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Entertainment of Thursday, 9 June 2022


D’banj celebrates his 42nd birthday today

Nigerian singer D'banj Nigerian singer D'banj

Nigerian musician, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur and television personality, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo better known by his stage name D'banj turns 42 today June 9, 2022.

D’banj was born in Zaria, the northern part of Nigeria to a military officer and a businesswoman who hailed from Shagamu in Ogun State.

He rose to fame in 2004 after appearing in the music video for his friend Tuface Idibia's song "African Queen".

D’banj is best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit “Oliver Twist”, an uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeats and electronic dance music that topped the African charts in 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart.

He is one of the most celebrated musician in Nigeria and Africa at large and has won several awards both locally and internationally.

Below are the list of international awards the veteran rapper and singer has won

1. Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007.

2. Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009.

3. Best International Africa Act at the 2011 BET. Awards

4. Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards.

5. Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards.