D'Banj (Do You Like D Koko?)



D'Banj is Nigeria's new London sensation. His real name is Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo. For a London-based Naija Artiste, he has done very well for himself. Most London-based Naija Artistes such as AY, JJC & the 419 Squad, Solek Crew are well known in the UK but not as recognised worldwide. I think D'banj has broken that barrier. He is also known as the King of Koko (Don't ask). You can read his whole bio here. His single "Tongolo" from his debut album (No Long Thing) is still rocking night clubs and joints wherever. It's just one of those catchy tunes that gets you moving your body subconsciously. It is one of my favourite Naija songs and you can listen to it here. Just scroll down to select the song.

More on D'Banj himself, he is a nominee for the NMA's which I will be blogging about next and has very good prospects ahead of him. He was on New Dawn with Funmi recently and explained the meaning of D Koko. He is 24 years old and also has a signature look - sunglasses, usually aviators. I even hear he's starting his own range soon. Bella Naija please can you confirm? Before I start spreading fake gist.......or "did you hear that Omo Sexy is starting her own fragrance soon? It's called Omo Sexy and is a mixture of Tommy Girl and Versace Blue Jeans". Okay that was a joke oh, please don't quote me. Anyways yea it's nice to see Naija Artistes doing big things - take Genevieve and Omotola who have have now branched out from acting in Nollywood to becoming international superstars a.k.a singers (lol) or like P.Diddy says "entertainers". So, well done D'banj. [www.dbanj.net]

If you are in Nigeria, you can get ringtones of his songs and his latest "Mobolowowon (Mo ti Ja)" at MobileandU.com - glo section or just follow my link.

He has also just released the Tongolo remix video, what can I say? Watch it below:



21 comments:

Dammie said...

Ohhhhhhhh, I didn't know he was from london, That's really good then!

I like his Tongolo song.

Aba Boy said...

I saw this guy on BEN TV, and I was well impressed. But like the others you mentioned, it would take a lot for him to crossover to the UK public, assuming that is his goal. It will be nice to see some of our guys on stations like MTV Base (UK). That way we can say they are on the way up in their host country

Dimples said...

Na men No Long thing...D'banj is too bunz men...A very good debut album and expect many more good things from him...that Don Jazzy he roles with(the Ibo wanna PIMP with a walking stick in his videos) is a very good producer and moost definitely knows his stuff.
To all you peeps that have made Establishment a 2nd home...u would have bumped into D'banj in his early days on one night or another before he moved back to Naija.
He's very real and talks about the factual things of life...that "Mobolowowon" is hilarious.
Big up D'banj!!! and peace and one love to all you Kokoletes out there...from one Kokolete to another….lol!!!!..damn I’m razz :)

Mona said...

lolllllll didn't know he used2 rock estabs oh. No Long Tin...that ibo guy is hilarious ure right...u can so tell with his part in the chorus hehehe :P Anyways mo wa talented....peace out! xxx (Razzer)

Biodun said...

I lilke the Tongolo song, wot does it mean exactly? I may b a lil slow on that...the girls chanting "I like the koko" craps me up, but its a nice club song.

africanprincess said...

Her name na no be small...why? because she fine no be small and front no be small and her backside no dey smaaalll!...lol. I love my dikoko sha..erry mornin on the way to working..

Sola Baale said...

Mo wa talented, yes Mo wa gifted. He needs to step up his game a little bit to surpass the other Naija entertainers fully.
I think he is the best live naija performer.

Onada said...

i like him....but not as much as paul play or Dare Atalade. I saw a live performane of his on tv and he did a great job...i'm not sure how well the others would fare.... and that tongolo song is nice too!

Dimples said...

Yes o...it's all about OLUWADARE..."cos he doesn't even drive a car"...it's all about him this SUMMER o...fell in love(ok let's calm down !!!..not with him...his music!!) during Big Brother Nigeria and the love has continued even my non-Naija friends love his music.Keep on rocking men..let me stay focused D'banj is TALENTED.

Sola said...

I should known better than to read your blog at work, thats I have just entertained my whole office with the Tongolo

the flying monkeys said...

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NaijaBloke said...

qlvuTongolo ..got the song when I went to naija in Dec.thatz the song I was jaming on my way to work this morning.

shey wo le dikoko ...

Nice track

NaijaBloke said...

Sho ri hips e ..ma fi le shifted

I just brought the CD from my car into the office now o... Jamming it on my computer here

Anonymous said...

Mona the link is dead... re-up

tori said...

I ADORE D'Banj. TRhat CD has been in heavy rotation for the past 3 months!

Mona said...

I've fixed the link..

Bella Naija said...

i dunno ooo...lol...i will find out about his sunglass line....i saw him live in lagos last year....wasnt bad...he is really charismatic wit loads of stage presence....he is a bit of a player tho...i luv the tobolo remix, his new song 'why me' is very hot as well..'fillle' is the new catch phrase....good job...mona

Anonymous said...

YEAH! I DUNNO THERE'S SUMFIN ABOUT ,SEEN HIM IN CLUBS A COUPLE OF TIMES ND HIS PERFORMANCES I THINK HE'S OFF THE HOOK COS HE'S ALWAYS ATTRACTED 2 EVERYBODY.RIGHT NOW DAPO OYEBANJO AKA D'BANJ IS D MAN IN D GAME ALL EYES ARE HIM. ALTHOUGH HE'S MA NO.1 ARTIST AND I'M HIS NO.1 FAN. HOLLA!

Olu said...

http://mohitsrecords.com/index2.php

thats actually d'banj's website and its mad funny...and entertaining too

debola said...

hey he is really the ladies man just cant stop loving him men hope to meet him in te nearest future, and good luck on ur nomination cos i voted for u not one, twice but so many many times.

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