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Resident DJ For MTV, DJ Cuppy Returns With New Mixtape ‘House of Cuppy II’; Releases Behind-The-Scenes YouTube Video [VIDEO]

By Tony Sokol | June 26, 2015 10:14 AM EDT


DJ Cuppy, who was a resident MTV DJ, released the second edition of her debut compilation "House of Cuppy." The 22-year-old Nigerian native launched her mixtape on Soundcloud and HulkShare via her own label, Red Velvet Music Group.

"I'm so excited to announce the launch of 'House of Cuppy II'," Cuppy said in a statement.

"The compilation has been an opportunity for me to work with some of my country's most talented musicians, and reinvent the traditional sounds of Africa, mixing them with the global influences that inspire me."

"House of Cuppy II" features remixes of popular African songs from artists such as Olamide, Seyi Shay, AKA, P-Square, Yemi Alade and the voice of actress Funke Akindele.

The compilation follows the successful first edition of the young Nigerian DJ's compilation in 2014. The new music pioneers a new genre of music that fuses house and afrobeat, coined "Neo-Afrobeat."

Cuppy was recently honored by the African Girls Rock society in New York.

The first volume of 'House of Cuppy' successfully launched in London, New York and Lagos in 2014 and features a compilation of remixes of chart-topping tracks from the likes of D'Banj, Tiwa Savage and Wikzkid. The mix has accumulated more than 50,000 listens and 9,000 downloads online.

DJ Cuppy is an international DJ, producer and entrepreneur, pioneering a new genre of music that fuses house and afrobeat, coined 'Neo-Afrobeat'.

During her six years in the business, Cuppy has performed at high profile events in major cities all over the world. In 2015 she performed at the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria, which featured live on national television.

Cuppy has entertained global diplomats and international representatives at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City, as well as to elite crowds at Tatler Magazine and Christie's Inc. Arts Ball in London and the Diane Von Furstenberg Awards in New York. Most recently, Cuppy headlined the Oil Baron's Charity Ball in Dubai, where she entertained more than 3,000 guests.

In June 2014 Cuppy was announced as the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban - a landmark moment in her career that secured her place in the African music scene.

Cuppy is also a brand advocate for the "Fascinating Nigeria" campaign, aimed at promoting tourism to the country.

Cuppy lives in New York. The DJ is studying for a Masters of Arts in Music Business at NYU having completed a Bachelor's degree in Business and Finance at King's College London in 2014.

Red Velvet Music Group Limited was founded in 2013, with a musical footprint spanning internationally from London, Lagos and New York.

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