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“Its bombshell report — which took more than a year to produce — accuses Nigerian Army officers of having “shot, injured and killed unarmed helpless and defenseless protesters, without provocation or justification, while they were waving the Nigerian Flag and singing the national anthem and the manner of assault and killing could in context be described as a massacre”

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 Who is DJ Switch?

DJ Switch is a Nigerian DJ and music artist whose real name is Obianuju Catherine Udeh.

DJ Switch was born in Udi town in Enugu State. She had most of her childhood in Warri, Delta State, and later moved to Abuja. She is currently based in Lagos. DJ Switch is the last child in a family of eight children. Her father is late.

Education

DJ Switch attended the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State where she graduated with a degree in Geology.

DJ Switch’s DJ Career

DJ Switch gained fame and popularity after she emerged the winner of the maiden and only edition of the Glo X-Factor talent show in 2013. Following her Glo X Factor win, DJ Switch was signed to Sony Music and later endorsed by Peter Okoye’s P-Classic record label.

Before contesting in Glo X-Factor, DJ Switch was part of a music band called Da Pulse. The group consisting of six members including DJ Switch won the 2009 edition of the reality music competition, Star Quest, and was awarded a cash prize of N3.6 million and another N7.5 million in recording contract plus other rewards.

DJ Switch as a musical artiste

Obianuju Catherine Udeh aka DJ Switch is a multi-talented creative artist. Asides from her DJ work, DJ Switch is also a singer, rapper, and songwriter.

DJ Switch’s songs and discography

DJ Switch has rerecorded over a dozen songs both personally and in collaboration with other artistes. Some of DJ Switch’s most notable songs include:

1. So Tey

2. Whine

3. Makusa

4. Clap For Them

5. Step

6. Gun Gun

7. Bad Man

8. Baby O

9. Koma

10. My Body

11. Give Me More

DJ Switch’s Awards and Nominations

DJ Switch has been nominated for several reputable awards. She was a nominee of the City People Entertainment Award for Most Promising Act of the Year (Female). DJ Switch won the City People Award for Best Female DJ in 2016.

DJ Switch was featured in a 2018 CNN editorial titled: Nigeria’s female DJs spinning against stereotypes.

DJ Switch’s Family, Husband and Children

DJ Switch is not yet married and does not have a husband. As a single mother, DJ Switch’s is raising her child alone. DJ Switch said in a 2013 interview with Encomium Magazine: “My baby is eight and I would rather keep the identity of the child’s father private.”DJ Switch’s daughter is currently fifteen years old.

Other interesting facts about DJ Switch

DJ Switch left her well-paying job with the oil company Halliburton to pursue a career in entertainment.

On August 29, 2020, DJ Switch was invited to the BBNaija Season 4 ‘Lockdown’ show as a guest DJ for the Saturday night party. For two hours, DJ Switch thrilled the BBNaija Lockdown housemates and viewers of the show with her exceptional DJ skills.

Author: Dr. Funmi Beckley

fumbeck@gmail.com

Abeokuta, Nigeria

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