D’banj, a Nigerian Afrobeats singer, is without a doubt one of the greatest musicians to have graced the Nigerian music industry. Over time, the music legend has worked hard to put Nigeria on the international map.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D’banj, is a legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards and ambassadorial roles with top brands in Nigeria and Africa. He chose his stage name by combining his first and last names, Dapo and Oyebanjo, respectively. D’banj is regarded as Nigeria’s richest solo musician.
D’banj’s songs are based on his life experiences, and they are often filled with humor and a deeper meaning that depicts the struggle of a young Nigerian trying to achieve his dreams. He delivers his speech in Yoruba, English, and Pidgin.
When he first arrived in the UK in 2001, he met Don Jazzy, who was attempting to make a name for himself as a songwriter and producer. Don Jazzy told D’banj that he thought he was a star in the making, and sensing that Nigeria’s music scene was “blossoming,” the pair returned to Lagos in 2004.
Tongolo was born in the same year. Despite the controversies that have dogged D’banj’s career since his debut, he has proven to be a trailblazing singer, songwriter, and performer. Here are the best songs by D’banj, the Koko master.
His father, Daniel Duro Oyebanjo, was a military commander in charge of an artillery regiment.
Faith Olubukolola Oyebanjo, his mother, was a prominent church leader and businesswoman from Shagamu, Ogun State.
Dbanj’s siblings are twins Taiwo and Kehinde Oyebanjo. Shola and Femi Oyebanjo are his siblings. However, only two of his four siblings are well-known to the general public.
Kayswitch, D’banj’s younger brother, is another well-known brother. He is, however, originally from Shagamu in Ogun State. Kehinde Oladotun Oyebanjo, better known as Kayswitch, was born in Jos on February 12, 1985. In Abeokuta, Ogun state, he attended the Nigerian Navy secondary school.
Taiwo Oyebanjo is the younger sister of D’Banj, one of Africa’s top pop musicians, and Kay Switch’s twin sister. She was Mo’hits’ accountant before becoming a Victoria Island store owner. She married Do2dtun of Cool FM, but their marriage failed.
D’Banj gave birth to his first son, Daniel Oyebanjo III, in the United States in May 2017. He tragically lost the child a year later, on June 25, 2018. The youngster is said to have drowned in a pool at D’Banj’s home in Ikoyi, Lagos. Daniel’s parents, particularly his father, were devastated when they learned of his death. On September 19, 2019, they welcomed a second baby boy named Zane into the family in the United States, and on January 1, 2021, they welcomed a daughter into the family.
Lineo Didi Kilgrow is D’Banj’s wife. He kept his marriage to Kilgrow a secret until the Supremacy Concert in December 2017, when he introduced Lineo and his late son Daniel Oyebanjo III to the public. D’Banj secretly married Lineo on June 2, 2016 at Maryland Lagos. Lineo was born and raised in Jos, Plateau State. Her mother is half Nigerian, half South African, and her father is American. Her first degree was awarded by the University of Abuja, where she studied.
D’Banj has worked hard throughout his career, and his current success is a result of his tenacity. According to reports, his net worth will be around $12.5 million, or 5.8 billion naira in Nigerian currency. He has received numerous endorsements throughout his career.
D’Banj has amassed a sizable collection of high-end vehicles during his career. He enjoys driving and has a fleet that includes a 2015 Porsche Carrera worth 33.2 million naira, a Ferrari f430 worth 68 million naira, two Aston Martin Vantage worth 50 million each, a Bentley worth 108 million naira, a Rolls-Royce Phantom worth 164 million naira, a Mercedes Benz Amg GT worth 53.2 million naira, and two Toyota Land Cruiser Prado worth 30 million and 52 million 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 made significant investments in the information technology and agricultural industries. He is the founder of MCOMM Ltd., D’ Kings Men Media Limited, and 360 Media Company (Median Mobile Communications Limited). D’Kings is to blame for their significant recent digital moves. His interest in business began when he founded Koko Garri in the agricultural industry, and he was appointed Bank of Industry Ambassador not long after. D’ Kings Men Media Limited launched THE CREAM platform in 2016 in collaboration with MTN and the Bank of Industry. The platform now has over 3 million subscribers and collaborates with other well-known organizations.
Dbanj Records was founded by D’Banj and a group of other young, successful music performers (Kay Switch, Jay Sleek, Dee Vee, and Jsoul) immediately after the demise of Mo’Hits Records, which D’Banj and Don Jazzy jointly controlled (formerly DB Records). The label, which recently signed Nollywood starlet Tonto Dikeh, is one of the major players in the Nigerian music industry, having effectively built on the strong reputations of its founders.