Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known by his stage name D’banj, is one of the biggest and most celebrated artists in Africa. D’banj also calls himself “the entertainer”, and he backs this up with his electrifying performances on Stage. 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.
Since his debut album “No Long Thing” (2005, D’banj has continued to thrill music lovers and fans with hits, while establishing himself as one of the most recorgnised music figures in Africa.
In no particular order, here the 10 biggest D’banj songs.
1. Oliver Twist – 2012
Oliver Twist is arguably D’banj’s biggest song till date. Although hit with a lot of controversies the song made massive waves and received critical acclaim. The video featured Big Sean and Kanye West.
2. Fall in Love – 2008
Off his third studio album ” Entertainer”, Fall in Love was an instant hit even before the video was released. When the video was eventually released, it stared A-list actress Genevieve Nnaji as D’banj’s love interest and this sparked speculations on whether the two were in an actual romantic relationship, giving the song more popularity.
3. Mr Endowed – 2010
Mr Endowed had all the makings of a hit, quality production, flawless delivery, and a dope video. Mr Endowed was so good that Snoop Dogg had to jump on the remix .
4. Tongolo – 2005
D’banj and Don Jazzy have long been setting the bar high, Tongolo was that track that was on everyone’s lips because of its catchy title, one liners and video.
5. Why Me – 2006
With “Why me”, D’banj was gradually establishing himself as an A-list artist in both Nigeria and Africa
6. Igwe – 2008
It seemed like every song on D’banj’s 2008 Album was a hit, and “Igwe” was no exception.
7. Mobolowowon – 2005
“Mobolowowon” was a song about D’banj’s experiences in United Kingdom, and asides from the lyrics and music, D’banj also shows his deft skills with the harmonica
8. Mogbono Feli Feli – 2008
Also off “The Entertainer Album”, “Mo gbono eli feli” instantly caught music fans attention, especially with its catchy title.
9. Suddenly – 2008
Mo Hits and D’banj continued to raise the bar in terms of quality music and videos, and “Suddenly” was an example of such prowess and proficiency.
10. Emergency – 2017
“Emergency”, was an indication that D’banj was still a top notch artist and entertainer.Emergency was quality all round, no wonder its popularity.