No longer content with merely spinning other people’s tracks, Nigerian DJs have been slowly stepping out from behind their turntables to orchestrate tracks they’d be proud to add to their sets — and most of them have actually been nailing it.
This past year, in particular, these DJs have been able to use their experience with jams that get people going to bring together artists and producers that they believe can knock out party anthems, and the results have been pretty impressive.
From DJ Enimoney’s unexpected "Diet" to DJ Spinall’s masterful "Nowo", a lot of the best and most popular songs we have circulating our airwaves right now wouldn’t have happened without them. These DJs are clearly on to something.
So, in a bid to celebrate their tenacity and in the hope that we'll be getting more of the same, we have looked through the last 12 months to highlight 9 of our favourite songs helmed by some of Nigeria’s best DJs.