Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame’s knowledge and influence on the UK music scene is undisputed, and he is renowned for being a leader in representing the UK urban scene, and encouraging the UK’s new music talent. Having discovered acts such as Emeli Sande, Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame will make a popular addition to the TeenStar judging panel.
The London-born, Ghana-raised Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame began his journey in the music industry as a club DJ, playing a blend of hip hop, R&B and reggae in the early 1990s. His next move was to promote big London club nights, bringing over talent from the US whilst also promoting local talent. Promoting these nights saw Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame take to the turntables for a range of artists including Gang Starr, Public Enemy, Wu Tang Clan and the Fugees.
Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame went on to found West London Sugar Shack record shop in 1993, and went on to form Baby Shack Recordings from 1994-2000. As a garage producer, Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame was responsible for some massive garage anthems, such as ‘Over Here’ featuring Ritchie Dan, ‘Bump and Grind’ featuring Lady Saw and the underground smash ‘Body Killin’ by The Vincent Alvis Project.
Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame joined BBC Radio 1Xtra at its launch in 2002 with the 100% Homegrown show every Sunday evening. The show is dedicated to the sound of UK black music and has provided a live platform for talent and given major support to new acts like Lethal B, Estelle and Emeli Sande. Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame’s talents for presenting were awarded when he won Best Radio DJ at the Urban Music Awards and started a new music show called Showtime with Ras Kwame on Channel U.
In February 2005, Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame was brought into BBC Radio 1 to host one of the three OneMusic shows that succeeded the John Peel slot.
Apart from his love of music, Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame is an avid sports fan and enjoys football, world history, spirituality, politics and travel.
The TeenStar music competition has music industry judges attend every stage from auditions to the National Final. We have judges from radios including BBC Introducing and record labels. Check out the full list of industry judges.
Want to play in front of these judges? Get your music heard by the right people, and what could be better than to perform in front of them LIVE?
If you want to showcase your music in front of judges from major labels to radio presenters such as Choice FM DJ Ras Kwame enter TeenStar now.
Alternatively check out national singing competition Open Mic UK here.
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