Top 10 Richest DJs in Nigeria

The top ten richest DJs in Nigeria are DJ Xclusive, DJ Neptune, DJ Humility, DJ Spinnal, DJ Baddo, DJ Cuppy, DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Caise, DJ Lambo, and DJ Sose.

DJ business is one of the most lucrative businesses connected to the music industry. Even when the number of disc jockeys increases daily, some DJs who have been in the game for a while now have so much mastery of the business that the steady influx of new talents cannot sway them. The likes of DJ Xclusive and DJ Cuppy have gained both wealth and fame from their DJ career, but there are some other DJs who have equally made a name for themselves doing this same business. Here are the top ten richest DJs in Nigeria today.

DJ Xclusive is Currently the Richest DJ in Nigeria

  • Real Name: Rotimi Alakija
  • Date of Birth: 16 October 1980
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Net Worth: $2 million
  • Other Sources of Income: Record Producer

Rotimi Alakija better known as DJ Xclusive is one of the best Dja Nigeria can ever boast of. He is known for his mastery in creating mixtapes that will capture audiences’ attention and achieve tremendous commercial success. His talent has seen him work with successful music artists like Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Mario Winans, Brick and Lace, Nas, and Fat Joe.

DJ Xclusive started his career in England, where he performed in nightclubs and won the best DJ at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2010 edition, which was held in the United States. He came into the spotlight in 2003 when he started performing at various nightclubs, including Penthouse, Aura Mayfair, Jalouse, and Funky Buddha.

Now a resident DJ for CoolFM 96.9, Lagos, Nigeria, the 43-year-old England-born Nigerian DJ also signed with Empire Mates Entertainment as Wizkid’s official DJ.  As one of the most expensive DJs in Nigeria, DJ Xclusive’s booking fee depends on different factors like the date, location, and market activity.

DJ Neptune

  • Real Name: Imohiosen Patrick
  • Date of Birth: 26 September 1990
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Net Worth:$1.1 million
  • Other Sources of Income: Music Producer

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With a net worth estimated at over $1 million, DJ Neptune is the second richest DJ in Nigeria. The 33-year-old DJ from Edo State began working on his DJ career while in school after seeing other professional DJs online and then practicing to be the best.

He started his career in 2001 after being mentored by DJ Douglas. The year also had him working as the Resident DJ at Ray Power FM 100.5 from 2004 – 2010. His career has seen him tour various countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Malaysia, Dubai, and South Africa.

DJ Neptune has also worked with Nigeria’s top musicians like Davido, Mr. Eazi, Joeboy, Kizz Daniel, Olamide, Phyno, Runtown, M.I, Jesse Jagz and so many more. His talent has seen him win many awards, including Best Nigerian DJ, International Best DJ and World DJ.

DJ Humility 

  • Real Name: Benedict Afagwu
  • Date of Birth: October 31, 1979
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Net Worth: $900,000
  • Other Sources of Income: Record Producer

Popularly known as DJ Humility, Benedict Afagbe is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s most-rated and richest DJs presently. His blending prowess is top-notch, especially on hip-hop and rap songs. The US-born disc jockey started out the in the early 90s as a lover of hip-hop music which developed into the craft of Disc Jockeying.

DJ Humility is a resident Dj at premium Urban Radio station, Rhythm 93.7 FM, Lagos and the pioneer of the released annual Disc Jockeying event, Classic Djs. He owns a record label called H-Records and signed the Hip-hop duo ‘Sugar Boiz’ who then released their first single ‘Badman’.

DJ Humility has performed at notable corporate and private events across the globe and has won a number of Awards to his credit. This includes; Best World DJ NEA(2008), and FAB Magazine’s DJ of the year (2012) and many others. He was also the winner of Benson and Hedges DJ competition in 2000.

DJ Spinall  

  • Real Name: Imohiosen Patrick
  • Date of Birth: June 2 1984
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Net Worth: $850,000
  • Other Sources of Income: Record Producer, Songwriting, Endorsements

Born Oluseye Desmond Sodamola, Spinall is one of Nigeria’s finest DJs presently. He first gained prominence in 2004 while working as a radio DJ at Raypower 100.5 FM. Spinall was also the official DJ to Wande Coal while he was affiliated with Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. He created a style edge to his outfit known as TheCAP. This record label/management company is known to sign producers.

Spinall is the first African DJ to perform at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas; the first Nigerian DJ to tour 5 cities in the United States, including New York City, Miami, Houston, Austin, and Washington, D.C.; the first Nigerian DJ to headline a show at XOYO in London, and the first Nigerian DJ to perform at the Glastonbury Festival on 29 June 2019.

The 40-year-old DJ signed a deal with Guinness Nigeria as Smirnoff Brand Ambassador in 2015. The deal was renewed in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. On 20 March 2018, Spinall also signed a multi-million naira deal with Pepsi Nigeria.

DJ Baddo

  • Real Name: Godfrey Egbe
  • Date of Birth: 6 May 1984
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Net Worth: $800,000
  • Other Sources of Income: Blogging

The multiple award-winning disc jockey popularly known by his stage name DJ Baddo is one of the most famous and richest Djs in Nigeria. Born in Edo state, DJ Baddo is also a promoter and a blogger. His career has seen him work with many hip-hop artists in Nigeria, including Terry G, Skales, Seriki, Jaywon, Durella, and Samba.

Among the awards he has won is the ‘Best Mixtape DJ of the Year’, ‘Best DJ Of The Year’, and ‘Most Relevant DJ Ambassador’.

