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DJ Tunez Biography: Education, Early Life, Career, Awards, and Net Worth

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

He began playing in Christmas gatherings at his neighborhood church when he was a teenager. This quickly evolved into paid gigs DJing church members’ gatherings, such as weddings and birthday parties. His ability to perform music with an afrobeat and dancehall-inspired ambiance in front of an audience piqued the interest of the African community in South Brooklyn, and the small amount of attention led him to organize parties throughout the city.

Tunez began DJing in the United States in 2007 when his father asked him to select the music for their church’s Christmas party. After two years of mixing teen hit songs like “Chicken Noodle Soup” with African classics, churchgoers began hiring him for outside events like Sweet 16 parties and 60th birthday celebrations.

Caribbean DJs in New York gave him his first break outside of the Nigerian music industry. Hip hop had not yet embraced afrobeat, but songs like Flavour’s “Nwa Baby,” which combines Highlife melodies with the beats of the ever-popular “Bam Bam” riddim, were beginning to be incorporated into dancehall songs. Timaya, a Nigerian musician, achieved international success with his soca-influenced song “Bum Bum” in 2012.

The news spread quickly in the Nigerian community, where Tunez’s mother was acting as his manager. DJ Tunez seamlessly transitions from one country to the next, taking his fans on a journey from beginning to end. When he isn’t performing at nightclubs or private events, Tunez is usually in the recording studio, collaborating with other national and international musicians to create a sound that is clearly gaining traction.

DJ Tunez and Wande Coal collaborated in 2016 to produce the song that was named Nigeria’s second-best song of 2017. DJ Tunez released “Gbese,” “Turn Up” Featuring Wizkid & Reekado Banks in 2019, which also featured Rema’s additional vocals. In November 2019, approximately 1,700 people attended a DJ Tunez event, a Black Friday “Blackout” party 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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