The full name of DJ Tunez is Michael Babatunde Adeyinka. He is a Nigerian and US-based disc jockey. He joined Starboy Entertainment as the official label DJ in 2015.
DJ Tunes was born on the 10th of May, 1989, in the United State of America, to Nigerian parents. He grew up in the USA but hails from Nigeria. He had all his educational background in the United State.
When he was a teenager, he started playing in Christmas gatherings at his neighborhood church. This soon developed into paid gigs DJing church members’ gatherings, including weddings and birthday celebrations. His ability to perform music with afrobeat and dancehall-inspired ambiance to an audience caught the attention of the African population in South Brooklyn, and the small amount of attention led him to arrange parties around the city.
When his father requested that he choose the music for their church’s Christmas party, Tunez officially started DJing in the United States in 2007. After mixing teen hit songs like “Chicken Noodle Soup” with African classics for two years, churchgoers started hiring him for outside events, such as Sweet 16 parties and 60th birthday celebrations.
His initial break outside the Nigerian music industry came from Caribbean DJs in New York. Hip hop hadn’t yet embraced afrobeat, but songs like Flavour‘s “Nwa Baby,” which pairs Highlife melodies with the ever-popular “Bam Bam” riddim’s beats, were starting to be incorporated with dancehall songs. 2012 saw the success of Nigerian musician Timaya‘s soca-influenced song “Bum Bum” on both sides of the Atlantic.
Word continued to spread within the Nigerian community, where Tunez’s mother had been acting as his manager. DJ Tunez seamlessly shifts from one country to the next while taking his fans on a journey from start to finish. When he’s not giving performances at nightclubs or private functions, Tunez is typically in the recording studio working with other national and international musicians to create a sound that is clearly growing in popularity.
In 2016, DJ Tunez and Wande Coal collaborated and produced the song that ranked as Nigeria’s second-best song of 2017. 2019 saw the release of “Gbese,” “Turn Up” Featuring Wizkid & Reekado Banks by DJ Tunez, which also featured Rema‘s additional vocals. About 1,700 people attended a DJ Tunez event, a Black Friday “Blackout” party, in November 2019 at Queens’ Amazura Concert Hall.
- My Love
- Get Up
- 2020: Pami
- 2020: Paloma
- 2020: Kelegbe Megbe
- 2020: Enjoyment
- 2020: Cool Me Down
- 2019: Too Much
- 2019: Majesty
- 2019: Hello Esther
- 2019: Gbese
- 2019: Cover Me
- 2019: Causing Trouble
- 2018: Turn Up
- 2018: Pepesu
- 2018: Oshe
- 2017: Cotton Candy
- 2016: Your Body
- 2014: Glow
- Late Night
Award & Nominations
|2021||Net Honours||Most Played RnB Song||Nominated|
|2018||The Headies 2018||Best Collabo||Nominated|
|2017||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||World DJ||Nominated|
|2017||Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA)||Best Nigeria DJ||Nominated|
|2017||Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA)||Best African DJ (USA)||Won|
|2017||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Collaboration||Won|
|2015||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||World DJ||Nominated|
|2014||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||World DJ||Won|
According to different sources online, DJ Tunez’s net worth is estimated to be around $250,000.