What is life without music and i sometimes imagine what life would be like if music doesn’t exist, Djs play a vital roles in making music known to Nigerians. There are several Djs in Nigeria today you would understand what i mean if you are that type that goes to events but few of them are enjoying the career. Nigeria musicians have their personal Djs ,but we want to know the best Djs in Nigeria 2017/2018 top five.
When i say Disk Jockey i mean the same thing as Dj but it seems that many people don’t know this. The alphabet “D” stands for Disk while the other letter “J” stands for Jockey. This post is created to address and officially introduce you to the best and hottest Djs in Nigeria 2017 latest ranking. These Djs we have on this list are the most influential Djs in Nigeria today because they have succeeded in setting pace for other upcoming Djs to follow. It no longer news that several things in human life has become a professional field. Gone are those days where Djs are few but these days everybody wants to become a Dj including the females.
Fast forward to 2017, Disk Jockers are one of the most paid and soughted-after entertainers in Nigeria today. Just like every other celebrities in Nigeria like comedians, actors/actress, musicians; Nigerian Disk Jockers(Djs) are living their dream life as their hustle is currently paying off like blood money. Unarguably, Nigerians are party people that is one reason why Djs will never be neglected . Some of these top djs are being signed by top Nigerian record labels while some of them are being endorsed by Nigerian telecommunication ginats. At ths junction, we are about to introduce you to the Top 5 Best Djs in Nigeria 2017/2018.
1. DJ Jimmy Jatt
There is no need for long story or argument, this great man known as DJ Jimmy Jatt is the number one Dj in Nigeria 2018 and even in time past. DJ Jimmy Jatt is the winner of the best and biggest Nigerian Dj. He is not just the best Dj in Nigeria, he is also the most influential and famous Dj in Nigeria 2017. This man is like a father to all Nigerian DJs, he is like the 2baba of all Disk jockers all over Naija and beyond.
He is not just a DJ but one of the most celebrated man in the Nigerian entertainment scene and he has been in the game like forever. He real name is Jimmy Amu while his stage name is Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt . His days as a prominent disk-jocker seems to be coming to an end because he is like paving way for upcoming DJS so that they too can shine bright like a diamond in the sky and start enjoying the best time of their career.
2. Dj Xclusive
Almighty Dj Xclusive is the second best Dj in Nigeria 2017 and he is on the second spot on this list. His real name is Rotimi Alakija , born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian parents. After spending some years in the United Kingdom, his parents moved back to Nigeria where he attended King’s College, Lagos after which he he proceeded to the higher institution . He bagged a degree in financial computing at the end of all.
Rotimi Alakija popularly addressed as Dj Xclusive is currently signed to EME record label. He kick started his DJ career at various clubs such as Vendome, Tribeca and now an on-air radio DJ at Cool FM Lagos, Vee-Jay at Channel O. Dj Xclusive is also a musician because he now sings , he has featured alot of Nigerian musicians in his songs including Davido, Timaya, Wizkid and many more.
3. DJ Spinall
Sodamola Oluseye Desmond better known as DJ Spinall is now one of the top Djs in Nigeria and he is the official DJ to Wande Coal, Beat 97.9 FM Ibadan and the weekly Industry Nite. Just like Dj Xclusive he has featured couple of Nigerian singers in his songs , he is a Dj and a musicians as well. This young talented man is known by the trade name, “the Cap” or “Unstoppable Dj Spinall” . He has done alot of mix tape titled The Cap getting attention online. This Dj has worked with several Nigerian artistes including M.I Abaga, Burna Boy and Yemi Alade.
4. DJ Kentalky
His real name is Ifeoluwa Ibrahim Ozimah but famously addressed as DJ Kentalky, is fast rising DJ in Nigeria’s music industry today who has done couples of mix tapes for his fans and he is no doubt the in-house DJ at Naija FM. He started his hustle in year 20001 when he was part of the MTV Guinness Extra Smooth Train to Abuja and Benin.
His prowess as a Dj has given him fame beyond our expectation. This edge has offer him more opportunity to work with international disc jockey, Mannie.
5. DJ Humility
He became famous after coming out first at the Benson & Hedges DJ Championship in the early 2000s. In the year 2003, DJ Humility was voted as Nigeria’s best radio DJ at the Gbedu Awards; in 2003, he emerged the winner of Fanta Fame Awards . DJ Humility is one of the oldest Nigerian Djs who has been doing this for all his life and one of the most successful in the game after DJ Jimmy Jatt. Everybody call him DJ Humility while his real name is Benedict Afagwu.
6. DJ Neptune
The sixth best Dj in Nigeria 2017 is no other person than DJ Neptune. This man is the number sixth best /hottest and influential Dj in Nigeria. He is called Imohiosen Patrick, originally an indigene of Edo State but born and bred in Lagos State. Back in the days, he worked with Ray Power FM as a radio DJ before becoming a freelance DJ and performing at international and national concerts. He has pocketed several awards and has also been nominated for several awards which includes
- Best World DJ at the 2008 ‘NEA’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York,
- International Best DJ at the first “AEA” Africa Entertainment Awards in Malaysia.
- U.S.A. He won Best World DJ at the 2009 ‘NEA’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards in D.C, U.S.A,
- Tush Award Best DJ in Nigeria, 2010.
Other Names Worthy of Mention:
- DJ Cuppy
- Dj Sose
- DJ Lambo
- DJ Baddo