Abuja, Nigeria CNN — Florence Otedola, better known by her stage name DJ Cuppy, is a Nigerian music producer and performer. She has given the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) £100,000 (about 125,000 pounds) to help African graduate students at the University of Oxford in the UK.
The Oxford University said in a statement on Monday that DJ Cuppy recently earned a master’s degree in African studies earlier this year. The university also said that the Cuppy Fund would help African postgraduate students “to meet unexpected and urgent financial needs and undertake activities that will ensure the pursuit of excellence in their graduate studies.”
During her time at Oxford, the 30-year-old DJ with international success claimed that she observed “variances in university life experiences” among African students.
“The fundamental role that the Cuppy Fund will play is to narrow resource gaps for those who need it the most so they can fully commit to pursuing the education they deserve,” she said in the release.
Cuppy is the daughter of one of Nigeria’s wealthiest oil magnates, Femi Otedola. She has previously contributed financially to organizations that promote the education of girls, including those with disabilities, and the protection of children.
One of Africa’s most well-known performers, DJ Cuppy helped establish a new generation of highly successful female DJs in her home country’s male-dominated DJ scene. Additionally, she has performed worldwide at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
She hosted the first radio show on Apple Music dedicated to the well-known Afrobeats in 2020. Her presentation collection “Unique Cuppy” delivered soon thereafter, included Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean and Julian Marley, child of Reggae legend Bounce Marley.