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King's Business School is delighted to welcome Cuppy, the first speaker in our 2021 series of 'Connections'.
Cuppy will discuss the role of women in entrepreneurship, particularly young Black women and women in Africa, reflecting on her own career in the music industry, her thoughts and experiences for women to have fair and equal access to leadership roles and how King’s has helped with her success.
About the speaker
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola famously known as Cuppy is a Nigerian-born DJ, musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As a teenager, Cuppy relocated with her family to London where she studied Business Management at King's College attaining a BSc. During her time at university, she simultaneously produced her own tracks and performed in some of the capital’s leading venues. Her amiable personality and ability to seamlessly fuse global tunes made her a crowd favourite and sealed her spot as one of the leading DJs in Africa. Cuppy was also an avid member of the King’s College London DJ Club!
Inspired by her marketing modules, Cuppy branded herself and has consistently revealed new sides to her creativity, from performing at presidential inaugurations to concerts and music festivals. Her entrepreneurial spirit drove her to establish the Red Velvet music group in 2013 which is aimed at providing a platform for African music outside Africa. A true reflection of her degree.
Cuppy’s immense media reach and influence has brought her opportunities to serve as Ambassador and Board Member for various reputable global brands including Save the Children and Global Citizen. She is very passionate about promoting her African heritage and making an impact.
In 2018, she officially launched her foundation, The Cuppy Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering the most vulnerable members of the society by providing them with primary health care and quality education. This was a seed planted at her corporate social responsibility classes. She took her philanthropic journey many steps further when broke records at Save the Children in 2019.
In May 2020, Cuppy became the first African to host a radio show on Apple Music and unveiled her debut album, ‘Original Copy’ which has seen massive global streams and positive reviews since its release. Cuppy is definitely putting every piece where they should be in her empire and setting the pace for the next generation, as a proud King’s alumni.
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