Dj Bonsu

Born into this world, William Bonsu, on November 22nd 1982, DJ Bonsu grew up on the south side of Chicago. Discerned by the many influences of his environment, Bonsu listened to West African tunes, calypso, soca, reggae and disco spun by his father, a local yet prominent ghanian dj in Chicago. It was also then that Bonsu, while tagging along with his father to many different events on weekends, developed an interest in the art of ‘djing’. The hip-hop culture didn’t really capture Bonsu until his teenage yearshowever, the infamous MC’s and Dj’s of the late 80’s and early to mid 90’s influenced him. Intrigued by the art of spinning, blending and scratching in his teenage years, Bonsu started his quest to learn this craft by teaching himself. Hitting the party scene in 1999, Bonsu never looked back. While embarking on the higher education journey to college @ the University of Illinois, Bonsu rocked the campus alongside his mans DJ B-Simms where they both made a name for themselves doing fraternity and sorority parties, Black Student Union events, bars, clubs, charity functions, and even hosting radio segments as on-air personalities. Bonsu broke into the Chicago club scene in 2003 where he was noted to be amongst the favorite of new djs on the scene spinning his eclectic mix of hip-hop, house, reggae, disco, soulful r&b tunes to this present day. As an ambitious dj and business man, Bonsu worked many with different promoters and clubs along the likes of World Famous Ent, Ghanafou Ent, Allusion productions, Bigg Figga, Upscale, Jaipora, Black Alumni, Clubnet, Buddah Lounge, and the Breakfast Club just to name a few. In additon to that, he has rocked many venues for many celebrities and artists including, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Amerie, Nas, Damien Marley, Raekwon, John Legend, R. Kelly, Eric Roberson, Dwele, Snoop Dogg, Really Doe, Phil G, Project Fr3sh, Big Sean, Yaw, R2Bees, Hood Africans, Moe (SBW), Kudjo, Reezon, BlackUp, and Ofori Amponsah. However, Bonsu doesn’t stop just there. He also promotes and spins parties playing “hip-life and high-life” tunes for his native Ghanaian community where his craft dominates the scene bringing both the youth and elder Ghanaians together to promote unity and tradition in the Chicagoland area. Affiliated with Core DJS Worldwide and Afrikan united DJs Worldwide Bonsu gets around outside of Chicago. He has traveled and rocked numerous clubs and lounges in St. Louis, Bronx (New York), NYC (New York), Columbus (Ohio), Washington DC, Maryland,Ghana and still continues to make his moniker at every set as he strives to be the greatest as World Famous DJ Bonsu.

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