4th November, 2012
Popular Nigerian hiphop artiste, Dapo Daniel Oyebanji, better known as D’banj has won this year’s MOBO award for Best African Act with Oliver Twist. The award is organised annually by MTV Base Europe Music Awards. He beat the likes of PSquare, wizkidBET award-winning rapper, Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa & Camp Mulla to win the keenly contested award..
Dbanj a past winner of the highly prestigious prize, lost the 2011 award to Nigerian hip hop sensation, Wizkid. The hiphop artist who is variously knoen as the Kokomaster and the Entertainer had earler won the award in 2007 and Artist of the year MTV African Music Award as well as other international awards.
D’Banj is best known internationally for his 2012 hit Oliver Twist, an uptempo dance fusion of Afro-Beats and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching. Number 2 on the UK R&B char
The Kokomaster was also nominated this year for the Worldwide Act but lost out to Morocan singer Ahmed Soultan who will represent the Africa/India/Middle East .
Hosted by supermodel, entrepreneur and hometown girl Heidi Klum, the 19th annual MTV EMA will broadcast live from Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle on Sunday 11 November and will feature performances from Taylor Swift, Muse, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, FUN, Rita Ora, Alicia Keys, Pitbull, The Killers and Psy.