Organizers of the Rush Energy Ghana DJ Awards have announced that one of Ghana’s veteran DJs, Victor Kpakpo Addo known in the showbiz as DJ Azigiza Jnr. will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s event slated for May 6 at the Silver Towers in Accra.
According to the organizers, “We are honouring Azigiza Jnr for his outstanding contribution to ‘deejaying’ in Ghana. For those who are quite old, they would remember the great work Azigiza did when he was at Joy FM”.
The spokesperson for the award scheme, Daddy Bosco, revealed that the ‘retired’ disc jockey, who is now a reverend minister, is the perfect choice for the award, adding, “Azigiza Jnr. was the hottest DJ at that time and we deem it fit to honour him.”
Rev. Azigiza Jnr started his howbiz career as a dancer but later took part in the Embassy Double-Do dancing contest in 1989 but unfortunately, he did not win.
He later got into disc jockeying and, in no time, he became well known in the DJ realm, especially when he won the Best West African DJ at a contest held in Togo in 1991. In 1993 he emerged the Best African DJ. Azigiza Jnr. was resident DJ of most of the big nightclubs in Accra, such as Miracle Mirage, the Golden Egg, Red Onion and Glenns.
He also hosted Joy FM’s ‘Joy Beach Jam,’ Guinness ‘Music for Your Dancing Feet,’ on GTV, Video Vibes and the ‘Azigiza Show.’
In 1994 he released his first album, ‘Me Do Wo Abena,’ and the hit song, ‘Kponkpa.’ In 1995, he released ‘Two degrees Kponkpa’ and followed it with another hit, ‘Wo Ye Bea,’ in 1996, which featured Tic Tac.
In 1998, he became a born-again Christian and that is when his transformation started.
He enrolled in some Bible schools and has since become a minister of the gospel.
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