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D’banj Basic Information
|Real Name:||Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo|
|Occupation:||Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Television Personality|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||9 June 1980 (43) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Zaria, Nigeria|
|Education:||Lagos State University|
Nigerian Afrobeats singer D’banj is undoubtedly one of the greatest musicians to grace the Nigerian music industry. The music legend, over time, has worked hard to put Nigeria on the significant international map.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known by his stage name D’banj, is a legendary singer, songwriter, and rapper in Nigeria. Over his debut, he has won various Award recognition and ambassadorial roles with top brands in Nigeria and Africa. He came about his stage name using the combination of his first and last names, Dapo and Oyebanjo, respectively. D’banj is ranked to be the richest solo musician in Nigeria.
D’banj’s songs are based on his life experience, often filled with humor with a deeper meaning which shows the struggle of a young Nigerian trying to achieve his dreams. He makes his performance in Yoruba, English, and Pidgin.
After arriving in the UK in 2001, he met Don Jazzy, who was trying to make it as a songwriter and producer. Don Jazzy told D’banj he thought he was a star in the making, and sensing that the music scene in Nigeria was “blossoming,” the pair returned to Lagos in 2004.
That same year came to the single Tongolo. Despite the controversies that have marked the legend’s journey since its debut, D’banj has proved he is a trailblazing singer, songwriter, and performer. Here are the Best songs by the Koko master D’banj.
Daniel Duro Oyebanjo, his father, was a military leader who oversaw an artillery regiment.
His mother, Faith Olubukolola Oyebanjo, was a prominent church leader and businesswoman from Shagamu, Ogun State.
Taiwo and Kehinde Oyebanjo, twins, are Dbanj’s siblings. He also has siblings named Shola and Femi Oyebanjo. However, out of four of his siblings, only two are known to the general public.
One of the famous brothers of D’banj is his younger brother, Kayswitch. However, he is originally from Shagamu in Ogun state. Kehinde Oladotun Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name Kayswitch, was born on February 12, 1985, in Jos. He studied in the Nigerian Navy secondary school in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The younger sister of D’Banj, one of Africa’s top pop musicians, and Kay Switch’s twin sister, Taiwo Oyebanjo. She formerly served as Mo’hits’ accountant but is currently a Victoria Island store owner. She wed Do2dtun of Cool FM, but their marriage did not survive.
In May 2017, in the USA, D’Banj gave birth to his first son, Daniel Oyebanjo III. A year later, on June 25, 2018, he tragically lost the child. In a pool at D’Banj’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, the youngster is alleged to have drowned. Daniel’s parents, especially his father, experienced intense grief upon learning of his passing. On September 19, 2019, in the United States, they welcomed a second baby boy named Zane, and on January 1, 2021, they welcomed a daughter into the family.
The spouse of D’Banj is Lineo Didi Kilgrow. Until the Supremacy Concert in December 2017, when he presented Lineo and his late son Daniel Oyebanjo III to the public, he kept his marriage to Kilgrow a secret. On June 2, 2016, D’Banj secretly wed Lineo at Maryland Lagos. Lineo was raised in Jos, Plateau State, where he was born. Her mother is half-Nigerian and half-South African, while her father is an American. She received her first degree from the University of Abuja, where she studied.
D’Banj has worked hard throughout his career, and his success to date is a result of his perseverance. According to reports, his net worth will be around $12.5 million, 5.8 billion in naira. In his career, he has landed a ton of endorsement deals.
During his career, D’Banj has amassed a sizable collection of high-end vehicles for himself. He enjoys driving and has a fleet that consists of a 2015 Porsche Carrera that cost him 33.2 million naira, a Ferrari f430 valued at 68 million naira, Two Aston Martin Vantage that cost 50 million each, a Bentley acquired for 108 million naira, a Rolls-Royce Phantom that he dropped 164 million naira for, a Mercedes Benz Amg GT acquired for 53.2 million naira, and Two Toyota Land Cruiser Prado worth 30 million naira and 52 million naira, respectively.
The beautiful mansion that D’Banj owns is situated in Lekki, Lagos State, and it is one of the nicest celebrity homes in Nigeria right now. However, the acclaimed singer prefers to keep the image of his home private.
D’Banj has significant investments in the ICT and agricultural industries. He owns MCOMM Ltd., D’ Kings Men Media Limited, and a 360 Media Company (Median Mobile Communications Limited). Their significant recent digital moves are D’Kings’ fault. His interest in business began when he entered the agricultural industry by founding Koko Garri, and nearly soon after that, he was appointed the Bank of Industry Ambassador. In 2016, THE CREAM platform was introduced by D’ Kings Men Media Limited in collaboration with MTN and the Bank of Industry. The platform now partners with other renowned organizations and has over 3 million subscribers.
Immediately following the demise of Mo’Hits Records, which D’Banj and Don Jazzy jointly controlled, the Nigerian music superstar D’Banj and a group of other young, successful music performers (Kay Switch, Jay Sleek, Dee Vee, and Jsoul) created Dbanj Records (formerly DB Records). The company, which recently signed Nollywood starlet Tonto Dikeh to the label, is one of the big players in the Nigerian music industry and has effectively built on the foundation of the strong reputations of its founders.