As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on Tuesday March 8, 2016, I take a close look at Majorie Marcel Arthur a.ka DJ MJ, a banker by profession who was born and bred in Takoradi.
Also known as the ‘Unpredictable’, Majorie had her basic education at the Archbishop Porters Secondary and proceeded to Takoradi Polytechnic before pursuing Business and Accounting at Wisconsin International University.
But there is an interesting twist to the story of this young banker who believes there is more to a woman than just spending over eight hours at work on a daily basis.
Majorie is also a professional DJ and sound engineer. According to her, she developed the vibe for DJing during her days at secondary school where she used to have a teacher who was a Dj at that time.
“Growing up, I had always wanted to be a DJ and I had been DJing for a long time until things became serious after I was given a chance to play at a party by a friend called Adze from Mentor as well as Uncle Ebo and Dj Dkay at Tarven (2131) lounge”.
She recalled, “I have also had some radio experience with XFM, radio Gold and Montie fm and also played at some top night clubs like Tantra night club, Devino (DnD), Aphrodisiac, Django, Hollywood night club, Kahuna, Tarven amongst others”.
“I would say my family, team and fans have been my inspiration and I am always motivated by my passion for music and my dream of achieving greater heights,” She told TV3.
“I was given the name ‘Yaa Asantewaa’ because I was always found in competitions with my male colleagues which is always an interesting battle I really do enjoy,” she said with a smile.
She added, “My message for women out there is that they should always believe in themselves and their dreams because determination and hard work with the help of God is the key to success because the sky is never the limit”.
Majorie Arthur recently took part in the Hitz FM’s Hottest DJ competition and BPM national DJ where she placed 2nd and 4th respectively. She was also nominated for Ghana DJ awards in Discovery DJ and Best Female DJ awards of the year as well as best female DJ of the Year.
Source: | tv3network.com