9.06.2012

Afternoon Afrobeat (#26): "Come to Me" by D'Banj

D'Banj should not be a new name for those into contemporary African music - particularly because his summer hit song 'Oliver Twist' was played worldwide and is, well, amazing!

Since D'Banj is pretty well known, I'm not going to go into much detail besides the fact he is a Nigerian artist who has won various MTV Africa music awards. His stage name, D'Banj, is a combination of his real name Dapo Oyebanjo. 

He enrolled in military school at the age of eleven where he played in the drum corps, but after three years he dropped out. He was introduced to music (specifically the harmonica) by his older brother who died in a plane crash at age 17.

Now D'Banj is known continent (and world) wide. His songs were quite popular in the clubs and on the streets while I was in Sierra Leone this summer.

The song below is D'Banj's new song, 'Come to Me', which features the equally popular Ghanaian artist Sarkodie. 

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