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DJ Shagy is the only African among 10 finalists in Pete Tong Future Talent Awards


Accra-based DJ Shagy has been named as one of the top 10 finalists for the prestigious 2024 Future Talent Awards, making him the only representative from Africa and Ghana.

This remarkable achievement is a testament to his exceptional talent and unwavering dedication to the craft of DJing. DJ Shagy’s journey in the world of music began during his time at the University of Ghana, where he was inspired to take his performances to new heights. Self-taught and driven by a passion for delivering the best musical experience, Shagy quickly established himself as a sought-after DJ, playing at exclusive parties and events on campus.

The Pete Tong DJ Academy’s Future Talent Awards competition offers aspiring DJs a chance to exhibit their talents, access industry knowledge, and network with influential figures in the music and DJ realm, potentially leading to opportunities in Ibiza and beyond. Out of over 6000 students, 10 DJs are selected and DJ Shagy, as a finalist, will engage in workshops, masterclasses, and networking events.

This acknowledgment not only provides opportunities for DJ Shagy but also highlights the growing talent emerging from Africa. It underscores the significant contributions of Ghanaian and African musicians to the global music scene.

I am honored and humbled to be selected as a finalist for the 2024 Future Talent Awards,” said DJ Shagy. “This opportunity is a testament to the hard work and support of my team, as well as the vibrant music scene in Ghana. I look forward to representing my country and continent on a global stage and being exposed to the talent pool and opportunities presented by the program.

About DJ Academy and Pete Tong

The Future Talent Awards is a renowned competition organized by the Pete Tong DJ Academy, founded by the legendary DJ and producer Pete Tong who’s currently at BBC Radio 1. The academy, which has been instrumental in nurturing the careers of numerous DJs, provides a platform for aspiring talent to showcase their skills, gain industry insights, and connect with influential figures in the music world.

Pete Tong, often referred to as the “godfather of dance music,” is a highly respected DJ, radio presenter, and music industry pioneer. He has been a driving force in the electronic music scene for over three decades, championing new talents and shaping the direction of the industry.

The Pete Tong DJ Academy boasts a world-class team of instructors, including renowned DJs and producers such as Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, and Nicole Moudaber. These industry legends share their expertise and experience with the academy’s students, offering invaluable

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