D’banj Biography | Age | Career | Education | Net Worth
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980), better addressed professionally as D’banj, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, and businessman.
He is also a music executive who founded Mo’ Hits Records with producer Don Jazzy. 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.
9 June 1980
D’banj real name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo and he was born on 9th June 1980 in Zaria, a major city in Kaduna State. While he was born in the northern, Hausa-dominant part of Nigeria, D’banj is actually Yoruba. His father is an indigene of Sagamu, Ogun State.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo or D’banj as he is now popularly called was born into an elite family in Nigeria. His father was a high ranking military officer in charge of an artillery regiment. His mother, on the other hand, was a successful businesswoman and a devout Christian.
Because of his father’s military duties, D’banj did not stay too long in one city while growing up. His family was constantly moving. D’banj has twin siblings, Kehinde Oyebanjo (K-Switch or KaySwitch) (brother) and Taiwo Oyenbanjo (sister). D’banj had an elder brother, Femi Oyebanjo, who died at the age of 17 in a plane crash.
When he turned 11, D’banj was enrolled in the Nigeria Military School, likely to pursue a career in the armed forces. However, he allegedly rebelled against his father’s wish and left the school. He would later complete his secondary school education at another institution owned by the Nigerian Navy in Abeokuta.
After completing his secondary education, D’banj got admission into the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lagos State University. He later withdrew from the university because the system was plagued by frequent strikes and other issues. His parents sent him to London to obtain a degree in mechanical engineering. D’banj never saw that through, instead, he took a different path.
D’banj Music Career
The talented entertainer uses both Afrobeat and Afropop in honor of his mentor Fela to bring life to his songs. D’banj’s first album ‘No long Thing’ debuted in 2006 and he has five albums currently. After D’banj’s separation from Mo’hits, he founded his own record label DB records in 2012 and signed his younger brother, KaySwitch alongside two producers, Jaysleek and Deevee. Also, in the same year he signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music Entertainment which included contract with his brother, KaySwitch and partnership with his record label, DB records. D’banj has had a successful music career so far and most of his achievement can be found here. Let us proceed to his business ventures.
D’Banj Net Worth
D’banj is one of the most successful artists in Nigeria and according to the T.IN magazine, the second richest in Nigeria. He is currently estimated to be worth $2 million.