Not Many DJs can boast of ever being within 10 meters of a nation’s president, much more two, but International DJ and daughter of Nigerian Billionaire Businessman, Temi Otedola (popularly known as DJ Cuppy) can boast of that and more, as she had the privilege of giving the Presidents of France and Senegal, Emmanuel Macron and Mackay Sall, a lesson or two about the art of DJing at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal over the weekend.
The GPE Conference, which was co-hosted by Messrs Sall and Macron, gathered global leaders and representatives from developing and donor countries, international organisations, private businesses, foundations and civil society organisations, and is aimed at raising two billion dollars a year by the year 2020.
DJ Cuppy, unarguably one of Nigeria’s finest DJs, was one of the global influencers invited to the event which focused on ending extreme poverty and expanding educational opportunities for some of the world’s poorest people.
On the video which has since gone viral online and across social media platforms, generating positive reactions from people all around the world, DJ Cuppy can be seen teaching both presidents the basics of her craft, seizing the opportunity to acquaint them with Nigerian music as well.
Other global entertainment icons associated with the initiative are popular American talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, who recently turned 60, and international pop singer and fashion icon, Rihanna, who was at the conference in Dakar as well, and first met with Macron in July last year to discuss promoting education in impoverished countries.
As part of her commitment to the ideals of the GPE, 25 year old DJ Cuppy promised to sponsor 10 students to the university in 2018. In the spirit of honouring her pledge, the superstar DJ recently announced that the first recipient of her educational aid, Akeem Owolabi, is now studying at the University of Lagos.