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DJ Kaywise

DJ Kaywise

Ayorinde Kehinde Okiki also known as his stage name DJ Kaywise is a stellar DJ/VJ cum music artiste. He is without doubt, one of the hottest DJs in the genre of street hip hop. DJ Kaywise is very much an innovator and barrier breaker. He was born in Lagos, been able to carve a niche for himself by putting out various mixes and mix-tapes to validate his brand. Till date, DJ Kaywise has accumulated over 3000 mix tapes, which has circulated across different parts of Nigeria and Africa. His most popular mix tape was titled ‘Emergency Mix’; it featured a groundbreaking collection of popular Nigerian hit songs.

Background information
Birth nameAyorinde Kehinde Okiki
BornLagos State, Nigeria
GenresAfroPop, Hip hop, R'n'b, EDM
Occupation(s)**Disc jockey **, Radio personality, Songwriter, Record producer
Years active2008–present
LabelsKaywise Entertainment Limited
Associated actsIyanya, Dammy Krane, Yung6ix, Ice Prince, Olamide, Pheelz, Vector, Patoranking, Oritsefemi, R2Bees

Early life and Background

DJ Kwaywise is Popularly known as the youngest major street DJ in Lagos, Kaywise has spent years honing and developing his craft as a performing deejay.

He has performed on several stages across Nigeria, alongside other greats such as DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Xclusive, DJ Spinall and DJ Neptune to mention a few.

He has worked with MTV Base, Nigezie, UNILAG FM and most recently Afro Music Pop.

Music career

Following the footsteps of some of his role models David Guetta and DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Kaywise released a single in 2013, titled ‘Loyalist’ featuring Iyanya.

He followed this up in 2014 with ‘Feel Alright’, a collaboration with Iceprince, Patoranking & Mugeez, then most recently ‘Warn Dem’ with Oritsefemi.

In January 2016, he launched the maiden edition of his annual concert, the JOOR CONCERT.

A concert designed to celebrate the essence of youths in the town he grew up in Lagos.

DJ Kaywise is currently working on releasing a compilation album, as well as some other projects that will be announced over the course of time.

Notable performance

He has performed in several popular events and shows as a DJ:

  • Gidi Culture Festival

  • JOORconcert2016

  • Industry Nite




  • Soundcity Radio Network

Record Labels

  • Kaywise Entertainment Limited


  • MTV Base

  • Nigezie TV

Educational Background

DJ Kaywise is Currently Studying Business Administration at Unilag, Yaba Lagos State



  • Hangover (feat. Dammy Krane, Yung6ix) (2014)

  • Loyalist (feat. Iyanya) (2014)

  • Feel Alright (feat. Ice Prince Patoranking R2Bees) (2015)

  • Ibeji (feat. Olamide Vector) (2015)

  • Warn Dem (feat. Oritse Femi) (2015)

Awards and nominations

YearAwards ceremonyAward description(s)ResultsRef
2013All Youth Tush Awards (AYTA)Best Nigerian DJNominated
2014All Youth Tush Awards (AYTA)BEST NIGERIAN DJWon
2015Nigeria Entertainment AwardsMale Disc Jockey of the YearWon
2015Nigerian Achievers AwardsPromising Deejay Of The YearNominated
2015City People Entertainment AwardsDJ of The YearWon
2016Nigeria Entertainment AwardsDisc Jockey CollaboNominated


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