Experienced presenter and DJ, Andy Dosty has taken over the mantle as the new host of Daybeak Hitz on Hitz FM.
Andy Dosty, born Andrew Amoh, holds over two decades of experience in the entertainment space and promises to bring that to bare as the new host of the entertainment, informative and lifestyle show on Hitz FM.
Taking over from KMJ, who has been given new roles on Hitz FM and Joy Prime, Andy Dosty says he is going to spice up the radio experience of listeners of the country’s number one entertainment station.
He told Myjouyonline.com that, “It feels great,” to host Daybreak Hitz which airs from Monday to Friday from 6 am to 10 am.
The award-winning DJ noted that “as a morning show host, you have to be a deep thinking individual who has extreme knowledge in his chosen field but it comes with a lot of challenges.”
“For example, waking up to work in the wee hours of the morning every day, the station relies on you for a successful lineup of programming throughout the day. This is a great task because it’s arguably the most listened to radio show on Hitz FM,” Andy Dosty added.
After hosting the show for some weeks now, Andy Dosty said “I trust in God to shower His blessings. People felt the difference from the first day I took over so I don’t have to say much.”
Who is Andy Dosty?
Andrew Amoh is a quintessential Ashanti boy born in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to Kwame Amoh and Elizabeth Owusu Acheaw, both were educationists.
He is a Disc Jockey, Radio and TV host, musician and actor.
He started school at the Saint Francis School in Nigeria and continued in Ghana at the State Experimental primary school where he competed and won three titles of the National Spelling Bee competition for the school.
He furthered his education at Prempeh College in Kumasi where he wrote his ‘O’ level in 1993/94. Immediately afterwards his interest in Disc Jockeying elevated.
He started as a mobile spinning DJ with a mobile spinning group called Ghetto Boys before moving to Tokyo Sounds and finally to Podium Night Club.
Andy Dosty is a household name in Ghana. The nickname came as result of his great selection of music whiles deejaying in the early days of his career.
At that time, the crowd would throw money on Andy for his good works. He was young and looked very small on the turntables hence a delight to watch.
After every session, he had a lot of money on him due to the crowd’s donation. He was then named the “DOSTY MAN” meaning “money man”. The name Andy Dosty was coined by his cousin Kevin Nick.
Listening to Walt Baby Love on the Count Down radio show in the USA and Dr Faulks of the Rothmans chart show in the UK gave him more interest in radio. He started radio deejaying in 1996.
When Andy Dosty started radio, he became popular within a short time because he had a good deal of airtime and anytime he was on air he magically wooed his listeners and had their attention until it was all over. Andy started at Radio Mercury then moved to Otec FM a year later.
In 2003 Andy was first in the DJ Rothmans Challenge competition in Kumasi and represented the Ashanti Region in the national finals where he took the second position.
Andy Dosty established a DJ’s school and has since trained hundreds of DJs in Ghana.
He joined Peace FM in 2004 and was later sent to Hello FM, a subsidiary of the Despite Group. He was poached by Angel FM in 2006 for a five-year contract. Shortly after joining them he took part in the maiden Presenters’ Guide competition on TV3.
In 2011, he had one of the biggest contracts in his career from the Government-owned Graphic Communications Group, to host the Graphic Showbiz on TV program which was syndicated across all TV stations in Ghana and some parts of Africa via DSTV.
Currently, Andy Dosty works with The Multimedia Group. He hosts shows on Joy FM, Hitz FM and Adom FM. He has interviewed renowned personalities on his radio shows such as Boris Kodjoe, Ace Hood, Freddie Meiway, Gramps Morgan, Carol O’Connor, Kojo Antwi, Daddy Lumba, Sarkodie, Stephanie Benson among others.
Andy Dosty is a member of Rhyme ‘N’ Reason Foundation, a non-governmental organisation based in Jackson, Mississippi in the US. He is also a fellow of the Teaching Arts Institute (TAI), a teaching organisation focused on the art of social transformation.
As an actor, Andy Dosty has featured in many films and TV series such as ‘Wild World’, ‘Alicia’, ‘Love Comes Back’, ‘Neighbours’ and ‘Afia Schwarzenegger’.
In 2005 Andy Dosty released an All Star feature album, ‘Seniors’ Club Vol 1’, which featured the likes of Kunta Kinte, Root Eye, Dilute, Lazy Dog, Okomfour Kwadee, Okyeame Kwame and Kwabena Kwabena.
Four singles off the album (Akurase Baa, Wiper, Aden, Die Akosie) gained massive airplay on radio across Ghana.
Andy Dosty is the CEO of the Dosty Child Foundation, a non-governmental educational foundation. He set up the foundation to support orphans.
In 2016 he started the 1Ghana Cedi project, depositing one cedi into the accounts set up for one hundred orphans. He is an ambassador for the “Hope4Life” project.
Hope 4 Life Tour is an initiative to empower young people, harness their potential and build the next generation of leaders with a strong-positive mindset.
The project focuses on motivating, grooming, mentoring and creating networking platforms for the young generation.