A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience. Most common types of DJs include radio DJ, club DJ who performs at a nightclub or music festival and turntablist who uses record players, usually turntables, to manipulate sounds on phonograph records.
To celebrate and countdown to our December’18 pack we reviewed and made a list of our top youth Dj’s in Lagos Nigeria .
In no particular order:
1. Introduce yourself-
My name is OMAR KAREEM . I’m Ivorian (Ivory Coast) and Nigerian . I live in Lagos nigeria.
2. What is your act about and when did you become a Dj -
i became a Dj 6 years ago , I was in year 11 in high school. I use to use my laptop and a software called virtual Dj . I loved listening to music, so I just made sure i was djing for every party in my high school and every house party my friends organized.
3. What’s your inspiration and who inspires you -
Music is my inspiration menh and who inspires me well a lot of people inspire but they are 2 DJ CONSEQUENCE AND DJ PRINCE that really inspire me well cause I always just watch them and learn from them and yunno talk to them if I wannna know something extra.
4. If you weren’t a Dj ,what would you be up too right now -
If I wasn’t a Dj ? Hmmm
I love throwing party , I also do pr especially for clubs and parties so that’s what I will he doing .
5. What do you do In your spear time and what are your hobbies -
Well I love playing sports, spending quality time with my friends and family yunooo, I love eat and shopping as well. I just like enjoying myself and anyway possible you get me .
6. When did you first realize that you could Dj -
When I played in the club the first time. And I could seee everyone vibing I was like I can do this menhhhhhh , it’s so cool.
7. Do you get nervous before a performance-
Nah not reallyyy and it depends on where and which Dj is playing before my set but after that . It really doesn’t matter. We are still going mad the crowd vibe.
8. What’s your biggest fear -
My biggest fear is loosing my mom and not being successful in future..
9. Are you single ?-
This question .Just know I’m a baby boy for lifeeeeee .
10. What’s the weirdest thing a fan has done to you -
Ermmmm I really don’t knowww
11. How do you see the entertainment industry in Nigeria -
It’s okay, we have a lot of very talented people in the industry yunno even upcoming there is so much talent in the industry menh that’s why you have to always work hard so you don’t slack you get me
12. Who are your favorite Dj’s-
DJ PRINCE AND DJ CONSEQUENCE.
13. What’s your favorite quote -
Lol all work and no play makes jack a dull boy . A lot of people take that statement for granted but if you look at it
It has so much meanings you can’t literally relate it to anything .
14. What advice would you give to beginners in your field who are nervous-
They should keep doing what they do and just so they know people will always talk but they should listen to that. Their future isn’t in the hands of the people talking. Most times the people talking don’t even have anything for themselves. So they really should always do what’s their mind , play whatever they feel they should play tbh and just make a vibe .
1: Introduce yourself-
I go by the name Dj Raetour , am all about the music seeing people vibe to good music gives me joy
2: What is your act about and when did you become a Dj-
I started my djing career 2015 but properly got established 2016
3: Describe your first performance-
My first performance as a dj was really demanding complains and all but I didn’t give up I was really nervous .
4: What’s your inspiration and who inspires you-
My inspiration is God so many djs inspirer me but Dj spinall
5: If you weren’t a Dj , what would you be up too right now-
If I wasn’t a dj I’ll be a decorator
6: What do you do in your spear time and what are your hobbies-
In my spear time I practice and listen to Music
7: When did you first realize that you could be a Dj-
when I realized I was good at selecting songs and had the passion
8: Do get nervous before a performance-
yeah I get nervous before a performance
9: What’s your biggest fear-
my biggest fear is not getting to the height of the people who inspires me
10: Are you single-
11: What’s he weirdest thing a fan has done to you-
scream and jumped on me.
12: How do you see the entertainment industry in Nigeria-
It’s really getting better unlike previous years
13: Who’s your favorite Dj-
Dj flex , Dj spinall
14: What’s your favorite quote-
Rate the sound
15 : What advice would you give to beginners in your field who are nervous-
for beginners you guys should keep doing what you doing pray to God , find something that differentiate you from other djs and consistency is the key to Success.
1) Introduce yourself: -
My name is Philip Eze aka Dj Phil. 20 years old, graduate of Pan Atlantic Uni...live in Lagos, light skinned, probably your girls favorite Dj...
2) what is your act about and when did you become a Dj: -
became a Dj in 2016 after some major personal decisions and investments
3) Describe your first public performance: -
what I remember was a school party that I shutdown which gave me extra motivation
4) what's your inspiration and who inspires you: -
nobody in particular but all the Djs out there that influence music on an international level inspire me a whole lot
5) if you weren't a Dj, what would you be up to right now: -
right now I would be more of a career man...
6) what do you do in your spear time and what are your hobbies: -
I’m my spare time I like to learn new things and chill. Hobbies like swimming, video games...
7) when did you first realize that you could be a Dj ? -
Realised this sometime 2015 when I was trying to learn new things. Stumbled upon the virtual Dj app and nothing has been the same
8) Do you get nervous before a performance ? -
Yes I do sometimes...I feel a rush of anxiety but I don’t let it affect my performance
9) what's your biggest fear? –
Biggest fear is not reaching the heights I plan to get to
10) Are you single ? -Yes
11)who is your favorite Dj? -
The vibes machine!! DJ Consequence
12)what advice would you give to beginners who are nervous? -
I’m not good giving advice but don’t allow your nervousness get to you cause then you will only be doing yourself .
