Winning hearts and awards at a young age is an experience many would crave for. It is something strongly yearned, and success does not come easy. The passion for music exuded by Erica Tandoh is more than amazing and it is taking her places, and putting her on the map.
Erica Tandoh, who is popularly known as DJ Switch is just aged ten. But at that age she has already done wonders - and is continuing to do more wonders. Her unquenchable zest to scale new heights through music can even surpass that of other grown-ups in the industry. Her work is simply amazing, and she has taken Ghana by storm.
Her passion for being a DJ is out of this world. She loves deejaying with all her heart. DJ Switch has already won a showbiz award for her brilliance and skills she exhibits on the decks. DJ Switch also won Ghana’s annual DJ Awards just a year after she started deejaying.
She spoke to the BBC on her journey as a DJ and her story is one people are paying attention to keenly. She has now been featured on a new program for BBC Africa called What's New, a show that covers stories for young people of ages 11-16 in Africa. She said that she started deejaying when she was nine and from that she just wanted to try her hand at it.
"Being a young DJ is not that difficult, when you are being taught in school you pick everything fast, so when you are being taught deejaying you also pick it up fast," she said.
DJ Switch manages to strike a unique balance between her formal education, and her passion of deejaying. She does what all other students at the school she learns at do, maybe even better than them. She can dance, play the trumpet, drums and is still learning the piano.
Although her interests are strongly biased towards deejaying, she hopes to become a gynaecologist when she grows up. She says that she wants to help women and because of this she will become a gynaecologist.
The young prodigy also went on to share her five tips on how to become a successful DJ. Her work is very impressive and endearing.
She is simply amazing. You can watch the BBC video in which she was featured here.