D’banj

D’banj – Omini (Prod. DeeVee)

Biography

 

D’banj was born Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo on 9, June 1980. He is a best known as an award winning performing artiste, entertainer and humanitarian. One of the biggest acts to emerge from Nigeria, D’banj scored a worldwide crossover hit in 2011 with the track, Oliver. He has been associated musically with the likes of Kanye West, Don Jazzy and K-Switch.

Upon arrival for further studies in the United Kingdom, D’banj met up with Don Jazzy, a then struggling producer/song writer and the duo began to record music together. They returned to Lagos in 2004 with the career making single Tongolo.

D’banj released two more wave making albums before he was signed by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D records as an artiste in 2011. The record deal would signal the end of the fruitful relationship with Don Jazzy which had blossomed into the Mo’ Hits label. He appeared on Cruel summer, the G.O.O.D compilation record before releasing his 4th album D Kings men in 2013.

Discography

Albums

No long thing

RunDown funk u up

The Entertainer

Compilations

Curriculum vitae

Cruel summer

D’Kings men

Singles

Tongolo

Socor

Mobolowowon

Do you like the koko? (Tongolo remix)

Run Down (Funk u up)

Why me

Suddenly

Kimon

Igwe

Olorun maje

Gbono feli feli

Fall in love

Oliver twist

Sister Caro

Oyato

Bachelor

Top of the world

Cashflow

Don’t tell me nonsense

For example

Why you love me

Finally

Obimo

Scape goat

Awards

2007 MTV Europe Music Awards Best African Act

2009 MTV Africa Music Awards Artist of the Year

2011 BET Awards Best International Act

2014 World Music Awards Bestselling African Artist

2015 MTV Africa Music Awards Evolution award

Trivia

Instead of enlisting in the army like his father, D’banj dropped out of military school and opted to follow his passion

He worked as a security guard in the UK while working on his music during the day.

Video for Tongolo was paid by D’banj’s mother

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