D'banj marks 20 years on stage with new song 'Since 04'



By Taiwo Okanlawon

Nigerian pop star Oladapo Oyebanji, popularly known as D’banj has released a brand new single, “Since ’04,” to celebrate the start of his career 20 years ago.

D’banj launched his full-time music career in 2004 with a record deal on Don Jazzy’s Mo’ Hits label in 2004.

He released his first single “Tongolo” in 2005 off the album “No Long Thing” which became an instant hit, and has since then, released albums and singles including “Fall In Love“, “Mo Gbono Feli Feli,” “Suddenly,” “Why Me,” “Oliver Twist,” “Emergency” and more.

Reflecting on his journey and the release of this single, D’banj said “I’m dropping a track that is dear to my heart. One of my favs yet.

“Been at it since ‘04 and I feel like I’m just starting When I look back at my journey as your favourite entertainer, many names pop up in my mind for their various contributions to D’banj. Today, I celebrate Mo’ Hits.. the group and our team.

“What a SOLID team we had. Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, Dr. Sid, D’Prince and Kay Switch. My brothers were the best! Together we elevated this game and showed them things that could happen… ”

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The multi-award-winning star recently headlined the Trace Live event to mark his 20th year on stage. He calls his forthcoming single slated for May 3, 2024, one of his favourite tracks yet as it marks 2004 which is the year he made his debut.

D’banj also known as Koko Master paid homage to the Mo’hit crew of Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, D Prince, Dr. Sid, and Kayswitch whom he calls his brothers with whom he formed a great team.

The Afrobeats icon also thanked all those who played a role in his journey and also apologised to those who he might have wronged on the way.

In his 20 year career, D’banj has treated fans to several unforgettable singles including ‘Tongolo’ ‘Why Me’, ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘Mr. Endowed’ among many others.

He also won several notable awards including The MTV EMAs, MAMAs, and the BET for Best African Act in 2011.

Listen to “Since ’04” here.

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