From the dark storm of news about immigration, nuclear weapons, and President Donald Trump’s travel ban, DJ Switch emerges like a ray of light.
Erica Tandoh, a 10-year-old girl from Ghana who goes by the name DJ Switch, captured the hearts of Twitter users everywhere after BBC News Africa tweeted its profile of the young superstar.Follow @Graphicgh
The video follows her through short snippets of her day at school and during DJ events, where stands atop a crate in order to reach her sound mixing equipment. “I picked the name DJ Switch because I switch up people’s happiness,” Tandoh says.
Perhaps the most wholesome moment of the video comes when she says she hopes to be a gynaecologist because she “want[s] to help women.” (Cue loud “awww” from the viewers.)
In addition to being the youngest ever winner at Ghana’s annual DJ Awards, Tandoh boasts a number of musical talents. The budding DJ is being celebrated by Twitter users as a symbol of Black excellence and even received the stamp of approval from actress Gabrielle Union.
Some users drew comparisons between Tandoh and Mason Ramsey, the 11-year-old boy who became famous after a video of him yodeling in a Walmart went viral.
Hopefully, it’s only a matter of time before DJ Switch is swapping jokes with Ellen DeGeneres and dropping beats at Coachella.