Bassment has been revolutionized to include DJs from the different markets who have made a significant mark in the African music scene. These big name musical maestros include DJ Black from Ghana, Uganda’s DJ Mister and Aludah, Kenya’s DJ Crème De La Crème and Joe as well as DJs Caise, Neptune and Xclusive from Nigeria.
Most of these top DJ’s have carved a name for themselves on the African and international music scene. Their unique and inventive style has enabled them to grace many stages, including Big Brother Africa, while others have performed alongside several of the music industry’s leading artists.
The inclusion of these DJ’s is yet another step by the channel that has pioneered musical television in Africa, says Channel O Africa Manager Leslie Kasumba.
“We recognise that DJs drive the music culture, so we want to see them having more of a presence on our channel. We look forward to working with them and we hope our audiences will appreciate seeing them on their television screens,” says Leslie.
DJ Black started to DJ in 1993 and joined Prime Cut in 1995. In 1997, DJ Black moved on to manage Dope Rhyme Studios in Nima giving rise to his clench on hiphop in Ghana. He became the DJ for the streets as he made mixtapes and spinned for hiplifers as VIP, Buk Bak,Obrafuo, etc and being in the forefornt of people who strengthened the movement HIPLIFE.
DJ Black started radio in 1997 at Radio Universe and won the Rothman’s West African DJ Championship the same year and went on to release the TOONTOOM MIX VOL 1 the following year. He has also hosted Coptic’s Blackstarline mixtape with Lee Kasumba of South Africa. DJ Black was the first judge to be chosen for the first ever emcee battle in Africa. After University, DJ Black got noticed by Gabby Adjetey and started working with JOY FM hosting the Open House Party, Joy Beach Jam, Weekend Warmer and other shows in 2001.
He hosts the WEEKEND WARMER which has throwbacks and guest spots has a mature audience entertained whilst the OPEN HOUSE PARTY on Saturdays. DJ Black founded Blaqbone International together with partners Schwarz Bless’on (Radio Cardiff) and Notse A. Amarteyfio in 2005 and manage artistes and DJS such as Dretonio, Philo, E-dBle, etc
In 2010, DJ Black formed TOONTOOM the brand. With Toontoom Agency Studios at Kokomlemle. In 2011, DJ Black performed on Big Brother Africa:Amplified and won the Best Radio DJ in Ghana adding on to 2010′s Africa’s NO 2 Top Radio DJ of the year and the 2010 Red Carpet award from Sniper Squad DJS.
Catch Africa’s hottest music video mixes on Bassment everyday at 15:00 CAT Ghana, 16:00 Nigeria, 17:00 CAT only on Channel O Africa DStv Channel 320. For more information on Channel O, log on to www.channelo.dstv.com