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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Happy Birthday D'banj,

Happy Birthday Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D'banj, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, businessman, and the founder of Mo' Hits Records.

D'banj, also known as the Kokomaster or Bangalee, was born on 9 June 1980 in Zaria, the northern part of Nigeria, to a military officer who commanded an artillery regiment and a devout church dignitary businesswoman who hailed from Shagamu in Ogun State.

At the age of 11 years old, D’banj completed his primary school education and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.

After completing his primary school education at the Nigerian Military School in Zaria, D’banj proceeded to Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Ibara, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. D’banj was introduced to the Nigerian music industry by his late brother, Femi Oyebanjo, who died in a plane crash at the age of 17 years old.

After completing his secondary school education, D’banj proceeded to Lagos State University to study Mechanical Engineering but decided to quit his studies due to consistent strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the university.

He decided to complete his studies as a mechanical engineer in London, United Kingdom. On his arrival in the United Kingdom in 2001, D’banj met with Don Jazzy at a hotel in the United Kingdom. Don Jazzy who was an upcoming record producer and D’banj became close friends.

In 2004, D’banj and Don Jazzy returned to Lagos, Nigeria and formed Mo’Hits Records Label, and released their first single “Tongolo”. The video of “Tongolo” was sponsored by D’banj mother. D banj first endorsement deal was with an energy drink called “Power Fist”

In 2005, D’banj released his first debut studio album “No Long Thing”. The album was successful and sold millions of copies worldwide. In 2006, D’banj released his second debut studio album “Rundown Funk u Up”. The album accepted global recognition and sold millions of copies worldwide.

In July 2008, D’banj released his third debut studio album “The Entertainer” with hit singles like Gbono Feli Feli, Kimon, and Entertainer. The songs from the album ranked high on MTV billboard charts.

D’banj has won several awards both in Nigeria and abroad. In 2007, he won the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2009, he won the Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards. In 2010, he won the Best International Act at the Headies Awards and so on..

In June 2011, D’banj was signed to Kanye West's records label “G.O.O.D Music Record Label” as an artist. D’banj later break-out from Mo’Hit records and established his own records label. After breaking out from Mo’Hit records, the record label name was later changed to “Mavin Records” by Don Jazzy.

In December 2012, D’banj signed a multi-million endorsement deal with Sony. In May 2013, D’banj was named the Bank of Industry (BOI) ambassador. In November 2013, D’banj signed a multi-million naira endorsement deal with GLO Nigeria. D’banj is currently signed to Sony Music Records in the United States of America.

In February 2015, D’banj was named the official African ambassador for Ciroc Nigeria. In September 2015, D’banj was made the brand ambassador of SLOT. D’banj is currently the United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace. D’banj is the founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development.

D’banj is happily married with two children

May God bless his new age

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