Over 1,000 Ghanaians joined the DJs Union Of Ghana (DJUGA) on Saturday, 31st July, 2021 for the maiden edition of its historic health walk for Disc Jockeys (DJs) nationwide. The activity began in Accra at the Maxmart Shopping arcade through the Liberation Road to Accra Mall, Dwinase GPRTU station through Dwinase township and back to Dwinase station in Western North Region, Ho Dome Park through the Civic Centre and back, etc.
The walk, first of its kind in the world, supported by Hitz FM, Lucozade Orange, Special Ice drinking water, Milo, Fresher drinks, Soundcheck Entertainment, Cheezy Pizza, Merqury Republic, Superyogo and Accra Mall, was on the theme: “Healthy DJs, Stronger Industry.”
Participants including veteran DJ and a patron of the association, Reverend Azigiza, founder of the union, Merqury Quaye, interim national vice president, Hubert Kofi Anti, DJ Toyor, DJ Ikon, DJ Yawuzy, Mona, DJ MJ, DJ Chelsea-Wa ,DJ Emparo, DJ Lomo, Jennifer Ophelia Dzokpo, Miss Intercontinental Ghana 2020, singer iOna, DJ Edita, DJ X and a host of others, were then taken through an aerobic session by Gym Ike, after which participants were advised on health-related issues.
Joining the walk, all the way from Sierra Leone was the president of Sierra Leone DJ’s Union (SLEDU), DJ Lawva who joined the walk in Accra.
In an interview, Merqury Quaye, the founder of DJs Union of Ghana (DJUGA), said the purpose was to help maintain the healthy lifestyle of their members, patrons and partners.
“The purpose of our health walk is to have our Disc Jockeys, patrons, other creative artistes and partners to maintain a healthy life style, and this also gives us opportunity to socialize and interact with our colleagues and connect with our favorite DJs,” he said.
iOna, Merqury Quaye and Hubert Kofi Anti during the walk
Hubert Kofi Anti said DJUGA is currently conducting a poll on social media and that that the health walk would continue quarterly or annually based on feedback from the Ghanaian community.
“Our understanding is that, most of our DJs, both on radio and the ones who play at parties, hardly dedicate time to exercising and we believe this exercise goes a long way to change that culture for the benefit of our cherished members since health, as we all know, is wealth,” he added.
The DJs Union Of Ghana (DJUGA) Health Walk is the first of its kind for Disc Jockeys to be held in anywhere in the world. All Covid-19 protocols were observed.