DJ HUMILITY BIOGRAHY
DJ Humility as a brand has generated enormous fans which is the reason why people call him “THE INCREDIBLE DJ HUMILITY.” When he makes eye contact with you, even if only for a second, you get to experience the ultimate unique sensation of him seeking your seal of approval, and that has graced him limitless opportunities and other event bookings from his wide-range of audience. Being in that moment, you have transcended from a mere audience member into being part of what will almost certainly be the set night of greatness, then at the end breathless, skin tingling and with a grin on your face from ear to ear, you feel as though every drop of energy has been sucked right out of you, just like those few moments after one of the beat organisms of your life.
DJ HUMILITY is not just a Hip-Hop DJ, he is a complete fire brand with astute creative skills
He is a state of mind driven by an unbridled and relentless passion for music. DJ HUMILITY would have your mind, body and soul travel to an amazing frantic paradise, leaving you to feel invigorated. To witness a set by DJ HUMILITY is to be blown away – to lose yourself completely in the music.
Born October 31, 1978 from the Afagwu’s family, his father works as a Police Officer in the Nigerian Police Force while they lived at the Nigerian Police Barracks, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. Benedict Isimekwenuya as he’s fondly called by his lovely mother strives to stay on top of the scene, after losing his father, who was reportedly thrown off a cliff of a storey building by the Nigerian Army on the 4th of October 2005, during a rift between the Military and the Police Force. The incident almost threw the incredible DJ Off balance after so many court appearances, pressing charges on the government, the case took a while until he was comforted to move on by his mentor, Senator Ben Murray Bruce (Chairman, Silverbird Group). He was groomed by DJ Funky J who thought him the art of DJ professionally during his young age when he was just a record boy, and was geared up to further learn more professional mixing from DJ Stramborella. This practical impact has helped to navigate his career, now, he lives an extra-ordinary life as one of the world’s popular DJ. He has always remained a down-to-earth kind of guy, constantly on the move, whether creating musical mixes in his studio, en route to his radio preiods or his next high end club or festival show around the world
For more than 25 years, the Nigeria Entertainment Award (NEA) winner has his confident appearance matching his masterful control of great mixing desk. A lovely moment perhaps not arrogant when he needs to switch from out-going DJ, he power down the previous track and leads the pack dance floor in a show of appreciation before kick starting his performance into a blaze of visuals, special effects which attract beat of each track as he begins his show. Accompanying DJ HUMILITY to a gig is quite an experience. He is literally mobbed upon his arrival and departure from each gig, with fans eager to speak to their idol, or take photographs with him.
DJ HUMILITY is the modern – quality standard that so many more strive for. When he takes you down the oldies, and bring you on a fastlane down to the modern school musics, trap beats and incredible mixes, there are plethora of CD compilations that he has mixed but listening to one of these in your car, mobile phone or other means of comfort is like trying to view a fine piece of art in a darkened room. You need to see him live to really appreciate the full and overwhelming experience that is the savior of the dance floor, you can generally tell if any event is going to be credible and worth the money if you see DJ Humility’s name heading the DJ line–up. It’s almost like seeing a quality assurance seal, royal crestor five star rating and remarkable moment….
More than 41 dates were set with tour shows landing cities such as 11 states in the United State of America, United Kingdom, Seychelles, Italy, France, Malaysia, Jamaica, Germany, Dubai, Mauritius, Kenya, Denmark, Egypt, Ghana, Sierrie Lone, Liberia, South Africa and well over 26 Countries and more. After the scheduled tour, DJ HUMILITY brought out a unique and exclusive show format to accommodate at least 20 DJ’s across Africa titled “CLASSIC DJ’s CONCERT,” which unfolded like the many layers of his intense crowd in total, more than 20,000 visitors attends each year, spanning from the first edition to the tenth edition and still counting to the eleventh edition and more, documenting behind-the-scenes footage of the entire event as it all took place..
The Remy Martins pace setter award winner has been living to the rhythm of his own international success. His winnings at a young age ranging from the Benson & Hedges DJ competition amongst others to be included below trap-line are his 42 times top 12 African DJ polls nomination has been the result of his loyalty and humility to fans, his creativity in the studio, the perseverance with which he host his weekly radio show ‘Areacode Mix Show’ and the energy he brings to crowd in front of him. Despite the heavy pressure that comes along with being one of the world’s most popular Djs, Benedict Afagwu has always kept his focus on the music, mixes and mecords. Perhaps, that actually keeps him going.
DJ HUMILITY honest score has been a grip or a sensational moment, when you imagine watching an Indian make a porn cast, displaying a hot, rough, yet passionate but dominating sex to a breathless, wailing lover which, in this case, comes in the shape of a mixing dish. Forcefully, dominant, aggressive yet a little bit more tender and caring. The psychological impact allows your body to further immerse itself in the ecstasy he is submitting you to, whereby your ears alone cannot possibly absorb everything that he is throwing at you.
