Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’Banj, a multitalented Nigerian singer, rapper, and businessman. Born on June 9, 1980, in Zaria, Kaduna, D’Banj has made a significant mark in the Nigerian music industry and beyond. Not only is he an accomplished musician with a net worth of $30 million, but he is also the co-founder of Mo’ Hits Records alongside the renowned producer Don Jazzy. In this blog post, we’ll delve into D’Banj’s early life, rise to fame, philanthropy efforts, and personal life.
D’Banj Early Life and Education:
D’Banj, also known as the Kokomaster or Bangalee, was born to a military officer overseeing an artillery regiment and a devoted church dignitary businesswoman from Ogun State. He has two siblings, Taiwo and Kehinde Oyebanjo, who are twins. Tragically, he lost his elder brother, Femi Oyebanjo, in a plane crash when D’Banj was just seventeen. Femi had taught him how to play the harmonica, a talent that would become significant in his musical journey. After his brother’s passing, D’Banj found solace in music and decided to pursue it as a career.
D’Banj Career and Rise to Fame:
D’Banj’s musical journey took off when he met Don Jazzy, a budding singer and producer, in the UK in 2001. Together, they returned to Lagos in 2005, releasing their first single, “Tongolo,” which became a huge success. With his unique fusion of Afrobeat and Afropop, D’Banj’s music garnered both local and international recognition. His debut album, “No Long Thing,” featuring the hit single “Tongolo,” further solidified his position as the Koko Master.