LAGOS, Nigeria, July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Following the release of her latest compilation 'House Of Cuppy II', Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, is set to kick off an eight-city continent wide tour across Africa. Titled 'Cuppy Takes Africa', the ambitious tour will kick off in Nigeria in August before travelling through eight countries with a final stop in South Africa.
"Exploring Africa and its rich and diverse culture has always been a dream of mine," Cuppy said at Wednesday's press conference in Lagos. "I am so excited about discovering the music and the people, and soaking up the whole experience," she added.
The celebrated DJ has a slew of high profile performances under her belt, including the 2014 Financial Times Summit and MTV Africa Music Awards, and is passionate about the education of Africa's future leaders. In partnership with the Dangote Foundation, she will be giving charitable support to girls' schools and NGOs in every country she visits on the tour.
Cuppy said: "One of the aims of the tour is to promote female empowerment in Africa. The message I want to get across to young girls is that whatever their calling in life, they can aspire to it."
Cuppy Takes Africa is proudly sponsored by GTBank and will include performances, major artiste collaborations, press ops, and charitable engagements. After the opening night in Lagos, Cuppy will continue through Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa.
"I hope the next few weeks are as exciting and enriching for those we meet as they will undoubtedly be for us," she said.
About DJ Cuppy
DJ Cuppy is an international DJ, producer and entrepreneur, pioneering a new genre of music that fuses house and afrobeat, coined 'Neo-Afrobeat'.
Cuppy's six-year career has seen her play at high profile events in major cities all over the world. In 2014 she entertained global diplomats and international representatives at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City as well as an elite crowd at Tatler Magazine and Christie's Inc. Arts Ball in London. 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.
Also in 2014 Cuppy was appointed official Nigerian Tourism Ambassador by the Minister of Culture and Tourism. Alongside this role she is a brand advocate for the 'Fascinating Nigeria' campaign, aimed at promoting tourism to the country.
Her second mixtape, 'House of Cuppy Volume II', was released in June 2015, and follows the original House of Cuppy compilation, released in 2014, which accumulated more than 9,000 downloads and 50,000 listens.
Cuppy resides in New York, where she 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. She is currently interning at the Roc Nation headquarters.
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