May 19, 2022 • 1HR 56M

#10: D'banj — Aging As A Legend

D'banj has done everything, seen everything, and sits as a legend of Afrobeats. Now, he's finding new ways to win within the culture as an elder statesman.

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Joey Akan
All about African Music
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D'banj is a Nigerian singer, rapper, businessman and the founder of the defunct Mo' Hits Records with producer Don Jazzy. He has 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. D'banj is best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit "Oliver Twist," an uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeats and electronic dance music that topped the African charts in 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart.

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