The list of professional DJ’s is never complete without mentioning DJ Jimmy Jatt.
He is a legendary Nigerian DJ with lots of energy and vibes.
He is one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJ in Nigeria.
With awards, nominations and several endorsement deals, he is simply recognized for his contribution in the Nigerian music industry.
Lets get to know him better below:
Early Life & Background
DJ Jimmy Jatt whose real name is Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu, is an award winning Nigerian DJ born on October 15, 1966.
He was born and raised in Lagos Island, Lagos State where he had his early education.
He originally hails from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
DJ Jimmy Jatt had passion for music at a very tender age as he grew up listening to various genres of music including the likes of hip hop, Afro-beat, jazz, high-life, pop, afrojuju, rhythm and blues and many others.
He started his career as a rapper before he delved into DJing after being unable to secure a record label deal despite releasing several songs.
He came to limelight for his “Jimmy’s Jump Off” concert, an event he started in 2008. The event had showcased many emerging talents in the country.
DJ Jimmy Jatt already boast of several mix-tapes and top collaborations.
- Feeling The Beat
- Turn Up
- Small Girl Big God
- Da Yan Mo
- Too Much
He met his wife at the age of 22 where he was performing. They dated for six years before getting married.
Awards & Nominations
DJ Jimmy Jatt won the Hip hop World Hall of Fame award at the maiden edition of The Headies for his contribution to hip hop in Nigeria.
He also got two nominations at the 2007 edition of the Channel O Music Video Awards.
DJ Jimmy Jatt is one of the most influential Nigerian disc jockey with an estimated net worth of $700,000.
Social Media Profile
- Twitter @djjimmyjatt
- Instagram @djjimmyjatt