I wanted to die day Faze gave me 500 naira at a show ― D’banj

Nigerian music icon, Oladapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj has given an insight into his career as he marks his fortieth birthday anniversary.

In an interview with Joey Akan, the Nigerian music superstar narrates his journey to stardom and the challenge of sustaining the limelight.

The fall in love songster, gave credit to a former member of the defunct group, Plantashun Boiz, for keeping him going when it was tough, one which he has described as a defining moment.

His words, “There was a show at Maryland. And the biggest artists that came to perform were Olu Maintain and Plantashun Boiz, and I played ‘Redemption Song’ with my mouth organ.

“Faze saw me and just held me. And he said ‘hey, you’re the one that played that harmonica right? That’s a spiritual instrument. Hold it, it’s very good. Let me give you something.’ I think he gave me like 500 naira. I wanted to die. See ehn, now that day was pivotal for me. That day, I got the hope I needed in my life, and so I just went on about it.”

D’banj also revealed that he had a collaboration with Femi Kuti in the offing and fans should expect an Afrobeat classic as he looks forward to another decade.

Known by fans as the kokomaster, he had a successful career with producer with Don Jazzy’s Mohits, releasing many hit songs before breaking away to float a solo career.



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