Why is D'Banj considered the best entertainer in Nigeria?

Oladapo Daniel was born 9 June 1981 in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria, now he is known by his nickname D'banj, as he is one the most famous Nigerian singer, as well as song-writer, but this is not the end, as he became a real entrepreneur.

He has succeeded in the sphere of music and has won several music awards, among them:

  • the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007
  • Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
  • Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards
  • Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards
  • Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards

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He has chosen his own stage name - D'banj, everything is simple it is a combination of his first name, D Oladapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo.


Nowadays D'banj is supposed to be the best known for the whole world because of his summer hit "Oliver Twist", which was released in 2012. In one word it is a round pace dance fusion of Afrobeat and electronic dance music that has set records in the African top charts in 2011 and was included to top 10 hit in the UK singles chart, taken all in all reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart in 2012.

Speaking about his achievements it should be mentioned about this year - 2016, according to T.I.N Magazine Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo is ranked as the richest musician in Nigeria.


The 34-year-old music star has gained this rank due to his industriousness, persistent work, adherence to his favorite occupation and, of course, love to music.

It is worth mentioning that D'banj is the founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development. He is also Nigeria's first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.

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