Nigeria- Modern Music

Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known as D’banj, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and harmonica player. He has won several music awards including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007. He was born on the 9th June 1980 and had his first album released in 2005. He started his career in England but he was told not to by his parents. He came here to start it but found it was harder than he thought.D’banj performs in Yoruba and English, like his hero Fela Kuti.


He had one single that topped African charts in 2011 and was a top ten hit in the UK singles chart and was #2 in the UK R’n’B chart in 2012. It is called ‘Oliver Twist’. It is very recent for us, considering there aren’t many Nigerian pop stars who get there singles into the UK singles charts.

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