Ghana’s Only Female Recognised DJ…‘DJ KESS’
Who said it was a man’s world? It’s a woman’s world too! Big Brother Africa accredited her as one of the Finest Female DJ’s alive in Ghana – she’s known as Dj Kess, however her real name is Nana Kessewa Adu. She’s currently living in New York and in the process of setting up a record label in South Africa. I had the privilege to converse with Ghana’s baddest Female Dj and she explains her break through into the male dominated profession.
MeFiri Ghana: Tell is your name, and age?
DJ Kess: I am known as Dj Kess however I was born as Nana Kessewa Adu. Erm in terms of my age let’s just say, I was born in the late 80’S (laughs) on the 6th of November.
MFG: So Tell the Team, Where did grow up/or where were you raised from?
DJK: I actually grew up in the western region of Ghana in Takoradi, thereafter I moved to Accra after high school to further my education.
MFG: So Tell MeFiRi GHANA, are both your parents of Ghanaian descent?
DJK: Yes, both my parents are of Ghanaian descent.
MFG: Tell us what is it that you do?
DJK: I am currently a DJ and a TV Presenter, I host a music video show called Airtel Magic Moment.
MFG: Tell us the Company Name you work for?
DJK: Currently I work with YFM and ETV.
MFG: In relation to what you do, what/who influenced you/ how did it start?
DJK: To be honest it really all started back in high school, my strong love for music, it all further developed and grew on from there till now.
MFG: How much do you love what you do?
DJK: Honestly so much to the extent whereby I cannot see myself in any other profession.
MFG: So Tell us what are your future aspiration?
DJK: I would like to pursuit a career as a sound engineer, to promote Ghanaian music as well as entertainment.
MFG: What events have you worked at so far?
DJK: I have worked at Big Brother Africa as a DJ, COPA COCA COLA as a DJ, in Nigeria, the RED LIPSTICK concerts and the fabulous Shontelle concert in Ghana.
MFG: Was it difficult in the first stages to engage with your hobby as a female?
DJK: It was extremely difficult purely because of people’s ignorance and intolerance to thinking a female cannot DJ, it’s all down to perceptions and thoughts.
MFG: What reactions did you receive as a female DJ in the music industry?
DJK: I received a huge amount of positive reaction, the one that portrays I’m proud of you.
MFG: What keeps you going?
DJK: I get my motivation from the fact that I am the only recognised female DJ in GHANA, this keeps going so hard.
MFG: Tell the Team, are you proud to state “MeFiRi GHANA”?
DJK: Yes of course I am very proud to associate and call myself a Ghanaian.
MFG: MeFiRi GHANA want to know what do you Love about Ghana & why do you love being Ghanaian?
DJK: Purely because of how beautiful GHANA is, our country is so peaceful and friendly. These qualities I believe are find to find within an African country.
MFG: Have you heard of MeFiRi GHANA before?
DJK: Yes I have, I believe the visionary aims of company is exciting and excellent, I support it 100%.
MFG: What advice would you give to other females heading in your footsteps?
DJK: Ladies 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.
MFG:Where can we catch up with your latest movements?
DJK: You can catch up with me and any updates on Twitter. Follow me @DjkessGH
The time speaking with the young Dj Kess was truly inspiring. MeFiRi GHANA wishes you the best success in your career as a DJ, respect as well as continue to support and encourage you. As you are the only recognised female Dj representing for GHANA this makes you truly special.
We congratulate you in your break through to success – you have proved to ladies heading in your footsteps that all things are possible with determination.
MeFiRi GHANA Salute You.
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