The Switzerland Embassy in Ghana throws its weight behind the 2nd edition of the Ghana DJ Clinic held in Accra as part of efforts to empower female creatives in Ghana.
The embassy’s support of the Clinic was premised on its pledge to help celebrated Media personality Doreen Avio to empower female Disk Jockeys in Ghana.
The campaign was after a survey by the DJ’s Union of Ghana (DJUGA) indicated that women made up fewer than 6% of DJ’s in the country’s creative ecosystem.
Through the support of the Switzerland Embassy, many young budding and established female DJs benefited immensely from topics including music production, voice over recording, mixing, branding and financial discipline through seminars and workshops held at the Accra Tourist Information Centre.
At the clinic, the Swiss Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Benin and Togo, Philipp Stalder expressed excitement to see efforts being championed to promote females in a highly male dominated industry. He further encouraged participants and called for more female inclusion.
Key personalities who imparted their knowledge on the participants includes Switzerland Ambassador to Ghana, Philip Stadler, award winning media personality and women advocate, Doreen Avio, artist manager George Britton, and Operations Manager of Creative Arts Agency, Frank Owusu.
The Ghana DJ Clinic is a workshop for DJs and other creatives including music producers, sound engineers and musicians to be empowered, learn, share ideas, network and discover new trends in the music business