D’Banji is one of the most highly celebrated African musicians, he is a songwriter, singer, record producer, and businessman. Who is D’Banji? What did D’Banji study?
D’banj has won several awards both national and international through his talent as a singer and songwriter. When it comes to his private life, D’banj likes to keep it away from the camera; therefore, little is known about his wife and children. Over the years, his contributions to the music and entertainment industry got him an estimated net worth of 0ver $11 million.
In this article, we’re going to take about D’Banji, his career, and one of the most prominent relationships between D’Banji and Don jazzy.
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Who is D’Banji?
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980), popularly known as D’banj, is a Nigerian singer and rapper and the founder of Mo’ Hits Records with producer Don Jazzy. He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards
D’Banji was born in Zaria, the northern part of Nigeria, to a military officer who commanded an artillery regiment and a devout church dignitary businesswoman who hailed from Shagamu in Ogun State. Dbanj has twins as siblings, Taiwo and Kehinde Oyebanjo.
What did D’Banji study?
D’Banji completed his secondary education at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ibara, Abeokuta. He then proceeded to the Lagos State University to study Mechanical Engineering but dropped out and moved to London with the aim of completing his studies but fate had music in store for him.
D’Banji’s first song
No Long Thing is the debut album by Nigerian recording artist D’banj. It was released by Mo’Hits Records in 2005. The album was produced by Don Jazzy, and supported by the singles “Tongolo”, “Socor”, and “Mobolowowon”.
Awards and nomination
- 2011 D’banj” Best International Act (Africa
- 2006 D’banj for “Tongolo” ” Best Newcomer.”
- Best Male Video”
- 2007″Why Me”
“Best African West Video”
“Best Special Effects Video”
- 2008″Move Your Body””Best African West Video.”
- 2010″Fall in Love””Most Gifted Afro Pop.”
- 2011″Mr. Endowed (Remix)””Most Gifted Male Video.”
Most Gifted Video Of The Year”
- 2012″Oliver Twist””Most Gifted Male Video
Most Gifted Video of the Year”
- 2013″Tony Montana (Bad Pass) Remix.”
(Naeto C featuring D’banj)
Most Gifted Duo/Group/Featuring Video
- 2006 D’banj for “Tongolo””Best Newcomer
- 2012 D’banj African Artiste of the Year
- 2006 D’banj “Revelation of the Year
- 2007 Why Me””Song of the Year.”
- 2008D’banj”Artiste of the Year.”
- 2009 The Entertainer.”
Album of the Year”
D’banj”Artiste of the Year
- 2005 D’banj “Most Promising Male Artist.”
- 2012 D’banj for “Oliver Twist””Best Male West Africa
- 2008 D’banj Best African Act.”
- 2012 D’banj Best African Act
D’Banji and Don jazzy
When D’Banji arrived in the UK in 2001, he met Don Jazzy, who was trying for a breakthrough as a songwriter and producer. D’Banj started hanging around the studio, making ends meet while working as a security guard. “It was OK because I did nights,” he says, “so I could listen to music on my headphones.”
Don Jazzy told Kokomaster he thought he was a star in the making, and sensing that the music scene in Nigeria was “blossoming”, the pair returned to Lagos in 2005. That same year came the single “Tongolo”; the video was paid for by D’Banj’s mother. It became an instant hit and gained wide acclaim across the country. His first endorsement was with an energy drink called Power Fist.
D’Banji and Don jazzy separation
In After several months of speculation and wild rumors, ace producer, Don Jazzy confirmed via his Twitter account the break-up of Mo’Hits. After the breakup, Don Jazzy, D’Prince, Dr. SID, and Wande Coal started Mavin Records while D’banj founded DB Records and as expected, he signed his younger brother Kayswitch to the label alongside two producers, Jaysleek and Deevee
Dbanj Net worth
D banj has put in a lot of work in his career and his achievement so far is a result of his consistency, he is estimated to be worth about 5.8 billion Nairas in 2022. He has bagged so many endorsement deals in his career, which include, re-signing a multi-million Naira deal with Globacom in November 2013, In June 2014 D’Banj Signed a Deal With Heritage Bank. In October 2014, D’banj was named the official African ambassador for Beats by Dre. In February 2015, D’banj was named the official African ambassador to Ciroc Nigeria, in September 2015, D’banj was made the brand ambassador of SLOT, He is now among the richest artists in Nigeria.
D’Banji is a very private person when it comes to his family, so little is known about his wife and children.
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