DJ Cuppy

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DJ Cuppy
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DJ Cuppy in 2018
Background information
Birth nameFlorence Ifeoluwa Otedola
Born (1992-11-11) November 11, 1992 (age 27)
Lagos, Nigeria
GenresAfrobeats
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsMixer
Years active2013–present
LabelsRed Velvet Music Group
Websitehttp://djcuppy.com/

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola (born November 11, 1992), professionally known as DJ Cuppy, is a Nigerian disc jockey and producer. She is the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola.[1]

Education[edit]

DJ Cuppy lived in Ilupeju for six years before moving to Ikeja. She then moved to London for her GCSEs and A-Levels.[2] Cuppy graduated from King's College London in July 2014, with a degree in Business and Economics.[3][4] She earned a Master's Degree in Music Business from New York University in 2015.[5][6]

Career[edit]

In 2014 Cuppy was the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban.[7] She then played at the Tatler and Christie's Art Ball in London,[8] and at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City.[2][9]

In July 2014, she released House of Cuppy as her first compilation mix in London and Lagos,[10] before launching it in New York on September 2, 2014.[11][12] That same year, Cuppy also launched the London-based music management and content production business, Red Velvet Music Group.[9]

In January 2015, Cuppy was featured on the cover of the Guardian Life magazine. The cover celebrated a new generation of African women.[13] In March 2015, Cuppy was named the official DJ for the 2015 Oil Barons Charity in Dubai, and became the first African act to perform at the event.[14] She was featured in the 2015 April/May issue of Forbes Woman Africa.[15][16]

In August 2015, Cuppy set off on her first DJ tour to 8 cities in Africa, titled “Cuppy Takes Africa”. She visited Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa. The “Cuppy Takes Africa” tour included performances, major artist collaborations, and charitable engagements supported by GTB Bank and the Dangote Foundation.[17] Later that year, she interned at Jay-Z's Roc Nation.[18]

In October 2016, the "Cuppy Takes Africa" tour aired on Fox Life Africa as an 8-episode documentary series. In 2016, Cuppy was the resident DJ for MTV2's Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Tha God.[19]

She produced two songs, "Vibe" and "The way I am", which appeared on the "Afrobeats" EP by Young Paris which as released on March 24, 2017[20]

On October 13, 2017, she released "Green Light", her first official single. The song features guest vocals from Nigerian singer and producer Tekno.[21]

On March 30, 2018, she released "Vybe", her second official single. The song features guest vocals from Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie.[22]

Artistry[edit]

In an interview with Tush Magazine, DJ Cuppy described her sound as "Neo-Afrobeats", which is a fusion of Electro house and Afrobeats.[23][24]

Ambassadorship[edit]

In April 2014, DJ Cuppy was appointed by Nigeria's Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation (Edem Duke) as the tourism ambassador for the country's "Fascinating Nigeria" campaign.[2][25] DJ Cuppy became one of Pepsi's DJ ambassadors alongside 3 others in Nigeria.

On March 20, 2018, DJ Cuppy was announced as an Official DJ Ambassador for Pepsi.[26] She appeared in Pepsi's "#NaijaAllTheWay" all star commercial ahead of the 2018 World Cup.[27]

On June 5, 2018, DJ Cuppy was announced as a Global Citizen Education Ambassador.[28]

Songs[edit]

Apart from disc jockeying, Cuppy sings and these are the few songs she has under her belt:

Title Artistes Year
Green Light DJ Cuppy featuring Tekno 2017
Vybe Dj Cuppy featuring Sarkodie 2018
Currency Dj Cuppy featuring L.A.X 2018
Werk Dj Cuppy featuring Skuki 2018
Charged Up Dj Cuppy x Masterkraft 2018
Abena DJ Cuppy featuring Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee, Ceeza Milli 2019
Gelato[29] Dj Cuppy Featuring Zlatan Ibile 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ Cuppy congratulates dad on sale of Forte Oil, asks what is next for him". Legit.ng. 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "DJ Cuppy: I Love Travelling Because I Learn So Much". This Day Live. Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  3. ^ "DJ Cuppy Graduates from King's College London". Hip Hop World Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  4. ^ "DJ CUPPY FEATURED IN FORBES". This Day Live. Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  5. ^ Egole, Anozie. "DJ Cuppy joins Roc Nation!". Vanguard. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  6. ^ "She Did It! DJ Cuppy is a Graduate of NYU". BellaNaija. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  7. ^ EGOLE, Anozie. "My parents are pushing me to be the best – DJ Cuppy, Femi Otedola's daughter". Vanguard. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  8. ^ "DJ Cuppy in Stella Jean – Tatler UK Magazine x Christie Inc Art Ball in London". Bella Naija. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  9. ^ a b Nwanne, Chuks. "Nigeria: Dj Cuppy – Younger Otedola Outside Black Gold". All Africa. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  10. ^ "DJ Cuppy Releases Star Studded "House of Cuppy" Compilation Mix". Bella Naija. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Denrele, BOJ, Tiwa Savage & More Attend DJ Cuppy's House of Cuppy Launch in New York [PHOTOS]". 360 Nobs. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Tiwa Savage, Dj Obi, Dija, Denrele & more attend House of Cuppy NYC Launch". Scoop. Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  13. ^ "DJ Cuppy, Yemi Alade, Fade Ogunro Look Sexy on the Cover of Guardian Life". 360 Nobs. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  14. ^ "VIDEO: Cuppy On A Mission – Dubai, UAE". c. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  15. ^ Odusanya, Yemisi Sophie. "DJ Cuppy always wondered why the DJ was a man". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Forbes Woman Africa Features Nigeria's Popular Female DJ, Ife Florence Otedola". Zelafrica. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  17. ^ Cuppy, DJ. "Cuppy Takes Africa! Announces Continent-wide Eight-city Tour". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  18. ^ Tayo, Ayomide O. "Rapper hangs out with DJ Cuppy at Roc Nation office". Pulse. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  19. ^ Cuppy, DJ. "Nigeria's DJ Cuppy Takes Her Place on US Stage with MTV2 Appearance". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  20. ^ "Cuppy on Instagram: "Check Out The New "Afrobeats" Album By @YoungParis 🎼🌍🎤💎 Got 2 Records Produced By Me!!! 🔥"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  21. ^ "New Video: DJ Cuppy & Tekno – Green Light". Bella Naija. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  22. ^ "DJ Cuppy unveils Sophomore Single "Vybe" featuring Sarkodie | Watch on BN - BellaNaija". www.bellanaija.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  23. ^ "#TheAfricansAreComing! Wizkid, DJ Cuppy, Ice Prince, Seyi Shay & More Listed as Music Meets Runway '14 Artists". Bella Naija. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  24. ^ Magazine, Tush. (2015-10-19) Exclusive One-on-One with DJ Cuppy. Tush Magazine. Retrieved on 2016-02-18.
  25. ^ "Nigeria's Tourism Ambassador DJ Cuppy at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico". Bella Naija. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  26. ^ "Winning! DJs Obi, Cuppy, Spinall & Xclusive unveiled as Pepsi DJ Ambassadors - BellaNaija". www.bellanaija.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  27. ^ "Your Fave Super Eagles and Entertainers Feature in Pepsi's Naija All The Way Advert". The Culture Custodian (Est. 2014). 2018-06-02. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  28. ^ "Global Citizen Launches New Campaign for Gender Equality Because #SheIsEqual". Global Citizen. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  29. ^ liano (2019-08-19). "CHECKOUT: Dj Cuppy - Gelato ft Zlatan". 9jabaz. Retrieved 2019-08-19.

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