DJ Bass won ‘Best Scratch DJ’ at the 2017 Ghana DJ Awards held over the weekend at the Silver Star Towers. The Mash Up king beat competition from DJ Black, DJ Masta J, DJ Aberga, Mr Kaxtro, DJ Que and DJ Bryt.
The awards scheme highlights contribution DJs have made to music distribution and promotion, as well as public entertainment.
Full list of winners below.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Azigiza Jnr
Best Night Club DJ – DJ Mic Smith (Twist – Accra)
Female Radio DJ – Ohemaa Woyegye – Adom FM
Mobile DJ/Sound System of the Year – Max Entertainment
Gospel DJ – Jay Smoke (GH One TV)
Scratch DJ – DJ Bass (Live FM)
DJ song of the Year – Grind by DJ Vision
Best Highlife DJ of the Year – Andy Dosty
Best Hiplife DJ – Papa Bills
Best Campus DJ – JoJo Neizer (KNUST)
Best Club MC – MC Lyrical
Artist DJ – DJ Vyrusky (Shatta Wale)
DJ Discovery of the Year – DJ Kevin
Best Video Jockey – D J Xpliph
Best International Ghanaian DJ – DJ Akua
Raggae/Dancehall DJ of the Year – King Lagazee
Mixtape DJ of the Year – DJ X (I Am Mixtape Vol.1)
Pub DJ of the Year – DJ Kiss (Purple Pub)
Best Event DJ – DJ Vyrusky (Ghana Rocks)
Best DJ / Artist collaboration of the Year – Vision DJ ft A.I (Grind)
Best Female DJ – DJ Nyce
Best Music Promoter – DJ Advicer – Happy FM
OVERALL BEST DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ VYRUSKY
Brong Ahafo – DJ Shaker (Gifts FM)
Eastern Region – DJ Police
Western Region – DJ Bibini
Greater Accra – DJ Vyrusky
Volta Region – DJ Cyril – JD 99.9FM
Northern Region – DJ Kofi (123FM)
Upper West Region – DJ Tobile (W FM)
Central Region – DJ Poppa
Upper East Region – DJ Aluther
Ashanti Region – Mr. Kaxtro
There’s no party without DJ Bass.
That’s the word on the entertainment scene in Ghana, where DJ Bass was born Sena Dzameshie on December 24, 1989.
About 20 years later, he has become an in-demand DJ who has mastered radio and the club. He is unquestionably a prodigy.
Bass’s resume includes nearly every major event to hit Ghana in recent years. Airtel TRACE Music Star, The Next Big Thing, Live Fm’s Campus Dey Pap & a host of others.
With all the attention he gets, it is hard to imagine that his fans almost never knew him. One night, just a typical teenager, he volunteered to play at a party after the rostered DJ couldn’t make it. That’s when he caught the eye of Jay Foley, who later signed him to his club as the official DJ, Twenty One Thirty One Clubs.
Since then, Bass has gone from undiscovered to celebrated. The young DJ has evolved into an established entertainment icon, hosting parties, producing nightlife events, and ushering in a new era of DJ fandom across Ghana and beyond.
In 2014, Bass was part of the BPM One DJ Competition where he came 2nd in the National Finals. A year after, he broke into the Ghanaian market, playing parties on the college circuit there. In 2016, Bass was also nominated for Best Male Radio DJ at the 2016 Ghana DJ Awards.
Even off the stage, Bass delights fans. He has rolled out a series of mashups and mixes, which online music lovers can’t seem to get enough of. With a stroke of genius and a sharp ear, Bass has mastered fusing Afrobeat genres with Top 40 hits, and mainstream chart toppers with underground tracks. “Weekend Mashup” is the most popular mix of them all, racking up three volumes and then some.
While balancing touring, playing for celebrities. Bass holds down a DJ residency at Bella Roma Night Club in Ghana and a former resident DJ at the world Famous Movenpick Hotel in Ghana. He holds a high-energy weekend slot on Live 91.9 FM in Accra,Ghana.