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Watch: American news website CNBN, highlights DJ Switch’s global strides

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Watch: American news website CNBN, highlights DJ Switch's global strides.

Ghanaian child star DJ, Erica Armah Tandoh, popularly known as DJ Swutch is gradually gaining prominence as she keeps breaking boundaries and lifting the name of Ghana high.

Not long ago, the talented DJ appeared at the World Bank African Society Symposium in Washington DC where she treated audience to a great performance.

DJ Switch mesmerized her audience with captivating performances alongside her views on some topics which were tabled for discussion at seminars a including billionaire Bill Gates at his New York for GoalKeepers 2018, Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean at the “Room To Read” New York Gala and wife of Canada’s Prime Minister Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, at the Women Deliver Summit in Vancouver, Canada.

Photos: DJ Switch performs at World Bank’s African Society Symposium in Washington DC

Below is an article about DJ Switch put published by American news website CNBN. The article was published on June 15, 2019

Meet the 11-year-old DJ who’s caught the attention of Jay-Z and Bill and Melinda Gates

Erica Armah Bra-Bulu Tandoh is a DJ who performs around the world and has shared the stage with famous musicians and performed for billionaires.

She’s also 11 years old. The Ghana native, known to many as “DJ Switch” — because she says she can switch someone’s mood from sad to happy — turned her love for music into a serious hobby when she was just 9.

Tandoh tells CNBC Make It that at the time, she was passionate about poetry, and had been planning to compete as a spoken-word poet on a popular show on Ghanaian network TV3 called “Talented Kidz.” But after her parents encouraged her to consider something more “extraordinary” for her appearance on the show, she decided to focus on music. Her parents introduced her to a DJ who taught her about how to use turntables and mix songs.

“They hired a DJ to train me,” Tandoh says, “and by God’s grace I used five days to learn how to DJ and then went for the audition.”

Tandoh competed in and won season 8 of the show, which aired in 2017. She received a cash prize of 10,000 Ghanaian cedi (about $1,800.) “I felt happy performing for a crowd and audience,” the now-11-year-old says. “I was not feeling shy, and I wanted to give it my best.”

Tandoh’s win earned hers significant popularity, both locally and internationally. In 2018, she became the youngest person ever to win “Discovery of the Year” at the Ghana DJ Awards. That same year, she caught the attention of billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, who invited her to perform and speak at their foundation’s Goalkeepers event in New York City, which brings together global leaders to discuss fighting poverty and inequality.


“They sent me an email,” she says. “It was so fantastic, DJing and making people dance.”

Earlier this year, Tandoh’s turntable skills received recognition from Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, which spotlighted the DJ’s talent on their social media pages for Black History Month. In May, she performed with Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean at a New York gala for the non-profit organization Room to Read.

Though Tandoh has found plenty of fans as a DJ — including more than 48,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, more than 200,000 followers on Instagram and more than 14,000 followers on Twitter — the 11-year-old says that her ultimate goal is to become a doctor.

“I want to be a gynecologist,” she says, “to help the women in my community make delivery easy.”

She also wants to help improve education opportunities for young girls around the world, something she’s focused on through her DJ Switch Foundation. According to the Global Partnership for Education, there are an estimated 131 million girls worldwide who do not attend school because of financial barriers and gender discrimination.

Tandoh, who has visited local hospitals, orphanages and schools in Ghana to donate supplies, says she finds it “heartbreaking when you go to some schools and you see that they don’t have chairs to sit on — so I use my DJ Switch Foundation to help.”

Whether as a DJ or a doctor — or whatever the future may hold — Tandoh’s top priority is inspiring young people, especially girls.

“You are not too young to achieve your dreams, no matter the situation you find yourself in, the circumstance or surrounding,” she says. “Whether you are old or young, see yourself as a great person, because you can achieve anything.”

“Young and amazing” – Angélique Kidjo praises DJ Switch.

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Congratulations!!! Gyakie completes her studies at KNUST Business School

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Ghanaian “Song Bird,”Gyakie has officially completed her university studies.  (more…)

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Dope Nation and QUAMINA MP etc for Kasapreko Alomo Sankwan Ignite 2021

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The CIMG award winning brand activation programme , Kasapreko ‘Alomo Sankwan’ hits back at every Bar & Restaurant in Western , Central , Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions starting this weekend at Weija Scc in Accra with a reloaded edition called Alomo Sankwan Ignite 2021 of the on September 19th, 2021.

The initiative, which takes the form of a tour, will visit some pre-selected Drinking Bars and Restaurants , including London Bar, Highway Joint and Climax it on Sunday at 1+1 Pub , with the goal of entertaining and rewarding consumers of Kasapreko Company Ltd.
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Africa’s giant beverage company Kasapreko Company Limited produces over 26 variants of Spirit Liquors, Ciders and Beers , Carbonated Soft Drinks , Wines and water under its portfolio.
The ISO Certified Company and a of Ghana Club 100 is set to break new grounds with consumer reward activations across the country.

According to the organizers of the promotion (Kaya Management Services) , the much-anticipated brand activation programme will treat the residents of McCarthy Hills and Weija Scc to wonderful entertainment, free food and beverages, and good musical performances from Dope Nation, Quamina MP, Kwesi Swat, Fati & Honey Groove Band, and many others.

Event goers would be eligible to win instant prizes ranging from Cash, Mobile Phone, Airtime and other Souvenirs if only the Alomo Bitters “Show Man” spots them drinking any Kasapreko product.

The event will feature your favorite celebrities joining the party train to share Alomo Bitters with fans amidst music and dancing, while you eat the best Ghanaian dishes with friends and family at your favorite local restaurant.

