10 Richest DJs in Nigeria in 2024 & Their Net Worth

The days when being a disc jockey (DJ) was regarded as a low-status profession are long gone. Nigerian disc jockeys (DJs) have made a name for themselves as formidable figures in the entertainment world.

Years of arduous labour and talent development have culminated in the capacity of Nigerian DJs to produce mixtapes that enjoy huge commercial success. The record label with which they signed their contract has also contributed to the success of several DJs in the Nigerian entertainment sector.

Several of the DJs on this list have the privilege of showcasing their abilities to a global audience since they are signed by some of the biggest record companies in the world. DJs are paid well for their work, and some of them have even worked with international artists on many projects, including international concerts.

Richest DJs in Nigeria in 2024

Are you wondering who the richest DJs are in Nigeria, then keep on reading as I’ve outlined the 10 richest DJs in Nigeria and their net worth.

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DJ Xclusive

1. DJ Xclusive

Estimated net worth: $2.1 million

Rotimi Alakija popularly known as DJ Xclusive is one of the most notable and richest DJs in the country. He is also a record producer and recording artist. DJ Xclusive is said to be worth an estimated $2.1 million.

He was born in the UK to Nigerian parents. At an early age, he moved back to Nigeria to pursue a high school education at King’s College, Lagos before returning to the UK to study Physics and Computer Science at Reading University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He later studied Financial Computing at Brunel University London.

In 2003, DJ Xclusive started his career as a disc jockey and hasn’t shown any indications of slowing down since then. He has achieved commercial success with over 17 hit tracks published.

DJ Xclusive started his professional disc jockey career by performing at various nightclubs, including Aura Mayfair, Penthouse, Funky Buddha and Jalouse. During the course of his career, DJ Xclusive has performed with acts like Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Mario Winans, Brick and Lace, Nas and Fat Joe.

Several record companies were drawn to his distinct playing technique, and in 2012, Banky W’s E.M.E. (Empire Mates Entertainment) signed him.

2. DJ Coublon

Estimated net worth: $2 million

Although DJ Coublon may not be a household name in the music business, there is no denying that he is the second-richest DJ in Nigeria.

Over the years, DJ Blon has collaborated with several well-known Nigerian artists, such as Patoranking, Iyanya, Yemi Alade, Tekno Miles, Kiss Daniel, and so on. Additionally, DJ Coublon has won two accolades.

3. DJ Cuppy

Estimated net worth: $1.7 million

DJ Cuppy, one of the wealthiest DJs in Nigeria, is a well-known figure in both the country and the Nigerian music business.

DJ Cuppy is the daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola. She was born Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola on the 11th of November, 1992. She is professionally known as DJ Cuppy. She is also a producer.

Cuppy graduated from King’s College London in July 2014, with a degree in Business and Economics. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Music Business from New York University in 2015.

In 2014 Cuppy was the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban. She has also 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. That same year, Cuppy also launched the London-based music management and content production business, Red Velvet Music Group.

DJ Cuppy has served as brand ambassador for several organizations. She 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.

She is also one of Pepsi’s DJ ambassadors. In 2018, DJ 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. That same year, DJ Cuppy was unveiled as a Global Citizen Education Ambassador.

DJ Cuppy has put out over 12 albums with some well-known musicians on them, including international performers like Wyclef Jean.

4. DJ Ecool

Estimated net worth: $1.2 million

Renowned DJ Ecool is signed to DMW (Davido Music Worldwide). “ADA” is one of the more than five smash tracks that Ecool has released on his more than thirteen mixtapes.

DJ Ecool’s 2017 smash song “ADA,” which featured his boss Davido, was a commercial triumph and had over 2 million views in less than a month.

In addition to Nigerian musicians, most of his mixtapes include a few international performers.

5. DJ Neptune

Estimated net worth: $1.1 million

In Nigeria’s music business, DJ Neptune is a well-known DJ. Born Imohiosen Patrick in Edo State of Nigeria, he is without a doubt one of Nigeria’s wealthiest DJs. He has collaborated with several well-known Nigerian artists, including Phyno, Joeboy, Olamide, Burnaboy, and many more.

He serves as Neptune Entertainment’s CEO. In addition, he has eight accolades to his name and has put out eight singles.

He is worth an estimated $1 million. Neptune became interested in the business of DJing while he was in school. He was able to start out as a DJ after watching several online DJ tutorials and practicing. He was involved in spinning at school parties, fast food eateries, nightclubs, and house parties.

