DJ, Producer and Songwriter
Born in 1992 and formerly known as DJ Cupcake, Cuppy began by playing the Piano after which she ventured into beat making and thereafter DJing. At 17, she had already become a household name playing at some of London’s top nightclubs and events such as DSTRKT, Jalouse and at various London Fashion Week xtures. She’s also played at well-known venues in Paris and Dubai. This is the dream for many aspiring DJs. To be able to travel the world and DJ is an ambition for a lot of people. Of course, to start following in Cuppy’s steps, it’s important for aspiring DJs to have their own dj equipment. This will help them to learn and create their own music, setting them apart from other DJs. Hopefully, more people will follow in DJ Cuppy’s steps.
As a DJ, Cuppy plays House music predominantly but began experimenting with music from her native hometown in Lagos, Nigeria and noticed that it was gradually becoming widely accepted in mainstream Europe. This fueled her curiosity and she sought to create a universal sound that would appeal to people the World over without losing touch of her cultural heritage. She calls this new sound Neo-Afrobeats, a genre of music, which blends Electric House with Afro-beats.
Cuppy was announced Tourism Ambassador for Nigeria in FCT, Abuja. Nigeria’s Honorable Minister for Culture and Tourism, Edem Duke made the announcement on the 17th of April 2014 as they presented her with the title. She is currently the brand advocate fuelling the ‘Fascinating Nigeria’ campaign, which is a dynamic imprint, aimed at promoting the development of Tourism.
Cuppy has been privileged to DJ for an elite set of crowd; she entertained global diplomats and international representatives with her turntable skills at the Financial Times Luxury Summit 2014, which was held in Mexico City. She was also the DJ at the Tatler UK Magazine x Christie Inc Art Ball, which was held in London on the 12th of June 2014.
In July 2014, Cuppy released her major project for the year, which she worked on for months – House Of Cuppy. House Of Cuppy is a house remix compilation of Cuppy’s 5 favorite Nigerian songs for the year, all tracks produced by her. House Of Cuppy was launched successfully in London, Lagos and New York.
The announcement for Cuppy being a resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards, which was held in Durban, South Africa, was a proud moment for Cuppy fans around the world.
Currently residing in New york, Cuppy interns at the Roc Nation headquarters in where she is getting ?rst hand experience of the global music industry.
Cuppy is a young entrepreneur, and is de?nitely one to look out for.
COMPILATION ALBUMS • House Of Cuppy Volume 1 – 2014
MIXTAPES • Forever Summer – July 2013 • Cuppy Love – February 2014 • CupsGiving – November 2014
SINGLES • I Love My Country feat Tunji Oyelano – 2013
MUSIC VIDEOS • I Love My Country – 2013
PRODUCTIONS • DJ Cuppy – I Love My Country • DammyKrane – Lobatan • DJ Cuppy – House Of Cuppy Volume 1 • Afrikan Boy – Y.A.M • Tyson feat Reminisce – Mercy
NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS • Best World DJ, NEA 2014 – Nomination • Nest Rated (Music) Female Scream Awards 2014 – Nomination • Best Female DJ, Eloy Awards 2014 – Nomination
EVENTS/PRIVATE PARTIES • Up and Down Night Club, New York, US – April 2015 • Diane Von Fustenberg Awards, New York, US – April 2015 • Africa’s Out, New York , US – April 2015 • Of?cial DJ for Oil Barons Charity Ball Dubai, UAE – March 2015 • Of?cial DJ for Airtel & Trace Music Star Grand Finale, Nairobi, Kenya – March 2015 • Ali Baba New Year Concert, Lagos, Nigeria – January 2015 • Boxing Day All White Party, Lagos, Nigeria – December 2014 • Lagos Motor Boat Club New Years Eve Party, Lagos, Nigeria – December 2014 • Music Meets Runway Event (Of?cial DJ), Lagos, Nigeria – December 2014 • Globacom End of the Year Party, Lagos, Nigeria – December 2014 • Coco Lounge Ciroc Party (Guest DJ), Accra, Ghana – December 2014 • The Cove Club (Guest DJ), Atlantis, Bahamas – August 2014 • Tatler Magazine Bystander Ball (Of?cial DJ), London, UK – July 2014 • Christies Inc x Tatler Art Ball (Of?cial DJ), London, UK – June 2014 • MTV Africa Music Awards (Resident DJ), Durban, South Africa – June 2014 • Financial Times Luxury Summit, (Resident DJ), Mexico City, Mexico – May 2014 • Patrick Hellmann Fashion Show (Of?cial DJ), London, UK – January 2014
VIDEO (YOUTUBE): • Debut Single – Cuppy Ft Tunji Oyelana – I Love My Country www.youtu.be/cacP-6gwz0A • Youtube Channel www.youtube.com/user/cuppymusic/