Best 20: African DJ’s you should know in London

You don’t often find an article dedicated and celebrating London based British-African DJ’s but this read is just that. With vendors, clubs, hotels, celebrants, wedding planners and those just simply looking for a good night out or reliable talent that entertain their guests at their next show – the question of ‘Where can I find a good Afrobeats/African DJ for my event?’ may come into mind.

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We all know that the DJ has become so much more than the person who stands behind the speakers and plays music.  When choosing your DJ, keep in mind that this is your master of ceremonies; the best DJ’s need to be booked early (as early as 12-18 months in advance) and this means you need to find someone now. Below are 20 trending London-based DJ’s that can set your African event’s entertainment up and running:


*** Feature: KINZY T ***

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Mixcloud: /Kinzy_T

“Deep Melodies and Chords, Heavy Hitting Beats, Danceable, Hypnotic and Different.” East Londoner Kinzy T sets your emotions, heart and thoughts into action with ‘Proper House Music’. Kinzy has been keeping up his impressive release schedule this year with more tracks and remixes not of your favourite labels but of deep and raw underground house, techno, electro beats. If you’re interesting in tunes that aren’t vocal heavy, mainstream and for people who want to hear polished loud recognisable music; then this upcoming DJ is for you. Kinky is not a crowd pleaser, but will make you dance. If you have an open mind, and enjoy music, you will enjoy his sets. Check out his Mixcloud here


1) DJ NASH

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Insta: /InnaCityNash | Soundcloud: /innacitynash | Twitter: @InnaCityNash | Facebook: /InnaCityNash | Mixcloud: /Nash-Panashe | Email: nashbeats100@gmail.com | Snapchat: /NashBeats

I would say He is up and coming because of his age; but community-wise a certain Mr. Nash Panashe is an established figure. Zimbabwean and Proud, Lewisham and Proud, and Multigenre proud DJ is 20 as we speak but more than just ‘doing his thing’. As CEO of Innacity Entertainment; it’s worth checking out the good work that they do. Not only are they a multi-based Creative Company with a niche for Marketing, Music, and Clothing; but  have also hosted and continue planning to host numerous charity based events to help the community, helping the younger generation and making a difference. #GoodMan!


2) DJ MRI

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Insta: /DJMri | Facebook: /DJMriPage | Twitter: @DJ_Mri | Email: bookings@djmri.com | Mixcloud: /DjMri

Household Name. The Renowned, Lively & Brilliant London based DJ Mri is an entertainer who comes with three guarantees: he will add life to your special occasion, he will put a smile on your guests’ faces and he will leave you with great memories. An exceptional  Nigerian wedding dj who is very verstile and in high demand.


3) DJ SEAN

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Soundcloud: /DJSean or /DeeJaySean2010 | Insta: /DJSeanMusic | Phone: 07932359933

Boom! Amazingly talented #BaddaMan DJ Sean is up and running. He provides a Professional, Reliable and Entertaining DJs service for all events. Been blessed to have attended a few occasions in which the Afros and Beats Our aim is to make your event a memorable one to remember.


4) DJ CHILLS

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Insta: /DJChillz | Facebook: /DJChillzUK | Twitter: @DJChillz | Soundcloud: /DJ-Chillz | Mixcloud: /DJChillz | Emailinfo@djchillz.com | Youtube: /DJChillz

Many may be unaware that the presence of Female DJ’s has been growing in Europe and across the M25; DJ Chillz – we salute you here! Whether it’s Afrobeats, RnB, Hip-Hop and a little Soul – DJ Chillz has it in abundance. She currently a resident DJ at Counter, Tiger Tiger, Bootylicious, Lush, Urban World Pride and Jump-off. She can be found in the same borough as me – Shoreditch! Boom! (thought i’d add that in there too)

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5) DJ TALLEST

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Insta: /dj_tallest | Facebook: /deejay.tallest | Soundcloud: /DJ_Tallest | Twitter: @DJ_Tallest | Email: Deejaytallest@yahoo.com | Phone: +447557947064

Yes – he is a tall man – we all know that; but goodness me his LED Lights, Moonlighting and dance floor entertainment package is indeed quite remarkable. For those whose weddings, anniversaries or celebrations will include a musical dose of raw african, funk, jazz, latin, house and everything inbetween – then DJ Tallest and his entertainment package is the way forward.


