Asake and DJ Cuppy: 5 Benefits of Partnership in Business
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Asake and DJ Cuppy: 5 Benefits of Partnership in Business

A popular Nigerian disc jockey, Florence Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, recently unveiled intentions to become one of the backup singers to Nigeria’s sensational artiste, Asake. In her Instagram story, the daughter of Nigeria’s billionaire, Femi Otedola wrote, “Plix, can someone tell me how I can become one of the backup singers for @asakemusic?” 

Asake who has been rated as one of the top singers in Nigeria’s music industry gained popularity in 2022 with his hit song “Omo Ope.” He has since released several other successful tracks and is known for his powerful vocals and unique style. On the flip side, DJ Cuppy has collaborated with several top artists in the past and is hopeful that being a backup singer to the YBNL artist will be her next line of achievement. 

A possible collaboration between Asake and DJ Cuppy further spotlights the benefits of partnership in business. Aliko Dangote said, “I keep telling people you cannot clap with one hand. You need two hands to clap. You need cooperation between investors and people in government…”

As we await Asake’s reaction to DJ Cuppy’s request, let’s examine the possible benefits of a partnership between Asake and DJ Cuppy.

New market entry

A partnership between Asake and DJ Cuppy could open up new markets for both celebrities. This comes as DJ Cuppy’s fan base could witness a hit and vice versa. DJ Cuppy who was the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban in 2014, has a number of singles to her name. Being a backup singer for Asake could help DJ Cuppy introduce her style of music to his fans. Also, by leveraging Asake’s brand, she could gain more acceptance that will further establish her feet in the music industry. On the flip side, DJ Cuppy could help drive Asake’s music to other countries in Africa through her “Cuppy Takes Africa” tour.

Limitless networking opportunities

Collaborating with Asake as a backup singer could also provide DJ Cuppy with the opportunity to network with other musicians and industry professionals. Asake is a brand ambassador for Roqqu a technology platform that’s centred on cryptocurrency and Parimatch, one of the biggest sports betting companies in the world. A possible partnership with both celebrities could help them build valuable connections that could lead to more opportunities and collaborations in the future.

Expand her portfolio

Being a backup singer for Asake could give DJ Cuppy the opportunity to perform different genres of music which can help expand her repertoire and appeal to a wider range of audiences. A Chief Strategy Officer, at Downtown, Joe Conyers, once noted “Diversifying the way your fans connect and see you will ultimately help you diversify your platforms and incomes.” Diversification comes with learning a lot of new things, and for Cuppy, it could be an added advantage to learn more about the business side of music.


If Asake responds to DJ Cuppy and invites her as a backup singer for one of his songs they will both enjoy the benefit of cross-promotion. For example, Asake could decide to promote her music on his respective social media platforms or he could invite her to perform with him at concerts and events. DJ Cuppy could also do the same. This will go a long way in increasing their visibility and attracting new fans.

Creative Inspiration

The combination of two young minds no doubt can be the start of something big. Working with Asake, an Afrobeats singer, who uses uptempo Afro and Amapiano-style for his production could provide DJ Cuppy with new creative inspiration. It could help her explore new musical directions and push the boundaries of her own music. 

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