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DJ Xclusive Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian DJ

The full name of DJ Xclusive is Rotimi Alakija. He is a veteran and highly talented Nigerian disc jokey, recording artist, and record producer.

Early Life

On October 16, 1980, DJ Xclusive was born in England to Nigerian parents. He returned to Nigeria at a young age to attend King’s College in Lagos for his secondary education. He returned to the United Kingdom to study Physics and Computer Science at Reading University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree. DJ Xclusive went on to study financial computing at Brunel University London.


DJ Xclusive began his professional career as a disc jockey in 2003, performing at a variety of nightclubs such as Aura Mayfair, Penthouse, Funky Buddha, and Jalouse. Throughout his career, he has shared the stage with artists such as Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Mario Winans, Brick and Lace, Nas, and Fat Joe.

DJ Xclusive was named World Best DJ at the 2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, which were held in the United States. He was nominated for Best DJ at the 2011 BEFFTA Awards. He also showed up at the Big Brother 2013 House Party.

In 2011, he began working as the resident DJ on CoolFM 96.9 and Empire Mates Entertainment as Wizkid’s official DJ. DJ Xclusive collaborated with UK-Nigerian musician Mo Eazy on the single “I’m Xclusive.”

Personal Life

Dj Xclusive is happily married. The name of his wife is Tinuke Ogundero. The couple got engaged in 2015. He is also Folorunsho Alakija‘s (a Nigerian billionaire) nephew.



  • Pangolo
  • 2020: Sweet 16
  • 2020: Pariwo
  • 2020: Mad O
  • 2020: Buga
  • 2019: Gbomo Gbomo
  • 2017: Pose
  • 2016: Sharwama
  • 2016: Oyoyo
  • 2015: Dami S
  • 2014: Tonight
  • 2014: Shaba
  • 2014: Jeje
  • 2014: Gal bad
  • 2014: Fatasi
  • 2013: Ibebe

Compilation albums

  • 2015: According To X
  • 2012: Empire Mates State of Mind


  • 2016: Cash Only

Net Worth

One of the wealthiest and most well-known DJs both locally and internationally is DJ Xclusive. Some sources online claimed that he is the richest DJ in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2.1 million.

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