Well-known in secluded life as Raphael Ekow Jonah, from Sekondi in the Western part of Ghana but relocated to Accra where he obtained a degree in Business Administration at Data Link University; Tema. He goes by the Stage name DJ TOYOR.
“The name is Raphael Ekow Jonah and as growing up as a kid, wanted to be an Air force Officer (Pilot) but since one way lead to the other, end up in the disc jockey industry for which am grateful; though upon all the challenges one goes through when emerging as upcoming Dj. I had a cardial problem way back in High School where I happen to be the school’s best athlete, hence my inability joining the Ghana Air Force. Finished my last inter regional competition in 2005 at koforidua and for that matter stopped running as a professional athlete.”
The Disc jockey profession started at the University. Was connected to Ghana’s popular Hiplife artiste, Tic Tac, who is my cousin. He mostly complain on how some DJs treat him in a bigoted manner. I was fortunate to meeting Okyeame Kwame, where we mostly move as a team to various events and with Dj Andy Dosty where I learnt so much from. I asked all the questions because I made that platform as my classroom to know new things. Andy was able to tolerate me irrespective of any questions and even gave out more than expected, which in one way or the other, was able to build my disc jockey career. Dj Black of Joy Fm also came assisting with so much for which I had the chance following him to the MTN Music Award which is now Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA).
From that, at the Ghana meets Naija event, I happened to be Iyanya, Wizboy, Kcee and Dr. Sid their personal dj for the night during that occasion. Also had the closeness relationship with Don Jazzy; Chief Executive Officer of Mavins record and that of the biggest African Disc Jockey; DJ Jimmy Jatt. He (Dj Toyor) is a devoted Christian, fun of kids and also serves as the leakage between Nigerian artistes like (Iyanya, Wizboy, Kcee and Dr. Sid), South Africa artistes (Khuli Chana, Casper Nyovest and AKA) and other African countries artistes, comedians and the likes. “The Dj name came about where I was being in line with all-time athlete called Toyor at Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS), he was the fastest 100 & 200 meters’ athlete. Peers started calling me by that name since I became the fastest runner the whole of Western Region way back in Senior High School, hence the name Dj Toyor.” Had also played at Empire Fm and Vienna in Takoradi and later at XYZ Fm. Out of radio for a while since mostly plays at weddings, ceremonial occasions, and much of his gigs are basically done in Nigeria, which we can conclude as a mobile Dj.
He is a favorite dj and God father of Dj Adi, Dj Wobeti, Dj Lastkobo, Dj Awokchap (Best Dj of 37 Nursing & Midwifery Training School) , just to mention a few. Foreign disc jockeys that he looks up to are Dj Jimmy Jatt, Humility, Waxxy, Xclusive, Black Coffee and Ghanaians DJs like Mr Kaxtro, Andy Dosty and Killer Fingers. To know more about DJ TOYOR, just follow him on instagram (@real-DJ Toyor), Twitter (@djtoyor) and Facebook (Dj Toyor).
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