#WednesdayMetroWoman: DJ Cuppy

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola (born November 11, 1992), professionally known as DJ Cuppy, is a Nigerian disc jockey and producer. She is the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola.

DJ Cuppy lived in Ilupeju for six years before moving to Ikeja. She then moved to Londonfor her GCSE’s and A-Levels. Cuppy graduated from King’s College London in July 2014, with a degree in Business and Economics. She earned a Master’s Degree in Music Business from New York University in 2015.

From being a resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban in 2014 to being featured in the 2015 April/May issue of Forbes Woman Africa, Cuppy set off for 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.
In October 2016, the “Cuppy Takes Africa” tour aired on Fox Life Africa as an 8-episode docu-series. In 2016, Cuppy was the resident DJ for MTV2’s Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Tha God.

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 October 13, 2017, she released “Green Light“, her first official single. The song features guest vocals from Nigerian singer and producer Tekno.
On March 30, 2018, she released “Vybe“, her second official single. The song features guest vocals from Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie.

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#WednesdayMetroWoman: Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe is a Nigerian actress, director and businesswoman. She is best known for her Yoruba language movies.

Born on January 1, 1978 in Edo State, Nigeria (the second child in a family of five), She attended Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School Ikeja, Lagos. The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State where she received her OND in Financial Studies and then The University of Lagos for a degree in Theatre Arts.

Her Accolades include:

  1. The Best Actress in Yoruba award at the City People Awards held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
  2. Best Indigenous Language (Yoruba) (2014)
  3. Best Actress in a supporting Role (Yoruba) (2010)
  4. Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie Nomination (non-English speaking language) (2012)
  5. City People Entertainment Yoruba Movie Personality of the year (2015)
  6. Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year Awarded by Links and Glitz World Awards (2015)

Movies to which she displayed her artistic prowess include:

Satanic, Afefe ife (2008), Okanjua (2008), Atunida leyi (2009), Igberaga (2009), Ihamo (2009), Ìpèsè (2009), Iró funfun (2009), Mafisere (2009), Oju ife (2009), Ile Oko mii (2014)