Popular Nigerian disc jockey and singer, Florence Otedola, popularly known by her stage name, DJ Cuppy – recently rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange in a bid to celebrate the launch of Global Citizen Week ahead of the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 29th.
The Gelato crooner was granted the honour to ring the NYSE opening bell in the company of the vice-president, NYSE listings, Chris Taylor and Nigerian-Canadian Alternative Soul & Afrobeats artist, Falana who recently concluded her Chapter One Tour across four cities in Africa.
Powered by the Global Citizen initiative, the ringing of the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange depicted the orderly functioning of the marketplace, assuring that no trades take place before the opening or after the close. In other words, the colourful tradition signifies the opening or closing of the day’s trading.
The ringing the New York Stock Exchange bell is an honour usually bestowed on business executives, CEOs and celebrities.
Cuppy first introduced herself in 2013 as a celebrity DJ with a plan to establish herself in a male-dominated profession. Since her career as DJ began, the first daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola – has displayed her craft at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, MTV’s 2-season show “Uncommon Sense” and Cosmopolitan magazine’s #FunFearlessLife festival.
She has also featured on shows such as E! Reality’s “House of DvF” where she gained maximum exposure. She won the Best Female DJ for 2015 at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA).
Cuppy latest single “Gelato“, which featured rapper Zlatan Ibile, clinched the number three spot on the Apple Music chart on the first day of release.
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