Acknowledging DJs in Ghana – DJ Faculty tells challenges plaguing the industry

Acknowledging DJs in Ghana - DJ Faculty tells challenges plaguing the industry
DJ Faculty

DJ Faculty, known for punchy music on Date Rush, features in the maiden edition of Young and Thriving, a series showcasing successful young people in their respective fields.

With dreams of becoming an aeronautical engineer, Linus Evans Osei, known as DJ Faculty, has risen, through the ranks, to become one of Ghana’s biggest assets in the entertainment industry.

DJ faculty talks about his tough childhood in Ashiaman Official town, overcoming the odds to further his education at Benkum Secondary School to Ho Technical University.

As passionate as DJ Faculty is about his craft, the thriving DJ cannot help to touch on some concerns confronting the DJ space in Ghana.

To harmonize with DJ Faculty, many people do not afford the vocation the respect it deserves. He points out that this has transcended the almost negligible growth in the sector.

DJ Faculty also talks about how difficult it is for growing talents to access the tools and resources needed to finetune their craft.

“One of my biggest challenges as a DJ in Ghana has always been DJs being recognised and acknowledged. Aside from that the equipment we use. When we go to foreign countries. We have shops that allow you to make deposits, pick the gadgets, and go and use them while paying in instalments.

“Trust me, we have a lot of DJs on the streets who need gadgets. They won’t even get just a regular laptop. They have to be perching.”

It’s tough out there. DJ Faculty recounts low episodes that leave him crippled with tears.

“The line in front of you is yours to cross. Don’t say that you are waiting for someone behind you to take the first step before you follow. Take the risk. You don’t know what is out there for you.”

Watch the full interview below:

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