It was obviously the first time of meeting the musician in his life so it was a meeting to remember.
According to him, he has always loved D’banj since his first single and he is his number one artist in the world.
He added that he does not joke with him and he even loves his unreleased music.
His words, “The moment I met @iambangalee !!! There are so many artists that I love and admire, but you see D’banj, I have always loved him!!! Always!!! Since Mobolowowon!!! Those close to me know that D’banj is my number 1 Artist in this WORLD!!! I swear I really tried to control myself!! “I really tried!! My family members know I don’t joke with D’banj! I have his unreleased music!! I still vibe to them!! This will be a moment to cherish for a lifetime! Long live the King!! The Legend!!! The Entertainer!!! I’m still in Awe!!!”
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980), known by his stage name D’banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur and television personality. 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.
He adopted the stage name D’banj, a combination of his first name, Dapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo. D’banj is currently best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit “Oliver Twist”, an uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeats and electronic dance music that topped the African charts in 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart. As of 2016, D’banj is ranked to be the richest solo musician in Nigeria according to T.I.N Magazine.
D’banj, also known as the Kokomaster or Bangalee, was born in 9 June 1980 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. Due to his father’s profession he moved several times within Nigeria and later moved to England. D’banj was expected to follow his father’s military career and was enrolled to the Nigerian Military School at age eleven. However, D’banj resisted the system and disenrolled from the school after three years. While at the Military school he was a member of the elite drum corp of the Nigerian Army. From the Nigerian Military School he proceeded to another military owned institution Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ibara, Abeokuta where he was a church worker. There he completed his secondary school education.
As a tribute to his mentor Fela, D’banj uses a fusion of Afrobeat and Afropop to bring his music to life and into the 21st century with breathless enthusiasm as well as a good dose of humour. His songs are based on his life, often hilarious but with a deeper meaning which documents the struggle of a young Nigerian trying to achieve his dreams. He performs in Yoruba, English and Pidgin English.
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