One must be aware that a DJ’s duties go beyond just playing loud music at parties if they want to be mentioned among Nigeria’s greatest DJs. A skilled DJ needs to gauge the crowd in front of him and understand what genre of music will be popular with them. Additionally, he must be aware of the audience’s mood and understand the proper musical sequencing in order to progressively improve everyone’s mood until they are all dancing and having a good time.
The size of the crowd shouldn’t make a great DJ scared or apprehensive; in fact, the cheers of approval from the crowd should inspire him to work harder and keep choosing songs, noises, and effects to ensure that everyone has the best time possible.
Because affiliation with or endorsement from the top DJs can do a lot to promote a song and an artist’s brand, the best DJs in Nigeria are frequently courted by musicians.
1. DJ Exclusive
Rotimi Alakija, better known as Dj Xclusive, is currently the best DJ in the nation. DJ Exclusive is the most well-known DJ in the nation and a well-known celebrity disc jockey with a reported net worth of $6 million.
DJ Exclusive is more than just a DJ who plays at weddings and parties; he is also the resident DJ at CoolFM 96.9 and, after joining Empire Mates Entertainment, Wizkid’s official DJ.
DJ Exclusive was born in the UK, although he completed his secondary education in Nigeria before coming back to the UK to enroll in Reading University’s Physics and Computer Science program.
He began his career in 2003 by working at a number of nightclubs, including Funky Buddha, Aura Mayfair, Penthouse, and Jalouse. The best DJ prize was given to DJ Exclusive at the 2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, which were hosted in the United States.
He has performed at venues like Vendome and Tribeca and with artists like Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Mario Winans, Brick and Lace, Nas, and Fat Joe. He has also received a number of other awards and nominations over the course of his career.
2. DJ Jimmy Jatt
Jimmy Amu, better known as DJ Jimmy Jatt, has long been one of the top DJs in Nigeria. In fact, he is still the most well-known among both the young and the old.
In Nigeria, DJ Jimmy Jatt is a major force in the entertainment industry. His mere presence at an event is enough to draw large crowds as well as top performers who want to work with him and will treat the event seriously if he is a featured performer.
DJ Jimmy Jatt is an experienced professional who helped establish hip-hop music in Nigeria. In actuality, he began as a rapper but switched to DJing when he was unable to find a platform to begin his music career.
His rap battle event Jimmy’s Jump Off continues to be one of the pivotal starting points for rappers in Nigeria, and his albums and singles continue to be significant turning points in the development of DJs in that country. Together with 2face Idibia, Mode 9, and ElaJoe, he produced “Stlylee.” Two people nominated that song for that category at the 2007 Channel O Music Awards.
Additionally, he shared the stage alongside Sound Sultan, El Dee, Naeto C, 9ice, Ruggedman, eLDee, and M.I.
3. DJ Kaywise
On August 4, 1992, DJ Kaywise was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He hails from Ile Ife in the Osun state. He went to elementary and secondary school in Lagos State, his home state. After releasing the mixtape “Emergency,” which included a selection of well-known songs from the time, his net worth is thought to be over $740,000.
He has achieved a lot as a DJ, which has boosted his name and allowed him to establish himself. The DJ runs a DJ Academy across the nation (the first to be established by a DJ in Nigeria). He has worked with networks including MTVBase, Nigezie TV, WapTV, and others.
4. DJ Kentalky
In Nigeria’s music industry, DJ Kentalky, also known as Ifeoluwa Ibrahim Ozimah, is a rising DJ. DJ Kentalky is the resident DJ at Naija FM.
His professional journey began in 2001 when he took the MTV Guinness Extra Smooth Train to Abuja and Benin. He has also worked with worldwide DJ Mannie thanks to his remarkable abilities.
5. DJ SPINALL
Sodamola Oluseye Desmond, better known as DJ Spinall, is a multi-award-winning DJ from Nigeria. No matter what kind of attire he chooses, he is renowned for his distinctive traditional cap outfit. He signed with Atlantic Records in the UK, and it’s estimated that he has a net worth of about $850,000.
DJ Spinall, real name Sodamola Oluseye Desmond, claims that the name “Spin-various” relates to the fact that he plays a wide variety of music. His regular mixtape, The Cap, has drawn a lot of interest online.
He studied at a number of DJ schools and under the tutelage of veterans like DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Slim, and DJ Hotega. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering.
Due to his fame, Pepsi, Smirnoff Ice Drink, and other well-known businesses have all supported him.
6. DJ Neptune
One of the best DJs in Nigeria right now is DJ Neptune. His real name is Patrick Imohiosen. DJ Neptune was born and raised in Lagos even though he is from the Edo State. Prior to being a freelance DJ and appearing at both local and international events, DJ Neptune began his career as a radio DJ on Ray Power FM.
At the 2008 “NEA” Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York, America, DJ Neptune was nominated for a number of awards, including Best World DJ. At the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2009 in Washington, D.C., he was crowned Best World DJ. In 2010, he won the Tush Award for Best DJ in Nigeria. Additionally, he received the International Best DJ award at the first “AEA” Africa Entertainment Award in Malaysia
7. DJ Cuppy
Nigerian entertainer, producer, and musician Femi Otedola has revolutionized the country’s entertainment industry. Femi Otedola, a well-known entrepreneur and businessman, is the father of Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, better known as DJ Cuppy.
She has a net worth of over $2.5 million and is currently employed as a DJ by Red Velvet Music Group, making her one of the most successful female DJs in the nation. She has a long list of singles under her belt going all the way back to 2017, has endorsement deals with Pepsi, and is the DJ Ambassador for the company.
8. DJ Lambo
The full name of another well-known Nigerian disc jockey is Olawunmi Okerayi, better known as DJ Lambo. She has been ranked among the top ten Nigerian DJs to watch in the future, despite not having the same level of popularity as the others on our list. She won the best female DJ of the year award at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards.
In 2017, the reality TV program Big Brother Naija selected DJ Lambo to perform at the Saturday party. She currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Choc Boi Nation (CBN), a division of Chocolate City, one of the main music labels in the nation.
9. DJ sose
Thomas Amar-Aigbe, aka DJ Sose, is a Nigerian/Hungarian DJ most recognized for his sharp haircut and large facial tattoo. He was created in Oyo state. He is worth $400,000 overall. He is 39 years old and has a $400k net worth.
He has been a DJ since 2010, and his jazz, rock, hip-hop, afrobeat, and classical music has caused many people to dance. His own record label, Gray Tiger Entertainment, has been nominated for Nigeria’s best DJ award. He serves as a judge for the well-liked reality program Nigerian Idols.
Nigerian DJ Masterkraft is well-known and has worked with a variety of artists. One of Nigeria’s top ten music producers, his mixtape has been played on a variety of musical programs. The actual name of Masterkraft is Sunday Ginikachukwu Nweke. In addition to being a Nigerian record producer, he is also a DJ, pianist, and poet.