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DJ Spinall
Born Sodamola OluseyeDesmond
June 2[1]
Lagos State Nigeria
Citizenship Nigeria
Alma mater Olabisi Onabanjo University
Occupation Disc jockeyRadio personalitySongwriterRecord producerHype man
Years active 2003 – present
Website www.djspinall.com
Musical career
Genres AfroPopHip hopR’n’bEDM
Instruments Mixer
Labels TheCAP Music
Associated acts Don JazzyM.IBurna BoyTimayaOlamidePheelzWande Coal2face IdibiaSound SultanYemi AladeDel BDavido

Sodamola Oluseye Desmond is a multiple award-winning DJ from Nigeria. He is popularly known as DJ SPINALL a.k.a. TheCAP (The Crazy Azz Party). He is the first Nigerian DJ to be endorsed by any brand in Africa[2] and the first African DJ to tour in the United States.[3]He grew up in Lagos State and DJ SPINALL is also the first African DJ to perform at the SXSW Festival in the United States.[4]

Early life

DJ Spinall started calling himself Spinall in 2003 before he was signed to Mavin Records in 2013 which he is no longer under.[5] Spinall just as the name implies signifies a disc jockey who plays all kinds of genre of music, he is not restricted to any specific genre, his style of play has been tagged by many as ‘fearless’ as a result of his ability to bring all kinds of music in one playlist, these differentiated him out from the lots and won him several awards.[6]

The Cap

The CAP means; The Crazy Azz Party (and not the cap on his head) as most people think

– DJ Spinall Explain The Full Meaning Of “The Cap”[7]

An the traditional cap was inspired by his dad; when he was still a little kid..

Endorsements

  • DJ Spinall signs a major deal with Smirnoff Ice drink in 2015 and the contract was renewed in 2016.[8][9]

Educational Background

DJ Spinall studied Electrical Electronics Engineering at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye Ogun State(OOU)[10][11]

DJ SPINALL LOGO

Management

DJ Spinall is been managed by State of Mind Entertainment founded by Tobi Sanni-Daniel and the company is known for managing the like’s of the Hip Hop MC Ice Prince.[12]

Notable performances

He is performed in several popular events and shows since his rise to stardom, performed in events like:

  • One Lagos Brand Launch (2016)[13]

Tours

2017

  • United States
  • United Kingdom

Discography

Singles

  • Oluwa (feat. M.I) (2014)
  • Gba Gbe è (feat. Burna Boy) (2014)
  • Excuse Me (feat. Timaya) (2015)
  • Attendance (feat. Olamide) (2015)
  • No Sorrow (feat. Pheelz) (2015)
  • Package (Feat. Davido & Del’B) (2016)
  • Ohema (Feat. Mr Eazi) (2016)

Albums

Album Title Album Details
My Story: The Album
Ten
Dreams[14]

Awards and nominations

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Recipient Results Ref
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards World DJ Himself Nominated [15]
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards World DJ Himself Won [16]
Islander International Awards Best Nigerian DJ Himself Won [17]
Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards Best Nigeria VDJ Himself (Channel O) Won [18]
Tush Awards (All Youths Tush Awards) Best Nigerian Dj Himself Nominated [19]
2015 Tush Awards (All Youths Tush Awards) Best Nigerian Dj Himself Nominated [20]
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Male Disc Jockey of the Year Himself Nominated [21]
City People Entertainment Awards DJ Of The Year Himself Nominated [22]
2016 City People Entertainment Awards DJ Of The Year Himself Won [23]
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Disk Jockey Collaboration of the Year “Pepe Dem” (featuring Yemi Alade) Nominated [24] [25]
2016 Tush Awards (All Youths Tush Awards) Best Nigerian Dj Himself Nominated [26]
2017 City People Entertainment Awards DJ Of The Year Himself Won [27]
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Disc Jockey Himself Pending [28]

References

  1. Jump up^ “Dj Spinall – notjustOk”. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. Jump up^ “Dj Spinall About”. Dj Spinall.
  3. Jump up^ “Dj Spinall About”. Dj Spinall.
  4. Jump up^ “Dj Spinall About”. Dj Spinall.
  5. Jump up^ “Dj Spinall joins mavin’s”. bellanija.
  6. Jump up^ “Dj Spinall About”. Dj Spinall.
  7. Jump up^ “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nigeria’s Fast Rising Jockey, DJ Spinall”Nigerian Entertainment Today – Nigeria’s Number 1 Entertainment Daily. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  8. Jump up^ “DJ Spinall Becomes A Smirnoff Brand Ambassador”. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 2 August2016.
  9. Jump up^ “DJ SPINALL RENEWS CONTRACT WITH SMIRNOFF”. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  10. Jump up^ “DJ SPINALL BIO”. DJ SPINALL.
  11. Jump up^ “Educational Background – DJ Spinall”Nigerian Entertainment Today – Nigeria’s Number 1 Entertainment Daily. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  12. Jump up^ “Management – DJ Spinall”Nigerian Entertainment Today – Nigeria’s Number 1 Entertainment Daily. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  13. Jump up^ Adesanya, Adedayo. “One Lagos Brand Launch Bar Beach Day 2”. Retrieved 2 August2016.
  14. Jump up^ Akan, Joey. “DJ Spinall: disc jockey plans for third compilation album “Dreams””. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  15. Jump up^ “Nea Awards 2013 Full Nominees List”. Notjustok.
  16. Jump up^ “NEA Awards 2014 Winners List”. Tooxclusive.
  17. Jump up^ “He has been nominated and won”. Tooxclusive.
  18. Jump up^ “Winners at Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) 2014”. Jaguda.
  19. Jump up^ “Olamide, Akpororo, DJ Spinall, Others Make Tush Awards 2015 Nominees List… Students From Over 25 Universities Too | Olodo Nation”Olodo Nation. 2015-10-14. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  20. Jump up^ “TJAN, TOYO BABY, FUNNY BONE, TEKNO, KEHINDE BANKOLE, BELLA NAIJA, DJ SPINALL, AYODELE 5.0 CGPA, INDOMIE, ANDELA FOUNDER, OTHERS MAKE TUSH AWARDS 2016 NOMINEES LIST… STUDENTS FROM OVER 30 UNIVERSITIES TOO > Tush Awards”Tush Awards. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  21. Jump up^ “NEA Awards 2015 nominees List”. The Net.
  22. Jump up^ “NotJustOk, Mavins, YBNL Nominated for City People Entertainment Awards 2015”. Notjustok.
  23. Jump up^ “Full List Of Winners at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards – Nigerian Entertainment Today – Nigeria’s Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games”Nigerian Entertainment Today. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  24. Jump up^ “FULL nominee list for 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) – Nigerian Entertainment Today – Nigeria’s Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games”Nigerian Entertainment Today. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  25. Jump up^ Solanke, Abiola. “NEA 2016: Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Kiss Daniel, others win big”Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  26. Jump up^ “TJAN, TOYO BABY, FUNNY BONE, TEKNO, KEHINDE BANKOLE, BELLA NAIJA, DJ SPINALL, AYODELE 5.0 CGPA, INDOMIE, ANDELA FOUNDER, OTHERS MAKE TUSH AWARDS 2016 NOMINEES LIST… STUDENTS FROM OVER 30 UNIVERSITIES TOO > Tush Awards”Tush Awards. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  27. Jump up^ “#CPMA2017: Full List Of Winners At the City People Music Awards | City People Magazine”City People Magazine. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  28. Jump up^ Solanke, Abiola. “Wizkid, Tekno, Davido nominated for Best Single NEA 2017”Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
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