Celebrity Disc Jockey, DJ Cuppy has revealed why she once wished not to be the daughter of a business mogul, Femi Otedola.
Otedola had donated to human causes on many occasions and music is not left out.
The Gelato crooner who started her musical career with the release of a track titled, “Greenlight”, where she featured Maya crooner, Tekno, noted that her wish of not being the daughter of the philanthropist was down to the fact that she had a weird feeling when she began her career as a DJ in Nigeria.
“Yes I once wished I wasn’t the daughter of my father, but that was back in the days, I’m now very comfortable in my own skin,” she said.
Now comfortable rolling with Broda Shaggi, Zlatan Ibile, Wizkid, and others in the industry, Cuppy had earlier felt she wouldn’t be accepted being a rich man’s kid.
“When I first entered the industry, I felt like a lot of artists and industry people wouldn’t accept me because I’m Femi Otedola’s daughter. I felt they wouldn’t feel comfortable with me, thinking I have an unfair advantage to enter their space and dominate it all.”
DJ Cuppy has paid her dues
With her contribution to the industry, can it be said that Cuppy has paid her dues? Yes.
She can now be her real self and do what she wants to do. Recall that Cuppy has been involved in a lot of things lately. She started with trying Gelato cocktail at a bar in Eko Hotel before unveiling and cloth brand, Gelato Merch which almost sold out on the day of the launch.
The icing on the cake was the donations made at the Cuppy Gold Gala where over 10m pounds were donated. Her father led the pack with a donation of N5m.
“I feel like I’ve paid my dues over the last few years and I’ve built some great relationships in the industry and people are starting to really respect me because I’ve built a good reputation for myself. “
With reputation and brand built, Cuppy has always enjoyed her time with her family, who has been supportive of whatever she is involved in. With the pressure of acceptance over, Cuppy is now happy about who her dad is, and she wouldn’t trade him for anything either.
“So now I’m happy to say who my dad is. I can’t really change who my dad is and I’m embracing it and seeing it as a blessing now.”