Starting the exciting special celebrity of the week edition – Nigerian Dj’s Edition , Evatese blog would feature avery Unique Dj . He is no other than DJ Spinall.
DJ Spinall born as Sodamola Desmond Oluseye on the 2nd of June 1984. DJ Spinall is the Third child out of family of Five and Born and Bred in Lagos , Nigeria.
DJ Spinall attended Lagos State Model College, Meiran and that was when he stared Disc Jockey. Dj Spinall found his love and passion for Djing in 2003 and followed that journey.
In 2006 Sodamola professionally took his first step to being an official DJ as a profession and that was when he started answering the name DJ SPINALL – meaning DJ who plays all kinds of Music , not restricted to any genre of music.
DJ Spinall studied Electrical Electronics Engineering from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ogun State.
I play everything from Damian Marley and Bob Marley to 2Face Idibia, Techno, Hip-Hop… – The name’s DJ Spinall… I. SPIN. ALL.- DJ SPINALL
He found and discovered his love for DJing when he disocvered he has a passion , that burning desire to entertain people and see people going from being sober to being alive.
This made him to improve and upgrade himself by having DJ lessons, online tutorials and even reharsals both home and abroad. He attended DJ Slim’s Academy for DJs at Ojokoro, Lagos, after his secondary education. He was also schooled by DJ Hotega and DJ Jimmy Jatt.
13 Years gone by and today Sodamola is known as one of the top Nigerian DJ’s. He has had a wide expanse of experience and growth totalling to a decade and more in the industry.
DJ Spinall has previously worked for Raypower , Eko FM Lagos , cities across Nigeria and internationally in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ghana etc.
His trademark is the CAP which is a traditional one which is fast becoming a trend among Nigerian youths
How did you come about ‘The CAP’?
I love fashion and it helped me distinguish myself and at the same time, remind the youth of our culture. The reason for my cap is that I found out that a lot of Africans are not proud of whom they are and it’s sad. A lot of our native clothes are not complete without ‘the cap’. I’m glad that someone just walked by wearing one as I was speaking to you just now. The whole Idea behind ‘the C.A.P’ actually is “Crazy Azz Party” – that’s what I give you. So, I got beautiful African made material from different cultures in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, and Angola just to showcase our cultural power and prowess.
Today, DJ Spinall is the official DJ for Channel O Africa , Wande Coal , Industry Night and Beat FM. He takes charge of stage performances for the events .
Spinall has performed in top events around the world, toured with GLO around Nigeria and even with Wande Coal around Europe.
Speaking to BellaNaija , Spinall revelead how much he was paid for a Gig
My first gig, I was paid N500. It was in a church, I remember. Compared to the thousands we are paid now, I’m not complaining but I’m just saying that it can get better
DJ Spinall is a Proud Member Of The Coalition Of Nigerian DJs Worldwide also known as NDJs . He bagged his first endorsment deal with an alcholic beverage company , Smirnoff , June 16 2015 as “First African Smirnoff Ambassador source
There’s this thing with ladies and music. Whoever controls music is powerful; whoever writes is powerful because the pen is powerful.- DJ SPINALL
DJ SPINALL recently completed “TheCAPUSTour” DJing for fans across 6 states in United States including Washington DC, Austin Texas, Houston Texas, Miami Florida & New York City.
The first of its kind by an African DJ. He is also the first African DJ to perform at the SXSW Festival in the US.
He has been nominated and won several awards including:
Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2014, World Best DJ, New York.
Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards 2014, Best Video DJ, Nigeria
Islander International Awards 2014, Best Nigerian DJ
He is working on a Mixtape album titled The Genesis Mixtape, when asked, he said the idea behind Genesis Mixtape is to bridge the gap between upcoming artistes and the already established ones so as to encourage upcoming acts to meet their full potentials which will in turn showcase Nigerian home base talents to the world.