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After achieving a lot in year 2006 during which he
preached his 'Koko' gospel to the ends of the earth,
Dapo Oyebanjo, better known to millions of fans across
Nigeria and the African coast as D'banj, the other
half of the Mo' Hits Records duo of D'banj & Don
Jazzy, has decided to upgrade his lifestyle. Having
first acquired a fully-automated BMW sedan, his next
move is to move from his Lateef Jakande Starlight
Estate abode for accommodation that better fits his
new-found status as one of Nigeria's best artiste. The
Kokomaster is set to move into a new set of apartments
in a yet-undisclosed highbrow estate located in
Victoria Island.
Last year was an especially good one for the
Zaria-born musician as he was able to fully establish
himself in the music terrain in which he plies his
trade. So well did the year go that, by the tail end
of last year, D'banj had sealed an endorsement deal
with Nutricima, made some money from PDP- the ruling
party in Nigeria for the use of his trademark 'What is
the koko?' for their campaign advertisement as well as
being on the bill of every major concert in Nigeria.
His latest single 'Why Me?' is still getting as much
airplay as it was getting when it was released about
five months ago. And the video to the said song is
still one of the most played on MTV base.
As a result of his many successes, D'banj had
contemplated buying property on the Island so as to
keep a closer watch on his many business concerns in
that part of Lagos. According to unconfirmed reports,
the only reason why he has stayed his hand momentarily
is because he wants to be certain moving will not
alienate him from his numerous fans who throng his
former living quarters. However, new neighbors such as
former England international John Fashanu have already
begun to clamor for his swift location to the estate.
Interestingly, D'banj and his more reserved partner,
Don Jazzy only moved permanently from the United
Kingdom to Nigeria barely twelve months ago. Before
they set up shop in Nigeria, both talented artistes
had worked out of London under the tutelage of JJC of
JJC & 419 Squad now simply known as Mr. Skillz. The
duo left Backbone Music in 2004 to set up Mo' Hits
By Taiwo Obatusin