DJ Cuppy is excited to bring feel-good vibes right to flyers’ seats.
Nigerian disc jockey, Florence Otedola, known as DJ Cuppy, has partnered with the British Airways to bring Afrobeats to flyers with exclusive playlists to be available from November 1.
Calum Laming, Chief Customer Officer, British Airways, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
He said DJ Cuppy, whose skills had taken her to over 30 countries across the globe, had curated her top tracks for the airline’s inflight entertainment system.
Luming said this was to celebrate the increase in the number of flights between Africa and London with the launch of British Airways’ new route from Accra to London Gatwick.
According to him, this is in addition to the airline’s daily services to London Heathrow.
He said DJ Cuppy had created a playlist that transports travellers to a far-away paradise before their flight even touches down.
“Customers across British Airways’ entire long-haul network will be able to enjoy tracks including Jollof On The Jet and Feel Good, blending spicy African beats with hip hop and reggae.
“Enjoying the latest music, films and boxsets is one of the things our customers must look forward to when they fly with us, so we are really pleased to partner with DJ Cuppy and bring more exclusive mixes to flyers’ fingertips.
“This year we have doubled the entertainment content available on board and music lovers can settle in and enjoy curated playlists and popular podcasts from every genre.
“This week, the airline launches a new route from Accra to London Gatwick, joining the existing daily service to London Heathrow and giving travellers more choice of flight times and airports.
“Flights depart Accra at 21:20 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, landing into Gatwick at 04:00.
“A fourth weekly service will be added to the route timetable from April next year. All flights from London Heathrow to Accra are served by the airline’s A350 fleet, British Airways’ newest and more-fuel efficient aircraft type, featuring the latest generation business class seat, Club Suite,” he said.
According to Luming, customers who wish to stream content on their personal devices can also take advantage of the airline’s WiFi connectivity with various packages available, including messaging and ‘browse and stream’ options.
He explained that the airline was progressively rolling out WiFi across both its long and short-haul fleet and the majority of its aircraft were now connected.
In her response, DJ Cuppy said, “Like British Airways, music has the power to transport us to different places around the world so I’m super excited to partner with them on their first ever Afrobeats playlist, bringing feel-good vibes right to flyers’ seats.
“I’m pleased to add this exclusive mix to their extensive music collection and hope customers sit back, plug in their headphones and turn the volume up!”