Meet Naija Hit Beats Maker; DJ YK Beats

By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

Photo: Instagram/@djykmule_

Olayinka Lawal, popularly known as DJ YK Beats, is a disc jockey and a beatmaker.

He was born on the 27th of August 1993. DJ YK is 29 years old as of 2022.

Photo: Instagram/@djykmule_

The beatmaker is unique for his beat mixing, which revolves around trending catchphrases of slang.

Photo: Instagram/@djykmule_

DJ YK rose to prominence in 2017 when he dropped his hit South African trending beat “South Africa Beat”, The beat went viral, and some top Nigerian artists invited him to produce beats for some of their projects.

Photo: Instagram/@djykmule_

He has worked with top names like Terry G, Danny S, Zlatan Burna Boy, Chinko Ekun and Dammykrane.

His beats are widely accepted among his audiences as it pulls them to flow along.

Photo: Instagram/@djykmule_

Additionally, some of his beats have crossed the shores of Nigeria, and foreigners jump on dance challenges with his beats.

His beat is introduced with his trademark catchphrase, “DJ YK Mule,” before the beat mixture is poured out.

Photo: Instagram/@djykmule_

Some of his hit beats are “Trap Lan Je”,  ‘Warisi’, ‘Are You Mad Or Something’, “Polytechnic Cruise”, and “Carry Me Dey Go,” amongst others.

DJ YK uses social media like Instagram, YouTube, and many others to promote his beats. His beats have also made it to top streaming platforms like Apple Music, Spotify and many others.


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