It is always heartwarming and an honour, when after working hard over a given period of time, you are recognized; and more fulfilling, when this recognition is capped by a befitting award or prize.
Hence, when Zylofon FM´s DJ Ashmen was nominated for this year´s ¨Best Radio DJ of the Year¨ award, it was very honouring and pleasing, not only to him as a person but also, to the Zylofon brand.
Born Michael Mensah Ashley, DJ Ashmen has been doing the turntables for the past 18 years, and admits the nomination is an honour.
¨Well, this is an honour, since this is the first time I have been nominated by the Ghana DJ Awards scheme. And finding myself in the ¨Best Radio DJ¨ category, gives a nostalgic feeling especially, when I am with a radio station which has been in existence for only a few months¨, Ashmen said in an interview with zylofonmediaonline.com.
DJ Ashmen will be pitting his luck against other crack DJs from some top radio stations in the country namely Melody FM´s DJ Obibini, DJ Black of Hitz FM, Mr. Kaxtro of Ultimte FM, DJ Slim of YFM, Voice FM´s DJ Brytt and DJ Bass of LIve FM.
¨This nomination has really humbled me. And though I will be very elated to win the award, I would not be disappointed if I don´t since, the feeling of been recognized is enough impetus to push me to work harder than before. And I want to add that, this recognition shows Zylofon 102.1 FM is doing certain things right¨, he added.
The award scheme, which is organized by Mercury Republic, is to celebrate and appreciate the talents of Disk Jockeys (DJs) across the world who promote Ghanaian music.
The event is scheduled for the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) on May 5, 2018, and all who wish to see DJ Ashmen winning the award, must text DJ98 to short code 1736 to all networks.