By Patricia Uyeh,
Florence Otedola aka DJ Cuppy, daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, who has carved a niche for herself in disc jockeying both locally and internationally, in a recent chat disclosed she had to work extra hard to get to where she is.
According to her, it has not always been so easy as some people believed she is riding on her father’s affluence and influence. However, she has resorted not listen to hate statements and focus on her craft.
The 25-year-old said this while discussing with NET TV recently. She said:
“I always call my dad a bit of a cloud, which is lingering over me, but I also work really hard. I think it is a gender thing and as women, we have to work twice as hard to get our voices out there. Whenever I get to perform, people have already decided. I then hear things like ‘she is rubbish, she only got this show because of her dad’, It is really painful”
DJ Cuppy continued:
“Initially, it used to affect me but it doesn’t affect me anymore. I love what I do, and I am good at what I do and that’s all that matters. If I was depending on my dad only, I don’t think I would have been able to come this far because being a female DJ is not easy”.
“It’s even harder being a woman, I have had to work extra because when you go out, they will say you are a woman and you don’t know anything, but nothing is handed to me on a silver platter, it is not all icing or cupcakes everyday, I have a great team that works really hard”.
Speaking about her colleagues in the industry, she concluded saying:
“It is such a great time for music, Tekno has had a great year with major hits, he also worked with me on my single, ‘greenlight’. I am also really excited about Niniola and Simi because they are so talented. Of course our Princes, Wizkid and Davido are killing it on the global scene, so basically, things are going good music industry”
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