Disc jockeying is a male dominated industry with almost every famous DJ being a man from the likes of DJ Clue, DJ Khaled and David Guetta. But gradually, female DJs are making head ways all over the world and undoubtedly, DJ Kess is one of such in Africa!
DJ Kess discovered her talent in Senior High School (Archbishop Porter Girls, Takoradi) when she was made the school’s official DJ. Her passion to become a DJ grew bigger when she realized that she could learn and become a good DJ now that she has access to all the sound equipment the school had.
What looked like a one-time wonder now became Kess’s profession after immense training. She has been dj’ing professionally for the past 7 years.
She took female doing in Ghana to a different level, djing on radio, clubs and big events.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Best Female DJ at the Ghana DJ Awards two times in a row.
Nominated for the Best Female DJ at the African Global DJ Awards 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Radio DJ on YFM 107.9 – Plays on the YLOUNGE with AKOSUA HANSON from 19:00 – 22:00 GMT from Mondays to Thursdays.
South Africa: Brother Africa House, 2011 (Guest DJ from Ghana to play at the Saturday House Party).
Benin: Etisalat Epiq Nation concert, 2012 (DJ).
Nigeria: Copa Coca Cola, 2012 (DJ).
Liberia: DJ Kess LIVE at Club Dejavu, 2012, 2013 and 2016.
Ghana: Live concerts with Mario & Shontelle, 2011.
The Red Lipstick (All female) concert and others.
3 day Christmas jam in Liberia at the Gossip Night Club.
PRODUCTION AND BEAT MAKING
DJ Kess is now signed to Background Music Group and is into beat making and music production which will feature artists from in and out of Ghana.
Everything is possible if you put your mind to it, stay focused and you’ll achieve. Do not let anyone or anything put you down, as I have been there and done it. It will not be easy, but make the road a journey and finish it, as some will not make it to the finish line.
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