1st September, 2011
The United States multiple Grammy Award winner, Kanye West, made a surprise appearance at the much-hyped Dâ€™banj and Moâ€™Hitsâ€™ Koko Concert held on Monday night at the HMV Apollo, London, United Kingdom.
Just fresh from the MTV Video Music Awards, where he had performed with Jay Z, another hiphop mogul, Kanye, who was not on the bill of artistes to perform, flew into London and surprised the London crowd with a four-minute momentous performance, backed up by the entire Moâ€™Hits stars.
Kanye performed his new hit Turn Up The Light, a song he did with another American sensation, Rihanna, with Dâ€™banj spicing the song with his Harmonica.
Kanye before his performance, announced to the crowd to join him in welcoming Dâ€™banj into the G.O.O.D. Music family.
â€œI donâ€™t know if yâ€™all heard or not, but Dâ€™banj is a new artist on G.O.O.D. Music,â€ Kanye announced as he took his chain off and handed it to Dâ€™banj, who bowed and hugged him.
The following day, the appreciative Nigerian stars with his friend and producer Don Jazzy, went on twitter to send their words of gratitude to Kanye for honouring them with his presence.
â€œBoss, I thank you for making it down even with your tight schedule u flew in just for us. u re the best ever. God bless u,â€ Dâ€™banj tweeted. While Don Jazzy tweeted:â€â€¦ we will talk later. u re definitely the best celebrity I will ever know. God bless you (call it famzing.â€
P.M.NEWS learnt that the Koko Concert, the second series, was definitely an amazing show with performances by the entire Moâ€™Hits crewâ€“Don Jazzy, Dâ€™banj, Dâ€™Prince, Wande Coal, Dr. SID, K Switch and Tiwa Savage, as a guest.
In early June, Dâ€™banj sealed a deal with Kanyeâ€™s G.O.O.D music in a multi-million production and management contract.
The label also has on its stable top American artistes such as Jay Z, John Legend and Common.
Dâ€™banjâ€™s first production off G.O.O.D music is titled Oliver Twist, a track already generating massive play on air and on various online music links.