In celebration of his birthday, 2Nite Records official Disc Jockey, Emmanuel Chidera Okoli, popularly known as International DJ Derekz Effects has released a hot new tune titled “By My Side”. He features popular highlife musician, Flavour N’abania, and Penthauze marquee act and head honcho, Phyno off the new track.
Having originally planned to study Psychology at Enugu State University, DJ Derekz’s plans didn’t come true due to the financial incapability of his parents. Not minding these obstacles, the fast-rising disc jockey and artiste became a street entrepreneur. From being a computer software instructor to opening a call centre, and selling recharge cards, DJ Derekz did it all.
Oh! And let’s play a little game called Did You Know? Did you know that DJ Derekz is Flavour N’abania’s younger brother? We bet you didn’t!
Eager to expand his musical horizons, DJ Derekz decided to join his brother Flavour as a spray picker (someone who collects money thrown as tips) whenever his brother was performing.
Later, he invested in instruments and would play a selection of mixes in the DJ’s corner after his brother’s performances. From there, the sky became the starting point and Enugu-born artiste began to accumulate followers.
With the collaboration of Igbo rap heavyweight, Phyno, and Flavour on this new tune, you don’t wanna miss this. With the mood, vibe and hypnotic grooves you’ll get from DJ Derekz, Flavour’s smoky highlife vocals and Phyno’s energetic rap style, “By Side” is sure to leave you feeling invigorated as you start a new week and refresh you throughout the week.