DJ Obi O

Black Tie DJ in Minneapolis MN

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.

Don’t overthink it – just go with Instant Request. The best compliment your guests can give you about your DJ: “I wanted to take a break from dancing, but there were just too many good songs!” Multiple people personally reached out to me after the wedding to comment on how excellent the music was and how exhausted they were when the night was over from being on the dance floor the whole time. Our wedding took place on New Year’s Eve and we wanted to ensure that it was one of the biggest and best parties our guests had ever been to and our DJ – Obi Okeke – absolutely delivered. We chose the Black Tie upgrade option which gives you the option of working with some of the more experienced DJs and to opt for an in-person meeting several weeks before the event rather than a phone consultation. Although I can’t speak to the other DJs, I can say getting Obi as our DJ was well worth the upgrade. While I personally found the website interface used for planning to be somewhat clunky and confusing, once I actually met with Obi any concerns I had were alleviated. But what I appreciated more than anything was that it did feel like Obi took his work and his craft seriously and truly cared about making our wedding special. Aside from just the songs played for dancing, Obi created several unique and unforgettable moments over the course of the evening with his sense of the moment and understanding of the audience. While there is plenty of stress in the planning and buildup to a wedding, as a wise man once said: “Trust the Process.” These guys know what they’re doing – put your trust in them and you won’t be disappointed.

Chloe and Yury @ Machine Shop

Instant Request was an extremely smooth process. My wife and I had DJ Obi and he was absolutely incredible. I gave him a few songs and I told him I trusted him completely to read the room and play what he thinks the people would love. He delivered on that and I had a bunch of friends go grab his card when the dancing was over. I’m sure there are a lot of capable DJ’s but I have never been to a wedding where a DJ sings to you and gets the crowd in it like he did. I HIGHLY recommend DJ Obi and Instant Request. They made the best day of my life even greater. Thanks again DJ Obi & Instant Request.

Robyn and Luke @ Weddings at the Broz

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

We had DJ Obi for our wedding as a Black Tie DJ and he was great! We met with him beforehand and went over all the elements of our night, and Obi did a fantastic job following the plan for the night! Thank you for keeping the dance floor fun and the party going all night long!!

Jordyn and Ben @ Minnesota Valley Country Club

Obi was the perfect DJ for our wedding! He was incredibly professional! We loved working with him leading up to the big day. He asked us all the right questions and really listened to what we wanted for our reception music. He had everyone on the dance floor all night long! We have received so many compliments about how great the music was at our wedding, and it is all thanks to Obi!

Jenny and Ryan @ Interlachen Country Club

We hired Instant Request for our wedding at Aria. We chose Obi as our DJ and could not have made a better decision. He was so amazing to work with. He was extremely organized and helped make the wedding day run smoothly. He even went out of his way to talk to the people giving speeches and gave a quick tutorial on how to talk into the mic (they were not experienced public speakers and really appreciated his advice!). I had so many people come up and tell me how fun he was! He knew how to get the crowd involved and had the dance floor full all night. Hiring Obi as our DJ was one of the best decisions we made in the wedding process. I would highly highly recommend him!

Melissa and Chris @ Aria

We got married 10/12/19, the weather was not ideal, and we actually lost power…a few times. We had DJ OBI, he was and is amazing. He was very laid back during the power outages and the chill from having our wedding in a large tent. He kept the dance floor full and catered to our requests through out the evening. The music was on point and the transitions between songs was a great touch. Myself, my husband and guests enjoyed having him on our day. Thanks again!!

Lyndsey and Jon @ Minnetonka Orchards

Obi was our DJ and did a fantastic job. We had him from the ceremony through the dance party. He did a great job working with us leading up to the wedding and during the day. Our dance floor was packed all night thanks to Obi! Obi was the best. I’d recommend him to anyone who wants to have a busy dance floor. Instant Request was easy to work with. We had great service from everyone involved.

Jamie and Matt @ Bunker Hills Golf Club

DJ Obi was fantastic. Had multiple people after the wedding telling us that the DJ played “nothing but hits” and kept them on the dance floor all night. He was very easy to work with and played music based off a playlist we made, but with his own touch. We liked that he had a plan already to go for speeches, first dances, entrances and requests. Everything flowed how it should have.  A+

Hanna and Scott @ Hidden Meadow and Barn in Pepin, WI

We had Obi as our DJ and he did an amazing job! The dance floor was a big hit at our wedding and we loved that he mixed in some Afro beats as my husband is originally from Ghana. He was very kind and made everything run smoothly for our wedding at Aria in Minneapolis! I will definitely recommend Obi for my friends weddings to come!

Samantha and Samual @ Aria

My husband and I truly believe that our dance floor was packed until the venue kicked us out because of our DJ, Obi. He was a joy to work with on top of being very talented. He made great music selections based on what we wanted and had amazing transitions between songs. It was the perfect party!

Olivia and Joe @ Loring Social

We picked Instant Request for our wedding reception in Stillwater, MN and we were very pleased with our DJ (DJ Obi). Obi did a great job communicating with us before the wedding, he personalized his services to what we wanted, and he kept the dance floor full all night. We strongly recommend DJ Obi and Instant Request.

Yeongseo and Jordan @ Oak Glen Golf Club

We used Instant Request for our 5/4/19 wedding and so glad that we did. They have an online event planner where you put in the details for what you want and don’t want. Very easy to use and details the entire night. We did not do the Black Tie option so we did not know who our DJ was until about 3 weeks beforehand. We were lucky to get DJ Obi O who is a black tie DJ. He did so great with what we wanted and did not want. We also had additional cultural music we wanted and he incorporated this into the mix better than imagined. He did exactly what we wanted with interaction, music and overall atmosphere. I highly recommend not only Instant Request but also DJ Obi O!!!

Candice and Alex @ Minneapolis Marriott West

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

We have used Instant Request DJ Entertainment for our Corporate Holiday Party the last two years and they have been fabulous! Extremely competitive pricing for how great the service is. We had DJ Obi for both events and he is seriously amazing! He does a great job of reading the crowd, playing new and old favorites, and is extremely quick and easy to communicate with. I would recommend Instant Request and particularly DJ Obi for any event!

Jacobs Marketing @ Minneapolis Event Center

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

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