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Some of us can’t imagine parties without DJs. They are essentially the “life” of the party and they go all out to make sure that everyone is having fun through the songs they play.

Here are 5 phenomenal female DJs you would probably not hesitate to have at your party if given the chance 

DJ Cuppy 

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola is easily the most popular female DJ in Nigeria. Many know her as not only a talented Disk Jockey but for also being the daughter of billionaire businessman Femi Otedola. 

For Cuppy, DJing is serious business and she proved this when she bagged a Master’s degree in Music Business from New York University, USA. She also interned for a while at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. 

She has performed for many high-profile events including the MTV Africa Music Awards, Tatler & Christie Art’s Ball in London, Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico, and more.

DJ Nana 

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Nanayat Abedoh popularly known as DJ Nana, is regarded as one of the women who paved the way for other Disk Jockeys (DJs) in Nigeria. She became popular when she won the first-ever Airtel/Bacardi Cool FM DJ Competition.

Since then, she has been entertaining Africans with the best of good music and has earned fame across the continent. 

In 2015, Nana alongside DJ Bonny and DJ Switch were featured on the CNN Programme Inside Africa

You can’t miss her with her energetic performances and signature traditional head ties. 


DJ Lambo

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Olawanmi Okerayi aka DJ Lambo has earned her stripes as the official DJ for Chocolate City.  She started her career as an OAP working in Ray Power 100.5FM, then Rhythm 94.7 FM and Love 104.5 FM respectively. One of her most notable highlights was winning the DJ of the Year (Female) at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2016. She also appeared on Nigerian Entertainment Today’s list of top five Nigerian DJ’s to watch out for in 2015. 


DJ Switch 

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Obianuju Catherine Udeh aka DJ Switch broke into the limelight after she won the first edition of the Glo X-Factor in 2013. Thanks to her win, she earned a record deal with Sony Music and has since enjoyed a blossoming career as a Nigerian DJ. DJ Switch performed at the just-concluded season of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show. 


DJ Soupamodel 

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This Washington DC resident is sensational not only in the US but also in her home country, Nigeria. Aderonke Ariyo popularly known as DJ Soupamodel is the official DJ for US rapper T-Pain and the CEO of a music production company, Music Blvd Group.  

Thanks to her affiliation with T-Pain, she has worked with several other international acts like Wyclef, Jason Derulo, Mims, Soulja Boy, and Nappyboy, amongst others. She is also no stranger at home as she has produced songs for Wizkid, Vector, and other Nigeria artists. 


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This article was first published on 14th October 2019


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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