Meet some of the most energetic and influential DJs in the Nigerian music industry. Gone are the days where DJ in the music industry is underrated.
The contributions of DJs cannot be over-emphasized to the revolution and success story of the Nigerian music industry in the last two decades.
These DJs play in popular radio stations as radio DJs or nightclubs as club DJs. Also, they have played both in national and international musical festivals.
Likewise, they also perform in private and public events like weddings, parties, or campaigns as mobile DJs. Most of them are musicians, songwriters, and music producers.
Let us state here that popularity, the calibre of artists they have worked with, and the magnitudes of events they have played are bases for our list.
So if there are those you admired and are missing, leave your comment below mentioning the name. Let us go to the list of our top 10 best DJ in Nigerian music industry!
10. DJ Cuppy
Florence Ifeoluwa Odetola (DJ Cuppy) is a Nigerian-born disk jockey, artist, and music producer. She is the second daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola.
Cuppy started in 2013but she was known in 2014 when she performed at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban. She has played in international events such as the Tatler and Christie’s Art Ball in London. Likewise, she has performed at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City.
She became the first African act to perform at Oil Barons Charity in Dubai. Cuppy has engaged in charitable engagements and musical tours supported by notable brands like GTB Bank and the Dangote Foundation.
She has released seven singles and has featured artists such as Rema, Zlatan, Skuki, L.A.X, and Kwesi Arthur.
Cuppy got inducted into the Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 class in 2020. She partnered with Apple Music to launch the first radio show in Africa in February 2021.
Michael Babatunde Adeyinka (DJ Tunez) is a Nigerian-born disc jockey. DJ Tunez is based both in Nigeria and the USA. He became active in 2014 but came into the limelight in 2016 with his first production Iskaba produce by Wande Coal.
DJ Tunez has performed with Wande Coal, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Busiswa, and Reekado Banks. He is an official DJ of Starboy Entertainment.
Tunez has produced numerous hit singles such as Pami, Turn Up, and Gbese. He won the World DJ at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014.
8. DJ Lambo
Olawunmi Okerayi (DJ Lambo) is a Nigerian disc jockey and musician. She is the second female on our list. DJ Lambo became active in 2013 but became famous when he joined Chocolate City in 2015.
She has produced several hit singles with extensive airplay like The drank, The Motion, and Bella. The influential disc jockey has collaborated with artists such as Seyi Shay, Iyanya, and M.I.
she has performed in popular shows like Big Brother Nigeria’s season 2 Saturday party in 2017. She won the Best DJ (Female) at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2016.
Eniola Olamilekan Adedeji (DJ Enimoney) is a Nigerian disc jockey and record artist. He became active in 2015 and is the official DJ for the YBNL Nation.
He has produced numerous singles and recently dropped a hit single titled Sugar Daddy. WOBEY DJ CAMPUS TOUR his campus music concert is a popular music campus tour in Nigeria.
DJ Enimoney has worked with Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Kizz Daniel, Reekado Banks, Fireboy DML, and Reminisce. He won the Best Collaboration of the Year (Diet) at the City People Music Award in 2018.
6. DJ Big N
Nonso Temisan Ajufo (DJ Big N) is a Nigerian disc jockey. He became active in 2003 but came into the limelight when he became the official DJ of Marvin Records.
Big N has supported several top-charted acts and performed in several tours across the world. He was the official DJ for the Nigerian Centenary event that took place in Abuja in January 2014.
He has worked with influential artists such as Tiwa Savage, D’banj, and Don Jazzy.
Imohiosen Patrick (DJ Neptune) is a Nigerian disc jockey, radio personality, and record producer. He became active in 2001. Then he became more influential after the hit single titled 1, 2, 3 (featuring M.I, Naeto C, and Da Grin).
He has produced one album (Greatness), several hit singles, and a lot of collaborations. Neptune has worked with the most influential artists in the Nigerian music industry. Artists like M.I, Burna Boy, Olamide, Wande Coal, Banky W, Phyno, Naeto C, and Da Grin.
He has won several awards like the Best Pop Single (Nobody) at the Headies Award 2020.
Ayomide Kehinde Okiki is an award-winning Nigerian disc jockey and musician. He came into the limelight after the release of his single hit song titled Emergency in 2014.
Kaywise has produced hit singles such as Loyalist with Iyanya in 2014 and Feel Alright with Ice Prince, Patoranking, and Mugeez.
He has performed with great artists like Olamide, Oritse Femi, R2bees, Burna Boy, and Wizkid. DJ Kaywise owns a DJ academy in Nigeria.
He won numerous awards like the DJ of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2015.
Oluseye Desmond Sodamola (DJSpinall) is a Nigerian disc jockey, songwriter, and record producer. He became active in 2003 and came into the limelight in 2004 as the official DJ of Raypower 100.5 FM.
DJ Spinall has performed beyond Africa like Party Of Your Dreams London, The CAPUK Tour, and The CAMPUS Tour 3.0 in the USA in 2018.
He has also performed in popular events such as Mixmag New York Gig (2017), official DJ at BET Awards 2017, and Afro Nation, Portugal (2019).
He has produced several albums and hit singles featuring Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Davido, Yemi Alade, and Wizkid. Spinall is presently on two record labels; Atlantic Records and Warner Chappell Music UK.
He got inducted into 2,300 members of The Recording Academy for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Rotimi Alakija (DJ Xclusive) is a Nigerian disc jockey, recording, and record producer. He became active in 2003 and became popular after some years.
He has performed with foreign acts like Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Mario Winans, Brick and Lace, Nas, and Fat Joe. Xclusive won his first award as the World Best DJ at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, held in the USA in 2010.
He has produced numerous hit singles and videography titled Cash Only and compilation albums.
1. DJ Jimmy Jatt
Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu (DJ Jimmy Jatt) is a legendary disc jockey and record producer. He became active in 1990 and the best DJ in the Nigerian music industry.
His concert Jimmy’s Jump Off is the most attended entertainment event in Nigeria. He has performed with the most respected artists like 2Baba, 9ice, Wizkid, and Mode 9.
Jimmy Jatt has won several awards like the Hip Hop World Hall of Fame award at the maiden edition of The Headies in 2006.
He has produced numerous hit singles and studio albums.