I’m DJ Franky. A professional disk jockey based in Lagos , Nigeria.
2.What is your act about and when did you become a Dj-
Djing is a very amazing craft , it’s really just about keeping people on the dance floor and making them dance to their favorite tunes all night long.
I started djing about two years ago .
3.Describe your first performance-
My first public performance was not something I always like to talk about , it wasn’t bad but I was really nervous cause I didn’t know how people would feel about the music I played. It was a houseparty, 30mins in my set , the vibe was right . I see everyone dancing and having a good time and I begin to get comfortable but I still knew I had a lot of work to do on myself.
4.What’s your inspiration and who inspires you-
I like music a lot and I like the reaction I get from people while on the decks , everyone goes home with a smile and I’m fulfilled. Dj Spinall inspires me : his craft , his brand , everything about him inspires me to do more for myself.
5.If you weren’t a Dj , what would you be up too right now-
Sounds funny but I’ll probably have been an engineer working ones of those 9-5 jobs
6.What do you do in your spear time and what are your hobbies-
Hmm , I hang out with my friends on my free days .
7. When did you first realize that you could be a Dj- I realized I could become a Dj about two years ago
8.Do get nervous before a performance-
Yeah definitely, I get nervous before a performance that nothing would go wrong but few mins into it I get comfortable and more relaxed.
9.What’s your biggest fear-
My biggest fear is not making it in life
10.Are you single-
Yeah I’m single
11.What’s the weirdest thing a fan has done to you-
lmao there was this time at a wedding’s afterparty a lady walked up to me and kissed me , I was so confused but she said I made her night .
12.How do you see the entertainment industry in Nigeria- The Nigerian entertainment industry is great and keeps getting better by the day but it’s also a very difficult one to get into , it takes hard work , consistency and a lot more to get into .
13.Who’s your favorite Dj-
My favorite Dj is spinall
14.What’s your favorite quote-
keep working , no one cares
15.What advice would you give to beginners in your field who are nervous-
I’ll say work on yourself and when you feel the world is ready to hear you then go for it.
5. Dj bassey
Whats up! Guys Im Dave Bassey (Stage Name : DJ BASSEY)
And Im a Professional DJ,CLUB n EVENT DJ also working on the Travelling Dj aspect soon enough would take too place.
2.What is your act about and when did you become a Dj-
I became a Dj in Canada was slowly taught by one of the TOP DJS IN TORONTO (DJ PEE)he really was an inspiration.
3. Describe your first performance-
My First Public Performance was A House Party and it was reallt Lit from that I gained courage to WOW the crowd.
4. What’s your inspiration and who inspires you-
My inspiration..theyre many Well DJ PEE..DJ KAYWISE...DJ WHALES and the baddest female DJ BURNA!
5. If you weren’t a Dj , what would you be up too right now-
I would be a Footballer..Or a Fashion Designer.
6. What do you do in your spear time and what are your hobbies-
Well I just mess around with DJING and try to create new things.. I also play Soccer...Im a shoe freak so I love dressing and looking good too.
7. When did you first realize that you could be a Dj-
Well, I first realized I could be a Dj when I met this friend in ABJ (Sowa) He talked too me and all that he wants me too be part of one of ABUJA”s biggest festival which is #THECAPITALMOVEMENT and 2k plus people would show up certainly wasnt false and I took it as a challenge! And when I started Djiing The crowd showed me love!
8. Do get nervous before a performance-
At first! Mehn It was Scary due to the fact that I wasnt really known in Abuja I was new but encouragement from my G (Sowa) Even My Girl Amarachi Ijeh S/O to her she encouraged me soo much,My Big Cousin Hes a brother too me Brother Etiend thank you. Not Forgetting #TheCapitalMovementTeam itself! Theyre the best! But now I can Dj anywhere without Fear we thank God.
9. What’s your biggest fear-
Loosing My mum. Dont wanna even think about it.
10. Are you single-
Lmfaoo,Permanently Single for now!
11. What’s the weirdest thing a fan has done to you-
hmm,Lets keep it Locked.LOL
12.How do you see the entertainment industry in Nigeria-
Entertainment Indusrty In Nigeria is Moving its really moving and has improved we are beginning too give young talents a chance too see what they can do and theyre doing it and This should continue.BIG UPS! To the entertainment industry.
13. Who’s your favorite Dj-
Very Tough Question!
But Honestly DJ PEE is idk idk his fingers are magical! Also DJ KAYWISE BRUH!! Pardon me but I have more than one. DJ WHALES Inclusive is a very influential person I love him and also S/O too DJ BURNA!! Baddest female DJ.
14. What’s your favorite quote-
“Its Not Pride its Self Confidence”
15. What advice would you give to beginners in your field who are nervous-
As For the beginners “Have a goal” Whatever your passion is and its Fruitful please do it and dont let anyone talk you down cause I was talked down! And Gods Blessings me now