What do you think about when you see “who is the richest Dj in Nigeria? who comes to mind? In this article, we will outline some of the sassiest, most entertaining DJ’s in Nigeria. We also bring you their net-worth and fantastic information you never knew about them
Who is a DJ?
According to Wikipedia, a Dj is a person who combines different sounds especially made from already recorded music singles while actively playing them at the same time. These skills can be quite challenging because different hit songs have their special beats and rhythm.
It takes grit, hard work and talent to combine diverse amounts of hit singles into a single outlay that even sometimes outperforms each original soundtracks. Many DJs create their mixes to the delight of a live audience, while others upload these music mixes to various platforms online to be enjoyed by all.
Nigeria is blessed with a lot of multi-talented individuals, many of which have made name for themselves on the international scene as DJs. In no particular order, we bring you some of the top best Nigerian DJs of all times to your smart device.
Top 10 Best DJs in Nigeria
Dj Neptune began his professional career in 2001 when he received an appointment to work with Ray Power 100.5 FM. He is an award-winning Dj and goes by the real name of Imohiosen Patrick. He hails from Edo, State. As a little boy, he used to entertain friends and neighbors. After he did some training online and practiced, he officially went into the Dj scene while in school sharing his skills at parties, nightclubs and house parties. He has also released some awards such as “Soldier Like Ma Papa” and “6ix of Clock”
Dj Neptune is one of the most richest DJs in Nigeria and his net worth of $1 million.
Dj Spinall is widely known as “The Crazy Azz Party” which is often shortened to The CAP. His real name is Sodamola Oluseye Desmond. He is known as the first Dj in Nigeria to be endorsed by brands in Africa. He also holds the recognition as the first African Dj to tour in the United States. Dj Spinall was signed to the Mavins Records in 2013 but at the moment no longer works with the record label. He is now signed to an International major deal with Atlantic Records UK in 2018.
Dj Spinall has also gotten lot of endorsement deals with Pepsi Nigeria and Smirnoff Ice drink. He is currently worth about $1.6 million
Dj Xclusive, whose full name is Rotimi Alakija is one of the richest DJs in Nigeria. He is a recording artist and recording producer alongside his Dj career. He has dual resident citizenship which means aside from been a Nigerian, he was born in the UK. At an early age, his parents moved him back to Nigeria where he did his secondary education at the Kings College, Lagos. After his college education, he moved back to the UK where he studied Physics and Computer Science. He also attended the Brunel University of London where he received a degree in Financial Computing.
Officially, his disc jockey career kicked off in 2003 when he began performing at notable nightclubs like Funky Buddha and Jalouse. He is a nephew to a billionaire businesswoman, Folorunsho Alaikija. He is currently worth $2.1 million.
DJ Jimmy Jatt
Oluwaforijimi “Jimmy” Adewale Amu is one of Nigeria’s hottest DJs. He is one of the pioneers of the profession in Nigeria and very popular as well. However, Dj Jimmy Jatt began his career as a rapper. Back then, he was called Master J and did a lot of demos but was unsuccessful in that field. This was when he discovered his talent in Disc Jockeying and decided to pursue it. Although quite young and unskilled, he began earning accolades from friends and neighbors. One of the notable events that brought him into the spotlight was a street carnival “Road Black” which is an event involving rap battles between newcomers and skilled rappers. He has released some albums during his years as a Dj. Some of which are”The Industry Vol. 1” and “The Definition”. He is currently worth about $700,000.
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola known far and wide as DJ Cuppy is a fantastic Dj in the country. Her Billionaire father (Femi Otedola) is one of Nigeria’s most prominent businessmen. She spent many of her early years in illupeju before her family relocated to Ikeja. She received her education in London. It was there she got her degree in Business and Economics.
Dj Cuppy also has a Master’s degree in Music Business. She is currently one of Nigeria’s best DJs. She is a resident Dj for the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban. In 2014, she bagged appointments as Nigeria’s Tourism ambassador which was given to her by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation. She is currently worth about $750,000
Dj Humility is one of the richest Nigerian DJs. His real name is Benedict Afagbe and he has been known for many ordeals before coming into the music scene. He grew up in the Barracks in Delta state and was the first of six children. He lost his father in 2005 and has since carved a niche for himself especially in the rap and hip-hop scene before moving on to Djing. He is a resident Dj with the Rhythms 93.7 FM and Urban Radio Station in Lagos.
He also owns a record label and is known for his exceptional mixtapes. He has bagged many awards including the FAB’s Magazine Dj of the Year. He is currently worth about $900,000.
Dj Sose is a Nigerian from Edo State. His real name is Thomas Amar-Aigbe and his mother is a Hungarian. According to him, his father had been the source of his stage name “Sose” which he revealed actually has a meaning “Bear Witness”. He has featured as the Top 10 DJs in Nigeria by Channel O and has bagged quite a number of Awards as well. He is currently worth over $400,000.
Dj Caise is one of the most richest Nigeria Djs. Before going into disc jockeying, he received a degree in Finance from the University of Reading, Berkshire, England. In 2011, he got signed to the Chocolate City Record Label. He also hosts a regular Friday show on the Beat 99.9 FM. He has also received training in music at the Point Blank Music College in Hoxton, North London, Los Angeles. Dj Caise has bagged a lot of awards and has toured with the likes of Dj Spinall, Praiz, Slyde, Bizzle, and Sammy for the Hennessey Artiste tour. He is currently worth over $550,00.
Dj Lambo began her career back in 2009 and has since risen to the position of one of Nigeria’s top DJs in Africa. Her full name is Olawunmi Okerayi and she was born on the 4th of October. She was formerly signed to the Loopy Music record label in 2013 before it merged with Chocolate City in 2015. She has won several awards most especially by City People Entertainment Awards and Nigeria Entertainment Today. Dj Lambo otherwise called Dj Lamborghini was influenced by her father who is also a Dj. His name is Dj Tony Lewis but has never gained the popularity seen by his child. She has featured as a Radio personality for the likes of Love 104.5 FM Abuja, Rhythm FM 94.7 Abuja and Raypower 100.5 Fm. Dj Lambo is currently worth over $800,00.
Last on our list is Eniola Olamilekan Adedeji. He is officially signed to Olamide’s record, YBNL. He began his career under the name of Dj Electric back in secondary school and has since outgrown the name. Some of his notable mixtapes include “Shaku Shaku Therapy”, “The Mixtape Vol. 2” and “Dj Enjimoney”. In an interview, he has acknowledged his mother as one of the first persons to support his Djing career by even buying equipment for him. It is important to note that the rapper Olamide is also his elder brother, although both of them have chosen different parts of the entertainment industry. Olamide, as a rapper and Dj Enimoney, notable for disc jockeying. Currently, they work together under the YBNL record label. Dj Enimoney is currently worth over $350,000.