IT is the expectation of every artist to get recognition for their works and so when DJ Sly, official DJ of What’s Up TV bagged the Student Favourite Event DJ of the Year at the Campus Base Awards held at the National Theatre recently, it marked a good point in his career.
DJ Sly contended with heavyweight in the sector such as DJ Mensah, DJ Vyrusky and DJ Mic Smith but he beat the strong competition to come up tops in the category.
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The visibly excited DJ Sly who is currently promoting the new video of his song, Gyae Dede with VVIP expressed his excitement about his latest award in a chat with Showbiz on Tuesday.
“It has taken many years of hard work to get this far and I’m happy and overwhelmed about the award. It will encourage me to put in a lot more work,” he said.
One of the most enterprising Disc Jockeys, DJ Sly whose real name is Gideon Alorgbey, dropped his first album titled, Upness in December last year.
The album featured some of the biggest names in African music such as Ice Prince, Dammy Krane, Kayswitch, Flowking Stone, Scientific, Tinny, Article Wan, Luta and a host of others.
Upness was well received outside Ghana when he organised a well-attended album party in Lagos Nigeria, early this year drawing positive reviews for his works.
He told Showbiz that he is happy DJs are also getting attention lately.
“In the past, the works of DJs were ignored but in recent times, the narrative has changed. Everyone appreciates that without DJs, there will be no hits and music for lovers to jam to.
“Events such as the Ghana DJ Awards and Campus Base bring to the fore the relevance of DJing and I’m happy we are getting the attention,” he said.
Recently, he released a music video for his song, Testify featuring Ice Prince and KaySwitch.
DJ Sly told Showbiz he has more international collaborations with some of the best artistes in the music arena.
Apart from his music exploits, DJ Sly is the first to be signed to leading International/African Boutique Style U.S-based PR/Management Company - JMK Publicist and as the official DJ for Crisberry Club on Spintex, Accra, he said he is “always on a high note with no dull moments”.
“DJing is part of my life and I love to see people jam to songs from my selections. It gives me a lot of joy,” he stated.
Campus Base Awards (Cbaze) is an awards scheme designed to recognise, celebrate the hard work and dedication of students in tertiary as well as mentor figures excelling in their endeavours.