May 19, 2024

Julie Oluwatoyin Chidozie Adenuga (born July 15, 1988) is a British-Nigerian broadcaster and radio host best recognized as Julie Adenuga. She has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry and is credited with creating the widely popular show “Don’t Trust The Internet” and is also a key figure in the success of Beats 1, a 24/7 radio station on Apple Music.

Early Life

Julie Adenuga was born in the United Kingdom on July 15, 1988. She grew up in a Nigerian family and was raised in Tottenham, North London. Her father, Joseph Adenuga, is a successful businessman who founded the telecommunications company, Commsworld, and Her mother, Ify Adenuga, is an entrepreneur.

Julie was educated at Haverstock School in Camden and went on to study media at the University of Westminster. During her time at university, Julie discovered her passion for radio and broadcasting. She began volunteering at community radio stations and quickly gained experience in the field. 

This early exposure to the broadcasting world paved the way for her successful career in the industry.

Additionally, Julie has two older brothers, popularly known in the UK entertainment industry, Skepta and JME.


Julie Adenuga kicked off her career in the music industry in 2010 by joining Rinse FM, a community radio station in London, where she hosted the drive-time show. Four years later, in 2014, she created and presented “Play It,” a music TV show broadcasted on Channel AKA and Dailymotion that featured UK rap and grime artists, singers, and poets.

Julie‘s talent and hard work didn’t go unnoticed. She began gaining more recognition, hosting her YouTube interview series with artists like Stormzy and Vice Magazine’s online offshoot, Noisey’s Grime Karaoke. In 2015, she was introduced as the London headline host of Beats 1 radio as part of the Apple WWDC keynote. 

Her influence in the industry was acknowledged when featured in Forbes’ 30 under 30, NME’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain, and Debrett’s 500 List: Music. Apple also recognized her as one of London’s most vital tastemakers.

In 2020, Julie founded Don’t Trust the Internet (DTTI), a creative media house that produces various shows, including “Julie’s Top 5”. The following year, she co-hosted the UK version of “Catfish” on MTV for one season before stepping down. Julie Adenuga‘s remarkable achievements in the music industry continue to inspire and motivate many aspiring broadcasters and radio hosts.

Personal Life

Julie Adenuga is a private individual, and not much is known about her personal life. However, she is known to be close to her family, including her brothers Skepta and JME, both well-known musicians in the UK. 

She is also known to be passionate about music and has been involved in the music industry for many years. In addition to her work in music, Julie is also involved in various philanthropic endeavors and has been known to support causes related to education and youth empowerment.

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Net Worth

Julie Adenuga is a highly successful radio personality, and according to various sources, she has an estimated net worth of between US$5 and US$10 million. 

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