Not only are they the best, these DJs are the highest paid djs in Nigeria. Gone are the days when Dick Jockey(DJ) was considered as a job that do not pay people. Of recent, a lot of people are making huge wealth from being a DJ. In the 70s and 80s, they were considered as unserious people. However, the present days had shown it to be a very professional one that a lot of people want to be known for.
With the rate at which people organize parties, the amount paid to DJs are now increasing per time because people are demanding their presence from left to right. Below you would find the top Djs in Nigeria. These people are also the richest DJs in Nigeria. Being a DJ grants one the ability to be involved in any other type of music at all. Many of them have released rap songs and lot singles to carter for their love for music.
- DJ Jimmy Jatt: He is Olauwaforijimi “Jimmy” Adewale Amu. DJ Jimmy Jatt is known as one of the pioneering Nigerian Djs, who had refused to rest on his oars. His interest in DJing piqued after the long years of trying to be signed on a record Label as a rapper. When he could not get a deal, he decided to be a DJ. He organizes a concert ‘ Jimmy’s Jump Off concert’. Jimmy Jatt won the Hip Hop World Hall of Fame award as a result of his contribution to Nigerian Hip-hop. Despite being a DJ, he had used the opportunity to release some of his raps.
- Dj Xclusive: He is Rotimi Alakija, who had been working as a Dj since 2003. He is a Dj as well as a record producer and a recording artist. He won the World Best Dj at an award organized by Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In his years as a DJ, he had performed with great artists like Brick and Lace, Ne-Yo, Mario Winans, Fat Joe, and Nas.
- Dj Neptune: He is Imohisen Patrick. He started out as professional Dj in 2001 and got hired by Ray power 100:5 FM Lagos. There, he worked for 6 years (2004-2010). In 2008, he became the Disk jockey/hype man for Naeto C. He has performed in several notable occasions like 2007 Starcomms Award Channel of Excellence at the Expo Hall, Eko Hotel& Suites. He was the Prize winner at the Battle of Dee Jay for Nigerian Breweries “Harp New Bottle& Label’ at Planet One, Mary Land, Lagos.
- Dj Cuppy: She is Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, the daughter of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola. In 2014, she became the resident DJ at the esteemed Mtv Africa Music Award which took place at Durban. She released her very first compilation, which she mixed and called it House of Cuppy. In 2016, she became an intern at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. In 2014, she was made an ambassador for Nigeria’s campaign, ‘ Fascinating Nigeria’, by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation (Edem Duke). Also, in 2015, she won the best Female Dj in NEA Awards. She is respected and famed despite being a female Dj.
- Dj Spinall: He is Sodamola Oluseye Desmond A.K.A TheCAP (The Crazy Azz Party). He became the firsr Dj from Nigeria to be endorsed for any brand in Africa. Also, he the first Dj from Africa to have his tour in the United States. More so, he is the first Dj in Africa to perform at the esteemed SXSW festival (United State). He is known to have had acts with notable people like Don jazzy, M.I, Burna Boy, Timaya, Olamide, Pheelz, Wande Coal, 2face, Sound Sultan, Yemi Alade etc.
- Dj Humility: He is Benedict Afagwu. He is a Dj that plays on Radio and in clubs. And he is a Dj that is mobile and still goes for battles. He owns a record label- H- Records.
- Dj Sose: He is Thomas Amar- Aigbe and known to perform at different events like Jimmy’s Jump off, Weddings etc. Channel O rated him among the top 10 African Djs. He hails from Edo state but was born by a Hungarian mother. His name is the short form for ‘Soseneyayi’ (To bear witness). He has performed in numerous videos that have had massive airplay like Jjc’s African Skank, Late Goldie’s ‘Say My Name’ etc. He also had released singles which he made in collaboration with a lot of top-notch artists.
- Dj Lambo: She is Olawunmi Okerayi. In 2013, she was signed to ‘ Loopy Music before it merged with Chocolate City (2015).
In 2015, she won City People Entertainment award as the Female Dj of the Year. In 2014, she was named as one of the top 5 Nigerian Djs to watch out for in 2015 by Nigerian Entertainment Newspaper. Some of her associated acts are M.I, Ice prince, Cynthia Morgan, Victoria Kinami, Jesse Jagz, Seyi Shay etc.
- Dj Caise: He is Derin Phillips and started out as a Dj at Beat 99.9 FM, then he later travelled around the word. he had performed twice at Big Brother Africa twice, MTV, BET and other headline Festivals etc. He has garnered a lot of awards for himself around Africa. He was best known for being a host for ‘DJ Caise in The Mix’, which was held every Friday at Beat99.9 FM from 9pm to 7am.
- Dj Baddo: He is Godfrey Egbe. He has recorded a lot of singles, where he featured a lot of great artist like Terry G, Jaywon, Durella, 9ice, Small Doctor etc. In 2015 and 2016, he won the best Mixtape DJ of the year. In 2014, he won the Best DJ of The Year by The Headies. In 2016, he won Nation Career Fair Awards as the Most relevant DJ ambassador.
These ones have proven themselves to be great at their field, Manly.Ng is enjoining you to be great too. They became rich as result of their love and passion for what they love to do. Be the best at your field also.