As for his sound, imagine every track as a partially completed canvas, through the use of effects on the mixing desk, DJ HUMILITY adds his own color, charisma, texture and experience as he maximizes every beat of every track to create the unique humble sound with his precision, mixing at incalculable speeds, you can positively feel the dance floor going up a notch to keep up with the superlative and energetic DJ that has them all by the clamps and balls.
No wonder he had the privilege of performing at some of the world’s biggest and best festivals, radios, clubs, events and shows. One of the remarkable highlights of his career was in 2016, DJ HUMILITY’s performance for the richest black man in the world, ALIKO DANGOTE just to mention a few out of his box of contents. The world record richest black man surprised both the crowd in presence, the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshomole, as well as DJ HUMILITY by getting on his dancing steps during the incredible magic of DJ HUMILITY mixes.
Without question, another memorable highlight of DJ HUMILITY’s career was his DJ set at Multichoice Africa Night Of A Thousand Star held live Aa Mauritius city, on June 14, 2014, not forgetting his quality skills he exhibited at the Silverbird Man Of The Year 2009 till date, The United Nation tour tagged: (STOP CHILD HUNGER) ‘WALK THE WORLD’ around all selected African cities of well over 20,000 fans across Africa. Amongst are the Star Mega Jams from the 10th edition to the 15th edition till break as he focuses more on his other brand activations. Check below for more highlights.
In 20xx, Benedict Afagwu’s career hit another milestone when he was appointed to play at the Africa MTV Base Awards and party. The event was completely sold out, representing another crowning achievement for DJ HUMILITY.
In 2009, DJ HUMILITY began a highly successful weekly residence at a famous club called PICCOLOMONDO situated at Victoria Island part of Lagos, playing every Friday night alongside DJ ELIO from Lebanon/Greece before building up to have his own night club incorporating two stake bodies to come up with the name called THE HAC (Humility, Away and Chillout) in Ikeja in 2012, a place where he shares his moment with friends and fans. During the residency, he released a compilation entitled “Bad Man” featuring Sugaboiz, went again to produce the conga track featuring the African award winning dancehall artist, TIMAYA, adding his variety of lyrics and his contentious rhymes of music.
As if to underline the success of being a residence DJ, in 201x, BENEDICT returnd to a Lounge popularly known as Shades Lounge, situatded at Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos owned and managed by a Lebanese named ELIE NAKHALE (his friend for 15 counting years) took up Fridays. The reliability and humility has kept the duo going. Along with his residency at Shades Lounge, the love for DJ HUMILITY grows so wild that fans requested his action on the Mainland part of Lagos, which he now plays every Thursday titled FASTLANE THURSDAY with DJ HUMILITY live at Lounge 38, Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.
THE RADIO HOST:
What started as an obsession for radio has turned into profiled documents and still into weekly highlight for more than 50 million listeners across Nigeria ranging from Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Jos, Benin and more under the award winning brand SILVERBIRD COMMUNICATION proud owners of RHYTHM FM, DJ HUMILITY has broadcasted to over 11 Fm stations and fans from over 36 Countries.
In Month…. (Here all radio invited as official DJ and Co-Host_)
2 years later, he still host the weekly 2-hour show, where he brings any celebrity guest, presents the biggest tunes and vibes of the moment and provides an interactive way for fans to listen and ask question to guest and yet discover new music.
Regular feature of the show are the #Areacodemixshow ‘Rep Your Hood’ quest game, and ‘The DJ HUMILITY Top 5 Nigerian Playlist For The Week,’ which is based on an online voting poll.
Each year, listeners of #Areacodemixshow are asked to vote for the most outstanding areacode for a gig to be showcased at the most voted areas…
Reflecting upon DJ HUMILITY great accolades, it’s asier to share a bit of thought from his quote. DJ HUMILITY says:
‘I’m deeply honored by all the positive things that are happening around me and for the unlimited sound in general. I’ve always said i don’t do this for showing how best i have become, but also celebrating my fans. I wouldn’t be where i am without the fans, so it feels amazing to watch many people celebrate along, it’s crazy to see an array of fans going crazy to the same song that were playing on the other side of our curriculum activities, people dressing beautiful and making their own party. This is what i meant with turning the dance floor to a form of positive networking.
Whenever he’s not on tour, events or having a daddy-day with his lovely sons; Mario, Matthew and Mathias, DJ HUMILITY locks himself up in his studio, giving meaning to his above quotes, he explores his boundaries through his original and remixes. Some of his most beloved works during his rehearsal time-out at Hard Rock Café or his studio time-out ranges from, DJ HUMILITY old mixes. All his incredible works have grown into highly reversed classics, withstanding the test of time.
