Oluseye Desmond Sodamola who is professionally known as DJ Spinall is a Nigerian DJ(disc jockey), singer, songwriter, record producer, media personality and a label executive. DJ Spinall became famous in 2004, while he was working at Raypower 100.5 FM as a radio DJ. Later on, he had joined “Industry Nite”, there he worked on promoting underground talents.
While affiliated to Don Jazzy’s “Mavin Records”, Spinall became an official DJ to Wande Coal. He created “TheCAP”, as a style mark to his outfit which traces back to his culture. “TheCrazyAzzParty” which became the famous tags for “TheCAP” went on to be recognized as his Indentity and brand power.
Before April 2021, Oluseye Desmond Sodamola adopted the stage name “DJ Spinall”. Later on he also started an “Afromix series” that was exclusively featured on Apple Music. It was on the 15th of April 2021 that DJ Spinall released his Afromix, EP 1, additional to that he also hosted a television show known as “Smirnoff Infamous Mix” that was aired on Soundcity TV, MTV Base. It was tied in with a podcast series via Audiomack and other several radio stations.
In 2014, Spinall decided to establish and launch his own record label and named it TheCAPMusic. In 2015, the following year, Spinall decided to sign in some producers to his new founded record label. “Top Boy” (DJ Spinall) as he is fondly called, in 2014 went on to release his first hit single titled “GbaGbe E” where he featured Burna Boy. DJ Spinall has successfully done collaborations with popular artist such as, Wizkid, 2Baba, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi, Wande Coal, Kizz Daniel,etc.
In 2015 DJ Spinall had his first album known as “My Story”. The album had several hit singles including “Gba Gbe E”, “Money” and “Oluwa”. After the release of his first album, he went on to release yet another music album in October 10, 2016 – the following year. The title on his second album was entitled, “TEN”. DJ spinall featured some important artist on his second album including, Mr Eazi, Davido and Sauti Sol. The successful album also had several hits like “Package” which featured Mr Eazi, Ohema and Davido.
As for his third album, it was released the following year on the 8th of October 2017 and was titled “Dreams”. The album “Dreams” came along with several singles including “Calm Down”, “Gimme Luv” and “Opoju”. Later in 2018 in 26th October, Spinall released his fourth music album that he titled “Iyanu”. Alongside the album came 2 hit singles, “Nowo”(featuring Wizkid) and “Baba”(featuring Kizz Daniel). In 2018, the song, “Nowo” was rated as one of the 15 biggest Nigerian songs 20 featuring Wizkid. In 2018 “Baba” was on the list of “MTV Base Top 20 Hottest Naija track”.
On the 11th of December 2020 under TheCAP Music, DJ Spinall released his 5th album that he titled “Grace”. Within the album came top songs like “Sere” which featured Fireboy DML, “Dis Love” that had Tiwa Savage and Wizkid featured, “Everytime” which features Kranium, “Pressure” which featured Dice Ailes, “EDI” which features Reminisce, and “Tonight” that featured Omah Lay.
In 2015, DJ Spinall was the first African DJ that performed at the SXSW festival in Texas. Some important artist who joined him to perform on the stage included; Sarkodie, Davido and R2Bees. Eventually, DJ spinall became the first Nigerian DJ who toured a total of 5 cities in the United States, namely; Miami, Houston, New York City, Washington, D.C and Austin. In 2017, Spinall was announced to be the official DJ for BET Awards that was held in Los Angeles, California. The shown in several TV and Radio channels globally. On the 21th of April 2019, Spinall was announced as the first Nigerian DJ who headlined a popular show at XOYO located in London. On 29 June 2019, He was also actually the first Nigerian DJ who had the privilege to perform at the Glastonbury Festival on 29 June 2019.
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DJ Spinall’s Early life and TheCAP Music Label
DJ spinall whose real name is Oluseye Desmond Sodamola was given to birth in Lagos State, Nigeria on the 2nd of June, 1984. Oluseye is actually the third among his five siblings. As for his primary and secondary education, he attained it there in Lagos State. While for his university education, he had to move to Ogun State to study at Olabisi Onabanjo University, where he took on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, from there he achieved his BSc degree.
Spinall’s First Musical Experience
Spinall used to listen to vinyl records played by his parents while growing up as a kid. He described how his dad would wake up in the morning and start playing some music from King Sunny Adé and Fela Kuti. He mentioned that. He added that this experience shaped him and moved him to pursue a music career.
2017 To 2018 Albums: Iyanu & Dreams
On 8th of October 2017, DJ Spinall released his third music album under his “TheCAP” Music record label called “Dreams”. Spinall featured several important acts on this third album including, Harrysong, Niniola, Mr Eazi, Wurld, Wizkid, Ycee, Wande Coal, Simi, Olamide, Davido and Reekado Banks. The album met a great success with lead singles like: “Calm Down” that featured Mr Eazi, “Gimme Luv” which featured Olamide and “Opoju” which got Wizkid featured.
It was on 24 October 2018, that DJ Spinall released his fourth album called “Iyanu” and he went on to feature some producers and artist, including, Kizz Daniel, Davido, Wizkid, Tekno, Wurld, Nonso Amadi, Dotman and Burna Boy. “Iyanu” was mainly produced Spinall while being assisted by other producers like CKAY, Killertunes, Benie Macaulay, Stg. and Nonso Amadi. The lead singles for this particular album were: “Baba” which features Kizz Daniel and “Nowo” that featured Wizkid.
From 2019 To 2020: Beyoncé Presents: The Recording Academy And Making The Gift
In early 2019, Beyoncé went on to release a documentary entitled “Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift”. It was an hour-long. As for the videos, it was shot in different countries like Nigeria, Egypt, United States and South Africa. On 16 September 2019, the documentary was then on ABC, which featured DJ Spinall where he spoke about the basis of the documentary which was Beyoncé album called “The Lion King: The Gift”.
Spinall is signed into a deal with Guinness Nigeria as Brand Ambassador for Smirnoff. That was in 2015 and he has continued to renewed his contract with them through out 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He then got another deal with Pepsi on 20 March 2018.