DJ Cuppy (Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola) is a Nigerian known Disc jokey and producer born on November 11, 1992. She is the daughter of Nigerian business man Femi Otedola. She grew up in Lagos and moved to London at the age of 13.
Early Life & Education
Cuppy moved to ikeja where she attended Grange School, Lagos after living in Ilupeju for six years. She then relocated to London for her GCSEs and A-Levels. She graduated from King’s College London in July 2014, with a degree in business and economics. She earned a master’s degree in music business from New York University in 2015.
Cuppy was the resident DJ at the 2014 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 House of Cuppy as her first compilation mix in London and Lagos, before launching it in New York on September 2, 2014. With House of Cuppy, she produced EDM-esque remixes of songs by leading afropop artists.
She also launched the London-based music management and content production business, Red Velvet Music Group in that same year.
In January 2015, Cuppy was featured on the cover of the Guardian Life magazine. The cover celebrated 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 perform at the event. She was featured in the 2015 April/May issue of Forbes Woman Africa.
Cuppy released House of Cuppy II in June 2015.
She 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 included 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.
She produced two songs, “Vibe” and “The way I am”, which appeared on the “Afrobeats” EP by Young Paris which as released on March 24, 2017.
She has released several singles with Tekno, L.A.X, Sarkodie, Skuki, kwesi Arthur and Zlatan ibile.
In 2020, Cuppy was inducted into the Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 class.
In July 2018, Cuppy launched the Cuppy Foundation. In November 2019, the foundation organized the Gold Gala and raised over N5bn for the Save the Children initiative. Nigerian business Dangote and her father donated to the cause.
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 in April 2014. She also 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
“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)
DJ Cuppy is currently one of the richest and artist and DJ in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.7 million.