D’banj – Biography

Full Name: Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo

Stage Name: D’banj (also known as The Koko Master, Igwe, Skibanj)

Place of Birth: Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Home Town: Ogun State, Nigeria

Parents: Colonel Daniel Duro Oyebanjo and Faith Olubukolola Oyebanjo

Siblings: Kehinde, Shola, Yinka and Taiwo

Date of Birth: June 9, 1980

Marriage Status: Single

Children: –

Education: Mechanical Engineering from UNILAG (Lagos State University)

Languages: English

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, cooking, meeting new people and making friends

Occupation: Singer-songwriter, Instrumentalist


Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007

Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2008

Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009

BET Awards of 2011 for Best International Act; Africa

MTV EMA for Best African Act in 2012


D’banj also known as the Kokomaster, released his debut album “No long thing in 2005, revolutionizing the Nigerian music scene, his follow up albums include Rundown/Funk you up in 2006 and “The Entertainer” in 2008. His 2010 singles “Mr Endowed” and “Scapegoat” are on every music playlist across the continent of Africa.

D’banj is a founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development. He is also Nigeria’s first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.

In 2012, Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo split from the Mo Hits Record crew and  joined the G.O.O.D Music family under Kanye West and was signed to Mercury Records, an imprint in the UK under the Mercury Records Group of Universal Music UK.


  • No Long Thing (2005)
  • Rundown Funk U Up (2006)
  • The Entertainer (2008)
  • Mr Endowed (To be released in between 2012/2013)


  • Tongolo ft tola HU (2005)
  • Socor (2005)
  • Mobolowowon (2005)
  • Run Down (2006)
  • Why Me (2006)
  • Move Your Body (featuring Wande Coal) (2007)
  • Kimon (2008)
  • Olorun Maje (2008)
  • Gbono Fele (2008)
  • Entertainer (2008)
  • Suddenly (2008)
  • Fall In Love (2008)
  • Igwe (2008)
  • Scapegoat (2009)
  • Mr Endowed (2010)
  • Mr Endowed Remix (featuring Snoop Dogg) (2010)
  • Oliver Twist (2011)

Featured singles

  • Wind Am Well (Ikechukwu featuring Don Jazzy & D’banj) (2008)
  • Give It to Me (D’prince featuring D’banj) (2010)
  • Fi Mi Le (Kas featuring D’banj & Tu Face)

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14 Responses to "D’banj – Biography"

  1. Abolore says:

    My name is Abolore, I love dapo so much in my life I wish 2 meet me 1 on 1 but no change 2 see him I only C him once in my life cos I wrk wit aero contractors he flight our airline it was dat day I saw him . I will lyk 2 knw him better in my life . If I can have is contact or phone numba I will be very very happy in my life . Thx so much Dapo oyebanji luv u so much 1cs agan.

  2. Joski says:

    If i hear say u luv d banj

  3. DEBBYJOY says:



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