DJ Cuppy is a DJ, Music Producer and Songwriter. Born in Lagos in 1992, Cuppy began playing the piano after which she ventured into producing and thereafter DJing. At 17, whilst attaining her A-Levels, she had already become a household name playing at London’s top nightclubs and fashion week events.
Cuppy has been privileged to DJ for an elite international 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 Magazine and Christie’s Inc Arts Ball, which was held in London followed by a number of corporate events in Dubai. The announcement for Cuppy being the resident DJ at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban, was a proud moment for Cuppy fans around the world.
Last year in July 2014, following her graduation from King’s College London, Cuppy released her highly successful mixtape, House Of Cuppy. The compilation features remixes of chart-topping Nigerian records. House Of Cuppy was launched successfully in London, Lagos and New York. This year will see a bigger and better version, which other African artists from around the continent featured.
Appointed by the Honorable Minister for Culture and Tourism, on the 17th of April 2014 Cuppy became an official Nigerian Tourism Ambassador. She is currently a brand advocate fuelling the ‘Fascinating Nigeria’ campaign, which is a dynamic imprint, aimed at promoting the development of Tourism.
Cuppy currently resides in New York, attaining a Masters of Arts in Music Business at NYU. Furthermore, Cuppy interns at the Roc Nation headquarters where she is getting first hand experience of the worldwide music industry, putting Africa on the global music map. Cuppy calls her new sound Neo-Afrobeats, a genre of music, which blends Electric House with Afro-beats.
Cuppy is a young entrepreneur, and is definitely one to look out for.