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American News Website CNBN, Hails DJ Switch For Attracting The Attention Of Jay-Z And Bill & Melinda Gates With Her Talent

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Erica Armah Tandoh, popularly known as is gradually gaining prominence as she keeps breaking boundaries and lifting the name of Ghana high.

Not long ago, the talented DJ appeared at the World Bank African Society Symposium in Washington DC where she treated the audience to a great performance.

DJ Switch mesmerized her audience with captivating performances alongside her views on some topics which were tabled for discussion at seminars a including billionaire Bill Gates at his New York for GoalKeepers 2018, Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean at the “Room To Read” New York Gala and wife of Canada’s Prime Minister Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, at the Women Deliver Summit in Vancouver, Canada.

Below is an article about DJ Switch put published by American news website CNBN. The article was published on June 15, 2019

Meet the 11-year-old DJ who’s caught the attention of Jay-Z and Bill and Melinda Gates

Erica Armah Bra-Bulu Tandoh is a DJ who performs around the world and has shared the stage with famous musicians and performed for billionaires.

She’s also 11 years old. The Ghana native, known to many as “DJ Switch” — because she says she can switch someone’s mood from sad to happy — turned her love for music into a serious hobby when she was just 9.

Tandoh tells CNBC Make It that at the time, she was passionate about poetry, and had been planning to compete as a spoken-word poet on a popular show on Ghanaian network TV3 called “Talented Kidz.” But after her parents encouraged her to consider something more “extraordinary” for her appearance on the show, she decided to focus on music. Her parents introduced her to a DJ who taught her about how to use turntables and mix songs.

“They hired a DJ to train me,” Tandoh says, “and by God’s grace I used five days to learn how to DJ and then went for the audition.”

Tandoh competed in and won season 8 of the show, which aired in 2017. She received a cash prize of 10,000 Ghanaian cedi (about $1,800.) “I felt happy performing for a crowd and audience,” the now-11-year-old says. “I was not feeling shy, and I wanted to give it my best.”

Tandoh’s win earned hers significant popularity, both locally and internationally. In 2018, she became the youngest person ever to win “Discovery of the Year” at the Ghana DJ Awards. That same year, she caught the attention of billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, who invited her to perform and speak at their foundation’s Goalkeepers event in New York City, which brings together global leaders to discuss fighting poverty and inequality.

“They sent me an email,” she says. “It was so fantastic, DJing and making people dance.”

Earlier this year, Tandoh’s turntable skills received recognition from Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, which spotlighted the DJ’s talent on their social media pages for Black History Month. In May, she performed with Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean at a New York gala for the non-profit organization Room to Read.

Though Tandoh has found plenty of fans as a DJ — including more than 48,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, more than 200,000 followers on Instagram and more than 14,000 followers on Twitter — the 11-year-old says that her ultimate goal is to become a doctor.

“I want to be a gynecologist,” she says, “to help the women in my community make delivery easy.”

She also wants to help improve education opportunities for young girls around the world, something she’s focused on through her DJ Switch Foundation. According to the Global Partnership for Education, there are an estimated 131 million girls worldwide who do not attend school because of financial barriers and gender discrimination.

Tandoh, who has visited local hospitals, orphanages and schools in Ghana to donate supplies, says she finds it “heartbreaking when you go to some schools and you see that they don’t have chairs to sit on — so I use my DJ Switch Foundation to help.”

Whether as a DJ or a doctor — or whatever the future may hold — Tandoh’s top priority is inspiring young people, especially girls.

You are not too young to achieve your dreams, no matter the situation you find yourself in, the circumstance or surrounding,” she says. “Whether you are old or young, see yourself as a great person, because you can achieve anything.”

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Lauren London’s 2-Year-Old Son Will Inherit $1 Million From Nipsey Hussle’s Estate

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Lauren London has recently filed to establish guardianship over her 2-year-old son with Nipsey Hussle, Kross Asghedom.

London filed the documents, in which she also said that Kross is reportedly “anticipated to inherit approximately $1 million” from Nipsey Hussle’s estate.

In the documents, London states that she is already taking care of Kross Asghedom, and if granted sole guardianship she will look out for his “best interests” as he receives the hefty inheritance from his late father.

Lauren London

She also reportedly wants to be his guardian so that she can continue to participate in any ongoing legal matters with Nipsey’s estate and probate on his behalf.

A rep for London is quoted as saying, “this is a private matter and Lauren has not and will not make any statements. We asked that everyone respect their need for privacy. Thank you.”

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Nipsey Hussle’s Clothing Store Could Be Seized For Gang Activity

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Nipsey Hussle and his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles were the subject of a police investigation when the rapper was fatally shot outside the shop on March 31, The New York Times reports.

