Born 9 June 1980) in Zaria, the northern part of Nigeria to a Nigerian Military Officer and a devout church dignitary businesswoman. Dbanj has twins as siblings,Taiwo and Kehinde Oyebanjo.
D Banj begin his elementary school at Nigeria Military School and his secondary education at an institution that was owned by the Nigerian Navy in Abeokuta.
D'banj then proceeded to study mechanical engineering at the Lagos State University, but due to the constant strikes and several irregularities in the school he decided to withdraw.
His love for music eventually led him into a partnership with Don Jazzy, a producer he met in London with whom he would later return to Lagos and begin his recording career.
Kanye West signed Don Jazzy and D’Banj to G.O.O.D Music in 2011 which enabled him to release hit upon hits after Mo’ Hits Records ceased to exist.
His first album titled ‘No Long Thing’ had songs like Intro, Tongolo, Socor, Pastor (Skit), All Da Way, Iya Mi, Olopa, Wiches (Skit), Mobolowowon, Ika O Da, Ask Me (ft. Kween) and Na Lie (ft. Nova & Raga Remi).
His latest single that was released in 2018 includes; Agidi, Action, Senrere, Issa Banger (ft. Slimcase & Mr Real), Shoulda, Action, Shake It (ft. Tiwa Savage) and others.
Among a few awards he has won include; Most Promising Male Artist at Kora Awarda (2005), Revelation of the Year at The Headies (2006), Best Newcomer at the Fizz Awards (2006), Best Newcomer at the Channel O Music Video Awards (2006), Best Special Effects Video at the Channel O Music Video Awards (2007), African Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (2007), Song of the Year at The Headies (2007), Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards (2007), Hottest Single of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2007), Best Afro Pop Act of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2007), Artiste of the Year at The Headies (2008), Best Male Artist at the MTV Africa Music Awards (2008), Best Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards (2008), Listener’s Choice Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards (2008), Soundcity Fresh Video at the Sound City Music Video Awards (2008), African Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (2009), Best Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards (2009), among others.
D Banj founded the Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development, that sponsors young people providing them with business funding and other forms of assistance.
Reports allege that D Banj charges NGN10 million to feature in a single song. He is net worth $10M.
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