DJ Cuppy Biography and Net Worth

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola popularly known by her stage name as DJ Cuppy is a fast rising Nigerian disc jockey (DJ), singer, songwriter, stage performer, recording artist, record producer, remixer and the daughter of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola. She was born on 28th November 1992 in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. She is currently 26 years old. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented.

DJ Cuppy lived in Ilupeju for six years before moving to Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She then moved to London in United Kingdom for her GCSE’s and A-Levels. In July 2014, DJ Cuppy graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Business and Economics.

In 2015, she earned a Master’s Degree in Music Business from New York University in the United States of America. In 2014, DJ Cuppy was the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban.

She then played at the Tatler and Christie’s Art Ball in London and at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City. In July 2014, she released House of Cuppy as her first compilation mix in London and Lagos, before launching it in New York City in the United States of America on 2nd September 2014.

That same year, DJ Cuppy also launched the London-based music management and content production business, known as Red Velvet Music Group. In January 2015, DJ Cuppy was featured on the cover of the Guardian Life magazine.

The cover celebrated a new generation of African women. In March 2015, DJ 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. 

DJ Cuppy was featured in the 2015 April/May issue of Forbes Woman Africa. In August 2015, DJ Cuppy set off on her first DJ tour named “Cuppy Takes Africa” to 8 cities in 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. Later that year, she interned at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

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

On 24th March 2017, she produced and released two songs namely “Vibe” and “The way I am” which appeared on the “Afrobeats” EP by Young Paris. On 13th October 2017, she released “Green Light” her first official single. The song features guest vocals from Nigerian singer and producer Tekno.

On 30th March 2018, she released “Vybe” her second official single. The song features guest vocals from Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie. In an interview with Tush Magazine, DJ Cuppy described her sound as “Neo-Afrobeats” which is a fusion of Electro house and Afrobeats.

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. DJ Cuppy became one of Pepsi’s DJ ambassadors alongside with 3 others in Nigeria.

On 20th March 2018, DJ Cuppy was announced as an Official DJ Ambassador for Pepsi. She appeared in Pepsi’s “Naija All The Way” all star commercial ahead of the 2018 World Cup. On 5th June 2018, DJ Cuppy was announced as a Global Citizen Education Ambassador.

In 2014, DJ Cuppy was nominated for Best Female DJ at the ELOY Awards. In 2015, she won the Best Female DJ at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards. Apart from being a disc jockey, DJ Cuppy is also a singer and has released several singles which include Green Light, Vybe, Currency, Werk, Charged Up, amongst others.

DJ Cuppy is currently one of the richest and most influential female artist and DJ in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.7 million.

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