One of Africa’s biggest entertainers Dapo
Oyebanjo is a year older today June 9th. Join me
in wishing D’banj a happy birthday. Wishing you
many more successful and happy years ahead.
As he turns 34 today, continue to read a few
Here are a few D’banj facts:
· Dbanj is known to have found and signed
everybody that belonged to the one time popular
record label ‘Mo Hits Records’ consisting of
major artists such as Wande Coal, Dr. Sid, Prince,
· In 2004, he won the KORA Awards “Most
Promising Act”, his first major award since the
start of his career.
· In 2007 Dbanj was appointed as the United
Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace. He led a
strong rally in Portharcourt to promote peace at a
time in which there was unrest in Rivers State.
After the Rally and meeting with then Governor of
Rivers State, the curfew, which had been in place,
· In this same year (2007), Dbanj won ‘Africa
Artist of the Year’ MTV Europe Music Awards. He
also won this same award in 2011 and in-
between that won Best Male Artist in 2008 and
2009 at the MTV Africa Awards.
· In 2008 D’banj became the first Music
Ambassador to be signed to GLOBACOM; making
GLOBACOM the first Telco to endorse Nigerian
· D’banj went on to become the first Nigerian
Artists to do an International collaboration that
was officially released, giving the Nigerian
Entertainment Industry major recognition with
international talent and brand (“Mr. Endowed,”
· In 2011, he went on to win the Best
International Act BET Awards, a major
accomplishment for D’banj.
· In 2012 Dbanj hit yet another milestone with
the hit song “Oliver Twist” recorded and released
in Nigeria with over 23 million views on VEVO.
Oliver Twist topped the African Charts and was a
top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012
reaching #2 on the UK R&B chart.
· The year 2013 has been a strong year for
the Superstar. In May, he was appointed as a
Creative ambassador for the Bank of Industry. He
performed at the Mandela Charity Event in South
Africa, Hit track “Top Of The World” became the
theme song for the Africa Cup of Nation, which
was eventually won by the Nigerian Super
Eagles. Dbanj also performed at the Africa Cup of
National Finale in front of 92,000 people and 6
Billion Viewers World Wide.