DJ Lambo

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DJ Lambo
DJ Lambo on NdaniTV Sept 2018.png
Born Olawunmi Okerayi
Nigeria
Other names DJ Lamborghini
Alma mater University of Abuja
Occupation
Years active 2013-present
Musical career
Genres
Labels Chocolate City
Associated acts

Olawunmi Okerayi, known by her stage name DJ Lambo,[1] is a Nigerian disc jockey. Her song "Drank" was produced by Reinhard and received positive critical reviews and extensive airplay. She was signed to Loopy Music in 2013 before its merge with Chocolate City in 2015. She won DJ of the Year (Female) at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards. Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) listed her as one of top five Nigerian DJ's to watch out for in 2015.[2]

In 2017, DJ Lambo was among the few DJs selected to play at Big Brother Nigeria's season 2 Saturday party of the Big Brother Naija reality game show.[3][4]

Early life and music career[edit]

Early life[edit]

DJ Lambo grew up with four brothers in Nigeria.[5] Her father, DJ Tony Lewis[6] influenced her career as a disc jockey.[7] She started her professional career in 2008–2009 as a Radio personality|(OAP) on Raypower 100.5 FM, Rhythm FM 94.7 Abuja, and Love 104.5 FM Abuja.[8]

Artistry[edit]

DJ Lambo describes her sound as a fusion of house music, techno, afropop and hip hop.[citation needed] Her song "Drank" [9] was produced by Reinhard and received positive critical reviews and extensive airplay. She was signed to Loopy Music in 2013[10] before its merge with Chocolate City in 2015.[11]

Smirnoff Equalizing Music[edit]

On March 8, 2017, Smirnoff launched the Equalizing Music initiative on behalf of the International Women's Day to celebrate female DJs around the world.[12] DJ Lambo was ranked number 18 on the Smirnoff Top Women Electronic Artists playlist with her single "Motion".[13]

On March 20, 2017, Smirnoff Nigeria also celebrated International Women's Day at Crest Hotels and Garden Jos with the top three finalists of the Smirnoff X1 Female DJ contestants alongside DJ Lambo and DJ Spinall at the event.[14]

Choc Boi Nation President[edit]

On 14 June 2017, she was named the head and president of Choc Boi Nation (CBN), an record imprint of Chocolate City Music. With this announcement she became one of the major female record label executives in the music industry in Nigeria. The press conference, held in Lagos, was attended by co-label mates MI Abaga, Dice Ailes, Koker and Loose Kaynon [15]

Educational background[edit]

DJ Lambo has a degree in English and Literature from the University of Abuja.[16]

Notable performances[edit]

She has performed at several popular events and shows since her rise to stardom, including:

Event Year
"Big Brother Naija" 2017
"Smirnoff House Party (SMIRNOFF X1 FEMALE DJ)"

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2015 "The Motion"

(feat. Seyi Shay, Cynthia Morgan & Eva Alordiah)

"Girl Power"

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with certifications, showing year released and album name
Year Title Certifications Album
2014 "Millionaira Champagne"

(M.I featuring Ice Prince, Sarkodie & DJ Lambo)

30,000 in pre order sales The Chairman

Compilation singles[edit]

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2015 "Drank"

(DJ Lambo, Milli & Dice Ailes)

"TICBN" & "SUMMERTIME DANCE-OFF MIX"

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Released Date
2015 The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation 30 April 2015

Mixtape album[edit]

Year Title Released Date
2015 SUMMERTIME DANCE-OFF MIX 17 July 2015
2016 Girl Power 19 May 2016

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2016 City People Entertainment Awards DJ of the Year (Female)[17] Herself Won
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Disk Jockey of the Year (Female) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ Lambo". NotJustOk. Archived from the original on 3 January 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  2. ^ Badmus, Kayode (6 August 2015). "Top 5 Nigerian DJs to watch out for". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "#BBNaija: The all-white party was lit even without ThinTallTony". YNaija. 26 March 2017. Archived from the original on 28 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ "#BBNaija Day 62: The White Party With DJ Lambo | 360Nobs.com". 360Nobs. Archived from the original on 27 March 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  5. ^ "DJ Lambo Speaks on #BeingFemaleInNigeria". Tush Magazine. 18 July 2015. Archived from the original on 24 June 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  6. ^ Amodeni, Adunni. "I Get A Lot Of Advances From Men - Says Popular Female DJ". Naij. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  7. ^ Amodeni, Adunni. "I Get A Lot Of Advances From Men - Says Popular Female DJ". Naij.
  8. ^ "DJ Lambo: Meet the Nigerian female DJ taking over the world". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 4 October 2016. Archived from the original on 5 April 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  9. ^ Efe, Jasper (27 April 2015). "Choc Boi Nation – 'The Indestructible' (Album Art + Tracklist)". Daily Post (Nigeria). Daily Post (Nigeria). Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  10. ^ "M.I signs DJ Lambogini to Loopy Music". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 12 March 2013. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  11. ^ Akan, Joey. "Chocolate City: Record label merges with Loopy Music". Pulse Nigeria. Archived from the original on 12 February 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Smirnoff launches 'Equalizing Music' initiative". Event Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 May 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Smirnoff & The Black Madonna Aim to Double Female Festival Headliners With Equalizing Music Initiative: Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  14. ^ "So Much Fun at the Smirnoff House Party with DJ Moonlait, DJ Spinall, DJ Garber & DJ Frizzie Lighting Up the House All Night". BellaNaija. Archived from the original on 20 March 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Choc Boi Nation unveils DJ Lambo as President". BellaNaija. Archived from the original on 2017-06-14.
  16. ^ Igwe, H. "Here's Why DJ Lambo Is The Best Female DJ In Nigeria, Regardless Of The NEAs". Naij. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Full List Of Winners at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 26 July 2016. Archived from the original on 8 December 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.

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