General News | 10 June 2024 16:24 CET

D'banj Speaks On Evolution Of Nigerian Entertainment Industry 

By Oluwarantimi Oludase 

Popular veteran singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, best known as D’banj, has revealed that he has now returned to the status of a struggling artiste.

The veteran singer stated that even though he has spent up to 20 years in the music industry, everything looks different to him, as there have been notable improvements compared to when he started.

D'banj, who is working on the release of his new album ‘Entertainer’, which is from his 2008 album ‘The Entertainer’, opened up in an interview with Hip Tv on how the Nigerian music industry has evolved greatly.

Speaking on his effort in making Nigerian music global, he said;

“I am not the first [Nigerian artiste] to have done an international collaboration. We were just the first to have done it the way we did it. Usually, when you want to do a collaboration with an international artist, it seemed before ours, like they were doing you a favour. But with the kind of grace that God gave us and the kind of team that we had, we were able to deliver one of the biggest [‘Mr Endowed’].

“I think that I actually gave hope and visibility to the kids [new artists] to know that they can do it. So, I feel like a very proud father if I may say. That’s why I am a cat again [up-and-coming artist]. Now, I want to feature not even international artists but local artists. I want to feature Ayra Starr, Rema, Ruger and Don Jazzy. Collaboration is the new competition.”

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