DJ Cuppy 

  • Real Name: Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola
  • Date of Birth: 11 November 1992
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Net Worth: $750,000
  • Other Sources of Income: Endorsements, Reality shows

Cuppy is a Nigerian disc jockey, producer and daughter of billionaire businessman Femi Otedola. She is one of the biggest female DJs in Nigeria. She is much celebrated for her artistry, one she describes as “Neo-Afrobeats”, which is a fusion of Electro house and Afrobeats.

Cuppy started off her career as a DJ in 2014, as the official DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban. She then played at the Tatler and Christie’s Art Ball in London, and at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City simultaneously. 2015 saw her breaking forth as she was named the official DJ for the 2015 Oil Barons Charity in Dubai and became the first African act to perform at the event.

Cuppy owns the Red Velvet Music Group which is a music management and content production business. She also owns a house in the United Kingdom, London which she named PinkPentHouse. In 2020, her father gifted her a brand new Ferrari Portofino worth ₦80M.

DJ Jimmy Jatt 

  • Real Name:  Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu
  • Date of Birth:15 October 1966
  • Age: 57 years old
  • Net Worth: $700,000
  • Other Sources of Income: Record Production

DJ Jimmy Jatt is next on our list of the richest DJs in Nigeria. The 57-year-old DJ is one of the country’s first Hip hop DJs and for his contribution to the existence of hip-hop in Nigeria, he was awarded the Hip Hop World Hall of Fame award in 2006 at the inaugural Headies award ceremony.

Starting off as a  rapper under the moniker Master J., Jimmy Jatt diverted his career to DJ after failing to sign a record label contract despite releasing numerous tracks and demos. Luckily, his rise to fame came shortly after he organised the “Road Block” street festival, which featured lyrical rap battles between underground and emerging rappers.

In 2007, he released “The Definition”, a mixtape featuring several Nigerian artists’ songs, including Sound Sultan, 2Baba, Mode 9, Naeto C, 9ice, Ruggedman, eLDee, and M.I. The mixed tape eventually earned him a nomination at Channel O Music Video Awards. Among his successful achievements is his release of three albums – Urban Heartbeat, The Industry Vol 1, and The Definition.

DJ Caise 

  • Real Name: Derin Phillips
  • Date of Birth: 1986
  • Age: 38years old
  • Net Worth: $550,000

Currently signed to record label, Chocolate City, DJ Caise started off his DJ career performing at some of the most noteworthy events in Nigeria, including the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards, 2010 Soundcity Music Video Awards, Big Brother Africa, Glo Naija Sings Winners Party, and at the Lagos State Governor’s Independence Day Ball.

DJ Caise is the resident DJ for Beat 99.9 FM, Lagos. There, he is best known for hosting DJ Caise In The Mix, which is held every Friday night from 9 pm to 7 am. DJ Caise is also known to have released a couple of singles including ‘Number 1’ featuring Waje (2012) and ‘Crush’ featuring Ice Prince (2014).

DJ Lambo

  • Real Name: Olawunmi Okerayi
  • Date of Birth:3 October 1988
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Net Worth: $500,000

Olawunmi Okerayi, popularly known as DJ Lambo, is another female DJ who is doing quite well in the music industry. The self-taught multi-award-winning Nigerian disc jockey was one of the top 5 Nigerian DJs to watch out for in 2015 by the Nigerian Entertainment Toda (NET). In 2016, she was named the DJ of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards.

Greatly inspired by her father, DJ Tony Lewis, DJ Lambo started off professionally in 2008 as an on-air personality on Raypower 100.5 FM and Rhythm FM 94.7 Abuja.  She got signed to Loopy Music in 2013 before she joined Chocolate City in 2015. She then became popular as a DJ after winning the  City People Entertainment Awards in 2016.

DJ Lambo has an album to her name titled A Tale of Two Cities. It features stars such as Reminisce, Zanda Zakuza, Iyanya, and Ckay. She has also performed in several events, including Big Brother Naija and Smirnoff House Party.

DJ Sose

  • Real Name: Thomas Amar-Aigbe
  • Date of Birth: June 5, 1981
  • Age: 42years old
  • Net Worth: $750,000
  • Other Sources of Income: 

Rounding off our list of the top ten richest DJs in Nigeria is Thomas Amar-Aigbe, aka DJ Sose. He was born to a Nigerian father who hails from Edo and a Hungarian mom who lives in Ibadan. While growing up, he was exposed to a wide range of musical genres, including classical, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and electronic dance music (EDM).

Eventually, he had his first performance in 2010, in Kuala Lumpur’s Palm Wine Village. Today, his talent has seen him perform at major events, corporate concerts, nightclubs, and many others. He also performed at the grand finale of the Big Brother Naija reality show.

Aside from being a DJ, Sose has a good number of hit songs to his credit including:

  • Natasha (featuring Mr Raw, Deolu Shogon and General Pipe).
  • Arike (featuring Ade Piper and Deolu Shogon).

Recap of the List of 10 Richest DJs in Nigeria

  1. DJ Xclusive ($2 million)
  2. DJ Neptune ($1.1 million)
  3. DJ Humility ($900,000)
  4. DJ Spinall ($850,000)
  5. DJ Baddo ($800,000)
  6.  DJ Cuppy ($750,000)
  7. DJ Jimmy Jatt $700,000)
  8.  DJ Caise ($550,000)
  9. DJ Lambo ($500,000)
  10. DJ Sose ($400,000)


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