D’banj Biography – Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj is a Nigerian Singer, songwriter, television personality, and rapper. D’banj became popular in 2012 after the release of his song Oliver Twist which was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart 2012. The star is popularly known for his slang” Your Face Show, Your Shoe Shine, Your teeth white. The prominent artist has won several Awards both in and outside Africa.
He also featured in Nigeria’s Got Talent Show, where he judged alongside Singer Simi and Obi Asika, he was known in the show to be a very sociable and great judge. D’banj on his own has released a lot of singles that will mentioned in this article. You will also get to know more about him.
D’banj Bio-data in full details
- Full name: Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo
- Stage name: D’banj, koko master
- Date of birth: 9th June 1980
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Occupation: singer, rapper, and television personality.
- Relationship status: Married
- Spouse: Lineo Didi Kilgrow
- Children: 2
- Place of birth: Zaria Kaduna state, Nigeria.
- Parents: Daniel Duro Oyebanjo and Faith Olubukolola Oyebanjo
How old is Koko Master?
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo also known as Koko master or D’banj, was born in June 1980
D’banj Biography Early Life and Education
D’banj was born in Zaria, located in Kaduna State Nigeria to Mr and Mrs Daniel Duro Oyebanjo and he also enjoyed the association of other siblings who were twins, Taiwo and Kehinde Oyebanjo. there, he studied at the Nigerian Military School and then furthered his Education at the University of Lagos where he studied Mechanical Engineering.
After the death of his brother, he was pained at heart but decided to move on, in a bid to move on D’banj took his brother’s musical instruments and decided to learn how to pay for them in memory of his dear brother.
He started learning it while schooling in Lagos but he didn’t finish his studies at the University of Lagos due to breaks that often occur, so he traveled to London in 2001 to complete the course.
Who is the father of D’banj?
Daniel Duro Oyebanjo is the father of the popular star D’banj. Mr Daniel Oyebanjo is a military officer who often travels out due to his profession.
How did D’banj’s career begin?
While in London he met Don Jazzy who was trying to make it as a songwriter and producer at that time. There D’banj started hanging out around his studio and started working as a security guard to make ends meet.
Don Jazzy noticed that the D’banj had great potential and that he would make it in the music industry so in 2004 they came down to Lagos, Nigeria. They collaborated and sang the song “Tongolo” which was sponsored by D’banj’s Mother. After the song they became popular and that earned D’banj an endorsement deal with an energy drink company called Power Fist.
Later, D’banj released other songs such as No Long Thing and Koko which were used in the 2007 general election by PDP.
In 2011, D’banj was signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music record label and then left in September 2016.
D’banj Record Labels
- Mo’Hits Record Label
- GOOD Music
- Sony Music Entertainment
- Capitol Records
- RCA Records
- Priority Records
- Mercury Records
- RockStar4 Records
- Db Records is owned by D’banj himself. Launched in 2012
Some of D’banj’s old songs
- Iya mi
- All Da Way
- Mr. Olopa
- Na lie
- Ask Me
- Mo Gbono Feli Feli
- Olorun Maje
- If You Dey Craze
D’banj song releases from 2015-2021
- Oliver twist
- Te neesito
- As I dey go
- The King on My Door (remix)
- The king is here
- Welcome to Lagos
- Open the toof
HERE ARE SOME OF D’BANJ SINGLE
- Bother you
- Mr endowed
- Everything is ok
- Something for something
- Run down
- Issa banger
- Why me
Some of D’banj’s Awards and Nominations
D’banj’s awards include:
- Best Newcomer
- Best Special Effects Video
- Most Gifted Afro-Pop
- Most Gifted Male Video
- Best African West Video
- Best Male Video
- Most Gifted Video of the Year
D’banj got married to Lineo Didi Kilgrow in June 2016. In May 2017, they welcomed their first child Daniel Oyebanjo the third unfortunately in June 2018 the child drowned. Later in 2019, they had their second child Zane Oyebanjo and then in 2021, they welcomed a baby girl.
Lineo Didi Kilgrow has an American Dad and her Mother is Half Nigerian and South African. She was born on the 30th of March 1991 in Jos, Plateau state making her 32 years old as of 2023.
D’banj Biography controversies
D’banj Biography Controversy with N-Power
On December 7, 2022, D’banj was arrested in connection with alleged fraud. ICPC operatives detained him due to the allegation that he conspired with certain government officials to divert the N-power funds that were meant to enhance social development in Nigeria.
D’banj controversy with Aunt Seyitan
Seyitan Babatayo accused Artist D’banj of raping her in a Lagos hotel in 2018, later, it turned out that it was just an accusation and D’banj was not found guilty.
D’banj’s Net worth in 2023
D’banj’s Net worth Is estimated to be approximately $10 million