Born and raised in South East London in 1991, DJ Tomiwa (Tomiwa Ladele) was first exposed to music from attending parties with his Nigerian parents. His father was an incredible DJ, notorious for rocking crowds from his university days in Lagos, to the top night clubs in London.
But it wasn’t until 2012 when Tomiwa found himself with a lot of free time as a new Law graduate, that he took it upon himself to sit down with his father’s decks.
It was his first true love, Hip Hop, which initially attracted him to the wheels of steel. But later on, it would be the love and support from his friends and family that encouraged him to DJ for others at functions. This set DJ Tomiwa on a journey from gig to gig, honing his craft and eventually, electrifying dancefloors worldwide.
His career highlights include performing in front of a 2,000 capacity concert crowd, DJing at weddings with up to 1,000 guests, and being booked internationally in Portugal, Spain and Nigeria. Regardless of whether an event is intimate or large scale, as long as there are ears to hear and feet to dance, DJ Tomiwa will always do his very best to serve his clients with an unforgettable experience.
DJ Tomiwa describes his style as getting audiences “in the zone” – a state where they lose all consciousness of their surroundings, troubles and inhibitions, and focus solely on enjoying the music. He achieves this through careful, personalised song selections combined with masterfully smooth but exciting transitions. He leans less on using sound effects and talking on the mic, preferring to rely on choosing the crowd’s favourite songs and letting the music play. His mindset is not to be the star, but to serve.
DJ Tomiwa’s mixes have accumulated millions of plays across Youtube, Soundcloud and Mixcloud. This includes most notably his famous “80’s Party Mix” which pays homage to the parents, aunties and uncles that raised him into the man he is today. DJ Tomiwa also won the UK African Wedding Awards DJ of the Year Award in 2020. His YouTube series, Diskourse, delves further into his views on music and DJing. He is a Christian and is happily married to his wife, Omowunmi.