She is popularly and professionally known as DJ Switch. But her real name is Obianuju Catherine Udeh. Her heroic acts during the shooting at the Lekki Toll-gate last night has attracted widespread commendation from within and outside Nigeria. There were reports that men of the Nigerian Army opened fire at the unarmed protesters. During the shooting, she took to her Instagram Live to show the situation report and the aftermath of the shoot out. She tried to pull out bullets from injured protesters and went ahead to confront the soldiers.
Below are top 10 ten things you might not know about the brave Dj Switch.
- She was born in Udi town in Enugu State but spent of her childhood in Warri, Delta State.
2. She is a multi-talented creative artist. Aside being a Disc Jockey, she is also a singer, rapper and songwriter.
3. She has seven siblings. She’s the eight and last child.
4. She studied Geology at the University of Port-Harcourt.
5. In 2009, her group, Da Pulse, won Star Quest reality music competition.
6. The band released an hit single titled “Pray Sote” which was such a success that the remix featured award-winning international act “Busta Rhymes”
7. Four years later (2013), she emerged the winner of the maiden and only edition of the Glo X-Factor.
8. As winner of Glo X-Factor she signed a record deal with Sony Music
9. She is a single mother of a 15 year old. DJ Switch said in a 2013 interview with Encomium Magazine: “My baby is eight and I would rather keep the identity of the child’s father private.”
10. DJ Switch left her well-paying job with the oil company Halliburton to pursue a career in entertainment.