Who are the best DJ’s in Nigeria? DJs are generally acknowledged among the topmost renowned entertainers in Nigeria, with exceptional brand names that demonstrate their success because of their consistency, which also has made them more and more popular over the years.
DJs are in high demand in the entertainment industry, and can be found at weddings, parties, anniversaries, and just about any other type of celebration or event. The top ten DJs in Nigeria are listed below;
DJ Sose, whose true name is Thomas Amar-Aigbe, is a Nigerian/Hungarian DJ who was born in the state of Oyo and is renowned for his tidy haircut and large facial tattoo. He is 39 years old and has a net worth of $400,000.
He has been a DJ since 2010, and during that time, he has had a lot of people dancing to his various music, which includes jazz, rock, hip hop, afrobeat, and classical. He started his own record label, Gray Tiger Entertainment, and has been shortlisted for Nigeria’s best DJ award. He has also served as a judge on the popular show Nigerian Idols.
Another female DJ Olawunmi Okerayi aka DJ Lambo who started her professional career in 2013 and is an award-winning DJ with awards like DJ of the year (female category) at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards. She was also nominated for Best Female DJ in Africa in Africa Global DJ Awards. She has a net worth of about $500,000.
She is under the Record Label known as Chocolate City and has worked on the popular show known as Big Brother Naija and Turn up Friday with Pepsi.
8. DJ BIG N
Nigerian hip hop DJ Nonso Temisan Ajufo also known as DJ BIG N is one of the DJ signed into Don Jazzy’s Label known as Mavin Records and is their official DJ. DJ BIG N has played a major role in the career of many Mavin artists and also released a couple of mavins themed mixtapes.
He has a net worth of about $2 million and performs both nationally and internationally. He has worked with the likes of Tiwa Savage, Rema and Di’ja etc.
7. DJ CUPPY
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola also known as DJ Cuppy aged 29 is the daughter of a popular Billionaire and businessman, Femi Otedola is a Nigerian entertainer, producer and singer who has also rocked the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
She is currently signed into Red Velvet Music Group as a DJ with a net worth of over $2.5 million, you can probably say that she is one of the best female DJs in the country. She has a long list of singles to her name dating back to 2017 and also has endorsement deals with Pepsi where she is the brand official DJ Ambassador.
6. DJ ENIMONEY
DJ Enimoney, whose real identity is Eniola Olamilekan Adedeji, is a Nigerian DJ and the older brother of famed Nigerian rapper Olamide. He’s signed to YBNL Nation and has a few successful singles or tracks under his belt, including “Oya Dab,” which also features Olamide.
His net worth is estimated to be over $350,000, and he has received at least four awards for his efforts.
5. DJ NEPTUNE
DJ Neptune, actual name Imohiosen Patrick, is a prominent Nigerian DJ who is regarded as one of the greatest in the country. He began his career in 2001, and since then, important prizes such as the Tush Award for Best DJ, the NPA Award for International DJ, and others have recognized his achievements.
Neptune Entertainment, his own music label, was formed by him. His net worth is estimated to be approximately $1.1 million, and he has collaborated with well-known artists such as Joeboy, Mr Eazi, MI, Da Grin, Naeto C, and others.
4. DJ SPINAL
DJ Spinall, also known as Sodamola Oluseye Desmond, is a multi-award winning DJ located in Nigeria. He is notably well-known for his distinctive attire of a traditional cap, regardless of the type of clothing he wears. He signed with Atlantic Records in the United Kingdom, and his net worth is estimated to be over $850,000.
Pepsi, Smirnoff Ice Drink, and other well-known businesses have all endorsed him as a result of his fame.
3. DJ KAYWISE
On August 4, 1992, DJ Kaywise was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He is from the state of Osun’s Ile Ife. He grew up in Lagos State, where he attended primary and secondary school. He rose to notoriety after releasing the mixtape “Emergency,” which featured a collection of popular tracks at the time and his net worth is around $740,000.
As a DJ, he has accomplished a lot that has elevated his profile and allowed him to carve out a niche for himself. In the country, the DJ owns a DJ Academy (the first to be established by a DJ in Nigeria). MTVBase, Nigezie TV, WapTV, as well as other networks have all worked with him.
2. DJ JIMMY JATT
DJ Jimmy Jatt, sometimes known as Jimmy Amu, is widely recognized as the best DJ in the country. He has a reputation in the entertainment world, and he is well-known across the continent for his mastery of crafts. Despite the fact that Jimmy appears to be purposefully allowing other up-and-coming DJs in the country to flourish, he remains the finest in the country.
DJ Jimmy Jatt is considered as an “elder” when talking about DJs in Nigeria; he has been on this since 1990. Jimmy’s Jump Off, his concert, drew a huge amount of attention in Nigeria at the time, and it featured nearly every top Nigerian artist at the time.
DJ Jimmy Jatt’s hit list is absolutely packed with amazing classics. His net worth is around $700,000 and he has a record label known as Jatt Inc.
1. DJ EXCLUSIVE
Dj Xclusive, better known as Rotimi Alakija aged 41 with a net worth of $2 million, is not only one of the best but also one of the most popular DJs in Nigeria. He was born in the United Kingdom and lived there for quite a while before retiring to Nigeria.
It’s worth noting that he’s one of the country’s best-educated DJs. He commenced his DJ career at locations such as Vendome and Tribeca, and is now an on-air radio DJ for Cool FM Lagos and Channel O, Vee-Jay. Dj Xclusive is now a singer and has featured a lot of Nigerian stars in his tracks, including Davido, Timaya, Wizkid, and others.