DJ ABASS is a London based DJ, MC, broadcaster and a media & entertainment consultant. He is one of the most influential figures in the popularisation of African music in the UK and beyond. As a broadcaster, he hosted and co-produced the popular TV music program ‘Intro with DJ Abass’ and remains a regular commentator on African issues on UK television and radio. He is a founding member of the Nigerian Djs UK Association and a long standing co-organiser of the Nigerian Corner at the annual Notting-Hill Carnival.
Dj Abass has been a prominent figure on the African entertainment scene in the UK as a top DJ both on the club and mobile circuit. He has produced a collection of over 150 mixtapes and made his first ‘Afro Pop’ mixtape in 2000 titled ‘Downtown Lagos’.
Abass is the CEO of DJAMEDIA. This outfit is a dedicated media and entertainment consultancy company specialising in first class entertainment events management and full media campaigns to targeted demographics within Afro-Caribbean communities in the UK. It has been responsible for some of the biggest and most prestigious entertainment events within the African social network and notable among these are first class Nollywood movie premieres, annual African independence day shows, comedy & musical concerts and sports events.
Dj Abass was the media/entertainment coordinator at the Wazobia Lounge (Nigeria Stand) at the Africa Village, an official hospitality centre at the London Olympics 2012. He has won numerous awards notable among which are Beffta Awards ‘Entertainment Icon of the Year 2011’ , African Music Awards UK ‘Club DJ of the year 2008’ and Nigerian Music Awards UK ‘ Entertainment Journalist of the year 2006’.
Afrobeats Music Award 2015 – Outstanding contribution to the growth & devt of Afrobeats
Nelawards Awards 2014 – ‘Leadership & Mentoring in the Entertainment Industry’
African Film Awards 2014 – Promoter Of The Year
NEA UK 2014 – Outstanding Contribution To The Nigerian Events Industry In The UK
Afrobeats Network Recognition Award 2014
Beffta Awards 2011 – ‘Entertainment Icon of the Year’
The Diamond Special Recognition Awards UK 2011 – “Entertainment Personality of the Year’
Africa Music Awards UK 2008- ‘Club DJ of the Year’
Nigerian Music Awards UK 2006 – ‘Entertainment Journalist of the Year’
AEPEG Awards 2006 – ‘Outstanding Entertainment Personality of the Year’
Academy of Creative Arts in Nigeria (ACAN) 2006– Inducted as Honorary Member