Ghana’s most innovative urban radio, YFM, brought Ghana to a standstill with the second edition of its Y Clash of the DJs, which saw Y-Takoradi (97.9FM) totally dismantling their colleagues from Y-Accra (107.9FM), and Y-Kumasi (102.5 FM) to be crowned supreme on the turntables.
YFM-Takoradi proved they are indeed the ‘Hot Squad’ in grand style with DJ Edita, DJ Gunshot, DJ Suraka and their hypeman TJDJ winning a total of 661 points from six rounds of Hip-hop, Afrobeats, Dancehall, ‘Throwback’, ‘Made in Ghana’ and ‘Back in the Day’- Winning the cash prize of GH¢5000.
It was six rounds of intense competition between the Y Triangle brands but solid entertainment for audiences across diverse platforms. DJ Edita from Y Takoradi ‘’The Goal King’ of the night won GH¢1000 as the Best Performing DJ and the winning streak continued for Y Takoradi as their hypeman won both the Best hypeman and the outstanding hypeman performance winning a total cash price of GH¢1500. The Yvengers hypeman was Kojo Manuel and Killa Squad DJs were hyped by AJ Mensah.
The second runners up YFM Kumasi got 589 points and a cash prize of GH¢1500, the first runners up YFM Accra got GH¢3000.00 with 661 points in total with Mz Orstin winning an additional GH¢1000 for being the outstanding DJ of the night. The Hypeman for the HotSquad TJDJ emerged winner of the Outstanding and Best Hypeman winning a total of GH¢1500. Audience and judges couldn’t get enough of him. Both the Outstanding DJ and Hypeman performances’ cash prizes were sponsored by EBG Credit.
Mellow Holdings gave all participating DJs and Hypemen GH¢500 and a livestock of their choice.
Chief Director of Global Media Alliance (GMA), Emma Wenani in her closing remarks, reiterated the judges’ comments that YFM has the best collection of DJs in the country.
“This competition just goes to show that YFM has the best DJs in Ghana and I thank the judges for spending their independence day with us, we are grateful. I thank all our sponsors; this was entertaining. Happy Independence Day to all Ghanaians,” she said.
Programmes Manager of the winning team Y-Takoradi dedicated the award to late DJ Advicer who passed on Thursday 4th March. “I dedicate this award to DJ Advicer who was instrumental in the maiden edition last year. I also dedicate it to Edita’s mom who also passed last week. I thank all who supported team Takoradi,” he said.
The judges for the event were Reggie Rockson, DJ Blow and Andy Krim. Foster Romanus host of e.TV Ghana’s LNCS was the MC for the night. The event was sponsored by Storm Energy Drink, Airport View Hotel, Accra Mall, Cheezy Pizza, Dear Dough, Whoopro, PMI Print House, Perception Management International and Global Media Alliance.
Media partners of Y Clash of the DJs are YFM, eTV Ghana, Happy FM, Daily Guide, Guide Radio, Ghanaweb and Business & Financial Times.