We admit it, we don’t really know if you were asleep or not when the news broke out, but the best things happen when we’re asleep anyway so shush because Thursday, The Grammy’s unveiled the yearbook for the Recording Academy in Washington DC. And it turns out Nigerian disc jockey, Aderonke Ariyo also known as DJ Soupamodel selected as governor.
For those who don’t know how the Grammys work, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is made up of artistes, producers, sound engineers and popculture enthusiasts who are in charge of handing out the Grammys, or in simpler terms the biggest award in music every year. The organisation itself has 12 chapters in the United States and Ariyo will be a governor of the Washington DC chapter for the next twelve months.
She announced her appointment via her Instagram account with the caption “Africa to the (world) the Grammys DC yearbook is out! Here are the Governors!” She wrote, adding, “Places your last name can’t take you! This is all you GOD. Now let’s celebrate. Great day.”
Dj Soupamodel is also known as Africa’s first female DJ. Though she has worked alongside Wizkid, Vector, Bennie Man, Wale, she’s mostly known for her EDM, House music remixes of singles by Mavin artistes Dr Sid and Tiwa Savage.