffi.
According to him, this year is a “blessed year for me” and that he believes he will grab the award.
Music lovers and analysts have also tipped him to outshine his colleagues in the awards due to his prominence as one of the finest, hardworking and most widely known DJs on radio.
“My interest in music and disc jockeying began in 1994 when I was about 18 years old. Luckily, there was a recording studio close to my house so I took advantage by spending time there frequently to practise after school,” he told BEATWAVES.
“I would normally make a playlist for some senior presenters to play on air and that drew me closer to being a professional radio presenter,” Candy Man said.
At Kumasi Polytechnic, Candy Man got the opportunity to work as a radio DJ with Radio Link, a campus radio. This laid the foundation for his radio career.
“For me, working with Radio Link was quite easy for me due to my previous experience as a budding DJ playing at the parties, outdooring among others,” he added.
Candy Man hosted the mid-morning programme on Radio Link and later promoted to host the station’s evening drive for two years.
He later worked with Fox FM, Hello FM, Rainbow Radio and currently with Atinka FM, where he has been working for more than year ago.
He was also the senior DJ at Foxtrap Night Club while at Fox FM.
In his entire radio career spanning over 18 years, Candy Man has managed to train many radio presenters and DJs, and hopes to train many more before he retires.
By George Clifford Owusu