D’Banj Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Awards & Net Worth

D’Banj – No Long Thing

Stage Name D’Banj
Real Name Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo
Occupation Musician
Date Of Birth/Age 9th June, 1980 (44 years old)
Gender Male
Height 6 feet 2 inches tall
Weight 68kg
Place of Birth Zaria State
State of Origin Ogun State
Nationality Nigerian
Marital Status Lineo Didi Kilgrow – (Wife)
Education Lagos State University
Known for No Long Thing

Early Life and Education

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’Banj, was born on June 9, 1980, in Zaria, Nigeria. Raised in a military barracks, he developed a passion for music and performance from a young age. D’Banj’s family later moved to Lagos, where he continued to nurture his musical talents. His academic journey led him to the Nigerian Military School and later the Lagos State University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering.

Musical Genesis

D’Banj’s entry into the music scene can be traced back to the early 2000s when he joined a group called JJC & 419 Squad. His collaboration with the group exposed him to the intricacies of the music industry, setting the stage for his solo career. In 2004, he launched his solo career with the release of his debut album, “No Long Thing,” which gained moderate success.

The Koko Master Phenomenon

D’Banj’s breakthrough came with the release of his sophomore album, “Rundown Funk U Up” (2006), and the hit single “Tongolo.” However, it was the release of “The Entertainer” (2008) that solidified his status as the Koko Master. The album featured the iconic track “Oliver Twist,” which not only became a global anthem but also showcased D’Banj’s ability to fuse Afrobeat, highlife, and contemporary sounds.

Oliver Twist and International Recognition

“Oliver Twist” marked a turning point in D’Banj’s career, earning him international acclaim and opening doors to collaborations with global artists. His collaboration with Kanye West on the international hit “Oliver Twist” exposed Afrobeat to a broader audience and solidified D’Banj’s position as a pioneer in the genre.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Beyond music, D’Banj ventured into entrepreneurship. He founded CREAM (Creative, Reality, Entertainment, Arts, and Music) Platform, an innovative talent-hunting platform that seeks to discover and promote young talents in the creative industry. D’Banj’s commitment to empowering the next generation of artists reflects his multifaceted approach to the entertainment industry.

D'Banj Biography

Challenges and Triumphs

DBanj’s journey in the music industry has not been without challenges. The tragic loss of his son in 2018 was a deeply personal and difficult period for the artist. However, he has demonstrated resilience, using his experiences as a source of inspiration for his music and philanthropic endeavors.

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Philanthropy and Social Impact

D’Banj is involved in various philanthropic activities, including his work with the ONE Campaign, an international advocacy organization. He uses his platform to address social issues, including poverty and agriculture, showcasing a commitment to using his influence for positive change.

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Wife and Kids

DBanj’s got married to Lineo Didi Kilgrow in 2006. In May 2017, they joyfully announced the birth of their son, Daniel Oyebanjo III. Tragically, the child drowned in June 2018. Despite this heartbreaking loss, in September 2019, they celebrated the arrival of their son, Zane, and have now welcomed another baby girl into the family.

Net Worth

Dbanj net worth is estimated at $15 million, making him one of the richest artists in Nigeria. You can connect with him on Instagram.

Facts & Stats

Languages: English, Yoruba, Hausa

First song: Tongolo


  1. The Entertainer – 2008
  2. No Long Thing – 2005
  3. King Don Come – 2017
  4. RunDown Funk U Up – 2006
  5. Stress Free, Chapter 1 – 2021
  6. Rundown – 2006
  7. D’Kings Men – 2013
  8. An Epic Journey – 2015, EP
  9. D’banj Essentials – 2020
  10. D’Banj – 2018

Genre: Afropop, Afrobeats, Nigerian Street Music, Nigerian Alte

The year he started signing: He started signing in 2005

Hit songs: 1. Oliver Twist – 2012 · 2. Fall in Love – 2008 · 3. Mr Endowed – 2010 · 4. Tongolo – 2005 · 5. Why Me – 2006 ·