D’banj Biography and Net Worth: Things You Did Not Know About the Koko Master

This is the Biography and net worth of Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known by his stage name, D’banj. D’banj is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, musician, entrepreneur and TV host.

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo was born on June 9, 1980 in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He is widely known by his stage name D’banj. D’banj is the joining together of two of his names, Dapo and Oyebanjo. D’banj is also widely known as the Kokomaster or Bangalee by his fans all across Nigeria and South Africa.

D’banj was born to a military officer who was the commander of an artillery regiment and a devout church dignitary mother who is an indigene of Shagamu in Ogun State.

Because of his father’s job, D’banj he moved several times within Nigeria before moving to England later on. He was expected to follow in his father’s military footstep and was enrolled at the Nigerian Military School when he was 11.

He, however, resisted the system and disenrolled after three years.

From there he went to another military institution, Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ibara, Abeokuta where he completed his secondary school education.


D’banj uses a fusion of Afrobeat and Afropop to do his music.

In 2005, he released his debut album “No Long Thing,” under the Mo’Hits record, which was a success. It was used by then ruling party PDP to campaign for the 2007 elections.

In 2006 he released his second album titled Rundown Funk U Up, which was another hit. In 2007-2008 he released another album, “Curriculum Vitae and The Entertainer.”

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In June 2011, D’banj was signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music record label and broke away from Mo’Hits shortly after then.

He is best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit “ Oliver Twist “, an uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeat and electronic dance music which topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012. In 2016 he was ranked the richest Nigerian solo musician by T.I.N Magazine.

D’banj has many awards under his belt, 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.

Presently D’banj’s net worth is estimated at $25 million.



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  1. prettynene

    D’banj is a real star………… his musics are cool and he merit all the awards (2)

  2. olivia D

    I’m so proud of D’banj his really making it worldwild

  3. Ibeh happiness

    Thanks.. Now I know him better (117)

  4. Udemba chikodili

    Am proud of D’banj he is really trying his best. (12)

  5. olivia D

    I’m so proud of D’banj his really making it worldwild (132)

  6. Udemba chikodili

    Iam really proud of D’banj he is making it. (12).

  7. Nnadozie Chikodiri

    Wow I’m really proud of this guy o (133)

  8. Udemba chikodili

    I’m proud of D’banj his really making it (12)

  9. (123)

    He has been a good musician

  10. Chukwukadibia Adaobi

    I just love d’banj’s musics. ….thinks he is doing well in that field (49)

  11. nmesoma obiejesi

    the koko master!!!african best artiste making waves international Well Done{33}

  12. Udemba chikodili

    Iam proud of D’banj he is really doing his best(12)

  13. Iloegbunam Lynda Oluchukwu

    wow I never knew D’banji was born into military family… (07)

  14. Nice onone(126)

  15. One of the biggest super stars in the industry (48)

  16. maduakor uju Cynthia

    keep up with the good work bro(6)

  17. Ride on Bro we got your back(34)

  18. maryjane

    kudos to u d-banj (141)

  19. Wow………he’s really done well for himself (35)

  20. d’banj songs is so good (32)

  21. Good update

  22. obiekie mmesoma

    Nyc one, kokomaster!

  23. obiekie mmesoma

    Nyc one, kokomaster!,,,,

  24. nmesoma obiejesi

    the koko master!!!making waves international.African best artistewel don sir

  25. nmesoma obiejesi

    koko master!!!africa’s best artiste making waves international well don sir(33)

  26. (124)

    The guy has made it big

  27. Nice update,so much to know

  28. Muotolum victoria

    I so much love his music beats…
    it’s so lively

  29. Chika Jennifer

    WOW ! That’s Interesting…..(104)

  30. Sylvia

    He is really a rich musician but one thing i dislike about him is nothing but the fact that he is still yet to marry at his age.(105)

  31. Chika Jennifer

    Great!!! (51)

  32. Chika Jennifer

    Great man, great things.(129)

  33. 66

    dbanj is a boss, he has the mind of a hustler

  34. 131

    Dbanj is a real star musician.his level of music is not what you can compare with others.

  35. Ndife Lilian

    Wow nice. He is indeed a great musician

  36. Ndife Lilian

    Wow! he is indeed a great man

  37. Ndife Lilian

    Wow! he is indeed a great man (131)

  38. Onwuasoanya ekene

    Cool boss(69)

  39. Great Man with bright future (119)

  40. Mmesoma offor

    Keep it up (09)

  41. Judith muoneke

    Really cool (013)

  42. 52

    That’s awesome. I love his music 52

  43. mary

    D-banj work is nyc excellent job keep it up
    Quiz num 43

  44. Ezenyimulu Okechukwu

    nice one(59)

  45. Alex divine Chidinma

    Wow!didn’t know d’banj is a military man’s son.
    Love ur music’s tho(87)

  46. Okonkwo Clementina

    Dbanj Na really kokomaster.hes good at what he does,am proud of him(01)

  47. Benjamin David

    d banj has made money,fame and name…keep hustling bro…drop more tracks (74)

  48. nwadike onyinye

    sharp D’banj

  49. ogbonna divine c

    great job d banj

  50. Muotolum victoria

    wow I love dbanj. ..

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