Who are the best DJs in Nigeria in 2024? Is your best DJ on this list? Continue reading to find out.
The Nigerian entertainment and music industry is one of the most popular entertainment industries in Africa and Nigerian entertainers are highly respected in Nigeria and all over the world. Nigerian DJs are also part of the entertainment industry and they are also highly respected in their own field of work.
There was a time when DJing was one of the most disrespected career paths in the country but right now, these DJs are one of the biggest names in the African entertainment industry. These Disc Jockeys sometimes do sing but they spend a majority of their time making shows and parties more lively by doing what they do best.
Nigerian DJs are of the same class and this means that some are bigger and more respected than others. This article contains a comprehensive list of the best DJs in Nigeria right now. These DJs are also influential as they have set the pace for others to follow in the Nigeria entertainment industry.
Top 10 Best DJs In Nigeria Right Now
1) Dj Jimmy Jatt
DJ Jimmy Jatt is one of the pioneer Disc Jockeys in Nigeria. He started DJing when the craft was not well respected and profitable as it is right now and he has also made a name for himself in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Apart from being a successful disc jockey, DJ Jimmy Jatt is also a musician and he has featured some of the biggest acts in the Nigerian music industry in his songs. His real name is Jimmy Amu and he also has 2 studio albums which are “The Definition (2007)” and “The Industry Vol 1” released in 2014.
2) DJ Kaywise
DJ Kaywise whose real name is Ayorinde Kehinde Okiki is an award-winning Nigerian Disc Jockey(DJ) and musician who was born on the 4th of August, 1992.
With his remarkable Disc jockeying skills, Kaywise has made a name for himself in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He is a renowned Nigerian DJ who is recognized both in Nigeria and outside the shores of this country and he also has DJ Academy in the country known as DJ Kaywise Academy.
This Nigerian DJ is also the first Nigerian DJ to establish a DJ academy in Nigeria. He sees the launch of his DJ academy as a greater opportunity to continue to inspire the next generation of DJs and Producers to achieve their dreams and this is the core belief of the #KaywiseAcademy.
3) DJ Xclusive
DJ Xclusive is another popular and multi-talented Nigerian DJ, music producer, and recording artist who is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Born as Rotimi Alakija in the United Kingdom, DJ Xclusive is often rated as one of the most educated Disc Jockeys in the country.
He started his professional disc jockey career in 2003 by performing at various nightclubs, including Aura Mayfair, Penthouse, Funky Buddha, and Jalouse. Right now, DJ Xclusive is signed into EME records owned by Banky W and he is doing quite well there.
4) DJ Spinall
Sodamola Oluseye Desmond, who is popularly known as DJ Spinall, is a multiple award-winning Nigerian disc jockey who is based in Lagos, Nigeria. One thing the particular DJ is known for or should I call it a trademark is that he is always on his Yoruba traditional cap regardless of this style of clothing then.
He is one of the best DJs in Nigeria and right now, he is signed into Atlantic Records which is a popular record label in the United Kingdom. Due to his quite remarkable popularity as a Nigerian DJ, he currently has endorsement deals with Smirnoff Ice drink, Pepsi Nigeria, and other top brands.
5) DJ Neptune
DJ Neptune is another popular Nigerian DJ and he is well known and loved by many Nigerians. His real name is Imohiosen Patrick and he is rated as one of the best DJs in Nigeria right now.
He is also a well-known Nigeria entertainer who started as a radio DJ and once worked with Ray Power FM before becoming a freelance DJ and performing at international and national concerts. Right now, he is one of the most respected entertainers in Nigeria with many endorsements and he also currently has his own online radio station known as Neptunes FM.
6) DJ Big N
Nonso Temisan Ajufo popularly known as DJ Big N is a Nigerian hip-hop Disc Jockey and one of the DJs signed into Don Jazzy’s Label known as – Mavin Records. Right now, DJ Big N is rated as one of the best DJs in the country and you can confirm that by listening to some of his DJ Mixtapes.
DJ Big N has played a big role in the career of many Mavin artists like Tiwa Savage, Rema & Di’Ja. He has also released a couple of Mavins-themed mixtapes (such as the “Mavin All Stars” mixtape, “Surulere Mixtape Volume 1” and so on).
He is also the official DJ of Mavin Records and a highly educated entertainer. He is also one of the most educated DJs in Nigeria.
7) DJ Kentalky
Ifeoluwa Ibrahim Ozimah, popularly known as DJ Kentalky is a fast-rising Nigerian DJ and musician. Right now, Kentalky works as a radio DJ for Naija FM and their listeners can attest to the fact that this guy is a good DJ.
DJ Kentalky is a popular Nigerian DJ known for his skills of controlling the wheel of Jam on the dance floor and he is also rated as one of the g=best DJs in Nigeria today.
8) DJ Cuppy
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola who is popularly known as DJ Cuppy is a Nigerian entertainer, singer, and producer who is based in London in the United Kingdom. She is also the daughter of a popular Nigerian Billionaire and businessman – Femi Otedola.
She is one of the notable female DJs in Nigeria who has due to her skills made a name in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Cuppy is also a highly educated entertainer with degrees from Kings College, London, and New York University.
Right now, she is signed into Red Velvet Music Group as a disc jockey and she’s currently doing well as an entertainer and she’s rated as one of the best DJs in the country. She has also featured popular African musicians like Sarkodie, Tekno, Zlatan Ibile, and a couple of others in her songs.
9) DJ Enimoney
Eniola Olamilekan Adedeji who is known by his stage name – DJ Enimoney is a Nigerian DJ and recording artist. He is currently signed by YBNL Nation as its official Disc Jockey and younger brother of Nigerian rapper, Olamide.
He came into the spotlight after is his debut single “Oya dab” which featured Olamide and since then, DJ Enimoney has released a couple of other hit singles and collabs with well many Nigerian artists. He is currently rated as one of Nigeria’s finest DJs and he also has some popular mixtapes to his name.
10) DJ Lambo
This another female Nigerian Disc Jockey who is doing very well in Nigeria. Born as Olawunmi Okerayi, DJ Lambogini (with DJ Lambo as the short form) is an award-winning Nigerian DJ and musician.
She is one of the best DJs in Nigeria and her skills and talent as a Disc Jockey have taken her places. She won DJ of the Year (Female category) at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards. Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) listed her as one of the top five Nigerian DJs to watch out for in 2015 and she was nominated for Best Female DJ in Africa in the African Global DJ Awards AGDA.