Monday, 14 November 2016
Billionaire Femi Otedola's Daughter, DJ Cuppy Creating the Big Buzz
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, famously known as DJ Cuppy, is a musician and entrepreneur with a rapidly increasing empire. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Cuppy’s musical endeavors began at a young age. By the time she turned 18, whilst attaining a BSc Economics at Kings College London, she was already producing her own tracks and was touring the world on the wheels of steel. To this date, Cuppy’s DJ skills have taken her to over 25 countries and she continues to thrill dance floors across the globe.
Cuppy’s open-format DJ style and diverse genre catalogue takes audiences on an exuberant journey. She is praised for her ability to seamlessly fuse commercial hits with innovative remixes, relating with any diverse crowd. With her lovable personality and undeniable hard work ethic, she has quickly risen and continues her pop-cultured supreme lead role as a global pan-African brand.
In 2014, DJ Cuppy was appointed by Nigeria’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation (Mr. Edem Duke) as the tourism ambassador for the country’s "Fascinating Nigeria" campaign. She also released her first compilation House of Cuppy, which saw her pioneer a fresh new sound she dubbed “Neo-Afrobeats” - an electric blend of Tropical House and Afrobeats music. The compilation was launched successfully in London, New York and Lagos, and followed up in 2015 with 8-country tour, Cuppy Takes Africa, now a TV show on FOX.
Having been featured by the likes of Forbes, Vogue, and the Financial Times, Cuppy has worked with some of the biggest and most exciting international organizations. Jumpstarting her US invasion in 2015 with an internship at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, she performed at SXSW Festival and starred as the resident DJ on MTV’s ‘Uncommon Sense’ Show; all whilst attaining a Masters in Music at New York University.
Her tour of some African countries, embarked upon in 2015 is now a reality show “Cuppy Takes Africa” which is an ambitious tour of eight African countries has been packaged as an exciting reality show which is currently showing on Fox Life, DSTV Channel 126.