Artist: DJ Jimmy Jatt
Born and bred in Lagos Island, Jimmy Amu, popularly known as Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt is a renowned Disc Jockey who is known for setting the pace for Hip hop music in the country and beyond. An icon in the Nigerian entertainment industry who has come a long way and a veteran who has survived the test of time. Formerly, known as Master J, Dj Jimmy Jatt came into the music industry as a rapper with lot of demos but after a fruitless search getting a record label to support him, he started deejaying with the support of his brothers. The stage name Dj Jimmy Jatt came in honour from the initials of his brothers who long passed on the touch to him. He developed an interest in Hip hop and rap at an early age and grew up listening to a lot of rap albums from the late 70’s.
In giving back to the society, he is playing a major role in Nigeria by grooming new talents. Dj Jimmy Jatt has helped nurture many deejays , among which are Dj Waxxy, Dj Syl-D, Dj Funky J, Mix Master Tee, Dj Osar, Dj Hotega, Dj Tony Blaise, Dj XGee to mention a few. He has an album ‘The Definition’ which is a mix tape featuring over 50 of Nigerian’s best artistes.
The first single ‘Stylee’ featuring Tu Face Idibia, Modenine and Elajoe was heavily successful, enjoying heavy airplay and the music video staying on the MTV Africa countdown for weeks while earning him several Channel O Africa Music Video Award,Hip hop World Award, SoundCity Music Video Award, Nigerian Music Video Award, Nigerian Music Award nominations to mention a few. Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt has a T.V programme called ‘Jimmy’s Jump Off’ currently airing on local and international stations.