|Birth name||Rotimi Alakija|
|Occupation(s)||DJ, record producer, recording artist|
|Labels||Empire Mates Entertainment|
Rotimi Alakija (born 16 October ?), better known as DJ Xclusive, is a Nigerian disc jockey, record producer and recording artist.
Rotimi Alakija was born in the UK to Nigerian parents. At an early age, he moved back to Nigeria to pursue a high school education at King's College, Lagos. Rotimi Alakija moved back to the UK to study Physics and Computer Science at Reading University, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He later studied Financial Computing at Brunel University London.
Career and success
DJ Xclusive started his professional disc jockey career in 2003 by performing at various night clubs, including Aura Mayfair, Penthouse, Funky Buddha and Jalouse. During the course of his career, DJ Xclusive has performed with acts like Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Mario Winans, Brick and Lace, Nas and Fat Joe.
At the 2010 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, held in the United States, DJ Xclusive won World Best DJ. He was nominated for Best DJ at the 2011 edition of the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Awards (BEFFTA Awards). He was also featured at the 2013 Big Brother House Party.
In 2011, DJ Xclusive became the resident DJ for CoolFM 96.9 and also joined Empire Mates Entertainment as Wizkid's official DJ. DJ Xclusive released a single "I'm Xclusive" alongside renowned UK-Nigerian artist Mo Eazy.
- "Pangolo" (featuring Timaya)
- "Ibebe" (featuring Olamide) (2013)
- "Gal bad" (featuring D'Prince and Wizkid) (2014)
- "Jeje" (featuring Wizkid (2014)
- "Fatasi" (featuring Terry G) (2014)
- "Tonight" (featuring Banky W and Niyola) (2014)
- "Shaba" (featuring Kcee and Patoranking) (2014)
- "Dami Si" (featuring Lil Kesh and CDQ) (2015)
- "Oyoyo" (featuring Burna Boy) (2016)
- "Sharwama" (featuring Masterkraft) (2016)
- "Pose" (featuring Tiwa Savage)(2017)
- Gbomo Gbomo (featuring Zlatan Ibile)(2019)
- Empire Mates State of Mind (2012)
- According To X (2015)
- "Chillin DJ Xclusive". genevieveng.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- "DJ Xclusive Takes Residence In Lagos". questionmarkmag.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- "DJ Xclusive joins EME". Bellanaija.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- "BN Celebrity Weddings: Rotimi "DJ Xclusive" Alakija & Tinuke Ogundero Wedding". BellaNaija.
- Tofatati Ige (November 7, 2015). "I don't like talking about my marriage". Vanguard.
- Akan, Joey (9 March 2014). ""I'm Not Folorunsho Alakija's Son" – DJ Xclusive Denies Report". Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "VIDEO: DJ Xclusive – Pangolo ft. Timaya". Notjustok. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
- "DJ Xclusive Sarkodie, Banky W, Cassper Nyovest, Anatii go hard in 'Cash only' video". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 10 February 2016.