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DJ Cuppy Biography: Net Worth, Relationship, Real Name

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Introduction

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola was born on November 11, 1992 and she’s professionally called Cuppy. She is a fast-growing Nigerian disc jockey and producer, the daughter of Nigerian businessman and billionaire, Femi Otedola. She grew up in Lagos before moving to London at the age of 13.

Full Name: Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola
Date Of Birth (Age): November 11, 1992 (age 27)
Place Of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Genres: Afrobeats
Occupation(s): DJ record producer, remixer
Instruments: Mixer
Years Active: 2013–present
Labels: Red Velvet Music Group
Website: http://djcuppy.com/

Net Worth: $200,000

Education

Cuppy resides in Ilupeju for six years, then relocated to Ikeja where she attended Grange School, Ikeja. She then moved to London for her GCSEs and A-Levels. Cuppy graduated from King’s College London in July 2014, with a degree in business and economics. She bagged a master’s degree in music business from New York University in 2015.

Career

Cuppy was the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban in 2014. She also played at the Tatler and Christie’s Art Ball in London, and also at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City.

She released House of Cuppy as her first compilation mix in London and Lagos in July 2014, prior to it launching in New York on September 2, 2014. With House of Cuppy, she released EDM-esque remixes of songs by top afropop artists.

Cuppy in the same year, launched the London-based music management and content production business, Red Velvet Music Group.

Cuppy In January 2015, was featured on the cover of the Guardian Life magazine. The cover lauded a new generation of African women. In three month, Cuppy was announced the official DJ for the 2015 Oil Barons Charity in Dubai, becoming the first African act to perform at the event. She found herself in the 2015 April/May issue of Forbes Woman Africa.

In June 2015, Cuppy launched House of Cuppy II

After two months, Cuppy commenced her first DJ tour to 8 cities in Africa, titled “Cuppy Takes Africa”. She visited Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa. The “Cuppy Takes Africa” tour featured performances, major artist collaborations, and charitable engagements supported by GTB Bank and the Dangote Foundation. Later that year, she interned at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

The “Cuppy Takes Africa” tour was shown on Fox Life Africa as an 8-episode documentary series on Oct 2016. In 2016, Cuppy became the resident DJ for MTV2’s Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Tha God.

She produced two songs, “Vibe” and “The way I am”, which was seen on the “Afrobeats” EP by Young Paris which as released on March 24, 2017.

On October 13, 2017, she launched “Green Light”, her first official single. The song features guest vocals from Nigerian singer and producer Tekno.

On March 30, 2018, she released “Vybe”, her second official single. The song features guest vocals from Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie.

Her third official single was released, Currency, featuring L.A.X.On August 24, 2018

On October 5, 2018, she produced Werk, her fourth single featuring Skuki.

On April 19, 2019, she partnered with Kwesi Arthur for her fifth single Abena

On August 16, 2019, she released Gelato, here sixth single featuring Zlatan.

In 2020, Cuppy was inducted into the Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 class.

On May 28, 2020, she became the host of ‘Africa Now Radio’ on Apple Music Beats 1.

On July 16, 2020, She released Jollof On The Jet, her seventh single featuring Rema & Rayvanny.

On August 24 2020, She unveiled her debut album Original Copy which has shocked the industry with positive reviews and is a contender for the album of the year.

Artistry

During an interview with Tush Magazine, DJ Cuppy referred her sound as “Neo-Afrobeats, ” which is a fusion of Electro house and Afrobeats.

Personal Life (Boyfriend)

DJ Cuppy relationship and dating life has been a talking point. She has dated high profile and notable celebrities in Nigeria entertainment and sports. She had a relationship with Nigerian footballer Victor Anichebe but broke up in 2017.

Nigerian singer Sean Tizzle openly admitted that he was in a relationship with Cuppy when he posted a picture of Cuppy with a love filled caption “God Bless My Cupcake Ifeoluwa aka Cuppy… Like Jay Z and Beyonce… It’s just Me n My Future Abiamo #MyAbiamoKindaGirl #Kisses”.

Veganism

On April 14, 2020, DJ Cuppy disclosed on Twitter that she was a vegan.

Philanthropy

In July 2018, Cuppy launched the Cuppy Foundation. In November 2019, the foundation anchored the Gold Gala and raised over N5bn for the Save the Children initiative, thanks to Nigerian business Dangote and her father who donated to the cause.

Ambassadorship

In April 2014, 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. Cuppy became one of Pepsi’s DJ ambassadors alongside 3 others in Nigeria.

On March 20, 2018, Cuppy was announced as an Official DJ Ambassador for Pepsi. She appeared in Pepsi’s “#NaijaAllTheWay” all star commercial ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

On June 5, 2018, Cuppy was announced as a Global Citizen Education Ambassador.

On November 28, 2018, Cuppy was announced as an Ambassador For Save The Children UK.

Singles


Title Artistes Year


Green Light Cuppy featuring Tekno 2017


Vybe Cuppy featuring Sarkodie 2018


Currency Cuppy featuring L.A.X 2018


Werk Cuppy featuring Skuki 2018


Abena Cuppy featuring Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee, Ceeza Milli 2019


Gelato Cuppy Featuring Zlatan Ibile 2019


Jollof on the Jet Cuppy featuring Rema and Rayvanny 2020


“Karma” Cuppy featuring. Stonebwoy 2020

15 Likely questions to DJ Cuppy

1: What was the motivation to becoming a disc jockey ?
2. What’s your relationship status?
3. How are you managing your celebrity status within your environs?
4. How do you see the Music Industry today?
5. Who’s your best artist in Nigeria and global?
6. What’s your best sport, food and movie?
7. What’s your plan for the upcoming artistes?
8. Where do you want to see yourself in 10 years?
9. How do you cope with your fans who ask for your help on social media?
10. What’s your message to your fans and upcoming artiste?
11. What’s makes you happy when you remember?
12. What’s your take on education in Nigeria?
13. What can you say about the Nigeria government?
14. How can the country be better?
15. How do you plan to help the country with music?

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