DJ Jimmy Jatt’s real name is Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu, he is one of Nigeria’s greatest disk jockeys and one of the best in Africa continent. The Nigerian music industry often calls him the pioneer of hip-hop music. Once a rapper, DJ Jimmy Jatt could not secure a record deal so he became a DJ. DJ Jimmy came to the spotlight after a concert he held in 2008 entitled Jimmy Jump Off. In this article, we will be discuss the Biography and net worth of DJ Jimmy Jatt.
Biography of DJ Jimmy Jatt
DJ Jimmy Jatt aka Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu was born in Lagos on 15 October 1966. As of 2020 he is 54 years. DJ Jimmy is from Ijebu Ode, in Ogun state. Though he was born and raised in Lagos Island, Lagos state. DJ Jimmy was born into a polygamous family of 10 children. All of his formal education was in Lagos and he had an undying love for music while growing up. He was versatile with most music genres at an early age, but Hip Hop is his best genre.
DJ Jimmy Jatt Career
DJ Jimmy was a rapper with the stage name “Master J” as stated earlier. Jimmy Jatt has released several songs and demos but has not been able to land a record label. He did not let the disappointment run him down, and he went full time into Disc Jockey. His first major move as a DJ was a street carnival where he hosted “Road Block” where he featured all-level rappers. The main highlight of the road block was the Battle of Rap between underground rappers.
In 2006, thanks to his immense contribution to Hip-Hop in Nigeria, DJ Jimmy won the hip-hop hall of fame at The Headies’ maiden edition. A year later, DJ Jimmy released a mixtape he labeled “the definition” (compilation of songs by various artists). The mixtape concept featured songs recorded by such artists as Sound Sultan, 2face, Banky W, Mode 9, Ruggedman, MI, Naeto C, 9ice, and eLDee. Stylee, a song contained in the playlist “The Definition,” was nominated in the 2007 Channel O award in 2 categories. In 2014, he released another album which he titled “The Industry vol 1”. Currently DJ Jimmy Jatt is signed into IROKING, 51 Lex (S360) Records Ltd, Nedjon Media, 51 Lex (Mo’Hits) Records Ltd, and, Storm Records, Jatt Inc.
Net worth of DJ Jimmy Jatt
Jimmy Jump Off event by DJ Jimmy Jatt landed him several deals to collaborations, awards, nominations and endorsements. He is one of Nigeria’s best established Disk Jockeys with affluence. Net worth of DJ Jimmy Jatt is estimated to be $700,000.