Ghana’s Leading Female DJ, DJ Kess Battles With The Best of Africa!

After winning the Best Female DJ at the maiden edition of the Ghana DJ Awards in February, DJ Kess will be doing battle again for ‘Best Female DJ’ at the upcoming African Global DJ Awards Scheduled for Johannesburg, South Africa on May 4. She was nominated alongside DJ Nana (Nigeria), Dj Pieces (Nigeria/USA), DJ Lambo (Nigeria), DJ Cndo (South Africa), and DJ Soupamodel (Nigeria/USA). DJ Kess is currently DJ/Video DJ on Soundcity, a radio DJ on YFM (playing 7-10pm Mondays- Thursday and 9am-12noon on Saturdays) and an entertainment TV host on ETV Ghana. She discovered her talent at Archbishop Porters Girls, Takoradi where she was the schools official DJ. She has been doing it professionally for the past 7 years. She is known for being a radio DJ on YFM 107.9 playing on the Y Lounge with Ace Radio Host Jeremie between 7 – 10pm, from Mondays to Thursdays. She also doubles as a club DJ as well at Bella Roma, a popular bar & night club in Accra. She has rocked live concerts with Mario & Shontelle, The Red Lipstick (All female) Concert etc. DJ Kess is not only known back home in Ghana, she represented Ghana at the Big Brother Africa House in South Africa 2011, playing jams that had the housemates raving and begging for more. After rocking in South Africa she performed, amongst others in Benin (Etisalat, Concert 2012), Nigeria (Copa Coca Cola, 2012) and Liberia (DJ Kess LIVE at Club Dejavu, 2012). The African Global DJ Awards winners will be decided by a panel of judges (along with popular votes on the website) likely to be headed by Nigeria’s legendary DJ Jimmy Jatt. The event will be hosted by Barbz of Big Brother Africa fame, Denrele of Channel O, Lerato, Ugandan rapper Navio, DJ Jam Jam from the United Kingdom and Adams Ibrahim of Nigeria’s Soundcity. The categories and nominees for the awards are: Best African DJ - DJ Aly and Fila (Egypt) - DJ Fresh (South Africa) - DJ Xclusive (Nigeria) - DJ Crème de la Crème (Kenya) - DJ Black (Ghana) - DJ Oskido (South Africa) 2. Best DJ Mixtape - DJ Mic Smith (Ghana) - DJ Neptune (Nigeria) - DJ Dee Money (Nigeria/USA) - DJ Waxy (South Africa) - DJ Kaywise (Nigeria) 3. Best Club DJ - DJ Flava (Nigeria/ML) - DJ Zimo (Nigeria/USA) - DJ Shiru (Uganda) - DJ Spinall (Nigeria) - DJ Waxy (South Africa) - DJ Killa Fingers (Ghana) 4. Best Radio DJ - DJ Joe Mfalme (Kenya) - DJ Gareth Cliff (South Africa) - DJ Black (Ghana) - DJ Xclusive (Nigeria) - DJ Caise (Nigeria) - DJ Glen Lewis (South Africa) - DJ Tboe Touch (South Africa) 5. Best TV DJ - DJ Vinnie (Nigeria) - DJ Cleo (South Africa) - DJ Shabsy (Nigeria) - DJ Billi Ocean (Ghana) 6. Best Artist / Band DJ - DJ Tunez (Nigeria / Awon Boyz) - DJ Spinall (Nigeria/Mavin) - DJ Xclusive (Nigeria/EME) - DJ Mensa (Ghana/Sakordie) - DJ Neptune (Nigeria/Naeto C) 7. Best African International DJ (For African DJs Not Resident In Africa) - DJ Abass (NG/UK) - DJ Afoo (NG/US) - DJ Dee Money (NG/US) - DJ Gabe (NG/UK) - DJ Abrantee (GH/UK) - DJ Ronnie (GH/US) 8. Best Global DJ (For Non-African DJs) - DJ Khaled - DJ Enuff - ­David Guetta - DJ Deadmaus - Skrillex - Tiësto 9. Best Afro Hip Pop/Hip Hop Music DJ - DJ Waxy (SA) - DJ Humility (NG) - DJ Xclusive (NG) - DJ Caise (Ng) - DJ Tommy (Ng) - DJ Mister 10. Best Kwaito Or House Music DJ - DJ FRESH (SA) - DJ EUPHONIK (SA) - DJ KENT (SA) - DJ LULO CAFÉ (SA) - DJ FISTAZ (SA) - DJ GLEN LEWIS (SA) 11. Best Eastern African DJ - DJ CRÈME DE LA CRÈME (KY) - DJ ALUDAH (UG) - DJ JOE MFALME (KY) - DJ KUMI (KY) - DJ DONNACCIA (KY) - DJ JAHAWI (KY) 12. Best Southern African DJ - DJ GESHGROOVE (ZM) - DJ EUPHONIK (SA) - DJ NAVES (SA) - NAKED DJ (SA) - DJ BLACK COFFEE (SA) - DJ SIZWE DLOMO (SA) 13. Best Western African DJ - DJ BLACK (GH) - DJ NEPTUNE (NG) - DJ XCLUSIVE (NG) - DJ CAISE (NG) - DJ MIXMASTER BROWN (NG) - DJ HUMILITY (NG) 14. Best Northern African DJ - DJ ALY AND FILA (EG) - DJ CARLOS (EG) - DJ AMINE AKESBI (MRC) - DJ NOOR EDGE (TUN) - DJ FEEDO (EG) - DJ AKM (AL) 15. Best Female DJ - DJ NANA (NG) - DJ PIECES (NG/US) - DJ LAMBO (NG) - DJ KESS (GH) - DJ CNDO (SA) - DJ SOUPAMODEL (NG/US) 16. Best Francophone DJ - DJ HI-FA (BN) - DJ COOL (BF) - DJ KOKOB (ET) - DJ MULUKU (IC) - DJ PHILO (IC) - DJ JAKE (BN) Voting commenced on the 15th of March, so make sure you vote for the DJ of your choice through these 3 easy steps: Go to Click on the ‘Vote Now’ button on the main tab On the voting page, just click on the ‘Vote’ button under the DJ of your choice Note: Only one vote is allowed per category