Real Name: Rotimi Alakija
Profession: disc jockey, record producer and recording artist
Place of Birth: Nigeria
Date of Birth: 16th of October
Education: Brunel University
DJ Xclusive real / full name is Rotimi Alakija,born on the 16th of October is a British Nigerian disc jockey, record producer and recording artist.
Rotimi Alakija was born in the UK to Nigerian parents. At an early age, he moved back to Nigeria to pursue a high school education at King’s College, Lagos.
Rotimi Alakija moved back to the UK to study Physics and Computer Science at Reading University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
He later studied Financial Computing at Brunel University.
DJ Xclusive started his professional disc jockey career in 2003 by performing at various night clubs, including Aura Mayfair, Penthouse, Funky Buddha and Jalouse.
During the course of his career, DJ Xclusive has performed with acts like Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Mario Winans, Brick and Lace, Nas and Fat Joe.
At the 2010 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, held in the United States, DJ Xclusive won World Best DJ.
He was nominated for Best DJ at the 2011 edition of the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Awards (BEFFTA Awards). He was also featured at the 2013 Big Brother House Party.
In 2011, DJ Xclusive became the resident DJ for CoolFM 96.9 and also joined Empire Mates Entertainment as Wizkid’s official DJ. DJ Xclusive released a single “I’m Xclusive” alongside renowned UK-Nigerian artist Mo Eazy.
DJ Xclusive has release alot of hit singles namely
- Pangolo” (featuring Timaya)
- “Ibebe” (featuring Olamide)
- “Gal bad” (featuring D’Prince and Wizkid)
- “Jeje” (featuring Wizkid)
- “Fatasi” (featuring Terry G)
- “Tonight” (featuring BankyW and Niyola)
- “Shaba” (featuring Kcee and Shaba)
and most currently “Jam it” Featuring Timaya and 2Face video directed by Adasa
- Squareball Cookey
- “Wole” (Featuring Davido)