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 black diaspora; afro-house, afrobeat, reggae and hip hop. 

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


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AQ has played alongside highly 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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