Nigeria is famous for many good things, however, music stands out as one of the most popular. Over the years, the region has been producing world-class and renowned music artists. This has greatly influenced Nigeria being regarded as a leader when it comes to music. One music artist who is arguable the best musician in Nigeria is Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as Dbanj or Koko Master. Here are 10 Solid reasons Dbanj may be the best Nigerian musician
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1. Won Many Regional Awards
One notable aspect about Dbanj is that he has managed to win quite a number of music nominations and awards within a short period of time. The achievements have been handed out by the local music chapter as well as from the continent in general. They include Nigeria Entertainment Awards, KORA, MOBO, Channel O Music awards, Fizz awards, and Ghana Music awards among many other awards.
2. Nominations in Different Categories
Another quality that makes Dbanj to be regarded as the best musician in Nigeria is his versatility in music. He is able to perform in different genres of music either through Pidgin English, English, as well as the local dialect, Yoruba.” This has made him nominated and win in various music categories such as Hip-Hop, R&B, best male artist, best video, new upcoming artist, pop, best collabo, listener’s choice, and many more categories.
3. Won International Awards
Dbanj is one of the most successful artist to have managed to break into the international limelight. Through his music, he changed how African music is viewed consequently influencing the growth in the Nigerian music industry. He has been nominated and taken home awards from BET, MTV, MTV Europe, World Music Awards, 4 Syte TV music awards, and much more.
Here is a list of awards won by D’Banj so far
REVELATION OF THE YEAR – Hip Hop World Awards, 2006
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Nigerian Music Awards, 2006
UK ROLE MODEL AWARD – Delta State University Awards, 2006
BEST NEW COMER – Channel O Music Awards, 2006
SONG OF THE YEAR – Hip Hop World Awards, 2007
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Global Excellence Awards, 2007
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – City People Awards, 2007
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Ghana Music Awards, 2007
BEST AFRO POP OF THE YEAR – Nigerian Music Awards US 2007
HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR – Nigerian Music Awards US 2007
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS – Channel O Music Awards 2007
BEST AFRICAN ACT – MTV Europe Music Awards 2007
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR – Future Awards 2008
ARTIST OF THE YEAR – UNIPORT AWARDS 2008
ARTIST OF THE YEAR – HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS 2008
D’Banj was recently appointed Nigeria’s first UNITED NATIONS YOUTH AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE
Without doubt, D’Banj is truly the KOKO MASTER. NO LONG THING!
4. One of the Richest Musicians
One aspect that comes with being a leading musician is being paid well for the performances. The sale of singles, albums, as well as endorsements also plays a role in creating wealth. Among the crop of the richest musicians in Nigeria as well as in Africa, Dbanj is without question among the top 3 in Nigeria and Top 5 in Africa.
5. Signed With a Top Record Label
One of the challenges that many Nigerian musicians face is getting signed to top music labels. However, Dbanj managed to break the barrier by being signed by the lucrative G.O.O.D Music Label owned by Kanye West, and to be signed by such label, you must be a “crème de la crème.”