Some call it hyping, others call it gyrating. Some people even call it gingering, the bottom line is that clubs, show, concerts, events are not complete without these hype guys to keep the crowd’s energy level 100%. Some hype men are versatile and do other stuff like hosting of events.
But, the main objective of a hype man is to rev up audience’s energy level and keep it high throughout and during the performance of each artiste at an event. You might be wondering who and who will make this list because we have more than enough hype men.
City People Entertainment Reporter, PRECIOUS POMAA, brings you the list of top 10 Hype men that make the life of events and clubs.
His real name is Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode, but he is popularly known as Do2tun the king of hype in Nigeria. He is the host of the midday show on Cool Fm. This is one hype man that has kept his game for so many years. He is one of the best and he’s the toast of many celebrities to host their shows, and he has paved way for himself in the Nigeria showbiz industry. His style is totally different. He comes up with fresh styles of hype to engage his crowd.
Edward Chukwuma Ijah, better known as Special Ed happens to be Davido’s official hype man. He is not too new to the industry but still keeps his game strong. Presh is a big plus size guy with breads. His size doesn’t stop him from having the needed energy on stage. He is the life of a party. If you’ve not seen Presh do his thing on stage you would be wondering what it is about him, but once he starts the whole place changes.
SlimShady a.k.a your girlfriend’s favorite tall slim boyfriend. Slim came into lime light in the entertainment industry after winning the Amestel Malta All Time Show in 2012. He then became a household name in the industry. From hosting red carpet events and online tv shows he ventured into hyping after working with Pepenazi on stage.
Jimmie Akinsola better known as Jimmie is the former Beat FM Sports presenter. He is one who stands out from the crowd. The tall lanky dude has the charisma of a thousand stars. Former host of Industry night and D’Banjs’ official hype man, Jimmie has risen from the bottom of the ladder to become one of the most sought after hype men in the Nigerian music industry.
MTV Base presenter Ehizogie Okoeguale, has been a crowd favourite from his days as a contestant for the MTV Base VJ search. Ehis, three years after breaking into the Nigerian entertainment scene has become a household name. From hosting red carpet events and tv shows, Ehiz plays hype man to several artists. He sometimes collaborates with Jimmie.
He is fondly called crowd controller, the man behind the microphone of marlian music. Adeyeye Tobi Micheal didn’t stumble into the world of entertainment by mere chance, his journey is one he carefully created for himself through dedication and hard work. Toby has hosted some of the year’s biggest gigs.
Oguntade Oluwatosin Tofunmi better known as Jaybreeze, is Tiwa Savage’s official hypeman/back up artiste who used to be Reekadobanks’shypeman and road manager. Jay has hyped at many events like Global Citizen, Afropuk Festival, Wireless Festival, Afronation, The plug boat Cruise, The savage tour and many more. He is more of an international hypeman. He is currently Club 57 official hypeman and also has his own event. Jaybreeze has a lot in store for his fans as they can’t wait to see what he’s got up his sleeves.
Hypeman Jerry is a Hype man, backup rapper/singer, model, and promoter of International/Nigerian songs, Dancehall, Hip-hop/Rap, Afro, Raggaton, House, Mash, Electro and Techno. He is known for his on-stage rough, raw and loud voice. Indeed he is the undisputed voice and energy of the club in the tradition of American super stars (Fatman Scoop and Lil Jon) his role models. It’s never a dull moment as Hypeman Jerry livens up the club in his own way with charisma and swag, giving the party audience an unforgettable experience every time.
TYRA OF LAGOS
Tyra Miller better known as Tyra of Lagos with her amazing voice, infectious personality, and insatiable energy, media personality and voice talent uses her multi-faceted career to inspire others every day. Lagos born and bred, Tyra has for for years kept Lagos radio listeners on the pulse of all things new in music, entertainment and community in multiple markets with her popular radio shows. First, as the evening drive show co-host and co-producer of several shows at top Radio 90.9FM Lagos, where she was the youngest female program presenter. But that didn’t stop or slow down anything. She is currently the deputy station manager at Insights Radio. Before top Radio, Tyra worked freelance with several online radio and TV stations either as a red carpet host, presenter and/as a creative director. She has a very chilled attitude and a nice personality. As ‘Lagos’ first and finest female hypeman’, today, she hosts several parties across the state and country.