-DJ Cuppy, says it is more difficult to be a female DJ than a male DJ.
-She further disclosed people should rather judge her based on her talent and hardwork rather than her dad’s wealth and connection.
I rely on hard work and talent to be successful – DJ Cuppy
Billionaire daughter of Femi Otedola, DJ Cuppy, whose real name is Florence Otedola but better known by her stage name, has revealed though she has a rich father, she works hard to make a name and earn a living for herself.
According to her, finding herself in a profession that is not traditionally feminine in nature, means she has to even work harder than her male counterparts.
According to her, it’s painful when people rate her based on her dad’s wealth, rather than her own talent and hard work in the industry.
She disclosed this in a recent interview with NET TV.
“I always call my dad a bit of a cloud, which is lingering over me, but I also work really hard. I think it is a gender thing and as women, we have to work twice as hard to get our voices out there. Whenever I get to perform, people have already decided. I then hear things like ‘she is rubbish, she only got this show because of her dad’, It is really painful”
“Initially, it used to affect me but it doesn’t affect me anymore. I love what I do, and I am good at what I do and that’s all that matters. If I was depending on my dad only, I don’t think I would have been able to come this far because being a female DJ is not easy”.
“It’s even harder being a woman, I have had to work extra because when you go out, they will say you are a woman and you don’t know anything, but nothing is handed to me on a silver platter, it is not all icing or cupcakes everyday, I have a great team that works really hard”, she explained further.
“It is such a great time for music, Tekno has had a great year with major hits, he also worked with me on my single, ‘greenlight’. I am also really exited about Niniola and Simi because they are so talented. Of course our Princes, Wizkid and Davido are killing it on the global scene, so basically, things are going good music industry”, she concluded.