In the 70s and early 80s, Disc Jockeys were not seen as serious people. However, over the years, the fun job has become a big profession. With the likes of DJ Jimmy Jatt and many other top Disk Jockeys, who brought out the prominence in the career, a younger generation of disk jockeys is emerging.
As with many other professions in the entertainment industry, the males are a dominant force in this field. In recent times, Disk Jockeys have added so much relevance to their act and the business has also become so lucrative to the point where females have embraced the idea of scratching turntables.
On this list, we have the likes of DJ Cuppy, DJ Switch and DJ Lambo, representing the male folks, while DJ Jimmy Jatt, Xclusive and Sose among others are a must have on a list as this.
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20. DJ Real
Also known as Emir of Alaba, Dj Real is currently one of the buzzing Disk Jockeys in the country having performed at several top shows. He has also released a couple of Mixtapes which feature top songs.
19. DJ Cwitch
DJ Cwitch is the official disk Jockey for all events organized by Nigerian Breweries PLC. He tours around the country performing in Star Trek, Star Mega Jam among other smaller events. He was initially known as Switch, but with the emergence of another DJ switch (female), he decided to replace the “S” to a “C” to avoid misplacement of identity.
18. Dj Gosporella
Dj Gosporella is the premier gospel music DJ in Nigeria with over three decades experience. The multiple award winner plies his trade covering major Christian parties and events in Nigeria and overseas. He also mentors youth and promotes gospel artistes. He serves as a compère too in some of the events he scratches for.
17. DJ Consequence
DJ Consequence is also one of the top disc jockeys in Nigeria and works with Aristocrat Records. Born as Akeredolu Precious Pelumi, he graduated with a degree in English Language from the University of Lagos and works with top night clubs like Quilox and Club Rumors.
16. DJ Switch
Born as Obianuju Catherine Udeh, 29-year-old Switch is a rapper and DJ. She won Star Quest in 2009 with her band “The Pulse.” The Enugu state-indigene is also the winner of the maiden edition of the GLO X-Factor which brought her N24 million cash prize and a recording contract with Sony Music
Uju, as she is fondly called, adopted the stage name DJ Switch because of her versatility and ability to switch from one thing to another. Currently, she is the official DJ of Glo Dance With Peter.
15. DJ Nana
26-year old DJ Nana is an exceptional female DJ. The Kogi State-born lady attended Lea Saint Joseph Secondary School, Lagos and the National Open University of Nigeria. She won the first ever “Airtel/Bacardi Cool FM DJ Competition” and from there went on to master the art of disc jockey under the tutelage of the Legendary DJ Jimmy Jatt at Jimmy Jatt Inc.
14. DJ Soupamodel
DJ Soupamodel, also known as “Kehinde Olatunde” was born to Nigerian parents and now resides in Washington DC. She is the CEO of MusicBlvdGroup, a full-service music production company, specializing in all facets of music production. She has worked with top clients such as Wyclef, Jason Derulo, Mims, Soulja Boy, Nappy boy (T-pain) among others.
13. DJ Tommy
DJ Tommy is a full-time Lagos boy. Born as Emmanuel Tommy Wenearimo in Lagos State, he lives works and creates good mixes in the metropolitan city of Lagos.
12. DJ Frizzie
Frizzie is one of Nigeria’s fastest rising female turntablist who is steadily carving a strong niche for herself in a male-dominated field. Within a short period of time, DJ Frizzie has earned a status as the official DJ for Mr. 2Kay, as well as a VJ for Cool TV.
11. Dj Kentalky
Kentalky is an in-house DJ at Naija FM. His last hit was “Headache” where he featured Yemi Alade and Hypaterk act Dammykrane. Born as Ifeoluwa Ibrahim Ozimah, DJ Kentalky is a popular name because of the emphasis he places on the syllabus while pronouncing his name. Currently, he has an album called “Unstoppable.”