D’Banj Biography: 10 Things You Should Know About D’Banj

Things you didn’t know about D’Banj
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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

  1. D’banj was born in Zaria, Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria, but his parents are Yorubas from Ogun State.
  2. D’banj wanted to study Mechanical Engineering when he got to London in 2001, but he suspended it to pursue a career in music.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The first interview that was meant to introduce him to his American audience was conducted by BET’s April Woodard.
  6. D’banj’s first endorsement came just after he released his first album. It was an energy drink called Power Fist.
  7. D’banj is the first Nigerian to be the United Youth Ambassador for Peace.
  8. Since his rise to stardom, Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, is the first woman he made public declaration of love for.
  9. 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.
  10. D’Banj is the first Nigerian Music Star to bring an array of foreign acts to perform in Nigeria at his concert “Koko Concert”


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Alamu Tosin

The writer is Alamu Tosin. I have three strong passions in life — football, blogging and movies — in that order. I love spending time with friends talking about the important things in life and hate nothing more than ‘authority’ and hypocrisy. My personal believe in life is that once an individual sets his/her mind to achieve something, it is totally possible. And oh!, I am a strong Lannister, because I always pay my debt. For writing or fixing gigs, contact

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