DJ Jimmy Jatt: Biography, Education, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, Achievements and More

By Balogun Kamilu Lekan


Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu, famously known as DJ Jimmy Jatt, is a renowned Nigerian disc jockey who is regarded as one of the country’s first hip-hop DJs. 

He was born on October 15, 1966. Jimmy Jatt is 56 years as of 2022.

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The renowned DJ received the Hip Hop World Hall of Fame award in 2006 for his contributions to hip-hop in Nigeria at the inaugural Headies award ceremony.


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Dj Jimmy Jatt became interested in music at a young age. Growing up, he was exposed to a variety of musical genres, including jazz, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop, highlife, afrobeat, and afrojuju.

He began as a rapper under the moniker Master J. Jimmy Jatt had to relocate to DJ after failing to sign a record label contract despite releasing numerous tracks and demos.

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He rose to prominence as a DJ after organizing the “Road Block” street festival, which featured lyrical rap battles between underground and emerging rappers.

In 2007, he released “The Definition”, a mixtape featuring several Nigerian artists’ songs, including Sound Sultan, 2Baba, Mode 9, Naeto C, 9ice, Ruggedman, eLDee, and M.I.

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“Stylee,” a song from the mixtape that features vocals from 2Baba, Mode 9, and ElaJoe, was nominated for two Channel O Music Video Awards in 2007.

DJ Jimmy Jatt has become well-known and admired for promoting hip-hop in Nigeria, thanks to Jimmy’s Jump Off on television, collaborations, accolades and nominations, and sponsorship deals.


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Jimmy Jatt is married to Jennifer, and they are blessed with two daughters

Net worth

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NewsWireNgr cannot independently verify Jimmy Jatt’s net worth.


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Studio albums

  • Urban Heartbeat
  • The Industry Vol 1
  • The Definition


  • Jogodo (feat Peruzzi) 
  • Stylee 
  • Halima (feat Mr Eazi & Skales) 
  • Feeling The Beat 
  • Oshe 
  • Da Yan Mo 
  • Skillz 
  • Small Girl Big God 
  • No Case 
  • Classes Up 
  • Faridah 
  • Victory Song 
  • Turn Up 
  • Spin Remix 
  • Emujo 
  • I Am Legend 
  • Spin Jazz Me 
  • Eeba 
  • Do What I Want 
  • Skit 
  • Conscious 
  • Warning Body 
  • Bugatti S
  • hakara 
  • No Contest 
  • Baby Girl 
  • Live It Up 
  • Baby Mi 
  • Get The Party Started 
  • Komije 
  • Vex 
  • Warning 
  • Cool as Ice 
  • Proceed 
  • Mo Bottles 
  • 2 Much 
  • Jama 
  • Say What? (feat PetePeté) 
  • Onile 
  • Too Much 
  • Orekelewa 
  • Jump Off 
  • E To Beh 
  • Thank U Mr DJ 


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