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Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as D'banj also the Kokomaster is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. D'Banj was born on 9th June, 1980 in Zaria, Kaduna State Nigeria to a military officer who commanded an artillery regiment and a church dignitary mother who hailed from Sagamu in Ogun State Nigeria. Due to his father's profession he moved several times within Nigeria and later moved to England. D'Banj enrolled to the Nigerian Military school at age eleven, and he disenrolled from the school after three years. Then he proceeded to Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Ibara, Abeokuta Ogun State which is another military owned institution.

D'Banj's debut album "No Long Thing" was released in 2005 yielding several singles, with Tongolo as the lead single.

D'Banj has won several music awards including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2009 and BET Awards of 2011 for Best International Act, Africa.

D'Banj is a founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development. He is also Nigeria's first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.

His Twitter account is: D'Banj kokomaster @iamdbanj





D'Banj with his mother

D'Banj and Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji

D'Banj and Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson

D'Banj Interviews

Oliver Twist - D'Banj

Fall in Love - D'Banj

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