Spinall Biography

Nigerian Disc Jockey

Biography

Oluseye Desmond Sodamola, professionally known as Spinall , is a Nigerian disc jockey, record producer, songwriter, label executive, and media personality who hails from Lagos in Nigeria. He first gained prominence in 2004, while working as a radio DJ at Raypower 100.5 FM. He later joined Industry Nite where he promoted underground talents at the weekly platform. He was the official DJ to Wande Coal while he was affiliated with Mavin Records. In 2015, Spinall became the first African DJ to perform at the SXSW  festival in Austin, Texas, with other supporting acts to join Spinall on stage including; Davido, Sarkodie, R2Bees with host Eddie Kadi.

Spinall 
Full Name: Oluseye Desmond Sodamola
Born: June 2, 1984 (age 38)
Nationality: Nigerian
Occupation: Disc Jockey
Relationship Status: Single
Education: Olabisi Onabanjo University
Awards: Best DJ Africa (AFRIMA)
Booking Contact: info@spinall.com
Organization: TheCAP Music

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Early Life

Oluseye Desmond Sodamola was born on June 2, 1984, in Lagos in Nigeria and he is the third of five children of his parents. Spinall’s first musical experience as a kid, was listening to some vinyl records been played by his parents and according to him “In the morning my dad would wake up, and open the drawers, and start playing some Fela Kuti, and King Sunny Adé records”.

Education

Spinall had his primary and secondary school education in Lagos State. He moved to Ogun State, to attain his bachelors degree at the Olabisi Onabanjo University where he studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Career

  • In 2017, His third studio album Dreams was released independently by TheCAP Music. The album featured guest appearances from Niniola, Wurld, Ycee, Wizkid, Simi, Mr Eazi, Harrysong, Davido, Wande Coal, Reekado Banks, and Olamide. The album lead singles include: “Opoju” featuring Wizkid, “Calm Down” featuring Mr Eazi, and “Gimme Luv” featuring Olamide.
  • On 18 November 2017, Spinall announced Party Of Your Dreams album launch on 26 November at Grand Ballroom of Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos and in 2018, Spinall announced the second edition of Party of Your Dreams in Lagos on 7 December 2018, with supporting DJs; DJ Big N, DJ Consequence, DJ Enimoney, DJ Lambo, and more to play at the event.
  • On 24 October 2018, DJ Spinall shared featured acts and producers on his fourth studio album Iyanu. Guests on the album are Wizkid, Kizz Daniel, Davido, Burna Boy, Tekno, Nonso Amadi, Wurld, Dotman, and more. The album was exclusively produced by DJ Spinall and co-produced by Killertunes, CKAY, Nonso Amadi, Benie Macaulay and Stg. The album lead singles include: “Nowo” featuring Wizkid and “Baba” featuring Kizz Daniel. The album was released independently by TheCAP Music on 26 October 2018.
  • In 2019, Beyoncé released an hour-long documentary special entitled Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift. The television film was shot in Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, and United States. The documentary was aired 16 September on ABC, where DJ Spinall appeared and spoke about the album The Lion King: The Gift, the basis of the documentary.
  • In 2020, Spinall was among the 2,300 music executive inductees into The Recording Academy’s class of 2020, alongside Bankulli, Lil Nas X, Gunna, Victoria Monét, Juls, among others for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
  • On 26 July 2020, Spinall spoke about The Grammy Award at This Sunday show with DJ Cuppy on Africa Now Radio via Apple Music. He was also among several celebrities such as D’banj, Praiz and Olisa to attend an exclusive party hosted by MTN for the data-bundled music service MusicTour.

Awards & Honors

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards World DJ Won
Islander International Awards Best Nigerian DJ Won
Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards Best Nigeria VDJ Won
2016 The Beatz Awards Best DJ Male Won
City People Entertainment Awards DJ Of The Year Won
2017 The Beatz Awards Best DJ Male Won
City People Entertainment Awards DJ Of The Year Won
Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) Best DJ Africa Won
2018 The Beatz Awards Best DJ Male Won
Best Dj Africa Won
Soundcity MVP Awards Festival African DJ of the Year Nominated
2019 Won
The Beatz Awards Best DJ Male Won
Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMA) Best DJ Africa Won

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