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DJ Tunez Biography, Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Award & Nominations

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.

Early Life

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.

Career

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.

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Discography

Selected singles

  • My Love
  • Iskaba
  • 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

Year Event Prize Result
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

Net Worth

According to different sources online, DJ Tunez’s net worth is estimated to be around $250,000.

 

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