18 October 2016

OKCITY GIST: The Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt Story: The making of an avant-garde disc jockey


STORY HIGHLIGHTS

This book, Avant-Garde, The Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt Story chronicles the meteoric rise and staying power of Nigeria’s foremost DJ through three decades.


You know you are big when you can get Obi Asika, founder of Storm Records, to write the foreword for your book.

Although DJ Jimmy Jatt needs little or no introduction to anyone who knows anything about Nigerian entertainment.

Ever since the mid ’80s, Jimmy Adewale Amu has been the leading light for DJs in the country and the continent. Not only that, Jimmy Jatt almost singlehandedly changed the perception of disc jockeying in Nigeria.

This book, Avant-Garde, The Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt Story written by Peju Akande and Toni Kan, chronicles the meteoric rise and staying power of Nigeria’s foremost DJ through three decades.

The book, which is available for sale on NETShop, also examines what has made DJ Jimmy Jatt such a remarkable disc jockey and how he has remained truly relevant throughout his remarkable career.


Through the years DJ Jimmy Jatt has showed himself to be a true legend. No one book, not even this one, can fully capture all that makes Jimmy Jatt. This book tries though.

The book also pays homage to a disc jockey who has been able to transition through new technology and new sounds through passion, grit, dedication and consistency.




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