With lovely hits after hits and several awards to show for his laudable contributions, we take a look at the 10 Things you didn’t know about D’Banj
- D’banj was born in Zaria, Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria, but his parents are Yorubas from Ogun State.
- D’banj wanted to study Mechanical Engineering when he got to London in 2001, but he suspended it to pursue a career in music.
- D’banj once worked as a security guard in London. In 2001, he had to take up a security guard job in other to make ends meet.
- He was introduced to Harmonica which he now plays quite well by his brother, Femi Oyebanjo, who died at age 17 in a plane crash.
- The first interview that was meant to introduce him to his American audience was conducted by BET’s April Woodard.
- D’banj’s first endorsement came just after he released his first album. It was an energy drink called Power Fist.
- D’banj is the first Nigerian to be the United Youth Ambassador for Peace.
- Since his rise to stardom, Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, is the first woman he made public declaration of love for.
- D’banj signed to GOOD Music 3 years ago. On June 9, 2011, D’banj wrote on his twitter account “Just like yesterday, myself and my brother did Tongolo, 7 years later, Mo’Hits signs with Good Music. Best birthday gift ever. Then the famous Mo’Hits break happened shortly after.
- D’Banj is the first Nigerian Music Star to bring an array of foreign acts to perform in Nigeria at his concert “Koko Concert”