Michael Babatunde Adeyinka Also known as DJ Tunez is a Nigeria and USA based disc jockey. In 2015, DJ Tunez was asked by Wizkid to join Starboy Entertainment, as the official label DJ,[1] DJ Tunez first production was in 2016's Iskaba,[2] a contagious hit song with Wande Coal.[3] He has collaborated with other acts such as Wizkid, Sarz, Burna Boy, Busiswa, Reekado Banks, Damibliz, Omah Lay and many more.

DJ Tunez
Birth nameMichael Babatunde Adeyinka
GenresHouse, Hip hop, Rap, R&B, Dancehall, Afrobeats
Occupation(s)DJ, Artist, Producer
Years active2014 to present
LabelsStarboy Entertainment
Websitehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starboy_Entertainment

Early lifeEdit

Michael Babatunde Adeyinka was born in Brooklyn Long Island Hospital, New York, USA.[4] His dream began after DJing his local church's Christmas parties as a teen. This eventually grew into paid gigs DJing church members’ events such as birthday parties and weddings.[5] His African community in South Brooklyn began to take a fancy to his ability to play music with an afrobeats and dancehall inspired atmosphere to audience, the little attention encouraged him to throw parties around the city.

CareerEdit

2016 was a turning point for DJ Tunez as he collaborated with Wande Coal to dish out what Okayafrica described as Nigeria 2nd Best song of 2017.[6] In 2019 DJ Tunez released a single featuring Wizkid titled "Gbese",[7] "Turn Up" Featuring Wizkid & Reekado Banks,[8] with supplementary vocals from Rema.[9] DJ Tunez event,[10] a Black Friday “Blackout” party,[11] brought about 1,700 people to Queens’ Amazura Concert Hall in November 2019.[12]

DiscographyEdit

Selected singlesEdit

Award & NominationsEdit

He has received many Accolades and Nominations,

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Recipient Results Ref
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards World DJ Himself Won [29]
2015 World DJ Null Nominated [30]
2017 Best Collaboration (Iskaba) Himself Won [31]
Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) Best African DJ (USA) Himself Won [32]
Best Nigeria DJ Null Nominated [33]
2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards World DJ Null Nominated [34]
2018 The Headies 2018 Best Collabo (Iskaba) Null Nominated [35]
2021 Net Honours Most Played RnB Song "Pami"

(featuring Wizkid, Adekunle Gold & Omah Lay)

Nominated [36]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Star boy signs US based DJ Tunez to record label". Pulse Ng. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Wande Coal and DJ Tunez Hit The Streets in Iskaba Video". Silverbird TV. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  3. ^ Nazuk Kochhar (6 November 2017). "How DJ Tunez created one of this year's hottest African pop songs". thefader. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  4. ^ Kam Tambini (23 April 2018). "Listen to DJ Tunez Afro Selections Playlist". Okayafrica. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  5. ^ "I Got My Inspiration From The Church-DJ Tunez". Silverbird TV. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  6. ^ Kam Tambini (14 December 2017). "The Best Songs of 2017". Okayafrica. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  7. ^ Damola Durosomo (29 May 2019). "DJ Tunez Links Up With Wizkid and Blaqjerzee on Jazzy New Single Gbese". Okayafrica. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  8. ^ Ehis Ohunyon (14 December 2018). "DJ Tunez - 'Turn Up' ft Wizkid and Reekado Banks (Audio)". pulse ng. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Rema the Nigerian rising rap star releases debut EP". Pan African Music. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  10. ^ Yinka Ogunlami (25 November 2015). "DJ Tunez to host 4th annual event in New York". Pulse Ng. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  11. ^ Abiola (26 November 2019). "Catch Rema First Ever NYC Concert at DJ Tunez Blackout". Okayafrica. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  12. ^ Nick Murray (5 August 2015). "How DJ Tunez Unites Afrobeat's Old and New Schools". rollingstone. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  13. ^ Abiola (7 July 2017). "Leriq, DJ Tunez - 'Cotton candy' ft Burna Boy". Pulse NG. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  14. ^ Abiola (15 May 2017). "DJ Tunez - 'My love' ft Adekunle Gold, Del B". Pulse Ng. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  15. ^ "DJ Tunez". genius. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Wande Coal Ft DJ Tunez – Iskaba". trace tv. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  17. ^ Mercy Kamunya (6 December 2019). "The amazing banger by StarBoy - Cover Me is a must-listen". Legit Ng. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  18. ^ "DJ Tunez features Wizkid in new single 'Gbese'". Eagle Online. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  19. ^ "JULS IS BACK ON THE RADAR WITH HIS NEW JAM – OSHEY FT. MOELOGO, SIZA & DJ TUNEZ". Soundcity TV. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  20. ^ Damola Durosomo (15 June 2018). "DJ Tunez and Flash's New Single 'Too Much' Is Your New Summer Anthem". Okayafrica. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  21. ^ Damola Durosomo (10 May 2019). "DJ Tunez Shares His Latest Single 'Causing Trouble,' Featuring Oxlade". Okayafrica. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  22. ^ Peter Okh (13 May 2020). "Alpha P, DJ Tunez & D3AN - Paloma (Remix)". Notjustok. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  23. ^ Peter Okh (26 July 2019). "DJ Tunez - Majesty ft. Busiswa". Notjustok. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  24. ^ ND (7 March 2020). "Kwamz & Flava ft. DJ Tunez – Enjoyment". Notjustok. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  25. ^ Tokunbo Okafor (15 June 2019). "Ice Prince - Hello Esther ft. DJ Tunez: audio, lyrics, reactions". legitng. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  26. ^ Happiness Nleweoha (27 August 2018). "Dotman Drops Hot New Single "Pepesu" Ft. DJ Tunez". guardian Ng. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  27. ^ "DOWNLOAD VIDEO: DJ Tunez Ft. Wizkid – Cool Me Down". lokcitymusic.com. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  28. ^ "DOWNLOAD DJ Tunez Ft. Wizkid, Adekunle Gold & Omah Lay – Pami". lokcitymusic.com. Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  29. ^ Chidirim Ndeche (27 November 2017). "Nigerian Entertainment Awards: Full List Of Winners". Guardian. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  30. ^ Danielle ONeill (15 August 2015). "The Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announce 2015 Nominees". Okayafrica. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  31. ^ Chidirim Ndeche (27 November 2017). "Nigerian Entertainment Awards: Full List Of Winners". Guardian. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  32. ^ "Thank you for everyone who has participated in the voting for Afrimma 2017. Stay tuned for Afrimma 2018". AFRIMMA. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  33. ^ Damola Durosomo (7 August 2019). "Here are the 2019 AFRIMMA Nominees". Okayafrica. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  34. ^ Damola Durosomo (11 July 2017). "Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Jidenna and More Nominated For 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards". Okayafrica. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  35. ^ Ben Bassey (13 April 2018). "Davido, Wizkid, Simi lead nominees list". Pulse. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  36. ^ "Net Honours - The Class of 2021". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Archived from the original on 2021-06-21. Retrieved 2021-07-21.