Nigerian Afrobeat sensation D’Banj is poised to release his first UK single ‘Oliver Twist’ on 14th May having signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D label following a fierce bidding war.
Already a superstar in his native Nigeria and across Africa, D’Banj is spearheading the Afrobeat invasion with the release of the insanely infectious ‘Oliver Twist’.
The 29 yr old was born in Nigeria and looked set to follow in his father’s military footsteps when, at the age of 11, he headed to Nigerian Military School. However, the tragic death of his older brother in a plane crash set D’Banj on a completely new course.
One of the only things recovered from the crash was his brother’s harmonica which D’Banj instantly fell in love with and he soon became a self-taught master of the instrument.
The next few years saw him becoming more and more involved in music despite the growing disapproval from his father over his career choice. In 2004 he joined forces with legendary Nigerian producer Michael 'Don Jazzy' Ajereh to create Mo Hits records.
The years that followed turned D’Banj into a household name throughout Africa, and with over 11 million worldwide album sales he achieved accolades that most artists could only dream of.