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DJ Obi O

Obi was born in Nashville, TN but considers MN his home. His musical background is credited to his father who was a Nigerian musician/artist and his mother, an avid listener of all genres of music. In kindergarten he played his first drum in a school play. This led to a life as a percussionist in high school concert bands, marching band and drumming/singing soprano in church choir. Obi continued his music passion, receiving a degree in Music Business & Audio production.
Over his years of studying and actively producing, Obi started creating unique tracks that he felt were perfect for DJing. He bought some gear and found himself DJing parties and clubs shortly after. When not DJing, creating music or working, Obi works as a basketball skills developer for all ages.


Obi was an awesome DJ through the ceremony and dance for our wedding. He was understanding when we told him how we wanted our entrances, and when one of our couples had to switch due to a tired child, he introduced the person who we had to switch at the last moment. Obi also kept the energy high even when there the only people on the dance floor was the wedding party. He was interactive throughout the night and suggested events that we hadn’t thought about. He was more than willing to play songs that were not on his list to keep the energy high and everyone dancing. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ to help us through the most important day of our lives. Much love distant cousin!                                                                                                                                  – Monica and Douglas @ Cottage Winery and Vineyard

DJ Obi was AMAZING. From the first time we spoke with Obi, we knew we were in good hands. Obi had the dance floor packed the entire night. Any time the dance floor started to clear, Obi mixed in a different song and immediately drew more people onto the dance floor. If you are looking for a DJ who can create unique mixes, read a crowd and keep your dance floor packed all night long, stop your search and book DJ Obi!! The mixes Obi created were incredible and so unique – we still have guests raving out about the music. Dj Obi is incredibly personable, genuine and cares about the couples he works with. I can’t say enough good things about him – he was truly the best. Not only a is Obi a fantastic DJ but a wonderful person inside and out.                       – Anna and Jonathan @ Creekside Farm Weddings & Events

DJ Obi did our wedding and did an awesome job! Played everything we wanted and didn’t play anything we didn’t want. We had a pretty specific list of what we wanted played and he made it work perfect. He is a very talented DJ and how he mixes his songs and fades in and out of songs was great. If you want to get the people dancing and having a good time, my man Obi is the DJ for you.                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Ellary and Holdyn @ Bearpath Golf and Country Club

Instant Request was GREAT to work with! They were easy to book with! Our DJ Obi was amazing! I was a little bit of a slacker on getting ahold of him and he was on top of getting ahold of me to make sure everything was perfect. VERY professional, dressed to a T, and a blast! He was very interactive with the dancing and had great energy! I highly recommend OBI!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                              – Cassandra and Joseph @ Grand Banquet Hall in Stillwater

We had the DJ Obi and couldn’t have a better experience! He’s great, fun, entertaining and handsome! I read many DJ profiles and gave Instant Request a list of 5. Obi was on the list and was assigned to our reception. We had one phone interview and he was mostly concerned with the playlist and the attendees. Our playlist had no corny songs, YMCA, Chicken Dance, etc. We wanted no requests from our guests. Obi said very little, performed professionally, and was a SMASH with the crowd. Nobody left the dance floor until I shut down the bar. Obi has the education, the personality and the “looks”, to make your party one to remember.              – Sabrina and Chris @ Calhoun Beach Club

We had Obi and he was absolutely the best Dj I have ever heard, from the mixing to the variety of music. Our request for certain songs for our ceremony was no problem for him, his personality had our guest happy and had them dancing. Obi is also really musically inclined and so that helps his hear the sounds and rhythm better and creates these mixes I have never would’ve thought of. If you book Instant Request, ask for Obi, you will not be disappointed!                                                                           – Paige and Daniel @ Blackberry Ridge Golf Course

Obi from Instant Request DJ was awesome! We presented him with a really long “do not play” list, and his response was, “I love the challenge!” And he certainly exceeded our expectations. We had a really long dance portion of the reception, and the floor was packed the entire time. He did a great job playing what my wife and I wanted, acknowledging some good requests from our guests, and incorporating some of his own hits. I’d highly recommend DJ Obi!!                                                                     – Lindsey and Michael @ Solar Arts Building

I would highly recommend Instant Request as your DJ Vendor. Everything was set up online as far as what songs you wanted, people involved, fun audience interactions, etc. You fill in the blanks to have it catered to your liking and the DJ called a couple weeks prior to make sure he has an idea of your ideal wedding day and goes your list of requests the whole night. We had DJ Obi and he was very accommodating and polite to everyone. He was able to set up his equipment outside for an outdoor ceremony and pulled everything inside during the social hour through dinner and the dancing the night away. I would highly recommend Obi! He even wrote a sweet note to my husband and I before he departed for the night.                                                              – Chelsea and Chris @ Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake

We LOVED Instant Request – they were such a great value for the money and very organized. We had another DJ lined up that backed out last minute and luckily they still had availability less than 3 months out from our wedding date. DJ Obi was so fun and really listened to what we wanted. My husband is a huge music person and that was probably the most important piece to him – getting the songs that we wanted to hear. Obi called and texted us to make sure everything was absolutely perfect. It was a party all night long and everyone complimented how much fun our reception was. We also added the lighting package which was a great value and way cheaper than anyone else we looked at!                                                                                                                             – Jenna and Nate @ Sheraton Minneapolis West

Obi did an amazing job! He was very receptive to all our requests and had the dance floor bumpin’ all night. Highly recommend for all your DJ needs!                                                                                                                                               – Mackenzie and Kip @ Lost Spur Golf Course

We had Obi O. as our DJ for our wedding a couple days ago, and seriously, we could not be happier with him! He played music that everyone danced to, and I mean everyone! People didn’t want to get off the dance floor because the music was so good! If you want professionalism with style, you should definitely hire Obi, or anyone from the Instant Request DJ Team – they will make your wedding even more fun!                                                                                                                                            – Rosi and Nathan @ Marriott Minneapolis NW

DJ Obi did an awesome job for our wedding! People not only loved the music but his presence was great. He knew what to play and when to play it. He got the party rocking and kept it going. We very much appreciated his work and understanding our style of music and vision for our wedding night.!                                                                                                                                                      – Kelly and John @ Machine Shop