Cuppy at the BET awards
|Birth name||Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola|
|Born||November 11, 1992|
|Labels||Red Velvet Music Group|
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola (born November 11, 1992), professionally known as Cuppy, is a Nigerian disc jockey and producer. She is the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola. She grew up in Lagos and moved to London at the age of 13.
Cuppy lived in Ilupeju for six years before moving to Ikeja where she attended Grange School, Ikeja. 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 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 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.
That same year, Cuppy also launched the London-based music management and content production business, Red Velvet Music Group.
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.
In June 2015, Cuppy released House of Cuppy II
In August 2015, Cuppy set off on her first DJ 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
On August 24, 2018, she released Currency, her third official single featuring L.A.X.
On October 5, 2018, she released Werk, her fourth single featuring Skuki.
In 2020, Cuppy was inducted into the Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 class.
On July 16, 2020, she released Jollof On The Jet, her seventh single featuring Rema & Rayvanny.
On August 24, 2020, She unveiled her debut album Original Copy.
DJ Cuppy has been open on talking about her relationship and dating life. She has dated high-profile celebrities in Nigeria entertainment and sports. She had a relationship with Nigerian footballer Victor Anichebe but split up in 2017. Nigerian singer Sean Tizzle openly admitted that he was in a relationship with Cuppy when he posted a picture of Cuppy with a love filled caption “God Bless My Cupcake Ifeoluwa aka Cuppy… Like Jay Z and Beyonce… It’s just Me n My Future Abiamo #MyAbiamoKindaGirl #Kisses”. We can feel the love! In 2018, Cuppy ended a relationship with CEO of Stargaze entertainment Asa Asika, the couple had known each other since before she was a DJ.
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.
In April 2014, 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. Cuppy became one of Pepsi's DJ ambassadors alongside 3 others in Nigeria.
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|
|Jollof on the Jet||Cuppy featuring Rema and Rayvanny||2020|
|"Karma"||Cuppy featuring. Stonebwoy||2020|
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