The investigation remains open as police and the city attorney’s office contemplate whether to declare the store’s strip mall a site for gang activity, which would allow officials to fine the property’s remaining owners and even seize the property under so-called abatement laws.

Hussle and partners purchased the commercial plaza earlier this year after Marathon Clothing’s former landlords were reportedly pressured to evict the rapper as part of the probe.

The investigation looks especially odd now after city officials, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff, publicly mourned Hussle’s death. Garcetti praised the rapper born Ermias Asghedom as an “artist, entrepreneur, activist and philanthropist” who “loved this city and gave of himself to uplift his neighborhood and his neighbors,” and the city council named the strip mall’s intersection at Crenshaw and Slauson after him.

Hussle was a member of the Rollin’ 60s Crips who was known to invest in the community and support and employ former gang members; he planned to build apartments on the strip.

Thousands gathered at the plaza to mourn and pay tribute during the weeks following Hussle’s death. Marathon Clothing has however remained closed since the shooting.

The ongoing investigation endangers the store’s future and Hussle’s development plans, as Marqueece Harris-Dawson, a city council member representing South Los Angeles, points out. “I think everybody in the community will do everything we can to make sure the ventures he started will continue,” he told the Times. “And this is a very confusing hiccup in this process.” You can read the full report here.

Hussle’s alleged killer Eric Holder currently faces one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Police have said the shooting was not gang-related. Holder has pleaded not guilty.

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Lyrics: Beyoncé Feat Shatta Wale & Major Lazer – Already

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[Chorus: Beyoncé]
Long live the king, you a king, you know it
King already, already, you know it
Top everything, everything, you know it
King already, already, you know it
Mind, body, soul, got a king body
Body gon’ shine, bling bling, body
Calling all the shots, ring ring, body
Crown on your head, got a king body

[Post-Chorus: Beyoncé]
Long live the king, you a king, you know it
King already, my baby, you know it
Top everything, everything, you know it
King already, already, you know it
Shine already, it’s time already
The line already, it’s time already
Shine already, it’s time already
The line already, it’s time already

[Refrain: Shatta Wale with Beyoncé]
Try to stop it, me say no, no, no
Royalty say, don’t you know, know, know
Try to stop it, me say go, go, go, go
Bubble up and watch it grow, grow, grow, grow

[Verse 2: Shatta Wale]
Every king be ruler, be ruler, yeah
Everybody all dey conquer, yeah
Every king be stronger, yeah
King to rule them longer, yeah
Remember who you are, ooh
Real king always win, oh
Give up your bread, oh
I’ll show your people my love
It’s time already, I say it’s time already
The line already, I say, line already
Only you got the remedy, I say you got the remedy
Shine your body, shine your body

[Chorus: Beyoncé]
Long live the king, you a king, you know it
King already, already, you know it
Top everything, everything, you know it
King already, already, you know it
Mind, body, soul, got a king body
Body gon’ shine, bling bling, body
Calling all the shots, ring ring, body
Crown on your head, got a king body

[Post-Chorus: Beyoncé & Shatta Wale]
Long live the king, you a king, you know it
King already, my baby, you know it
Top everything, everything, you know it
King already, already, you know it
Shine already, it’s time already (Already)
The line already, it’s time already (Already)
Shine already, it’s time already (Already)
The line already, it’s time already (Already)
Shine already, it’s time already (Already)
The line already, it’s time already (Already)
Shine already, it’s time already (Already)
The line already, it’s time already

[Refrain: Shatta Wale]
Try to stop it, me say no, no, no
Royalty say, don’t you know, know, know
Try to stop it, me say go, go, go, go
Bubble up and watch it grow, grow, grow, grow

[Verse 3: Beyoncé]
Diamonds on my fist, fighting demons, oh
Come and rest your head, take your crown off, oh
Woke up in a foreign, need to take it slow, oh
He said I’m moving too fast, need to take it slow, oh
Take it slow, oh
Take it slow, oh
Tryna take my baby home
Take it slow, oh

[Verse 4: Shatta Wale]
Remember who you are, ooh
Real king always win, oh
Give up your bread, oh
I’ll show your people my love
It’s time already, I say it’s time already
The line already, I say, line already
Only you got the remedy, I say you got the remedy
Shine your body, shine your body (Ah)

[Outro: Shatta Wale]
Be your own king
Make nobody come rule your world (Yo, yo, yo, yo)
Be your own king
Make nobody come rule your world (Ah)
Be your own king
Make nobody come rule your world (Yo, yo, yo, yo)
Be your own king
Make nobody come rule your world
Long live the king, you a king, you know it
Top everything, everything, you know it
Show them the way, you know it
You know it, you know it

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