A disc jockey popularly called DJ is a person who plays existing recorded songs for a live audience.
Most often DJs use turn tables and other musical instrument to play and add effect to the recorded songs.
This article contain the list of some of the top 5 best and richest female DJs that are trying to compete with their male counterparts in Nigeria.
These female DJs are setting a mark in an industry that is dominated by their male folks and are encouraging younger girls in Nigeria with the dream of becoming a professional disk jockey in Nigeria.
For those who still hold the belief that disc jockeying is a business for men alone, below are 5 female award winning Nigerian disc jockey in no particular order.
- DJ Cuppy
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola known as Dj Cuppy is the daughter of the billionaire owner of Forte Oil- Femi Otedola. She is probably the most talked about young disc-jockey in the industry, male or female. It is easy to see her as a master of sounds.
Dj Cuppy is a graduate of Business and Economics from Kings College London and recently bagged a Master’s degree in Music Business from the New York University,USA.
The pretty DJ who has over 2.2 million followers on Instagram has performed in many high profile events such
Some of her performances includes her playing at MTV Africa Music Awards, Tatler & Christie Art’s Ball in London, Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico, etc.
- DJ Lambo
Olawanmi Okerayi popularly known as DJ Lambogini but often shortened as DJ Lambo was a one-time OAP. DJ Lamboghini is the official DJ for Chocolate city artist M.I. She started her career as an OAP in Ray Power 100.5FM, then moved on to Rhthym 94.7 FM and Love 104.5 FM in Abuja before taking a different turn as a DJ.
Some of her songs include “The Motion” ft Seyi Shay, Cynthia Morgan,Eva Alordiah and another song titled “Girl Power”.
Read also; Top 10 Best Djs In Nigeria
- DJ Nana
DJ Nana, whose real name is Nanayat Abedoh, is among the pioneer female Disc Jockeys (D.J.) in Nigeria. She is regarded as one of the best female DJs in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. She is known for her energy filled performances and her traditional use of head ties.
She has played at such A-List Events like: First Nigerian Idol, AY Live Concert, Kings of Comedy Concert, MTN 10th Anniversary Party, Stand Up Nigeria Comedy Concert, Briitish American Tobbacco Concert, Rhythm Unplugged in Ibadan, Jimmy’s Jump Off Concert. She has also traded her art at clubs like: Ziggy’s Gym, Taffic Lounge, Club Vegas, Rumours Lounge.
- DJ Soupamodel
Often referred to as Leading Nigerian-American DJ and one of Africa’s premier female DJs. She’s a Grammy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States) member and a music producer. She is virtually known by everybody in the American music industry and officially T-pains DJ.
- DJ Switch
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Rapper and disc jockey Obianuju Catherine Udeh, known as Dj Switch is perhaps one of the most versatile female DJs around. Her portfolio is commendable. One of the high marks of her Deejaying experience was her being contracted as the official DJ of the Glo dance competition. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, one of such names is Peter Okoye of Psquare. She was recently signed to his record label, P-classic.