It’s the Koko Master D’Banj’s birthday today. The DB Records boss is a force to reckon with when it comes to music in Nigeria.
With lovely hits after hits and several awards to show for his laudable contributions, we take a look at the 10Things you didn’t know about D’Banj
- D’banj was born in Zaria, Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria, but his parents are Yorubas from Ogun State.
- D’banj wanted to study Mechanical Engineering when he got to London in 2001, but he suspended it to pursue a career in music.
- D’banj once worked as a security guard in London. In 2001, he had to take up a security guard job in other to make ends meet.
- He was introduced to Harmonica which he now plays quite well by his brother, Femi Oyebanjo, who died at age 17 in a plane crash.
- The first interview that was meant to introduce him to his American audience was conducted by BET’s April Woodard.
- D’banj’s first endorsement came just after he released his first album. It was an energy drink called Power Fist.
- D’banj is the first Nigerian to be the United Youth Ambassador for Peace.
- Since his rise to stardom, Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, is the first woman he made public declaration of love for
- D’banj signed to GOOD Music 3years ago. On June 9, 2011, D’banj wrote on his twitter account “Just like yesterday, myself and my brother did Tongolo, 7years later, Mo’Hits signs with Good Music. Best birthday gift ever. Then the famous Mo’Hits break happened shortly after.
- D’Banj is the first Nigerian Music Star to bring an array of foreign acts to perform in Nigeria at his concert “Koko Concert”
Meanwhile the singer will be celebrating his birthday at a Buka in Lagos.