Check Out The Top 10 Best / Richest DJs in Nigeria 2017/2018
In time immemorial, Disc Jockeys were not regarded in the society because people were of the opinion that they are the lazy people who doesn’t want to engage themselves in something reasonable. Going back to memory lane like in the 70s and early 80s, Nigerian DJs were undermined because they were tagged as “unserious people” but today, Disc Jockeys are the highest paid entertainers in the world today not just in Nigeria alone. DJ Jimmy Jatt , DJ Neptune of life, Dj Xclusive, DJ Cuppy, Dj Spinall and many others are among the DJs who are currently winning in the business today.
Sometimes i just sit down and start to imagine what life would have been without music and without being told it would have been very boring for everybody. DJs who are better known as Disc Jockeys play a very significant role in the Entertainment Industry today as they are entrusted with the task of playing latest music in events and bringing any latest joint to the awareness of the public.
It is no longer news that there are many professions in the entertainment industry today like the acting, comedy, Mc as well as DJ , the male are the dominant force in this field while there are only few females who are currently trying to take the front seat. Disk Jockeys have added so much relevance to their act and the profession has suddenly become one of the highest paying field in the entertainment sphere. Today, the female are also diving into the field as it has gone more professional than how it use to be in time past. We are going to use this medium to oblige you top 10 best and hottest DJs in Nigeria today.
Before i proceed to the major task for today , i will tell us who a disc jockey (Dj) is . According to Wikipedia
“A disc jockey (Dj) is a person who mixes different sources of pre-existing recorded music as it is playing usually for a live audience in a nightclub or dance club or via broadcasting”. Originally, the “disc” in “disc jockey” referred to gramophone records, but now “DJ” is used as an all-encompassing term to describe someone who mixes recorded music from any sources, including cassettes, CDs, or digital audio files on a CDJ or laptop.
Top 10 Best |Richest | Hottest Nigerian Dj Disk Jockeys 2017
1. DJ Jimmy Jatt
Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt is the best, most popular and most sought after Nigerian DJ today. Dj Jimmy Jatt is the most popular name in the history of Nigeria disc jockey and you can’t talk about the DJS in Nigeria today without first of all giving the due acknowledgement to his name. He was born Jimmy Adewale Amu, better known by his stage name Dj Jimmy Jatt . He is regarded as the most talented and influential Nigerian Dj today and the most notable legendary icon in the Nigerian entertainment scene.
His stage name was adopted after the death of his influential brother who passed on many years ago , it was in honour from the initials . He is also one of the oldest DJ who has been in the Nigerian entertainment background for decades before new talents started coming up . He has released an album where he features lots of Nigerian musicians in the album he titled ” The Industry Vol. 1”. DJ Jimmy Jatt started his career in the Entertainment industry as a rapper before switching to Dj after he was unable to sign a record deal .
2. Dj Xclusive
The second best DJ in Nigeria is Dj Xclusive and he is also regarded as one of the most industrious Nigerian Dj . He was originally born Rotimi Alakija before adopting the nickname Dj Xclusive as his stage name. The top Nigeria Disc Jockey is rumored to be the son of Africa’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija. However, our recent research revealed that they are not in any way related. Rotimi Alakija aka Dj Xclusive is a British Nigerian DJ, producer, and artist who started his career professionally in 2003. He is a Dj that operates more like a musician because he has released some couples of hit songs. He has worked with some top Nigerian musicians like Timaya , Wizkid and Davido.
He was born United Kingdom to Nigerian parents but returned to Nigeria where he attended King’s College, Lagos before proceeded to the higher institution to obtain a degree. Dj Xclusive is currently signed to EME record label. He officially started his Djing career at clubs like Vendome, Tribeca and now an on-air radio DJ at Cool FM Lagos, Vee-Jay at Channel O. Dj Xclusive was voted the “World Best DJ 2010” at the 2010 edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards held in the United States.
3. DJ Cuppy
DJ Cuppy has really improved in her art over the years and he is currently the the most popular female DJ in Nigeria who is giving the male counterparts a run for their money. DJ Cuppy is one of the most sought after Nigeria Dj with the influence of her Billionaire father, Femi Otedola, she is always on news all the time. She graduated from King’s College London where she obtained a degree in Business and Economics in 2014. She also bagged a Masters Degree in Arts from the prestigious New York University . Some years ago she wasn’t among the top Nigeria Djs but hard work has seen her through to emerged as one of the biggest name in the business.
