Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980), better known by his stage name D’banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur, and television personality. He has won several music awards, including 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, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards
D’banj, also known as the Kokomaster or Bangalee, was born in Zaria, the northern part of Nigeria to a military officer who commanded an artillery regiment and a devout church dignitary businesswoman who hailed from Shagamu in Ogun State. Due to his father’s profession, he moved several times within Nigeria and later moved to England.
D’banj was expected to follow his father’s military career and was enrolled in the Nigerian Military School at age eleven. However, D’banj resisted the system and disenrolled from the school after three years.
While at the Military school he was a member of the elite drum corp of the Nigerian Army. From the Nigerian Military School, he proceeded to another military owned institution Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ibara, Abeokuta where he was a church worker. There he completed his secondary school education.
He adopted the stage name D’banj, a combination of his first name, Dapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo. D’banj is currently 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.
D’banj Net Worth (2020)
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D’banj is Nigerian musician, entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, TV personality, and one of Africa’s richest and influential musicians with an estimated net worth of $12 Million. One of his companies, company, CREAM Platform was valued at $100,000,000 (N100 Million) by an American firm.