DJ Switch named among 50 women who are changing the world in 2020 (photo)

DJ Switch named among 50 women who are changing the world in 2020 (photo)

- DJ Switch has been named in the list of 50 women who are changing the world in 2020

- The young disc jockey was by US magazine, InStyle, in their 50 Badass Women issue

- The 12-year-old was the youngest on the list which includes US House of Reps Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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Young Ghanaian disc jockey DJ Switch has been named among the list of 50 women who are changing the world in 2020.

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DJ Switch was named in a list by US-based magazine, InStyle, in the fourth edition of their Badass Women issue which was released in January 2020.

The issue has Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi as the top of the list.

Other women DJ Switch was featured with included American actresses Cicely Tyson and Sharon Stone and 2002 American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

"Known as DJ Switch, the 12-year-old superstar has already grabbed the spotlight at gigs like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers event and snagged the title of Ghana’s best DJ of 2019. The go-getter even has her own foundation, which focuses on gender equality and helps provide learning tools for disadvantaged kids. Her ultimate goal? To become a “Dr. DJ” gynaecologist. “I feel powerful when I am able to give back to society and change a person’s life,” a write up about DJ Switch read.

At 12 years, DJ Switch was the youngest to have been featured on the list. Apart from being the youngest, she is also the only one living in Africa to have been featured.

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Born Erica Tandoh, DJ Switch gained prominence on May 7, 2017, when as a nine-year-old girl, she won TV3's Talented Kidz.

DJ Switch has, since the win, become an icon as she continues to get international recognition for her exploits.

She performed for Bill Gates, France President Emmanuel Macron, and other world leaders at the Goalkeepers 2018.

The 12-year-old also performed at a United Nations event in 2019 and showcased Ghana's kente to a huge audience.

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