DJ Edu

Biography

Performing Saturday 3 September on the Next Stage

DJ Edu is internationally renowned as the boss of all things African music. As well as being a very in demand club DJ worldwide the Afroboss has been heavily championing the sounds of young Africa on BBC Radio 1Xtra for over 15 years now and his show there is the longest running programme on the network. In that time he has not only been evidently instrumental in breaking the careers of many artists from across the continent but also been a pivotal wheel in the exciting explosion of Afrobeats and Afropop music worldwide.


Every Sunday night his "DestiNation Africa" show on 1Xtra uniquely showcases the very hottest new music from right across all of Africa and its diaspora. As well as hearing what's popping in the clubs, streets and stages he also also regularly interviews many of the scenes biggest and fast rising superstars as guests on the show. He has also broadcast his show from many African cities. More recently he now also hosts, "This Is Africa" a brand new radio and online show that allows him to further push and shine the light on African music further worldwide via BBC World Service.


In addition he presents documentaries and specials for BBC’s World Service, Global Beats, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Focus on Africa as well as contributes editorials for numerous publications and blogs worldwide etc. His unparalleled contribution to the global popularisation of new African music and its culture is unquestioned.DJ Edu is also secretly a music producer and a fully qualified sound engineer from London's School Of Audio engineering and this year embarks on releasing his
self-produced music alongside the African artists he's been been showcasing.