VIDEO: 10-Year-Old 'DJ Switch' From Ghana Will Melt Your Heart
"Forget all your worries and let's party."
It's an irresistible command from a 10-year-old girl standing on a box behind a DJ booth, tapping her feet and shaking her hips.
Her name is Erica Armah Bra-Bulu Tandoh, also known as DJ Switch, and she's the subject of a video released on Monday by BBC News Africa. It currently has 8.3 million views on Facebook and nearly 4.5 million views on Twitter.
According to her , Tandoh is from Suaman Dadieso in the western region of Ghana. Even before the BBC video, she's had her share of fame. Last year, she won top prize on a TV program in Ghana called TV3 Talented Kids. In April, she dropped this music video collab with her mama (who has a lovely voice!) called "Deceiver." And in May, she deejayed at the Ghana DJ Awards, entering the stage on a horse and a pink-feathered jacket.
In addition to her DJ chops, she also raps, dances and plays trumpet and keyboards. She loves school and would like to be a gynecologist when she grows up "to help women," she told the BBC. Oh, and her favorite food, according to her website, is " rice ball with ground nut soup."
"I picked the name DJ Switch because I switch up people's happiness," she told the BBC.
She certainly made the editors at Goats and Soda smile. And we hope she'll make you smile, too.
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