Nigerian Afrobeats singer D’banj is no doubt one of the greatest musicians to grace the Nigerian music industry. The music legend over time has worked hard in putting Nigeria on the major international map.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known by his stage name D’banj, is legendary singer, songwriter and rapper in Nigeria.
Over his time of debut he has won himself various Award recognition and ambassadorial roles with top brands in Nigeria and all over Africa. H
e came about his stage name using the combination of his first name and last name, 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 the single Tongolo. Even with the controversies that has marked the legend’s journey since the time of debut, D’banj has proved that he is a trailblazing singer, songwriter and performer. Here are the Best songs by the Koko master D’banj.
1. OLIVER TWIST
This was the song that launched him into the international musical industry. This song was recorded under Kanye’s GOOD music record label which he got signed into after leaving Don Jazzy’s Mo’hit records.
The song which became a hit banger talked about wanting more from anything, this is seen from the title Oliver Twist which talks about a character who always ask for more.
This song is a track off DB Records’ compilation album, D’Kings Men (2013). The song upon release received massive airplay both on TV and Radio stations across the globe, also featuring on major charts across the globe.
The visuals to the song was shot and directed by Sesan Ogunro. Lovely song here, which is why it made our first pick at AlltalkRadio. Check it out.
2. MR ENDOWED
This song saw him feature vocals from the Mavin boss Don jazzy on the chorus. The song saw D’banj talk about his endowment which was the reason why girls couldn’t stop looking at him or gravitating towards him.
The song is Produced by Don Jazzy. The song was reportedly recorded after D’banj signed a recording contract with Kanye West’s GOOD Music. The song since its release has become an all time club favorite song.
The visuals to the song was shot and directed by Sesan. Nice song here. Check it out.
This club banger by D’banj sure called for an emergency upon its release, as it became a major street anthem. This song saw the artiste talks about the impact his coming through has on people.
This song also saw the artiste flaunt his harmonica prowess on it. The dance track over its time of release has garnered major airplay on TV and Radio stations across the globe, also featuring on major musical charts.
The visuals to the song was shot and directed by Unlimited LA. Lovely song here. Check it out.
4. TOP OF THE WORLD
This song by D’banj saw a concert flow to it in which the artiste sing about his success and saw him on top of the world. This song serves as the fifth single from the album D’Kings Men (2013), a collaboration between members of D’banj’s label DB Records.
This is also the first single to be unveiled under Sony Music’s RCA Africa label and DB Records since D’banj signed his multi-album deal with Sony Music Entertainment Africa.
The song which became the official anthem of a popular sport channel has over its time of release garnered major airplay on TV and Radio stations across the Globe.
The visuals to the song was shot and directed by Godfather Productions. Lovely song here. Check it out.
5. BOTHER YOU
This is a love rendition by the Koko master D’banj. This song saw him render lyrics to his love interest who he wont like to bother but will love to show love to.
The song is a soundtrack to a big motion picture which is a motion representation of a novel authored by a Nigerian author.
The song over its time of release has received major airplay on TV and Radio stations, also featuring on major charts across the globe. The beautiful visuals to the song was shot and directed by Biyi Bandele. Nice song here. Check it out.
6. SHAKE IT
This song by D’banj saw him team up with the ex Mavin first lady Tiwa Savage. This smooth tune was produced by Spellz and mixed and mastered by MillaMix.
This song saw D’banj serenade his love interest to shake her given endowment for daddy, while Tiwa vows to do the requested.
The song over its time of release has become a club banger due to its massive airplay on TV and Radio stations in Nigeria. The visuals to the song was shot and directed by Sesan. Lovely song here. Check it out.
7. EL CHAPO
This song saw D’banj team up with American singer Gucci Mane and Black diamond boss-Wande Coal . The song is a track off his King Don Come studio album.
The song saw the trio sing about being a boss. The song has received massive street acceptance. The visuals to the song was shot and directed by Eif Rivera. Nice song here. Check it out.
This is a dance-able tune by D’banj which is sure to keep you on your feet dancing. This is a track off his compilation album, D’Kings Men (2013).
The song serves as the tenth commercial single from the album, which features collaborations between members of D’banj’s DB Records label.
This song is Solely written and produced by D’banj himself. The visuals to the song was shot and directed by Sesan. Nice song here. Check it out.
This is a perfect lyrical mix by D’banj. The song has since the time of its release gotten massive airplay both on TV and Radio stations in the Country.
The beautiful tune of Action was perfectly produced by YBNL in-house Producer, Pheelz. The visuals to the song was shot and directed by Ritzy Arts. Lovely song here Check it out.
This song by the Koko-master, D’banj saw him talk about himself being a very shy guy especially around lady. The song which has a comical vibe to it has over its tie of release become an all time favorite among his fans.
The visuals to the song was shot and directed by TG Omori. Lovely song here. Check it out.
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