D’banj – The Biggest Afrobeats Star and His Efforts Towards Humanitarian Causes

November 13, 2015

Dbanj is quite a famous name in the music industry. For those who still don’t know about him, he is a notorious singer, harmonica player, songwriter, and businessman from Nigeria.

This 32 years old singer has won many music awards, which includes the awards at MTV Africa Music Award in 2009 for Artist of the year, Best International Act at 2011 BET Awards in Africa, Best African Act Award at MTV Europe Music Awards in 2007 and many others. The latest award that he has bagged is Evolution award at MTV Africa Music Awards.

Well known internationally for his summer hit “Oliver Twist” in 2012, Dbanj is the biggest star in Afrobeats, which is a combination of traditional Ghanaian and Nigerian music. ‘Oliver Twist’ has been able to make its place among top 10 hits in the United Kingdom singles list.  If you are looking for Dbanj songs then you can’t afford to miss listening to Oliver Twist.

What is there in Dbanj’s songs that make him the biggest star in Afrobeats music?

His songs are fusion of Afropop and Afrobeat music. He always has a story, bit dose of humor and breathless enthusiasm in his songs – his trademark in Afrobeat music field. Dbanj has made his debut in Afrobeat music in 2005 with his album ‘No Long Thing’ that was a big hit. Thereafter, he has no looking back and he kept giving hits back to back. Few of his famous albums are:

  • Rundown Fuck U Up released in 2006
  • Curriculam Vitae in 2007
  • The Entertainer in 2008
  • ‘Brother You’ in 2014

What is Special about this biggest star in Afrobeats?

This famous singer from the Nigerian music industry is always on the go. Not only music, he has many other things in him that make him famous among his fans. He always manages to leave his competitors behind with his talent, his fashion sense, and not to mention his humble nature.

Now that we have already talked about his music, it’s important to know about his contribution to the society. He is the first UN Youth Ambassador for Peace of Nigeria. He has brought Koko Foundation for Youth & Peace Development into being.

Besides, he has released a song “Coca Na Chocolate” to support agriculture investments. His contribution to the music industry and also to the society has made him receive appreciation from many key personalities including World Bank Chief ‘Jim Yong Kim’.

His sense of style is unmatchable. He is always making fans crazy with his looks. Recently, he has changed his looks by growing up his beard and giving it a stylish trim. He himself has posted a picture showing off his brand new heavy beard look – something he has always been famous for besides his music.

This cheerful entertainer has also gone on board with an online rap contest named ‘The king is here’, which focuses on future rappers creating raps for his songs. He rewards the winners of this competition by featuring them on his songs and video remix.

If music was the only thing Dbanj could do then we would have dared to doubt his stardom, but his unique sense of style, his unmatchable humanitarian acts, and his humble nature along with his talents for music certainly makes him the biggest star in Afrobeats.

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