Jay Foley is daring two Scratch DJ winners to a competition.
DJ Bass, winner of the Best Scratch DJ at the 2017 Ghana DJ Awards will compete against his predecessor DJ Cue to determine who possesses the best skills on the turntable.
Foley tells us he’s had discussions with Mercury Quaye, founder of the awards scheme who is keen on the competition.
He also disclosed there is an on going negotiation between the two DJs on the rules of engagement. Details of the competition would be communicated to the public in the coming days.
Media Personality and Entrepreneur Jay Foley gained mainstream acclaim as a host of Entertainment Television channel 4SyteTV but long before that he had created footprints which continue to inspire young people.
His creative journey started during his primary education at Bishop Bowers School where his colleagues and teachers referred to him as a ’Creative Think Tank’.
He was admired for his ability to come up with ideas for entertainment and other extra-curricular activities.
Foley grew up in many communities, nurturing his talent and leading him to what he is today. His creative thinking process went up a notch high when he gained admission to Achimota School to study Visual Arts.
He convinced a few friends to start a rap group, as a means of enhancing his talent and also following his passion.
To further get knowledge on music, he decided to study sound engineering working with legendary Ghanaian music producer, Hammer.
The experience led to him connecting with his inner self, and also gained confidence in deciding to pursue a career in the creative arts industry.
As a student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Foley started a network of young people with a burning desire to become great acheivers called 2131 with the tagline Lead, Challenge or Just Forget It.
It was his way of committing to networking with like-minded individuals, and made him develop a mindset that encouraged him to continually work hard at being successful, and not just add to the numbers.
Foley set up his first company The Radio Advertising People (T.R.A.P), which specialized in recording radio commercials. It was born out of an idea to train himself as a sound engineer, and also to understand the power behind speech.
He trained himself in the art of voice-overs ad has become of the most-sought after Voice over artiste.
He believes in “living an exemplary lifestyle to inspire young men and women out there” who are a part of his growing fan base.
The T.R.A.P experience presented him with an opportunity to join leading Entertainment Television Channel 4StyeTV, as a host in its early days – a position he still holds after some nine years.
He later joined Y FM, rising through the ranks to become the General Manager of the station.
Foley is the co-host of Live Breakfast Club, the morning show on LIVE 91.9 FM where he also doubles as the Business Manager.
He also manages award-winning Highlife artiste Bisa Kdei.
Through his efforts, a lot of artistes have gained mainstream appreciation in the Ghanaian music industry and across its borders.
He continues to dedicate his life to motivating, helping and inspiring young people with his exploits. His guiding principle is ‘it’s possible if you believe.”