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Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (popularly known as D’banj, born 9 June 1980) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and businessman. 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 his surname Oyebanjo.D’banj is currently best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit “Oliver Twist”, an uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeat and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart.

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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