DJ Vyrusky

DJ Vyrusky
Birth nameKofi Amoako
BornApril 21
GenresHip hop, Afro beats and Hiplife
Occupation(s)DJ, entrepreneur, Producer
Years active2010 — present
Websitehttp://www.djvyrusky.com

Kofi Amoako popularly known as DJ Vyrusky is a Ghanaian disc jockey, he was the Commercial Media Manager at EchoHouse, before he becoming a full-time DJ on Starr Drive in 2014.[1] He is currently the 2017 Ghana DJ Awards Best DJ of the Year and Best DJ from the Ghana Music Honors.[2]

Education

He completed the University of Ghana Business School with BSc. administration (insurance option) and a master's degree in risk management and insurance from the same institution. DJ Vyrusky attended St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School for his high school education as a science student.

Musical career

The beginning

In a career that started on the University of Ghana campus as a drink-up DJ, DJ Vyrusky was the resident DJ at University of Ghana's student's hangout joint, TymeOut where he doubled as the in-house DJ for all EchoHouse [3][4] and Lynx Entertainment events.

Between 2010 and 2011 as a final year student at the University of Ghana Business School, he started playing outside campus and perfected his art through competitions with other campus DJs and friends.

Breakthrough

By 2013, DJ Vyrusky had started making waves outside campus and was the resident DJ at Club 45 now Gold Coast Restaurant. At Club 45, he won the award for Discovery of the Year in the maiden Ghana DJ Awards 2014.

He followed it up with Event DJ and Club DJ the next year at the Ghana DJ Awards in 2014/2015 [5] and moved into full-time DJing at Starr FM where he initially played on Club Arena with DJ French Kiss and hosts, Nii Ayi and Bianca Buckman before moving to Starr Drive with Bola Ray. At the 2017 edition of Ghana Music Honors, he was awarded the Best DJ Honors award.[6]

Artiste DJ

Late 2015, he became the official DJ for MzVee and traveled with her across the country. In the same period, he won the Event DJ of the Year at the Ghana DJ Awards. He was also picked as the artiste DJ for Shatta Wale in early 2016 and toured with the artiste on his UK Tour.He has many hits in the Ghana music industry.[7][8]

Debut single

As a DJ, Vyrusky is known for his signature use of authentic Ghanaian music like highlife for mixes and has perfected over the years to produce his debut single 'Number'. Featuring Kojo Cue and Kuami Eugene, the single is a blends the beauty of Ghanaian highlife with hiplife.[9]

Shows

DJ Vyrusky successfully hosted his first show at the St. Thomas Aquinas SHS to talk about the abuse of drugs.[10]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Ceremony Award Description Result Reference
2019 3 Music Awards DJ of the Year Won [11]
2018 Radio and Television Personality Awards Radio Dj Of The Year Won [12]
2017 Ghana Entertainment Awards Best DJ Won
Ghana Music Honors Best DJ Honors Won
Ghana DJ Awards Greater Accra DJ of the Year Won
Ghana DJ Awards Event DJ of the Year Won
Ghana DJ Awards Artistes DJ of the Year Won
Ghana DJ Awards Best DJ of the Year Won
2016 Africa Youth Choice Awards DJ of the Year Nominated
NEA Awards, USA Best African DJ Nominated
Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards DJ of the Year Nominated
Radio and Television Personality Awards Radio DJ of the Year Won
2015 Ghana DJ Awards DJ of the Year Nominated
Ghana DJ Awards Events DJ of the Year Won
2014 Ghana DJ Awards Club DJ of the Year Won
Ghana DJ Awards Events DJ of the Year Won
2013 Ghana DJ Awards Discovery of the Year Won

Notable performances

  • Epilogo, 2017
  • Vodafone VIM Launch, 2017
  • Ghana Rocks, 2016
  • Ovation Red Party, 2016
  • Ghana Meets Naija, 2016 and 2017
  • Fresh a’ Fair, 2016
  • First Atlantic Bank, Purple Ball 2015 and 2016
  • Tidal Rave, 2011-2016
  • Vodafone X Concerts, 2015-2016
  • Tigo Switch Concerts, 2014
  • Vac With DJ Vyrusky[13]

Discography

Singles

2018

2017

Mixes

2014

2015

2016

References

  1. ^ "DJ Vyrusky - I am a go getter". Graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  2. ^ Abdullai, Isshak. "Full List of Winners at Ghana Music Honours 2017". YFM Ghana. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  3. ^ "DJ Vyrusky sets REPU tone at EPILOGO".
  4. ^ Adogla-Bessa, Delali (2017-03-30). "Epilogo to set the tone for 'Repu' Hall Week". Ghana News. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  5. ^ "DJ Vyrusky wins Events and Club DJ of the Year, 2015".
  6. ^ "Full list of winners at Ghana Music Honours 2017". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  7. ^ "DJ Vyrusky Joins Shatta Wale's Team as Official DJ".
  8. ^ ThePrinceTV (2016-08-26), Shatta Wale Live In London 2016 (Full Show), retrieved 2017-06-05
  9. ^ "Number – DJ Vyrusky ft. Kuami Eugene, Ko-jo Cue". Proudly Ghanaian! | EnewsGH. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  10. ^ "'Vac With Vyrusky' Concert On August 31 - Daily Guide Africa". dailyguideafrica.com. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  11. ^ "Winners at 2019 edition of the 3Music Awards". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  12. ^ Mubarik, Abu. "See full list of winners at the 2018 RTP Awards". Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  13. ^ "DJ Vyrusky Assembles Top GH Stars For "Vac with Vyrusky" Concert This Friday". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  14. ^ "DJ Vyrusky – Never Carry Last ft. Mayorkun x Kuami Eugene". www.ghanamotion.com. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  15. ^ "STUDIO SESSION: DJ Vyrusky COOKING NEW Music with Shatta Wale, KiDi, Kuami Eugene - WATCH! - Proudly Ghanaian! | EnewsGH". enewsgh.com. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  16. ^ "Adwenfi ~ Dj Vyrusky ft Kuami Eugene x Shatta Wale {Download mp3} - BlissGh". BlissGh. 2017-11-02. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  17. ^ #MUSE, retrieved 2018-04-23
  18. ^ "DJ Vyrusky - MUSE II - GhanaNdwom.net". GhanaNdwom.net. 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  19. ^ 1957 Vol1, retrieved 2018-04-23
  20. ^ Skolom Ayelate(Prod. by DjVyr, retrieved 2018-04-23
  21. ^ "Dj Vyrusky – Hello Hotline (Drake Ft Adele)". Ghanaclassic.com - Ghana Music, Africa Music & Multimedia. 2015-11-18. Archived from the original on 2018-04-24. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  22. ^ 1957 Vol1, retrieved 2018-04-23
  23. ^ "Dj Vyrusky – Thank You Mix 2016". Ghanaclassic.com - Ghana Music, Africa Music & Multimedia. 2016-04-29. Archived from the original on 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  24. ^ DJ Vyrusky - Timmy Cut, retrieved 2018-04-23
  25. ^ tidalravemix, retrieved 2018-04-23
  26. ^ OB, Chris (2017-01-05). "Dj Vyrusky Releases The "Cabana Hits"". Zone Three 6 | Powered by Music, Driven by Lifestyle, Fueled by YOU!. Retrieved 2018-04-23.