LAGOS, Nigeria, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
DJ Cuppy returns this summer with the second edition of her debut compilation ‘House of Cuppy’.
22-year-old DJ Cuppy launched her mixtape on Soundcloud and HulkShare today, via her own label, Red Velvet Music Group. The compilation features remixes of popular African songs from artists such as Olamide, Seyi Shay, AKA, P-Square, Yemi Alade and the voice of actress Funke Akindele.
‘House of Cuppy II’, which follows the successful first edition of the young Nigerian DJ’s compilation in 2014, pioneers a new genre of music that fuses house and afrobeat, coined ‘Neo-Afrobeat’. Cuppy, who was recently honoured by the African Girls Rock society in New York, channels the vibrancy of African culture and heritage through her music.
“I’m so excited to announce the launch of ‘House of Cuppy II’,” said Cuppy. “The compilation has been an opportunity for me to work with some of my country’s most talented musicians, and reinvent the traditional sounds of Africa, mixing them with the global influences that inspire me.”
The first volume of ‘House of Cuppy’ successfully launched in London, New York and Lagos in 2014 and features a compilation of remixes of chart-topping tracks from the likes of D’Banj, Tiwa Savage and Wikzkid. The mix has accumulated more than 50,000 listens and 9,000 downloads online.
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About DJ Cuppy
DJ Cuppy is an international DJ, producer and entrepreneur, pioneering a new genre of music that fuses house and afrobeat, coined ‘Neo-Afrobeat’.
Cuppy’s six-year career has seen her play at high profile events in major cities all over the world. In 2015 she was honoured to perform at the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria, which featured live on national television.
Cuppy has also entertained global diplomats and international representatives at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City, as well as to elite crowds at Tatler Magazine and Christie’s Inc. Arts Ball in London and the Diane Von Furstenberg Awards in New York. Most recently, Cuppy headlined the Oil Baron’s Charity Ball in Dubai, where she entertained more than 3,000 guests.
In June 2014 Cuppy was announced as the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban – a landmark moment in her career that secured her place in the African music scene. Cuppy is also a brand advocate for the ‘Fascinating Nigeria’ campaign, aimed at promoting tourism to the country.
Cuppy resides in New York, where she is studying for a Masters of Arts in Music Business at NYU having completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance at King’s College London in 2014. She is currently interning at the Roc Nation headquarters.
About Red Velvet Music Group (RVMG)
Red Velvet Music Group Limited (RVMG) was founded in 2013, with a musical footprint spanning internationally from London, Lagos and New York.
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