6) DJ POCKS

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Mixcloud: /DJ_Pocks | Soundcloud: /DJ-Pocks | Phone: 07455005553 | EmailMensah@fortressrecs.com

Afrobeats DJ Mensah Pocks’ is based between London and Southampton. He has graced many Freshers Raves on Campuses and can also be hired for you events anywhere between the M25 and down south. One of those djs who isnt travel shy and very happy to dj in most locations around the country. Pocks takes pride in his service and getting the young guys and ladies on the dance floor. For booking do get in touch with @RosinaRochellee or via the email address above.


7) DJ BLITZ

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Phone: 07961898644 or 07985473903 | Email: mixmastersentertainment@yahoo.com | Insta: /DJBlitz9 | Facebook: /BFadahunsi9 | Twitter: @Femi_DJBlitz9 | Youtube: /DJ-Blitz-Events

Mix Masters Entertainment, providing professional, and entertaining DJ and MC services for all events at affordable price rates. Professional, entertaining DJs & MC services for all events. Weddings ▪ Birthdays ▪ Cooperate events


8) DJ STEVO

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 Email: derekstevo@live.com | Phone: 07960485001 | Facebook: /DJDerekStevo

DJ Stevo offers moblie Disco, Providing a professional service to my customers for all Occasions. Including: Birthday parties, theme Nights, Anniversaries, school proms, corporate Events, Weddings, christenings and more.


9) DJ HEADMIXTRESS

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Insta: /HeadMixtress | Twitter: @headmiXtress | Facebook: /DJheadmiXtress

DeeJay par excellence!!! Musical genius!!! Original Pied-Mixtress & Queen turntablist supremo!!!! AND I’m being modest 😉

A person’s gift maketh room for them – and the talents of Headmixtress cannot be questioned. The social DJ is a regular face at the SteamBar in Hilton, Paddington and other top events in London and beyond. Aside from also released banging Mixtapes and singles; checkout her Twitter page also. This #GoodLady has been deejaying for a long time – respect!


10) DJ SUAVE

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Insta: /DJ_Suave | Twitter: @DJSuave_S3 | Facebook: /DjSuave | Email: iamdjsuave@gmail.com | Snapchat: /unbeetablemusic | Tumblr: dj.unbeetable

Smiles all around. DJ Shaun Suave has been djing now for over 16 years. Whether it’s Tailored wedding packages, a celebration or anniversary taking place at a hotel hotspot or club; this guy is blessed. In his own words:  “My life is full through my eyes , don’t take life to serious , I Dj and I laugh” and he has a lot of bookings too do get in touch to book in advance.


11) DJ UNBEETABLE

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Insta: /DJUnbeetable | Twitter: @DJUnbeetable | Soundcloud: /DJunbeetable | Phone: +44 79 85 366 499 | Phone 2: +44 79 47 616 146

Dj Unbeetable is consistent in delivering 1st class mixtapes! The internet goes crazy when he releases them! You get the best of both worlds with his mixtapes, all the hottest jams & the mixing experience! Its almost as if your in a club.


12) DJ AKIN OYEFESO

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Soundcloud: /DJ-Akin-Oyefeso | Platinum DJs: /DJ-Akin-Oyefeso

This DJ has an ability to smoothly blend party classics and new tracks from different genres into a dance floor pleasing mix has led to many private and corporate bookings, residencies and guest spots (alongside the likes of So Solid, Oxide and Neutrino, DJ Woody (Choice FM) and Ollie Twist.


13) DJ LAWRENCE

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Insta: /DJ_Lawz1993 | Facebook: /DJ-Lawrence- | Soundcloud: /Law-Muwo

DJ LAWZ has the ability to blend all music genres and is praised everywhere he goes for keeping crowds entertained. He understands local Ugandan and East African music better than any other Dj in the London scene!


14) MYSTERIOUS-VYBES82

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Insta: /MysteriousVYBS | Facebook: /MysteriousVYBS82 | Twitter: @MysteriousVYBS | Gumtree: /Mysterious-Vybs | Phone07940258939 | Email: mysteriousvybz82@gmail.com | Soundcloud: /YsteriousVybs

Dj’s for private parties corporate events bars and clubs. Rnb hip hop house chart soul rare grooves reggae & much more. Prices are competitive, great database, no venue to big or too small and quality sound & lighting.


