Disk Jockeys, or DJs, brighten up spaces with upbeat music. They also give life to parties and events effortlessly with their talent and creativity. Chi Oriji began his career as a DJ in 2013, but it wasn’t long after that he gained national and global momentum. Today, the DJ aspires to guide other artists in the industry with his company Orijinal Music Group (OMG).
Chi Oriji is one of the most sought after DJs in the world. With his unique style, he has captivated audiences around the globe and gave them unforgettable experiences. Among his most notable accomplishments in his music career was serving as the headliner DJ for the Festivent de Lévis in Quebec, Canada. Chi was also a front act at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas, giving thousands of attendees a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Additionally, Chi Oriji has opened for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Sean Paul, Davido, Afro B, DJ Tunez, Meg Three Stallion, and Burna Boy. Besides working with big-name artists, Chi has also founded and curated Afrofest Tour, the largest African-Caribbean Indoor Festival. The event tours across the United States, having thousands of attendees every show and tours in ten major cities in the country.
With his flourishing career as an artist, Chi Oriji aims to “empower artists to become their own bosses.” In 2017, the DJ founded Orijinal Music Group on a mission to provide genuine and authentic guidance for talents around the world from all walks of life. The company strives to make everyone “orijinal” and true to themselves as possible.
“With a foundation rooted in holistic artist development, OMG empowers artists to take control of their art by providing them with the knowledge and resources to master all aspects of music from their own creative process to the business behind the music,” said Chi Oriji. “Our artists understand publishing, royalties, and different income streams within music,” he added.
Unlike other companies that keep their artists in the shadows of the business side of their craft, Chi Oriji believes in being transparent with the entire production process. “There is so much talent out there but not enough companies who are looking out for the best interests of their artists,” said Chi. “I want the people I work with to know exactly how much work it takes to become successful in the music industry. These principles motivated me to create a culture for growth not only as an artist but as a human being,” he added.
Since its founding, OMG has played a crucial role in furthering the careers of the artists under its wing. The company has acquired the management of artists such as Che and Jaey London. Chi Oriji has provided practical insights for the artists in his roster to maximize the opportunities open for them in the industry. “The most recent accolade comes from Che, a self-declared Trap & B artist, who has now become nominated for a 2020 Grammy for his songwriting abilities on Maxi Priest’s album, It All Comes Back To Love,” shared Chi.
Asked where he sees himself in five years, Chi Oriji proudly said he envisions himself among the music industry’s top and youngest moguls. “OMG will be a safe haven for artists as we expand our reach to talent all around the world,” Chi shared.
Learn more about Chi Oriji on his website.