From the dark storm of news about immigration, nuclear weapons, and President Donald Trump’s travel ban, DJ Switch emerges like a ray of light.
Erica Tandoh, a 10-year-old girl from Ghana who goes by the name DJ Switch, captured the hearts of Twitter users everywhere after BBC News Africa tweeted its profile of the young superstar.
Meet the 10-year-old DJ taking Ghana by storm https://t.co/X9AaKiJvCo
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) June 24, 2018
The video follows her through short snippets of her day at school and during DJ events, where stands atop a crate in order to reach her sound mixing equipment. “I picked the name DJ Switch because I switch up people’s happiness,” Tandoh says.
Perhaps the most wholesome moment of the video comes when she says she hopes to be a gynecologist because she “want[s] to help women.” (Cue loud “awww” from the viewers.)
Protect DJ Switch at all costs https://t.co/dLizmp8Eri
— makayla (@MVKDRE) June 24, 2018
I love this video so so much. Best piece ever.
DJ Switch is my idol. Wow. https://t.co/O7e9SdDhHS
— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) June 23, 2018
DJ Switch is my new heroine!!!! Forget Wonder Woman. She’s got all the power!!!!! https://t.co/ZqmlmXaxOE
— Dr Janina Ramirez (@DrJaninaRamirez) June 24, 2018
In addition to being the youngest ever winner at Ghana’s annual DJ Awards, Tandoh boasts a number of musical talents. The budding DJ is being celebrated by Twitter users as a symbol of Black excellence and even received the stamp of approval from actress Gabrielle Union.
I her https://t.co/RfnRcoGKzY
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) June 25, 2018
Some users drew comparisons between Tandoh and Mason Ramsey, the 11-year-old boy who became famous after a video of him yodeling in a Walmart went viral.
Let’s get her famous like y’all did Walmart yodeling boy https://t.co/keW0eezny7
— Azareaya (@azareaya) June 24, 2018
i 100000% didn’t give a damn about the walmart kid, but DJ SWITCH CAN TAKE ALL MY COINS. ACTUAL TALENT YALL. WASSUP WIDDIT!?! SPREAD THIS https://t.co/PZm3RZ3fXq
— ROCKET (@peterisrocket) June 26, 2018
Hopefully, it’s only a matter of time before DJ Switch is swapping jokes with Ellen DeGeneres and dropping beats at Coachella.
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