DJ Cuppy's New Album Is Here

And it's a celebration of her love for Africa

By  | Aug 23, 2020, 12:26 PM  | Top of The

Superstar DJ Cuppy has finally dropped her first album, Original Copy and she couldn't be prouder of the results. Ahead of the album's release ZAlebs caught up with the London-based DJ at a virtually held press conference, where she shared more about the project.

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She says: “I am so proud that the album is now out. For me it's not about numbers and statistics and charts. It’s about the fact that I was able to focus and actually achieve my dream of having an album. So honestly, I’m already happy regardless of what happens. Nonetheless, I encourage everyone to join this journey and I hope they enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making this album.”

The album consists of 12 tracks that sees Cuppy go back to her roots to develop a sound she calls neo-African beats. The album features collaborations with Wyclef Jean, Julian Marley, Rema, Darkoo, Stonebwoy and Ms Banks and includes the hit single Jollof On The Jet that has already charted in 15 countries. The name Original Copy was picked by her fans after Cuppy ran a Twitter poll.
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During the conference, Cuppy shared her love for Africa and says before she is a Nigerian, she is an African. On Original Copy she even has a song called 54 featuring Julian Marley and Sir Shina Peters which is all about the countries in Africa.

She may love Africa as a whole but South Africa has a special place in the DJ's heart, in fact, the artwork for the album was shot in Cape Town.

Cuppy also shared that once things return to normal she hopes to return to Mzansi to shoot some of her videos here.

The artist has nothing but praise for the South African DJ culture, saying that it is ahead of its time compared to many places and that South African DJs are respected and viewed as creatives.
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For the album, Cuppy had hoped to work with award-winning artist Samthing Soweto, however, he couldn't find time in his busy schedule to send vocals in time.

Cuppy was quite heartbroken that the Samthing Soweto didn't make the album, as she even tried to find his house, but she still hopes to work with him. She also hopes to work with DJ Maphorisa, they talk all the time and she is pretty stoked for the idea of Cuppy on an amapiano vibe.

She also loves Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly and Cassper Nyovest, the DJ definitely has plans to one day work with these Mzansi greats.

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