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“D’Banja” (KoKo MASTER)

is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, and harmonica guru
He performs in Yoruba English and Pidgin English and has performed his songs as guest at various JJC & 419 Squad shows including WOMAD River mead

His first album with the title not a long thing that was produced by Don Jazzy includes hits like: TONGOLO MoBo LOWO WON ALL THE WAY SOCOR & AIRBORNE an infectious Afrobeat tune with a juju edge

D’Banja born as Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo in the northern city of Zaria Kaduna Nigeria into a artillery officer and a church dignitary who came from Shagamu in Ogun State “D’Banja” is a combination of his first name Dapo and his surname Oyebanjo because of his father’s job D’Banja moved several times within Nigeria and abroad to India was his kicks to the nigerianska military school at 11 and is expected to enter the military as his father but at 14 D’Banja introduced to the harmonica by his late brother who tragically died in a plane crash at age 17
His brother harmonica was one of his possessions recovered after the incidence and D’Banja began to care for him his incredible harmonica skills self-taught, he says “I play the harmonica like it was built for me”

He has recorded songs with established artists like Ruggedman SID JJC &; 419 Squad among others, he has also performed alongside many international artists in Nigeria Jay-Z Beyonce Missy Elliot Ja Rule Bennie Manand

D’Banja grew up listening to Fela’s music, “his mentor” and he has performed at Femi Kuti new AFRICAN shrine in Lagos and Shrine Synchro Sytem’s regular London night at Cargo He also performed on the Black President Concert in memory of Fela’s art and legacy AT Barbican in London
Avoiding becoming an imitator of his hero D’Banja Brings Afrobeat on to a 21st s
His songs are based on real events in his life to documenting the struggle of a young African trying to achieve their dreams (in his case, a successful artist / musician)

D’Banj’s “all the way” is about struggle, he is confronted by the parents over his chosen career

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