DJ Kaywise biography, age, twin brother, state, background, awards

DJ Kaywise (born Ayorinde Kehinde Okiki; 4 August 1992 in Lagos) is a multi-award-winning Nigerian Disk Jockey. He is also a record producer and boasts of over a decade of years in the mixtape market after he entered in 2010 in Alaba.

Ever since the music personality has continued to gain prominence as a Disk Jockey in Nigeria. On his music credits are songs that made waves and topped the charts.

He has also had collaborations with many other big names in the Nigerian music industry.

Profile

DJ Kaywise biography
DJ Kaywise entered the music scene in 2010 as a Disk Jockey.
NameAyorinde Kehinde Okiki
Other namesDJ Kaywise
Born4 August 1992 (age 29 years)
Lagos, Nigeria
GenderMale
TribeYoruba
NationalityNigerian
State of OriginOsun State
GenreAfrobeats
OccupationDJ, record producer
Years active2010-date
LabelKayWise Entertainment

Background

The renowned disk jockey was born on 4 August 1992 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is of the Yoruba tribe and hails from Ile Ife, Osun state. He was raised in Lagos and there he completed his primary and secondary school education.

Music and entertainment lovers noticed him after she released his mixtape Emergency. In the project, he combined songs in Nigeria.

Career

DJ Kaywise origin
DJ Kaywise hails from the Yoruba tribe in South Eastern Nigeria.

Though he entered the music industry as a record producer, along the line, he developed an interest in Deejaying.

Then he officially became a disk jockey in 2010 and gained prominence after the release of his mixtape – Emergency.

The mixtape became a hit after breaking out in the popular Alaba market located in Lagos state. Since then he has dropped many CD Mixtape and online released mixtapes.

He has also collaborated with many other artists, both local and international, to release multiple music and visuals.

Hangover, his first single, was released in 2012. The song featured popular artists like Dammy Krane and Yung 6ix.

In 2013, he dropped another single Loyalist feat Nigerian Afropop recording artist Iyanya. DJ Kaywise has also dropped singles with other notable personalities in the Nigerian music scene.

He has worked with musicians like Naira Marley, Mayorkun, Ice Prince, Olamide, Tiwa Savage, and many more. He launched and kicked off his DJ academy Kaywise Academy in 2019.

In 2020, following the #EndSars movement, he dropped his Revolution Mix Vol1 mixtape in solidarity with the movement.

In August 2020, his single What Type of Dance climbed to number 5 on the Billboard Top Thriller Global chart.

He is also the brain behind the single High Way (2020) featuring Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike (Phyno).

Twin

DJ Kaywise twin
A throwback picture of DJ Kaywise, his other and his twin brother.

He has an older twin brother Thai, who is a cinematographer, photographer, and director

As twins, his brother is older than he is and is addressed as Taiwo since he is the first twin to taste the world. DJ Kaywise is then addressed as Kehinde since he is the second. 

Discography

Mixtapes

  • Good TImes Mixtape
  • Best of The Mavins & Friends
  • Revolution Mix Vol 1

Singles

SongsFeat. Artists
Hangover (2012)Dammy Krane, Yung6ix
Loyalist (2013)Iyanya
Feel Alright (2014)Ice Prince, Patoranking and R2bees
Warn Dem (2015)Oritsefemi
Ibeji (2015)Olamide, Vector
Caro (2016)
Informate (2017)Tiwa Savage
Juju (2017)B-RED
Alert (2018)Mr Eazi, Maphorisa
See Mary See Jesus (2018)Olamide
Normal Level (2018)Ice Prince, Emmy Gee, KLY
W.T.O.D (2020)Naira Marley, Mayorkun, Zlatan Ibile
HighWay (2021)Phyno

Awards

YearAwardCategoryResult
2014All Youth Tush Awards (AYTA)Best Nigerian DJWinner
2015City People Entertainment AwardsDJ of the YearWinner
2015Nigerian Entertainment Awards MaleMale DJ of the YearWinner
2021Net HonoursMost played street hop song – “HighWay” (feat. Phyno)Winner
2021 Net HonoursMost played alternative song – “HighWay” (feat. Phyno) Nominee

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