Top five hot female DJs owning the game: For some time, the term, ‘disc jockey’, was exclusive to men who played music at events.
But over the years, female DJs have taken to the wheels of steel and have quickly mastered the craft and carved a niche for themselves.
In no particular order, SATURDAY BEATS takes a look at some of the hottest female DJs on the Nigerian entertainment scene who are, no doubt, giving their male counterparts a run for their money
Though no one initially gave her a chance, Florence Otedola, better known as DJ Cuppy, has proved that she has come to stay in the very competitive entertainment industry.
With over 4.7 million followers on Instagram and Twitter, ‘Miss Gelato’, as she’s also known, has warmed her way into the hearts of her diehard fans known as ‘Cup cakes’ home and abroad.
Many have opined that being the daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, made her rise easy but Cuppy’s work ethics have showed that she is fast on the way to becoming her own woman.
Cuppy has several awards and endorsement deals to her name, as well as collaborations with some of Nigeria’s finest music artistes.
Born Obianuju Udeh, DJ Switch shot into limelight after her group, Da Pulse, won the 2009 edition of Star Quest, a reality music competition.
They went on to release a hit song titled, ‘So Tey’, and featured American rapper, Busta Rhymes on the remix.
Switch, a songwriter and singer, gained more attention when she won the first edition of The Glo X Factor in 2013. Since then, the Geology graduate from the University of Port Harcourt has stamped her brand in the minds of both party and music lovers.
Over the years, DJ Switch has put out hit singles that have rocked airwaves and clubs. Often rocking shirts and shorts, the disc jockey leaves no one in doubt that she is not a ‘girly’ girl.
Olawunmi Okerayi, popularly known as DJ Lambo, undoubtedly inherited her skills from her father, DJ Tony Lewis. However, the University of Abuja graduate certainly upped her games to become sought after in the entertainment industry.
With her signature dreads, DJ Lambo has continued to gather accolades from music lovers who have over time recognised that she has a knack for ‘bringing down the roof’ with her deftness on the turn table.
Lambo has often showed her skills at the popular Big Brother Naija Saturday parties. With her effortless performances and viewers’ feedback, DJ Lambo raised the Saturday night party ante.
In 2017, Lambo was named the head and president of Choc Boi Nation, a record imprint of Chocolate City Music. With this announcement, she became one of few female record label executives in the Nigerian music industry.
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This 29-year-old Kogi State indigene is the official DJ for Naija FM.
DJ Nana, whose real name is Nanayat Abedoh, broke into the limelight in 2011 when she won the Airtel/Bacardi Cool FM DJ competition. The rest, as they say is history, thanks to her doggedness and resolve to grow in leaps and bounds.
Her hard work paid off in 2018 when she, was featured on a CNN programme, Inside Africa, alongside DJ Bonny and DJ Switch. The edition celebrated a new generation of African women DJs.
Like most DJs, Nana has also released a song titled, ‘Know’, which features singer, Omawumi.
Frances Higgwe, also known as ‘Lady Engr DJ Frizzie’ started her career in 2010 and has become one of the notable names among female disc jockeys in the country.
The pretty DJ, who is also a songwriter, producer and environmental engineer, has a Master’s degree in Water and Environmental Management.
DJ Frizzie was nominated as Female DJ of the Year at the Exquisite Lady of the Year awards (2014), Nigerian Entertainment Awards (2015)and Beatz Awards (2015).
She has released quite a number of singles, DJ mixes and a music video titled, ‘Izuna’. A South African-inspired house music, ‘Izuna’ was produced, written and performed by her with backing vocals from Tha Suspect.