DJ Neptune launched his career as a professional DJ in 2001 and was hired by Ray Power 100.5 FM Lagos where he worked as an in-house DJ from 2004 to 2010.

6. DJ Humility

Estimated net worth: $900,000

DJ Humility is the creator of H.Records and has over twenty years of experience as a disc jockey in the entertainment sector.

DJ Humility is one of the best DJs in the country. His real name is Benedict Afagbe. DJ Humility had very humble beginnings. He grew up as a barrack boy. His father was a policeman until he died in 2005.

Afagbe revealed that he once worked as a load carrier and bus conductor. According to the DJ, he was a first-class truant and an unrepentant stubborn child. He came into the limelight when he was just 15 years old. Initially, his father didn’t support his decision but he had a change of heart when he became popular.

He is presently employed with Rhythm 93.7 FM Lagos as an in-house DJ. He also invented the yearly Disc Jockeying event known as Classic DJs.

In addition, he has three albums that have garnered him several accolades, including FAB Magazine’s DJ of the Year and Best World DJ NEA.

DJ Humility got married in 2009 and he has three boys. He revealed in an interview that his second child is showing signs of emulating his interest in entertainment.

7. DJ Spinall

Estimated net worth: $850,000

DJ Spinall was born Sodamola Oluseye Desmond. He is also known as The CAP which is the short form for The Crazy Azz Party. A multiple award-winning DJ, he is known as the first Nigerian DJ to be endorsed by any brand in Africa and the first African DJ to tour in the United States.

Due to his distinctive style of play and attire, DJ Spinall is one of the first names that spring to mind when discussing prominent DJs in Nigeria. He is the only DJ recognized for his distinctive attire, which calls for him to wear an Ankara or local hat with any ensemble.

He has collaborated with several prestigious record companies, including Warner Chappell Music UK, Atlantic Records UK, and TheCAP Music. He has also released several songs including:

  • “No Sadness” featuring Pheelz (2015)
  • “Package” featuring Davido and Del B (2016)
  • “Ohema” featuring Mr. Eazi (2016)
  • “Pepe Dem.” featuring Yemi Alade (2017)
  • “Baba” featuring Kiss Daniel (2018)
  • “Omoge” featuring Dotman (2018)

In 2018, DJ Spinall signed an international major deal with Atlantic Records UK and the record deal was announced via his Instagram post at Atlantic Records UK headquarters where the recording deal was signed between Spinall and Atlantic Records UK.

DJ Spinall has enjoyed endorsement deals with the likes of Smirnoff Ice Drink and Pepsi Nigeria.

8. DJ Kaywise

Estimated net worth: $740,000

DJ Kaywise, the CEO of KayWise Entertainment, is another well-known DJ on this list. In 2010, he the Alaba market by storm with his first mixtape. He has put out several successful singles and mixtapes with collaborations with well-known musicians like Olamide, Ice Prince, Patorankin, etc.

DJ Kaywise has garnered several accolades, including DJ of the Year at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards. In the same year, he was also named DJ of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

9. DJ Jimmy Jatt

Estimated net worth: $700,000

DJ Jimmy Jatt was born Oluwaforijimi “Jimmy” Adewale Amu on the 15th of October 1966. He started out his music career as a rapper under the sobriquet Master J but delved into DJing after his failure in getting signed by a record label despite releasing a handful of songs including a demo recording.

Known for his Jimmy’s Jump Off performance, which debuted in 2008, the 55-year-old award-winning DJ began his career as a rapper and is now well-known as one of Nigeria’s three original hip-hop DJs. He is one of the few DJs in Nigeria who has elevated disc jockeying to a respectable career.

Even though he isn’t as popular as he once was, DJ Jimmy Jatt still makes millions of naira from his performance, sponsorship deals, and other ventures.

In 2006, Jimmy received the Hip Hop World Hall of Fame award in recognition of his contributions to Nigerian hip-hop culture.

He is also the host of the TV programme called Jimmy’s Jump Off and he has several endorsement deals to his name which makes him one of the richest DJs in the land.

10. DJ Caise

Estimated net worth: $550,000

DJ Caise may not be well known to most people, but he is undoubtedly successful in the business.

DJ Caise, who is signed to Chocolate City and has an estimated net worth of $550,000, has made several mixtapes including a variety of musical styles, including house, hip-hop, Afro rhythms, Funky House, and Old School hip-hop.


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