Its the September special edition of Celeb of the Week and we Featuring Nigerian Dj’s.
Evatese Blog is featuring an A-list Nigerian DJ who stands tall amongst the bunch of Dj’s In Nigeria. British Nigerian DJ (Disc Jockey), Record producer, and recording artist, he is no other than DJ Xclusive.
DJ Xclusive born as Rotimi Alakija on the 16th of October in the UK to Nigerian Parents and moved back when he was young and attended King’s College Lagos.He has two Brothers.
I used to be a geek while I was little. I was into my books and computers and cartoons. I never really started talking to girls until I was in SS2. I used to wear big glasses like Steve in Family Matters. – DJ Xclusive
He moved back to the UK to further his studies at Reading University study Physics and Computer Science and moved further by studying Financial Computing at Brunel University.
Rotimi Alakija started his journey to being a DJ in 2003 as a student DJ at the student union and some house parties occasionally while he was a student in Reading University. In 2005 , after Djing for a while and people started recommending and talking about him and in fact offered him good pay for his mixes he then decided to venture into Djing professionally.
He then performed and did mixes for top A-list Clubs such as by performing at top night clubs such as Aura Mayfair, Penthouse, Funky Buddha and Jalouse.
After his completion of his degree he got a job first , a corporate one and was still Djing at the side . When he was set , he quit his 9 – 5 corporate job in 200 and 2011 moved back to Lagos.
Dj Xclusive moved back to Nigeria in June 2011 with the mindset of playing a major part in the Nigerian music industry and also had the desire to enhance the profile of the average DJ.
After his return in June 2011 to Lagos , Nigeria , DJ Xclusive got his first DJ Job as an On Air Radio DJ for Cool FM Lagos that same month.
I signed my contract and I’ve never looked back. And I’m on radio at 3p.m. from Mondays to Thursdays on the Road Show and 8p.m. to 9pm on the Night Café. On Fridays and Saturdays, I’m on the Party Club Mix from 8p.m. to 1a.m. It’s challenging but I love it. – Rotimi Alakija Source
DJ Xclusive hobbies are playing basket ball, watching football, eating, sleeping, cooking, write poems and read novels as well. table tennis and swimming are not left out.
Since 2011, DJ Xclusive has made his mark in the entertainment Industry and as a DJ . August 2011 he got signed with Wizkid as his official DJ and With Empire Mates Entertainment, EME Record Label as an artiste April 2012. Not to forget he became the resident DJ for CoolFM 96.9 & is also signed to Channel O as a VJ/DJ on the show, Basement Africa.
Rotimi Alakija has been recognized both locally and internationally for his exceptional Djing and Mixes . He has won and been nominated for various awards.
Over the years, he has fused the individual musical identities of Urban Funky house, Urban Chart, RnB, Hip-Hop, Pop and Soca into his own creative and now inimitable hybrid sound.
He has received several awards including the 2010 Nigerian Entertainment Awards as the “World Best DJ 2010” and in 2011, he was nominated for “Best DJ” Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Awards (BEFFTA Awards.)
DJ Xclusive has graced magazine pages, appeared in music videos, is a photographer’s delight on the red carpet and is one of Nigeria’s well known celebrities.
2013 , DJ Xclusive took decided to showcase his Acting Skills and was part of the cast in The island Directed by Bobby Boulders acted as Ahmed Bako
DJ XCLUSIVE DISCOGRAPHY
Rotimi Alakija has released some songs such as
“Pangolo” (featuring Timaya)
“Ibebe” (featuring Olamide) (2013)
“Gal bad” (featuring D’Prince and Wizkid) (2014)
“Jeje” (featuring Wizkid) (2014)
“Fatasi” (featuring Terry G) (2014)
“Tonight” (featuring BankyW and Niyola) (2014)
“Shaba” (featuring Kcee and Shaba) (2014)
Empire Mates State of Mind (2012)
According To X (2015)
Dj Xclusive advises others You need to be hardworking and dedicated. Practice a lot. You need to always remember that there are other people coming up who are hungry for success. And then humility, you need to stay grounded.
The Cute DJ Xclusive is engaged to his longterm girlfriend Tinuke Ogundero of over four years in July 2014. So he is off the market.