Erica Armah Bra-Bulu Tandoh, also known as DJ Switch has been exclusively featured on CNN as one of wonderful kid. The CNN captions their feature of the talented young DJ: “rose to international fame through a mixture of her feisty attitude, online music videos, and total cuteness.”
DJ Switch who is the second child and only girl of Ghanaian parents with five children and hails from Dadieso in the Western region of Ghana states in her opening statement in the interview that: “I came up with the name DJ Switch because when I was a kid I was switching up the mood of people. When you’re sad I’ll make you happy when you’re happy and you want to be more excited, I’ll make you excited…”.
The kid DJ also revealed how she learned to DJ roughly a year ago, in a village bar, where the local DJ taught her how to use a laptop. After a couple of days learning the basics of playing on decks, “he’s teaching me what he knows and I’m teaching him what he doesn’t know,” she says.
In June this year, Erica became the youngest person to win Ghana’s annual DJ award and three months later, she has just opened the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation’s annual Goalkeepers event in New York, as the warmup act to French President Emmanuel Macron. Asked if she felt nervous DJing in front of numerous world leaders, in her first trip outside Ghana, she says, “I never feel nervous playing in front of any capacity of crowd because I’m focused.”
DJ Switch also shared a few words to her age mates as she stated that: “Never feel nervous. Be focused on whatever you’re doing. You don’t need to let shyness be in your dictionary.”
She also disclosed that in as much as she loves the DJing, she is also very focused on her education. “I love school, I don’t want to joke with my books because I have a dream of being a gynecologist…Education is the key to success” she stated.
“I wanna be a very big DJ and my goal is to combine DJing and a future as a gynecologist. … Let’s say in the future you come to my hospital and you want to deliver and I’ll just be playing some music and you’ll see your baby dancing while it’s coming.” DJ Switch stated in her ending remarks.
Watch the full interview of DJ Switch below…