DJ Billy aka Billy OCean real/full name is Richmond Oduro Kwarteng. He was Ghana’s youngest presenter and disc
jockey back then in 2009. Billy Ocean, is among the few radio presenters who have been
able to maintain their image on the music scene for a decade.
Billy Ocean who is known in private life as Richmond Oduro Kwarteng is
among the most popular voices on radio currently.
DJ Billy is a
powerful force in the game of hip hop, hiplife and R&B in Ghana and
currently the host of a music video program dubbed ‘Afrafra Hene’ on
Crystal TV on Wednesdays between 5pm and 6pm and on Saturdays at 9pm. in 2009.
programme is a non-stop music video, during which he does his usual
mixing of both local and foreign music videos. It is the transformation
of what he does on radio into audiovisual. He is one of the few radio
presenters or DJs who can mix four music videos in three minutes and mix
five songs in five minutes on radio. On his Afrafra Hene Video Mix on
Crystal TV, Billy disclosed that he would soon introduce personality
interview slot where he will interview personalities in the showbiz
industry and as well read text messages from viewers.
Ocean told BEATWAVES that he has had a good time working on radio and
that the mere mention of his name brings nostalgic memory as one of the
few ones who have been able to hold their own to date. Throughout his
career, Billy has been a true player of music; that is, he proves to the
listeners the unglamorous dark side to the disc jockeying life, the
side that leaves one strung out, messed up and dying inside.
Ocean, as he is popularly called, has a good deal of air time and
anytime he is on air, he magically woos his listeners to his side until
it’s all over. When Billy is on air, he could play as many songs as he
can within a given period of time. Billy started radio broadcasting in
the early 1990s with Otec FM in Kumasi where he hosted the morning show
and Ocean Drive for three years and later moved to Kapital Radio. He
joined Peace FM in 1999 and has since been working with the station.
Billy Ocean, who is a graduate of the Central University, had his
secondary education at the Adesadel College in Cape Coast. Born on July
16, 1972, Billy Ocean has made a name for himself as the finest radio
presenter cum disc jockey in Ghana today. Billy owns a DJ school, Ocean
School for DJ, located at Caprice opposite Boomerang Night Club and
Oceans Night Club near Dansoman Asoredaho.