People

DJ Cuppy’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian record producer
Is Musician
Record producer
Composer
From Nigeria
Type Business
Music
Gender female
Birth

11 November 1992, Lagos

Age 28 years
Star sign Scorpio

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, also known as DJ Cuppy, is a Nigerian music producer and the daughter of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola.

Education

DJ Cuppy lived in Ilupeju for six years before moving to Ikeja. She then moved to London for her GCSE’s and A-Levels. Cuppy graduated from King’s College London in July 2014 with a degree in Business and Economics. She graduated this year from New York University having completed her Master’s Degree in Music Business, and now lives in London.

Career

In 2014 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 her first compilation mix called House of Cuppy in London and Lagos, before launching it in New York on September 2, 2014. That year, Cuppy also launched the music management and content production business Red Velvet Music Group, which is now located in London.

In January 2015, Cuppy was featured on the cover of the Guardian Life to celebrate a new generation of African women. In March 2015, Cuppy was named the official DJ for the 2015 Oil Barons Charity in Dubai, and became the first African act to have ever performed at the event. She was featured in the 2015 April/May issue of Forbes Woman Africa.

Later that year she interned at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. In an interview with Tush Magazine, DJ Cuppy described her sound as “Neo-Afrobeats” which is a fusion of Electro house and Afrobeats.

In 2016, Cuppy moved to London.

Tourism ambassador

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.

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Result
2014 ELOY Awards Female DJ Nominated
2015 NEA Awards Best Female DJ Won