My deal was with Def Jam not Kanye West’s GOOD Music – D’Banj 

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’Banj, is regarded as one of the most talented artist to come out of Africa.

Since the release of his debut single “No Long Ting” back in March 2005, to his chart topping hit track, “Oliver Twist,” the KoKo Master has become a force in the African entertainment circle and indeed the world.


The 35-year-old singer recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary with the release of a seven-video compilation featuring Akon, Ice Prince, and more untold surprises. One of the videos recently caused a stir among the kokolets, when Hollywood actor, Idris Elba spoke pidgin.

In an interview with EbonyMag, the singer said, “that’s the beauty of the movement. It’s an African movement. I didn’t have to teach him. Idris Elba is African. He understands pidgin very well.”

When asked if he was still with Kanye West’s GOOD Music, D’banj said, “My deal was always with Def Jam Universal. It was a joint venture with GOOD Music, but it was interfering with some things I needed to do. The relationship is still there. You may see Kanye and Big Sean on the new album.” He concluded.

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