The Billionaire daughter of Femi Otedola is the Ceo of ‘House of Cuppy, is also said to be one of the best dressed Nigerian celebrity , she recently worked with Tekno to release her debut single titled ..
4. Dj Spinall
This man known as Dj Spinall the fourth best Nigerian Dj today and he is regarded as the craziest yet most stylish DJ in Nigeria today. Most of you might be wondering like “where is DJ Neptune” ? if it were to be maybe three or four years ago, DJ Neptune would have secured the second or third spot but we are judging from recent performances not past glory please take note. Dj Xclusive was the second Nigerian DJ who started featuring musicians in their songs before Dj Spinall followed the trend.
Dj Spinall has worked with some top Nigerian musicians in his songs talking of the likes of M.I Abaga, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy. Oluwa ft M.I Abaga, Gbà Gbè É Ft. Burna Boy and Pepe Dem featuring Yemi Alade.
5. Dj Neptune
Dj Neptune is one of the biggest name in Nigeria Entertainment World who is well known for his several MP3 mix. His real name is Imohiosen Patrick, better known with his stage name Dj Neptune is an Edo state celebrity was raised in Lagos after leaving his state of origin. Dj Neptune is one of the most respected Nigerian Disc Jockey despite the fact that he has been missing in action for quite some time now. The renowned DJ has been nominated for several awards including Best World DJ at the 2008 ‘NEA’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York, U.S.A.
Awards won include Best World DJ at the 2009 ‘NEA’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards in D.C, U.S.A. 2009 and International Best DJ at the first “AEA” Africa Entertainment Awards in Malaysia and Tush Award Best DJ in Nigeria, 2010. Back in the days, he worked with Ray Power FM as a radio DJ before becoming a freelance DJ and performing at international and national concerts.
6. Dj Humility
The next best Nigerian DJ on the queue is no other person than Dj Humility whose real name is Benedict Afagwu. The young Nigerian Dj is not really humble as his name suggest but he is really gifted when it comes to handling and scratching turntables. The top Nigerian Disc Jockey rose to fame in early 2000s when he won a DJ competition organized by Benson & Hedges. He has managed to remain relevant in the Entertainment Industry right from the inception of his Djing career till date.
7. Dj Sose
Dj Sose is one of the most handsome Nigerian DJ who is easily recognized due to the signatory Tottoo on his face. Dj Sose is one of the most popular Nigerian DJ who is also well known for appearing in several music videos. He has also traveled to many foreign countries to sharpen his skills as a DJ. But we have been missing him for quite some time now because he hasn’t been seen at events recently.
8. DJ Lambo
DJ Lambo is the second most successful female Nigerian DJ . The beautiful Chubby lady was born in Abuja and was once an OAP in Ray Power 100.5FM, Rhythm 94.7 FM and also Love 104.5 FM in Abuja before embracing turntables. DJ Lambo is her official stage name but she was born Olawanmi Okeryi — the personal DJ for Chocolate City act and “You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life” rapper M.I.
9. DJ Consequence
Undoubtedly, DJ Consequence has eventually become one of the top disc jockeys in Nigeria today. The slim Nigerian Disc Jockey has performed in many big events around Nigeria and outside the country as well. His real name is Akeredolu Precious Pelumi but better known as DJ Consequence. He attended University of Lagos where he obtained a degree in English Language . He has works with top night clubs like Quilox and Club Rumors. The spontaneous DJ currently works with Aristocrat Records.
10. DJ Caise
DJ Caise pronounced CASE is one of the biggest name among Nigerian Celebrities , he is said to be the most exciting and innovative young Nigerian entertainers to ever lay hands on the turntables. The handsome DJ has been to many countries to perform, the fine face DJ performed at UK’s and Nigeria’s most prestigious nightclubs. He very innovative when it comes to handling the turntables as he does it like he was born to do it .
Aside these prominent Nigerian Disc Jockeys (DJS) that made this top 10 list of Best & Hottest DJs In Nigeria , there are also other talented once that couldn’t make the top 10. They include ;
- Dj Baddo
- Dj Kentalky
- DJ Real
- DJ Cwitch
- Dj Gosporella
- DJ Switch
- DJ Nana
- DJ Soupamodel
- DJ Tommy