D’banj who has a net worth of ₦6.12 Billion, is a household name in Nigeria, if you are a Nigerian music lover you must have been too familiar with the name, D’banj who also refer himself as the “KOKO MASTER“
He is a Nigerian music star, song-writer, entertainer, stage performer, recording artist, and international business tycoon. since the beginning of his professional career, D’banj is not only influential, but also one of the richest artistes in Nigerian music industry.
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
Birth Name: Oyedapo Daniel oyebanjo
Other Names: D’Banj
Birth Date: born 9 June 1980
Birth Place: Zaria
Age: 40 Years Old
Birth Nation: Federal Republic Of Nigeria
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Mother: Updating Soon
Known For: Music
Record Label: D’Cream Record
Genre: Pop, Art Pop, Hi-Hop Folk Pop
Source Of Income: Music/Business
Net Worth: ₦6.12 Billion
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Siblings: Updating soon
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Shoe Size: N/A
Hair Color : Dark brown
Eye Color: Dark
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Marital Status: Married
Children: one daughter
Salary: Updating Soon
Social Media: Instagram, Twitter
D’banj Early Life, Education And Music Career
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo who was born 9 June 1980, better known by his stage name D’banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur and television personality. He was Born in Zaria, the northern part of Nigeria to a military officer 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 of 11.
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.
D’banj was introduced to the harmonica by his late older brother, Femi Oyebanjo, who died in a plane crash at age seventeen. With D’banj’s love for music being greater than his parents’ military aspirations, he struggled for his parents’ approval; this can be best heard through an album track, All Da Way from his debut album.
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.
The pair met in London while the former was learning the ropes in music production. The billionaire musician once worked as a Mai guard and hung around studios. Talk about passion.They later return to Nigeria in 2004 to try their acts in the promising Nigerian music industry. His first attempt was the release of the single “Tongolo” same year they migrated back home.
Don Jazzy and D’banj co-found MO’HITS” in 2004, where Don Jazzy was the CEO. though MO’HITS” is no longer existing.
D’banj’s Awards And Recognition
- Most Promising Male Artist; KORA All African Awards -2005
- Best Newcomer; Channel O Music Video Awards -2006
- Hip Hop World Revelation; Hiphop World Awards -2006
- Artiste of the Year; Nigerian Music Awards -2006
- Best African Act; MTV Europe Music Awards -2007
- Hottest Single of the Year ‘Why Me’;Nigeria Entertainment Awards-2007
- Best Special Effects ‘Why Me’;Channel O Music Video Awards -2007
- Artiste of the Year; MTV Africa Music Awards -2008
- Best Male; MTV Africa Music Awards -2008
- Listeners Choice; MTV Africa Music Awards -2008
- Artiste of the Year; MTV Africa Music Awards -2009
- Best International Act Africa; BET Awards -2011
- Best African Act; MOBO Awards -2012
D’banj Endorsement Deals
- He had his first endorsement deal with “power fist ” and energy drink company when he released “Tongolo” .
- He’s a Glo brand ambassador,
- Bank of industry ambassador,
- Ciroc Nigeria ambassador,
- Slot ambassador Ambassador and
- UAC food ambassador.
D’Banj currently owned and manage D’Cream Records
D’Banj is currently one of the richest and the most influential Artistes in Nigeria music industry, He has an estimated net worth of ₦6.12 Billion