Nigeria Insider bring you Dbanj’s net worth.
Today, we are profiling talented Nigerian singer and songwriter known by stage name Dbanj. We are going to make known to you:
- Dbanj’s net worth in 2021
- Dbanj’s Businesses
- Dbanj’s wife, house, cars and many more
Dbanj is ranked among the richest Hip-Hop artists in Nigeria.
Who is Dbanj?
Short biography of Dbanj.
Born 9th June, 1980, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo professionally and popularly known as Dbanj is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur, media personality and philanthropist.
He was born in Zaria, the northern part of Nigeria to a military officer father and a businesswoman mother. His father’s profession saw him move to several cities in Nigeria and later moved to London.
It is obvious that Dbanj’s main source of income is from his music career. Over the years, the musician has been able to amass a lot of wealth through music.
He has a massive online following across all major platforms including YouTube, Spotify, apple music amongst others. These followers stream his songs and videos which generate income and revenue for him.
Dbanj had his secondary education at Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ibara, a Nigerian Military owned institution.
He proceeded to Lagos State University but later dropped out due to several irregularities in the school at the time.
His interest in music originally started at an early stage. He used to play the harmonica of his late brother, Femi Oyebanjo who died in a plane crash. He later moved to London where he met Don Jazzy.
Dbanj gained massive recognition and public appeal after his song Tongolo became an instant hit in 2004.
In June 2011, D’banj was signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music record label as an artiste. In September 2016, it was announced D’banj was released from GOOD Music.
Dbanj’s Net Worth 2021 (Forbes)
It is estimated that he is worth $15 million as of 2021.
He made his fortune from his music business, earnings from his online streams, music performances, and other undisclosed sources.
Dbanj’s source of income
As a music man his major source of income is from concerts, live performances, tours, album and song sales, endorsement and ambassadorial deals, amongst others.
He has a massive social media following: 156 YouTube subscribers and 75 million total views.
Businesses and Investments
Dbanj founded defunct record label Mo’Hits with Don Jazzy. After the closure of the label, he went ahead to establishment another independent record label named DB records where he signed his younger brother Kayswitch alongside two producers.
In 2012, the musician signed a lucrative deal with Sony. This was a strategic partnership between Dbanj’s record label and Sony. He made a lot of massive income from the deal as his songs reached a larger audience globally.
Dbanj cars and houses
He is known for his taste for luxurious cars. Top notch cars owned by Dbanj include Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls Royce Wraith, Range Rover SUV amongst others. The artist also has several mansions in Nigeria.
Top brands have recognized Dbanj’s amazing work in the music scene and have decide to work with him.
- His first endorsement was with an energy drink called Power Fist
- In May 2013, D’banj was named the Bank of Industry (BOI) ambassador.
- In November 2013, D’banj re-signed a multi-million Naira deal with Globacom, the company he parted ways with in 2010
- In June 2014 D’Banj Secures Deal With Heritage Bank.
- In October 2014, D’banj was named the official African ambassador for Beats by Dre
- In February 2015, D’banj was named the official African ambassador for Ciroc Nigeria
- In September 2015, D’banj was made the brand ambassador of SLOT, a popular mobile phone, and electronic gadget retail outfit
Philanthropy and Humanitarian work
Dbanj is not only concerned about his income but also has the needy at heart. D’banj is the founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development. He was also Nigeria’s first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.
In 2015, he was applauded by World Bank Chief, Jim Yong Kim for using his music power and high celebrity status to bringing attention to serious and critical issues in Africa with special focus on agriculture and poverty alleviation.
Family and Lifestyle
D’banj married Lineo Didi Kilgrow in June 2016.
Due to his outstanding and massive contribution to the Nigerian music industry, he’s bagged several awards to his credits.
See the list of awards won by Dbanj below.
- Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007
- Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
- Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards
- Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards
- Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards
- And many more