Debut Album: DJ Cuppy Talks About Inspiration
Nigeria Female disc jockey (DJ) Florence Otedola, better known as Cuppy, says ‘Original Copy’, her recently released debut album, took her back to her roots.
In a statement to TheCable Lifestyle on Monday, Cuppy said she visited her family’s farm in Epe, Lagos, where she recorded series of ambient and animal sound samples used in the album.
“I went back to my roots, where I am from; Epe and mixed with the locals for inspiration, I visited my family’s farm and recorded lots of ambient and animal sound samples. If you listen very carefully you can hear these in each track,” she said.
The 27-year-old entertainer expressed her excitement at finally releasing the album, describing it as a dream come true.
Florence, daughter of Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, also said she remains unperturbed by the project’s success in the long run.
“I am so proud that the album is now out. For me it’s not about numbers and statistics and charts. It’s about the fact that I was able to focus and actually achieve my dream of having an album,” she added.
“So honestly, I’m already happy regardless of what happens. Nonetheless, I encourage everyone to join this journey and I hope they enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making this album.”
The project tracklist includes ‘Epe’, ‘Jollof On The Jet’, ‘Wale’, ‘Feel Good’, ‘Cold Heart Killer’, ‘Original Copy (Interlude)’, ‘Karma’, ‘Litty Lit’, ’54’, ‘Guilty Pleasure’, ‘P.O.Y’ and ‘Labalaba’.
The 12-track album features several music stars including Stonebwoy, Teni, Shina Peters, Seyi Shay, Ycee, Nonso Amadi, Rayvanny, Rema, Wyclef Jean, Efya, Fireboy, Shina Peters, Ms Banks, Nonso Amadi and Darkoo.
Cuppy has continued to hit new heights at global stage, snagging several deals as well as collaborations with other music heavyweights.
In May, Apple Music, a US music and video streaming service, announced her as host of its first-ever radio show in Africa.