9-year-old Erica Tandoh, known on stage as DJ Switch has been in the lime light for some time now; but not all have come to notice her until she emerged winner of the 8th edition of TV3’s children’s reality show, Talented Kidz over the weekend.
Throughout the various stages of the competition which lasted for 13 long weeks, DJ Switch never ceased to thrill her viewers with performances that are unbelievable for a girl of her age. Erica’s confidence and dexterity in DJing is actually like no other. Her ability to mix tapes and play all by herself usually send goose pimples all over spectators, with many doubting the genuineness of what they see.
At the grande finale of the Talented Kidz Season 8 which was held at the Ghana National Theatre on Sunday, 7th May, 2017, the little Disc Jockey once again wowed the audience with such an energetic and vibrant performance that saw everyone gaily chanting and dancing along. Despite facing stiff competition from other contestants such as Naquel Melodians, Christian Morgan, Louisa, Allo Dancers, Lilies Dance Crew, Praba and Real Magicians, Erica Tandoh ‘DJ Switch’ was still adjudged the overall winner, indisputably!
For this outstanding feat, the young DJ pocketed a cash prize of GH¢10,000, educational fund of GH¢6,000 as well as other products and souvenirs from sponsors. She was also adjudged the ‘Youngest DJ in Africa’ by one of the judges who was overwhelmed by her excellent performance.
Throughout the preparatory period, little JD Switch was coached by DJ Black, a popular multiple award winning Ghanaian Disc Jockey. DJ Black had disclosed after the Talented Kidz competition, that Erica could emerge the best DJ in the world if given all the support she needs. According to DJ Black, the 9-year-old has a bright future as she is sharp and eager to learn. He therefore urged Erica Tandoh’s parents to provide her with the necessary support that will see to her success.
Erica Tandoh is the second child and only girl of a Ghanaian parents with five kids. They live in Dadieso, in the Western region of Ghana where she also attends a junior college. She has since won the admiration of thousands on every social media platform that has reported her exploits.
Prior to the Talented Kidz final, DJ Switch performed at the 2017 Ghana DJ Awards gala held on Saturday, 6th May. Below are some of the videos of her vibrant performances during the Talented Kidz Season 8 competitions.