Nigerian singer-songwriter, harmonica player, entrepreneur and global sensation Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known by as D’banj, KokoMaster, Bangalee etc, was profiled by CNN African Voices where he revealed that he dropped the gun for the microphone.
D’banj who recently celebrated his 10th year in the industry told Keturah King of CNN, ‘I was never in one place. I was always moving around with my dad from one barracks to the next. I loved the military, i wanted to save the world, I wanted to be the first black super-hero,” he noted.
“But, then instead of carrying the gun to save the world, I carried the microphone.”
He also revealed his late brother’s demise was an eye opener to his musical career and explained his love for the Harmonica influenced his music making him a star.
Speaking on the music industry in Nigeria, the singer who recently released the visuals to his music ‘Emergency’ revealed,
“10 years ago we had no music industry, but 10 years today every household has a musician. If you are not a daring person you can’t be here o. If you check Forbes today where you have the Beyonce’s and the Jay-z’ you have to do beyond your singing and performing. You have to be a brand.””You have to be a brand enough to sell products that will make relevance,” he emphasized.
The Ciroc and Slot ambassador also revealed he’s gunning for an Oscar and 17 Grammy’s too!