DJ HUMILITY can now look back on the success achieved and strive to have a new brand innovation, push himself past his comfort zone and create something very exciting not just for him, but for all the lovers of music out there..[/one_third_last]
THE LABEL OWNER
In 2012, his plans emerge to set up a record label: H-RECORDS, he independently built the company to be one of the most successful record labels worldwide and has released productions of selected signed artist namely; SLIQWIZ, AJUJU, SUGABOIZ, the female indigenous rapper RAZOR….and artist album..
Imprints such as ‘Mumu Button,’ Conga,’ ‘Badman’ has been The Total Property Of The Record Label, Soon Afterwards, Dj Humility Seek To Rebrand His Label With Branches Out To A Whole New Array Of Different Styles And Genres, With Proposed Plans For Hit Singles And Branding Technique..
Within The 10 Years Of Its Existence, H-Records Has Become One Of The Most Diverse Record Labels In Electronic Music, With Over 11 Employees Working Their Great Effort To Ensure The Prolong Growth Of HUMBLE PRODUCTION And Its Sub Divisions
Despite Dj Humility Ambitious And Hectic Schedule, Dj Humility Still Serve As The Chief Host Of the #areacodemixshow and The C.E.O Of Humble Productions…
Official Manager for DJ HUMILITY has been none other than Mr. OHJAY ……………… from (20xx till date).
Year National Associated acts remarks
United nation tour Ramsey noah
THE UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAM TO COMBAT THE THREAT OF HUNGER IN SIERRA LEONE, GHANA AND MINIMIZE ITS EFFECT ON CHILDREN.
MTV BASE AWARDS AND PARTIES WITH TOP AND FOREIGN ACTS OFFICIAL DJ AT THE MTV BASE AWARDS.
14TH JUNE 2014. MULTI CHOICE AFRICA
‘NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STAR’
MULTI CHOICE AFRICA KICKED OFF ITS #ONLYTHEBESTCONTENT SHOWCASE EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE TROU AUX BEACH AND SPA RESORT IN MAURITIUS ON 4, JUNE 2014.
17TH DECEMBER 2010 10TH EDITION STAR MEGA JAM LIVE AT POLO GROUND, IKOYI-LAGOS. THE GRAMMY AWARDS WINNER R KELLY INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL ACTS LIKE JA RULE, KELVIN LITTLE, NAS, NELLY, AKON, BUSTA RYHME AND OTHER NIGERIAN ACT.
THE 10TH EDITION OF THE STAR MEGA JAM WHICH HELD ON 17TH DECEMBER, 2010 HAD THE HONOUR OF HOSTING THE GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, R KELLY.
2005 – TILL DATE SILVERBIRD MAN OF THE YEAR FROM INCEPTION TILL DATE
PAST WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS AWARD INCLUDE: LATE PROF. DORA AKINYILI, NASIR EL – RUFAI, NUHU RIBADU, ADAMS OSHIOMOLE, ALIKO DANGOTE, BEN MURRAY BRUCE, BABATUNDE FASHOLA, GODSWILL AKPABIO, MIKE ADENUGA, PETER OBI, NGOZI OKONJO- IWEALA, EMMANUAL UDUAGHAN, ASIWAJU BOLA TINUBU, GOVERNOR WILLIE OBIANO, PAT UTOMI, FLORENTINA ITI GIWA, SAM AMUKA, FEMI FALANA, JIM OVIA, DR ZAINAB SHINKAFI BAGUDU, DINO MELAYE, ATIKU ABUBAKAR AND MANY REPUTABLE MINDS. SILVERBIRD MAN OF THE YEAR BN WAS INSTITUTED IN 2005 TO REWARD INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IMPACTED POSITIVELY ON THE LIVES OF NIGERIANS.
2005 – TILL DATE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL NIGERIA BANQUET EVENT (MBGN) MBGN PARTICIPANTS AND REPUTABLE GUEST. A VERY GOOD PLATFORM WHERE THE MBGN WINNERS GET TO REPRESENT NIGERIA AT THE MISS WORLD BEAUTY PAGENT INCLUDING MISS UNIVERSE, MBGN TOURISM, MBGN ECOWAS AND A CHANCE TO BECOMING AMBASSADORS.
EKO HOTEL AND SUITES.
13TH – 24TH 2009 THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL LIVE AT FRANCE HOSTED BY E’DOUARD BAER THE 62ND ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL WAS HELD FROM 13TH MAY – 24TH 2009.
THIS MARKED THE FIRST TIME THAT AN ANIMATED FILM OR A FILM IN 3-D OPENED THE FESTIVAL.