An amazing display of disc jockeying by 10-year-old sensation, DJ Switch, whose real name is Erica Bra-Bulu Armah Tandoh, for Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, won the hearts of the royal couple.
She skillfully operated the turntables and dished out some groovy local Ga music to which children of the Performance for Action Group danced and performed acrobatics to entertain the couple and other dignitaries, including the Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, when they visited Jamestown in Accra on November 3, 2018.
DJ Switch apparently wowed the Prince and the Duchess who later congratulated her and the other children for a good job done when the show was over.
Ms Tandoh in an interview told the Junior Graphic “the Prince told me I was great and asked of my age and I said I was 10 and he said he is too old to learn those things.”
Describing her meeting with the Prince, an elated Erica said, “I am short of words.
In fact, I feel very happy speaking with the Prince and playing for him. One thing that surprised me was that every Prince is somehow young; and I was surprised that he is old and a Prince.
That is when I realised that his mother, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has been a queen for a long time.”
She urged parents to allow their children to use their talents without stopping them and also appealed to the government to bring together a team of talented children and nurture their skills for the benefit of society.
A tutor of Dance at the University of Ghana, Legon, Mr Baffour Awuah, who is in charge of the children who danced and displayed acrobatic skills for the august visitors, said the group comprised of children who had been taken off the streets.
“Once they finish school and they roam about, we bring them together and train them in music and dance,” he said.
He added that it was an honour and an opportunity for the children to perform for such honourable guests.
“It means a lot to me as a performer, choreographer and teacher, teaching people to perform regardless of what sort of audience they face,” he stated.