Julie Adenuga

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Julie Adenuga
Julie Adenuga

(1988-07-15) 15 July 1988 (age 31)
London, England
Station(s)Rinse FM, Beats 1
Time slotMonday–Friday 2-4pm GMT
CountryUnited Kingdom

Julie Adenuga is a British radio presenter and is one of the three lead DJs for Beats 1, Apple's 24/7 radio station as part of Apple Music.

Early career[edit]

Adenuga, who is of British Nigerian descent,[1] is from the London Borough of Haringey. Adenuga is the younger sister of JME and Skepta, who are both London-based Grime artists and record producers, as well as co-founders of the Boy Better Know record label.[2]

Adenuga made her debut in the music industry in 2010, when she joined London community radio station Rinse FM and then went on to present the drive time show.[3]

In 2014, she created and hosted a music television show on Channel AKA and Dailymotion called Play It, which serves as a platform for UK rap and grime artists as well as singers and poets.[4] Adenuga recently started a YouTube interview series, featuring artists such UK grime and rap artist Stormzy.[5] As well as this, she hosted Vice Magazine’s online offshoot, Noisey’s, Grime Karaoke.[6]

As part of the 2015 Apple WWDC keynote, Adenuga was introduced as the London headline host of Beats 1 radio. Beats 1 is the global radio service from Apple Music.[7]

To add to her presenting accolades, Adenuga wrote and presented Skepta's 'Greatness Only' documentary for Noisey.[8] Her talents have been noted and recognised with mentions in Forbes 30 under 30, NME's 500 Most Influential People in Britain and in Debrett's 500 List: Music, with a feature in Fader quoting Apple dubbing Adenuga as one of London's most vital tastemakers.[9][10][11][12]


  1. ^ BellaRose Okojie (June 18, 2015). "Meet Julie Adenuga: The Yoruba Girl that Deejays at Apple's Radio Station!". TechCity. Green City Media Network.
  2. ^ Wolfson, Sam (1 September 2015). "Apple Beats 1 DJ Julie Adenuga: 'I used to work at the Apple Store'" – via The Guardian.
  3. ^ Price, Rob (30 June 2015). "Meet Julie Adenuga – the British DJ who is heading up Apple's new global radio station Beats 1". Business Insider. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Julie Adenuga's – Play It Special – Video Dailymotion". Dailymotion. 5 February 2015.
  5. ^ "JulieAdenuga". YouTube.
  6. ^ "We're Throwing A Grime Karaoke Party With Big Narstie". Noisey.
  7. ^ "Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place". Apple. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Watch Skepta Discuss His Rise in New Documentary Skepta: Greatness Only – Pitchfork". pitchfork.com.
  9. ^ "30 Under 30 Europe 2017". Forbes.
  10. ^ "Skepta and Adele named among the 500 'most influential' people in Britain – NME". 23 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Debrett's 500 List: Music".
  12. ^ "Here's What You Need To Know About Julie Adenuga, Apple's New DJ". The FADER.

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