DJ cuppy has come to establish herself as the princess of Afrobeats. This amazing 29 years old disc jockey has achieved outstanding records within her few years in the Nigerian music industry. She has become renowned for her songs, recordings, audio mix, and ambassadorial position.
Do you want to learn more about DJ Cuppy? Keep reading.
DJ CUPPY PROFILE
Real Name: Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola
D.O.B: November 11, 1991
Occupations: Disc Jockey, Producer, Vocalist, Entrepreneur, Actor, Philanthropist.
Labels: Red Velvet Music
Active Years: 2013 till date
Music Genre: Afrobeats
Nickname: Cuppy, Cuppy Music, Princess of Afrobeats
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics, Masters degree in Music Business.
In progress: Masters in African Studies, Oxford University.
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Siblings: 4 Siblings: Olawunmi, Temiloluwa, Fewa, and Tolani Otedola
Marital Status: Single
Pets: Funfun and Pupa Otedola (puppies)
DJ Cuppy Family–Otedola’s
DJ Cuppy has the birth name Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola. She was born to Nigerian and Ghanaian Entrepreneurs Femi and Nana Otedola. Femi Otedola is a top tier tycoon whose income runs into billions. He was the former CEO of Forte Oil before it was sold. He invests in various businesses ranging from oil and gas to real estate. DJ Cuppy’s mom, Nana Otedola, is a Philanthropist and an entrepreneur. Born in 1966, Nana has spent most of her years in London. Even though she’s based in London, her business and investment are majorly in Nigeria.
DJ Cuppy has been blessed with four siblings. She has siblings from her mother’s side named Fewa Otedola, Temiloluwa Otedola, and Olawunmi Christy Otedola. Before Femi Otedola married Nana, he already had a child with Olayinka Odukoya. The child is Tolani Otedola. Tolani, a fantastic songster, leads a quiet life off social media.
DJ Cuppy’s younger sister, Temiloluwa Otedola, is a fashionista and a blogger. She’s also involved in acting. In 2020, she played a lead role in the movie Citation.
The last child of the Otedola’s is Fewa. Fewa was born in 2000 and lives in the US. Even though he has autism spectrum disorder—slow mental development—he still manages some companies in the US.
Early Years of DJ Cuppy
This top star has established herself as a leading name in the entertainment industry, and it didn’t start today. Being the daughter of a business tycoon worth billions, we would easily assume it’s her father’s riches that brought her this far. However, she had worked hard and developed herself before she got to this stage of fame and popularity.
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola is the daughter of billionaire Femi Otedola. She was born on November 11, 1992. After spending her first six years in Ilupeju, the Otedolas moved to Ikeja. In Ikeja, Cuppy attended Grange school. After 7years, Cuppy moved to London for her GCSE and A-levels. Records also have it that her mum, Nana Otedola lived in the UK at this time.
Have you read about Olawunmi Christy (Tolani) Otedola: Career, Education, and more.?
On the about section of cuppy’s website, she narrated how her interest in African music developed. According to her, her parents gave her an iPod before she moved to the UK for GCSE. As a lover of African music, she filled the iPod with African songs. These songs reminded her of home and where she came from.
It would have it that DJ Cuppy developed an interest in Disc jockeying from her teenage years. And she purely learnt how to DJ from observing others and practising constantly.
At 22, Cuppy graduated from King’s College, London, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics. Still, in 2014, she started her own music business known as Red Velvet Music Group.
DJ Cuppy Music Career
Having steadily built a good name for herself, CUPPY was known as one of the best DJs in Africa. Due to her activeness, she got selected by MTV base in 2014. And she got to perform as a DJ at the MTV Africa Music awards.
After her performance, she compiled her first mixtape, titled House of Cuppy. This compilation was an EDM-Esque remix of trending Afrobeats songs. Sequelling this, she released House of Cuppy II, which had a pure Afrobeats vibe. Still, in 2014, she again performed at the Tatler and Christie’s Art ball in London. She also rendered a performance at the Financial Times Luxury Summit, Mexico.
To reach more audiences, she organised the Cuppy Take Africa Tour in 2015. This tour was documented and aired on Fox Life.
2015 saw cuppy achieving a lot. First, she got a Masters degree in Music Business from New York University. Then, she interned at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. She later became the resident DJ on the Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Tha God show on MTV2. This amazing act showcases her management prowess as she balances her education, internship, shows with her club performances.
Featuring and Other Achievements
Aside from Cuppy’s Take Africa Tour, she has also featured in significant magazines. When the Guardian life celebrated a new generation of African women, DJ Cuppy was featured as the cover girl. The same year, Forbes women in Africa also featured this music star in their magazine.
In 2020, Forbes Magazine featured DJ Cuppy in the 30 under 30 categories.
2021 saw DJ cuppy partnering with Apple music to launch their first Radio show in Africa. The same year, she was also announced as one of the casts for High Life. High Life is a Reality TV show by Channel 4, and the theme is on the career of British West Africans.
Original Copy – 2020
- Epe ft Efya
- Jollof on the Jet ft. Rema and Rayvanny
- Wale ft. Wyclef Jean
- Cold heart killer ft. Darko
- Original Copy – Interlude
- Karma ft. Stonebwoy
- Litty lit ft. Teni
- 54 ft. Julian Marley and Sir. Shina Peters
- Guilty pleasure ft. Nonso Amadi
- P.O.Y ft. Ycee and Ms Banks
- Labalaba ft. Seyi Shay
2013: I love my country
2017: Green Light
2018: Vibe, Currency, Work
2019: Abena, Gelato
2020: Jollof on the Jet, Karma, Fkn Around, Litty lit.
As a disc Jokey, she has collaborated with many African and international talents. She has worked with L.A.X, Tekno, Sarkodie, Skuki, Kwesi Author, Amber Mark, Shaydee, Ceeza Mill, Zlatan, Stonebwoy, Megan thee Stallion, and so many others.
Softly, which she remixed in December 2021, is gaining traction. On Spotify, it ranks #1 on her popular release with 311,413 views (January 17, 2022). Her work with Megan thee Stallion, Fkn Around, ranks #3 on her popular releases with roughly a 1.6million views.
Cuppy has received numerous ambassadorship. It started with being the Tourism ambassadors for the “Fascinating Nigeria” Campaign in 2014. Then she became one of the three DJ Ambassadors for Pepsi. Before the 2018 world cup, she appeared on the Pepsi All the way commercial as the official DJ.
She also got an ambassadorship for humanitarian services. In 2018, she became an ambassador for Global citizen education. Later that year, she also became an ambassador for Save the Children, UK. Moving forward to June 2021, Cuppy is the Ambassador for Lagos SDGs Youth alliance.
Awards and Nominations
- Beatz Awards–Best Female DJ of the Year(2018)
- Beatz Awards–Best Female DJ of the Year(2017)
- Beatz Awards–Best Female DJ of the Year(2016)
- NEA Awards–Best Female DJ 2015
- ELOY Awards–Nominated under the Best Female DJ Category(2014)
DJ Cuppy Networth
DJ Cuppy’s Net Worth is estimated at $1.7million. She has generated her wealth from personal properties and her music business and jobs.
She owns a Ferrari Portofino, a Mercedes Benz AMG G55 SUV, and a pink rang over sports 2017 model car. She also has a new apartment in the UK, which she named PinkPentHouse.
You have just read about the Fascinating African female DJ, DJ Cuppy. We have given you details about her music career and her background. DJ Cuppy is currently the Richest Female DJ in Nigeria, with a mind-blowing net worth of $1.7million.