DJ Jimmy Jatt biography: age, wife, net worth, songs, career

Who is DJ Jimmy?


Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu, aka DJ Jimmy Jatt, was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1964. He grew up in a music-loving family and started DJing in the 1980s, quickly becoming a household name in the Nigerian music scene. He’s known for his eclectic style, mixing hip-hop, afrobeat, and highlife music to create a unique sound that reflects the diversity of Nigerian culture.

Biography Summary

Full Name: Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu

Profession: DJ

Date of Birth: 15 October 1966


Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria

DJ Jimmy Jatt Age: 54 Years Old

Net Worth: 1.5 Million

Early Life

He was born and raised in Lagos, the son of a newspaper editor and a stay-at-home mom. He was exposed to music from an early age, with his parents playing a variety of genres in the house. As a teenager, he started DJing at local parties and clubs, honing his skills and developing his signature style. He quickly gained a reputation as a talented and innovative DJ, and his career took off from there.


As he gained popularity, he started DJing at bigger and more prestigious events, including high-profile weddings and corporate parties. He became a household name in the Nigerian music scene, and was often referred to as the “King of the Decks.” His success led to collaborations with some of the biggest names in Nigerian music, including Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, and 2Face Idibia.

Personal Lifestyle

He’s a family man, married with several children. He’s known for being a private person and doesn’t share much about his personal life in public. He’s deeply religious, and has credited his faith as a driving force in his career. Despite his success, he’s remained grounded and humble, always grateful for his fans and supporters.


what DJ Jimmy Jatt says about his family. We have been married for 22 years. As of today, Jimmy and Jennifer are happy parents of two beautiful daughters who often tease their father about his celebrity status: They will draw a side of my ears and tell me to stop thinking I am a celebrity at home.


DJ Jimmy Jatt had passion for music at a very tender age as he grew up listening to various genres of music including the likes of hip hop, Afro-beat, jazz, high-life, pop, afrojuju, rhythm and blues and many others. He started his career as a rapper before he delved into DJing after being unable to secure a record label deal despite releasing several songs.

He came to limelight for his “Jimmy’s Jump Off” concert, an event he started in 2008. The event had showcased many emerging talents in the country.DJ Jimmy Jatt already boast of several mix-tapes and top collaborations.

Hit Songs

  • Orekelewa
  • Feeling The Beat
  • Turn Up
  • Oshe
  • Small Girl Big God
  • Stylee
  • Da Yan Mo
  • Chase
  • Too Much
  • Faridah
  • Jama

Awards & Nominations

DJ Jimmy Jatt won the Hip hop World Hall of Fame award at the maiden edition of The Headies for his contribution to hip hop in Nigeria. He also got two nominations at the 2007 edition of the Channel O Music Video Awards.

Net Worth

DJ Jimmy Jatt is one of the most influential Nigerian disc jockey with an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.

Social Media Profile

  • Twitter @djjimmyjatt
  • Instagram @djjimmyjatt

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