Cuppy Takes Africa
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Growing up, Florence Otedola wanted to be a banker. That didn’t work out, but the 24-year-old has made a name for herself as award-winning Nigerian DJ Cuppy and she’s showcasing her musical skills in her reality show Cuppy Takes Africa (2016-current).
She got her nickname as a child for 1
her love of cupcakes. Cuppy adds that “they’re still my guilty pleasure – I can’t say no!”
Cuppy’s a hard worker and says 2
that she got her business brain from her dad Femi. He’s a Nigerian billionaire businessman who’s made his money in the petroleum industry.
Should the DJ ever give up on her 3
career behind the turntables, she can always fall back on her education – she’s got a Business & Economics degree from the Kings College in London and she’s busy studying towards her Master’s degree in Music Business.
After graduating in 2014, she was 4
hired as the resident DJ for MTV’s Africa Music Awards. She’s also played gigs across Europe and South America. But making music isn’t her only showbiz job – Cuppy owns music production company Red Velvet Music Group.
She now lives in New York and 5
works at rap heavyweight Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label. She still works for MTV as the resident DJ on talkshow Uncommon Sense (2015-current).
As for Cuppy’s private life, she 6
admitted in a 2015 Twitter interview with fans that she had been in a relationship that “went soooo [sic] wrong” and declared that “boys suck”. She does however have a huge crush on 20-year-old Nigerian musician and songwriter Korede Bello, who’d be the exception in that department.