DJ Nana believes that the art of Turntablism is a science. The same precision and dedication scientists put into research and experiments, is what Nana is known for putting into his own artform. His influences range from the common Wu Tang Clan, Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, Jay Z to the not so obvious Zamfir, Portishead, Lamb, Fleetwood Mac, and everything else in between. A true music connoisseur, his knowledge of diverse genres of music is almost as impressive as his knack for combining them.

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DJ Nana, born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario descends from the royal family of the Brong-Ahafo kingdom of Ghana. His name translates to the title of "chief" and he takes this namesake to heart. According to Nana, the name placed a great sense of responsibility on his shoulders. At an early age Nana started to take his work and passion for music very seriously.

Nana started his DJ career at the age of 14, his Mother would insist that his Father wait in the car while Nana did his thing in clubs he wasn't of age to be in. Since then, Nana has performed throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South Africa with artists such as Zaki Ibrahim, Rich Kidd, D.O., and Art of Fresh. He has opened for The Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Danger Mouse, and K’naan. Nana contributed to the Naturally Born Strangers’ Juno 2015 Rap Recording of the Year, earned the Ghana's Best International DJ Award in 2014 and is getting set to release a new DJ Nana Presents series of recordings featuring Saukrates, Keysha Freshh, and numerous other talented artists from Toronto.

Nana is an artist through and through, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Cultural Studies from York University. He currently lives in Toronto and spends his spare time in the studio producing music.


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"A truly great DJ just for a moment can make a whole room fall in love. Because DJing is not about choosing a few tunes. It is about generating shared moods, it is about understanding the feelings of a group of people and directing them to a better place."

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