Jimmy Adewale Amu aka Dj Jimmy Jatt
Jimmy Jatt started his entertainment career as a rapper, known as Master J. He made a lot of demos and after a fruitless search getting a record label to support him, he started work of a DJ, with the support of his brothers. They helped him establish a studio (JATT studio) and he eventually changed his stage name to DJ Jimmy Jatt, in honour of his brothers, who were called Jimmy, Amu, Tunde, and Tayo. The studio was located on strategic Odo street, which helped him reach an eager audience who took to his “deejaying” skills and hip-hop in general.
DJ Jimmy Jatt is revered for his role in setting the pace for hip hop music across his country; Nigeria, dating back from the early 90′s when he jumped on the scene in Lagos up on till this moment. Dj Jimmy Jatt rocked and bopped heads at a lot of nite clubs and gigs dropping the latest hit on vinyl. At a point in Nigeria the only accepted forum for hip hop artistes to have themselves groomed, whilst engaging in lyrical battle was the ROAD BLOCK street Canival pioneered by Dj Jimmy Jatt. Setting up speakers, turntables, amplifiers and microphones, young lads swarmed his studio like bees unto nectar begging for a life-line. The likes of Junior and Pretty, Daddy Fresh, Daddy Showkey, DJ Abdullah, El Cream, Ruff, Rugged and Raw and Aladin (Formerly known as Chuck Da Bone), all grabbed the microphones, lighting up the stage, entertaining the crowd and basically having fun. No one had the slightest idea that Rap music was just on the brink of blowing up in Nigeria.
Hip hop gigs would later grew bigger in ’93 when Dj Jimmy Jatt, started hooking up DJ Raves in major university campuses across Nigeria, appealing to kids of the elites and hip hop disciples, Jimmy Jatt’s events became the Mecca of hip-hop, where heads all over the country converged. Two notable annual events were, The Tupac and Biggie (Notorious B.I.G) remembrance concerts, which virtually featured all the big names in the game. Weird, Trybesmen, Def ‘o’ clan, Dr Fresh, Remedies, El Dee, F.B.I and Plantashun Boiz (Tuface & Blackface) were the favourites way back… Dj Jimmy Jatt had already become a giant; he couldn’t help being noticed by big time events outfits. Getting drafted by the likes of: Cosse, Tequila, Marathon events, Vigeo, STB McCann, Contact Marketing, Kent and Summerset saw him becoming a traveling man, too busy on tour with either Coca Cola, Rothmans, St Moritz, Benson and Hedges, Nigeria Breweries, MTN, Globacom, Guiness, etc.
MAJOR GIGS PLAYED
- Akon show in Nigeria
- 50cent Concert
- MTV BASE Lunch with 2Face & Lebo in Lagos
- Globacom Campus Storm Tour
- MTN Friendship is Beautiful Tour
- Wyclef Concert
- Sean Paul Concert
- Beanie Man Concert
- Gordon Spark Concert
- Shaggy star megajam
- LL cool J/Akon star mega jam
- Rothmans o Mega Groove
Dj Jimmy Jatt has also graced the same stages with Usher Raymond, Shaggy, Eve, K-CI and Jojo, Naughty by Nature, Caron Wheeler, Magic System and David Lynden Hall, Sean Paul etc. He is also the official DJ for the play safe national campus tour in Nigeria, poised at warring against unprotected sex.
He has played at gigs in African Countries, such as: Republic of Benin, Togo, Cote’d’ voire,Ghana,south Africa and Europe.
His debut album, “The Definition”, is a mix tape featuring over 50 of Nigeria’s best artists. The first single “Stylee” featuring Tuface Idibia, Mode 9, and Elajoe was heavily successful, enjoying heavy airplay and the music video staying on the MTV Africa countdown for weeks, while earning him a Channel O Africa music video award nomination. Some of his songs are “Thank you Mr. DJ, Jump off, Proceed, No duplicatin, No Contest, Everybody wan rap” etc.
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