Sodamola Oluseye Desmond, a Nigerian-born DJ / producer / songwriter, renowned as DJ Spinall and TheCAP, is regarded as a fearless mixer on the DJ decks.
Haitian-American Marie Driven, a prominent Brooklyn-based entertainment publicist, said DJ Spinall’s “feat that has differentiated him from many, and won him recognition and several awards.
“His charismatic whimsical Black man bliss and fantastic attitude in life have led to him captivating the hearts and minds of people all over the world,” Driven, the co-managing partner of PlaybookMG, told Caribbean Life. “His expansive following reached over 2 million on social media and all of the Afrobeat nations.”
Driven said DJ Spinall has become one of the first celebrities to bridge the gap between Afrobeat in Africa and the world, stating that he’s “a trendsetter that made the genre of music a worldwide phenomenon.”
She said the DJ has created a distinctive look by adding a style edge known as TheCAP to his outfit.
“This move is aimed at showcasing his style adventure and also celebrating the African prints – a style that he would love to bring to partner up and to become a brand ambassador for significant companies around the world,” said Driven, stating that the list includes Alexander McQueen, Dior, Off White, Adidas and Gucci.
“Not only does he want more African people to hold major platforms but also to connect Africa to the world in as many positive ways as possible,” she added. “Not to speak hypothetically over him partnering and gaining sponsorship from major corporations, Spinall has a resume deserving of such honors.”
DJ Spinall has released over 40 mixtapes, including, “A Journey with the Legend Jay Z”, “The Trinity Mix”, “30 Minutes To Get Funky”, “Headliners Party Mix”, “TheCAP House Mix”, and, recently, “Afro Melody Mix” and “Best of Both Worlds” — a blend of Nigerian and South African music.
In 2015, DJ Spinall released his debut album, “My Story”, featuring some of Africa’s heavyweights, including Mafikizolo, 2face Idibia, Olamide, MI, Wande Coal, Ice Prince, Tekno, Burna Boy and Yemi Alade.
A year later, DJ Spinall released his sophomore album, “TEN”, featuring, among others, Davido, Sarkodie, Mr. Eazi, Patoranking and Sauti Sol. He produced and co-wrote most of the songs on the album.
“Currently, he is all over the world, making incredible power plays, and he deserves more attention,” Driven said. “While he is humble, his confidence in his talent and star power is brimming.
“DJ Spinall is not only a perfect brand ambassador for any brand but also one who represents his people the best way possible,” she added.