African artists performing at the Global Citizen Fesival: Mandela
The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 which is the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa, December 2nd, 2018 is a free, ticketed event and you can get free tickets by taking action with Global Citizen like taking actions that pressure world leaders to make commitments around the issues associated with extreme poverty, gender equality, food security, education, the environment, global health, citizenship, and sanitation.
Global Citizen Festival: Mandela100 will be featuring some International acts and African artists too.
Today we will be talking about another African set to perform at the concert.
D’banj from Nigeria, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo known by his stage name D’banj, is a singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, television personality, and rapper. He has won several music awards, including the awards for 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, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards.
He adopted the stage name D’banj, a combination of his first name, Dapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo. D’banj is currently best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit “Oliver Twist”, an uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeat and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart. As of 2016, D’banj is ranked to be the richest solo musician in Nigeria according to T.I.N Magazine.
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