Afrohouse •Gqom •Afrobeats

Kadija Bah, also known as DJ AQ, is a Harlem native of South African and Guinean descent. Kadija has a long-standing love for entertainment, as she began dancing and playing the violin at the age of seven. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Buffalo State before returning to New York City to realize her ambitions as a DJ and professional dancer. 

An abbreviation of “Afrikan Queen”, her name encapsulates her specialization in the sounds of the African diaspora; afro-house, afrobeat, gqom and amapiano. 

AQ is the resident DJ at all Tropical Jawn events and represents the brand as an ambassador as she gains popularity in New York’s nightlife scene.



Instagram: @djaqnyc

Twitter: @djaqnyc

mixcloud: @AfrikanQueen







AQ has played alongside celebrated DJs such as DJ MoMa, DJ Tunez, DJ Max Fish, Oskido, Chynaman and GVIJIN. Some of her gigs include Le Bain, Louie & Chan, Ginny’s Club, DROM, Tender Trap, The VYNL  and Garden & Food Bar Miami in the US, and Gold Bar CPT, Harem, and Great Dane in South Africa. 


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