In 2015, the indigenous beverage company, Kasapreko’s Alomo Sankwan was adjudged the brand activation programme of the year 2014 at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMG) awards.

It was rewarded for positioning Alomo bitters as the number one authentic preferred bitters in Ghana which serves as an appetizer before a good meal and has seen great patronage in the Eastern, Ashanti, Western and Greater Accra regions of Ghana.

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Leading Ghanaian television station, TV3 Network has this week announced the return of its popular music reality show, Mentor. This year’s edition, which is dubbed Mentor X, will mark the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the show on Ghanaian television. (more…)

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How Does Delta-8 Work?

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You may have heard of Delta-9 THC, the marijuana extract with psychoactive compound that can get you high and make you feel dizzy and out of control. This is not Delta-9 THC, this is Delta-8 THC. And in this article, we are going to talk about how it works and why it’s the smarter choice for many people. And we are going to do all this without ever mentioning any kind of slang or using any type of drugs or alcohol.

 

– What is it?

 

Delta-8 THC is a kind of cannabis extract that is psychoactive, just like the Delta-9 THC. It does have some psychoactive properties but it’s nowhere near as strong as Delta-9 THC. If you want to know more about this type of drug you should know that it’s considered legal in most countries around the world, and it’s also available in online shops.

 

– What is Delta-8 sold as?

 

You can find it in various forms, all of which are more or less the same. You can get it in the form of pills, sometimes with other substances added to it in order to improve its effects. You can also find them combined with other compounds like Cannabis Sativa and Hemp. In fact, you can even find them mixed together on the same package. Some shops offer you an option to choose which one you prefer most out of the two.

 

– How does it work?

 

Well, as previously mentioned, Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive substance and it will make you feel very euphoric and happy throughout the day. However, unlike the regular Delta-9 THC, this is not a hallucinogenic drug that can change your perception of reality while you are on it. So this means you will be able to function normally without any problem. If you’re trying to improve your mood, you won’t be able to do it if you take this compound but that doesn’t mean it can’t help improve your mood.

 

Delta-8 is also known as the ‘couch lock’ drug and that describes one of its most popular uses. Once you take this substance, you will not feel like doing anything at all and if you somehow force yourself to do something then it won’t be easy for you. Of course, this is a good thing as it will give you the chance to relax and just do nothing for a while.

 

– Which medical conditions can Delta-8 THC help with?

 

As we’ve already said, Delta-8 THC has some psychoactive properties that can affect your mood and create a feeling of euphoria when you are on them. Some people may use it to deal with certain medical conditions like anxiety, PTSD or depression but they should be aware that these are not effective treatments in most cases. What they can do is to help you deal with your symptoms better.

 

– How is it different from Delta-9 THC?

 

Officially, there is no difference between the two compounds, at least not when it comes to the chemical structure and their effects on the body. The only thing that makes them different is their psychoactive properties.

 

– Is it safe?

 

According to the FDA, Delta-8 is safe enough to use as long as you don’t feel any adverse effects from it. However, if you decide to use it, I would recommend that you take extra care with your health at all times and never ignore any possible health issues while using this drug. I would also advice that you exercise caution when using it so as not to become addicted to Delta-9 THC.

 

– Is there any harmful effects?

 

Delta 8thC is a natural product of cannabis that has been carefully extracted using supercritical CO2 extraction methods. It does not contain any type of harmful substances or even contaminants. You can find it in online stores and you can use it freely as long as the daily dose you take doesn’t exceed 20mg of Delta-8 THC. Overdosing might lead to allergies, anxiety, blurred vision and other unpleasant side effects.

 

– How much does it cost?

 

As with any other drug, you will have to pay for it so make sure you’re prepared to spend some money on it. I would advise that you don’t break the bank while buying Delta-8 as there are many other drugs out there that are much more effective than this one.

 

– In conclusion:

 

Because Delta-8 is is s natural product

 

 

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Greater Accra Regional Minister pledges 1,500 cedis of his parliamentary salary to actor TT

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The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey has extended a generous offer to veteran actor,  TT after news of his financial struggles went viral. (more…)

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Oduma Essan sings for African ladies on ‘Bigi Bigi’ single

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Picking up at a fast pace in the music scene is the Ghana-based Nigerian crooner, Oduma Essan who has just served fans with the hottest tune dubbed, Bigi Bigi.

Talk of an unmatched enthusiasm and an eye for excellence and quality and Oduma’s name pops up effortlessly as evidenced by the crisp visuals, hot models, scenic environment, top notch graphics and overall breathtaking creativity that went into the production of his latest audiovisual.

Directed by Yaw Skyface, visuals for Bigi Bigi exudes the taste and lyrical structure that the single expresses as it talks of all the captivating features that women have been blessed with.

Produced under the auspices of BNS Records, the Afrobeat juice is just the right liquid fuel you need to fire up that cozy intimate time with the gyal dem!

This is just the start for many more professional projects, live performances, artistic sightings, lyrical flows and wholesome dopeness from the camp of the latest Afrobeat sensation.

Oduma Essan has worked with Joey B, Zlatan, Peruzzi, and Orezi on previous tracks released.

With the circulating conversation of how we need to step our game in the music industry as artistes and industry players and the need for us to invest in our music videos, Oduma is here to be a paragon of ideal musicianship.

 

Stream now across all digital streaming platforms here! – https://songwhip.com/odumaessan/bigi-bigi

Get interactive with Oduma across his socials below:

IG – https://instagram.com/odumaessan

TWITTER – https://twitter.com/odumaessan

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/odumaessan

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