15) DJ SPENCER

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Insta: /iamDJspencer | Twitter: @iamDJSpencer | Soundcloud: /iamDJSpencer | Phone: 07949189939 | Email: djspencerbookings@gmail.com | Snapchat: djspencer4real

Yes! DJ Spencer is that guy! He truly will set the mood for your reception and you and your guests will be very happy indeed. Not only will he have your playlist, but he will be able to amplify the sound with high quality speakers.  DJ Spencer also provides lighting for the dance floors, which is extremely important in keeping the people on the dance floor =)

 


15) DJ NOIR

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Twitter: @Timi_theOG | Soundcloud: /DJnoir | Facebook: /YoungFutureCo | Youtube: /DJ_N.O.I.R | Emailyoungfutureco@gmail.com or info@youngfutureco.com

DJ NOIR – is an acronym for Nurturing Our Inner Rhythm, the name was derived from my passion for music as a whole as I am to spread my love for music through the art of DJing.


16) ASHMAN DJ

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Insta: /Ashman__DJ | Facebook: /AshmanDJ | Email: ashman_dj@icloud.com | Soundcloud: /Ashman-DJ

Please do check out this guys ‘Afrique Acoustique‘ on soundcloud here.  Great Stuff! Back to the DJ. This guy does it all: DEEP HOUSE – TECH HOUSE – INDIE DANCE – TRIBAL HOUSE – SOULFUL HOUSE – NU DISCO – G-HOUSE – BASS – TECHNO – GARAGE – ELECTRONICA – FUNKY – BROKEN BEAT – BREAKBEAT. He is available for club, bar and festival event bookings & private parties and also does DJ lessons/workshops. A giving man indeed.


17) DJ NATE

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Insta: /DJNateUK | Soundcloud: /DJNate | Facebook: /DJNateUKYoutube: /DJnate1 : Email: djnateuk@gmail.com

 

Yes we mentioned African – but we must support and include our talented Caribbean fellows here also – and DJ Nate is more than that. Dancehall, Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Soca + Everything in between! London’s Finest indeed!


18) DJ BAJ

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Insta: /PlatinumToxx | Twitter: @DJ_BAJ | Soundcloud: /ShaunLolu | Email: studiomagicmusic@gmail.com | Bookings: shaunlolu@yahoo.co.uk

DJ BAJ along with his crew have began to fulfil this dream across Nigeria, the UK and US, working with numerous heavyweights such as MI, FuseODG, Ice Prince, Dr. Sid, L. Marshall, and Joe Budden to name but a few. DJ Baj has his DJ and entertainment service available in London also. They make a lot of effort in terms of presentation their booth and dj stand is always unique.


19) DJ PAAK

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Insta: /DJ-Paak | Facebook: /DJPaak1 | Twitter: @DJPaak | Soundcloud: /DJPaakEmaillivehypepr@gmail.com | Phone: 07402348462

D’accord. Some may not have heard of DJ Paak but they have now. Using dj lights and effects; DJ Paak’s entertainment experience enhances the ambience of each event he plays at, complimenting the venue and colour theme. The Award winning international DJ’s work rate and ethics have seen him open up sets for artists like Davido, Wande Coal, R2Bees, Mista Silva, Sneakbo, Joey B, Pappy Kojo, D Black and many more. Paak is now the Official DJ for an Entertainment Group in the UK called ‘’DJEnts’’ and also the official DJ for DostyGhBoi (an afrobeat musician). Paak became Coventry’s best DJ in the year 2014 and also is an award winning DJ in the Midlands of the United Kingdom.


20) DJ YUZKEY

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Soundcloud: /DJ-Yuzkey | Twitter: @DJYuzkey | Phone: 07903798566 | BB: 76AA6E91 | Email: emperorboizents@live.co.uk

DJ Yuzkey is a london based Afrobeats DJ pro and also specialises in Club Activities. The last thing you want to do is stress about the party of your big day. So if you want assurance that the music will play, sound good, and mix well with your guests – then checkout DJ Yuzkey. Professional, Good Flow and Easily approachable to deal with your enquiries – cll DJ-Yuzkey today.


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