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This Video of Ghana's 10-Year-Old DJ Switch Will Motivate Your Monday

Meet the young DJ who has already shown herself to be a powerhouse in the making.

This video of 10-year-old Ghanaian DJ showing off her skills will make your day.

Erica, also known as DJ Switch, has already made a name for herself after only spinning for a year, and there's no stopping this powerhouse after watching her interview with the BBC. She's also the youngest winner at the Ghana DJ Awards.


"I picked the name DJ Switch because I switch up people's happiness," she explains of her moniker with a smile.

DJ Switch is also a fast learner, as she says learning how to DJ is just like learning in school. And although DJing is her passion, she ultimately wants to help women by becoming a gynocologist when she grows up. Talk about goals!

This interview is one of the first to come out of BBC's new Africa-focused program, "What's New," which is geared towards engaging children on the continent.

Watch the video in full below, and keep up with DJ Switch on Instagram.

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