D’banj Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Wife, Net Worth, and Career

D'banj Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Wife, Net Worth, and Career

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born on 9 June 1980), better known by his stage name D’banj, is a Nigerian singer and rapper and the founder of Mo’ Hits Records with producer Don Jazzy.

Who is D’banj?

Oyebanjo adopted the stage name D’banj, combining his first name, Dapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo. 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 U.K. singles chart in 2012, reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart.


Real name Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo
Date of birth 9 June 1980  
Country of Origin Federal Republic of Nigeria
Source of Wealth Endorsement, Music
Net worth $15 million

Early Life

D’banj, also known as the Kokomaster or Bangalee, was born on 9 June 1980 in Zaria, northern Nigeria.

D'banj Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Wife, Net Worth, and Career

He was born to a military officer father, Daniel Duro Oyebanjo, who commanded an artillery regiment, and a devout church dignitary businesswoman, Faith Olubukolola Oyebanjo (mother) hailed from Shagamu in Ogun State.

Dbanj has twins as siblings, Taiwo Oyebanjo and Kehinde Oyebanjo. His other siblings are Shola Oyebanjo and Femi Oyebanjo.


D’banj graduated from Lagos State University. He studied Mechanical Engineering.


As a tribute to his mentor Fela, D’banj uses a fusion of Afrobeat and Afropop to bring his music to life and into the 21st century with breathless enthusiasm and a good dose of humor.

D'banj Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Wife, Net Worth, and Career

His songs are based on his life, often hilarious but with a deeper meaning which documents the struggle of a young Nigerian trying to achieve his dreams. He performs in Yoruba, English, and Pidgin English.

Mo’Hits/G.O.O.D. Music

In June 2011, D’banj was signed to Kanye West G.O.O.D. Music record label as an artiste. On 9 June 2011, D’banj wrote on his Twitter account, @iamdbanj, “Just like yesterday, myself and my brother did Tongolo. 7 years later, Mo’Hits signs with GOOD Music. Best Birthday gift ever. God thank you.”

In September 2016, it was announced D’banj was released from GOOD Music.

Mo’Hits breakup

After several months of speculation and wild rumors, ace producer Don Jazzy confirmed via his Twitter account the breakup of Mo’Hits. After the split, Don Jazzy, D’Prince, Dr. S.I.D., and Wande Coal started Mavin Records[15], while D’banj founded D.B. Records. As expected, he signed his younger brother Kayswitch to the label alongside two producers, Jaysleek and Deevee.



No Long Thing
Released: 2005

RunDown Funk U Up
Released: 2006

The Entertainer
Released: 11 September 2008

King Don Come
Released: 2017

Stress-Free, Chapter 1
Released: 2021


Run Down (Funk U Up)”
Why Me
Toniolo Remix”
The Entertainer

“Gbono Feli Feli”

Fall in Love
Mr. Endowed (remix) featuring Snoop Dogg
“Face Show” (featuring Skiibii & Hollywood Bay Bay)


B.E.T. Awards: 1
Channel O Music Video Awards: 6
Fizz Awards: 1 1
Ghana Music Awards 2
The Headies: 4
Kora Awards: 1
MOBO Awards: 1
MTV Africa Music Awards: 4
MTV Europe Music Awards: 2
Nigeria Entertainment Awards: 3
Nigeria Music Video Awards: 1
Sound City Music Video Awards: 1
World Music Awards: 1
4Syte T.V. Music Video Awards: 1

I.C.P.C. Arrest

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arrested and detained Oladapo Oyebanji, better known as Dbanj.

According to sources familiar with the situation, the musician was arrested and detained on Tuesday after ICPC operatives closed in on him, forcing him to surrender himself at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

D’banj, insiders said, had dodged summons for weeks, claiming to be overseas for scheduled concerts each time he was invited to appear for interrogation over fraud allegation.

D'banj Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Wife, Net Worth, and Career
The pop star, a wealthy Nigerian celebrity, is accused of fraudulently diverting hundreds of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for N-Power project, an empowerment programme set up by the Nigerian government in 2016 to address youth unemployment and increase social development.

Investigators allege that D’banj colluded with some compromised government officials to introduce ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the scheme.

The stipend paid to those beneficiaries are then paid to accounts that have now allegedly been linked to the pop star.

After the musician failed to show up for interrogation despite multiple invitations, the ICPC moved to arrest him anywhere in Nigeria and abroad, forcing him to show up at the commission’s office on Tuesday.

On arrival, D’banj was subjected to a prolonged interrogation session after which he was detained.

His plea for administrative bail was rejected by officials who said the musician could not be trusted to attend his trial if released on bail.

Our sources said the ICPC might approach the court on Wednesday for an extended remand order to enable the agency complete its investigation before charging the musician to court.

Nigerians react as DBanj is arrested for fraud

Reacting to the news of his arrest, some Nigerians have taken to the comment section of blogs to express how they feel.

Theexcuslivelifeofoyin wrote: What does a pop star have to do with government funds?

Bukkylawal wrote: How did he get access to the governments funds before diverting it.?

Akpamoney wrote: Na dem. He deserves life imprisonment.

Savagery001: Youths in politics in the mud.

D’banj, 42, also known as the Kokomaster, was born on 9 June, 1980 in Zaria in Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria, to a military officer who commanded an artillery regiment and a businesswoman from Shagamu in Ogun State (South-west Nigeria), his profile on Wikipedia says.

A songwriter, singer, rapper and television personality, D’banj has been active in the vibrant Nigerian music scene since 2004. He sings afrobeat, hip pop, pop, and R&B.

D’Banj brags after ICPC release

Oladapo Oyebanjo, better known as D’banj, has confirmed that he has been released by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) after being detained for more than 72 hours.

Through his Instagram post on Friday evening the music star further revealed that he has no business with fraud but only all about chopping life.

“Global thank you to the world. I was invited on an ongoing investigation in ICPC. I have assisted the commission with all I know and I am confident in their capacity to unravel the truth. I have no business with fraud, all I do is chop life. I was released on self-recognition because nothing was seen or found on me. God bless you all my people,” he captioned his recent photo.

The  musician was released on Friday afternoon as he cooperated with the Commission during their probe.

His lawyer Pelumi Olajengbesi said D’banj was released on supervised probation but couldn’t confirm whether the ICPC had given the musician administrative bail.

He also claimed that the ICPC didn’t trace any evidence of fraudulent activity to the singer.

“Nothing incriminating was found on him. He was released on self-recognition. Right now, we expect the ICPC to give a letter of clearance to Dbanj because, as we have always said, he is innocent of the charges brought against him,” the lawyer said.

Personal Life

D’banj married Lineo Didi Kilgrow in June 2016. He announced the birth of their son, Daniel Oyebanjo III, in May 2017; the child drowned in June 2018.

D’banj once dated Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji.

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In June 2020, after D’banj had posted to social media to “say no to rape,” Seyitan Babatayo accused him of raping her in 2018, saying she wanted to “[call] him out on his hypocrisy.”

Social Media

Follow D’banj on all his social media platforms.


Net Worth

D’banj is currently one of the richest and most influential artists in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars.

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D’banj is 42 years old, born on 9 June 1980.

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D’banj is currently one of the richest and most influential artists in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars.

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