He once won the Best-Selling African Artist award at the World Music Awards in 2014, and over the years, his songs have continued to thrill fans all over the world. D’banj has also collaborated with several international musicians such as Akon, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Raekwon, Kid Cudi, Common, etc, to mention a few. He had such an attraction amongst the ladies as the Koko master, and he is still regarded as the one and only Koko master to date. But it has been years since we last heard a song from him. This has left many of his fans wondering what he is up to lately. Here is all that we know.
D’Banj’s Net Worth Runs in Millions of Dollars
Going by the information available in the public space, D’banj has made about $15 million over the years, especially since he came into the limelight as a musician. One can easily say that the majority of D’banj’s net worth was made possible by his illustrious music career since he burst into the Nigerian music space with his hit single Tongolo in 2005, and he hasn’t looked back since then.
The fame he garnered over the years from producing hit songs one after the other, opened up several doors to him which he took with both hands. It’s also worth knowing that he charges between N6 million to N10 million per show, to belt out his hit tracks and bring his energetic performance to thrill his fans.
A Breakdown Of D’banj’s Hit Songs And Albums Over The Years.
Here is a detailed list of all albums and popular songs released by D’banj to date:
- No Long Thing (2005) with hit songs such as
- RunDown/Funk U Up (2006/2007) with songs such as
- Why Me?
- Run Down (Funk U Up)
- Tongolo Remix
- The Entertainer (2008) with songs such as
- Fall In Love
- Single (2010) known as Mr. Endowed Remix (featuring Snoop Dogg)
- D’Kings Men (2012) which had hit tracks like
- Oliver Twist (with a cameo appearance by Kanye West)
- Top of the world
- Don’t tell me nonsense
- King Don Come (2017) with tracks such as
- El Chapo
- It’s not a lie
He also released several singles between 2004 and 2018 such as:
- Shake it (featuring Tiwa Savage)
Who Has The Higher Net Worth Between D’Banj and Don Jazzy?
D’banj’s net worth is believed to be about $15 million while that of his erstwhile partner and friend, Don Jazzy is believed to be about $18 million. Even though we might want to be quick to draw conclusions about who is richer, it is pertinent to point out upfront that it is always possible that the richer of the two can swing both ways, depending on how you look at it. Moreover, considering the paucity of information about their properties and businesses on the internet, we shouldn’t be too quick to draw conclusions.
One can assume that D’banj might have the higher net worth of the two when one considers the fact that he was actually the bigger artiste of the two when they were both partners in Mo’ Hits record label. He got a lot more endorsement deals back then and his signing to the Sony Music label in the early 2010s must have come with a very significant financial reward after their breakup. He then went on to co-anchor the Lip Sync Africa TV show as well as the several tens/hundreds in millions he made from having his songs available as downloadable ring tones on mobile networks across Nigeria most especially.
On the other hand, though D’banj’s net worth may have been higher than that of Don Jazzy in the early 2010s, the latter’s success as the boss of Mavin Records – which has/had both current and former artists such as Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, Wande Coal, Iyanya, Rema, DI’Ja, Derringer, etc, all successful artists over the years has greatly boosted his current net worth which may now be more than D’banj’s. The fact that Don Jazzy’s record label is currently more successful than that of D’banj may also be a reason why some believe that he would be richer than his former partner currently.
What’s D’banj Doing Lately?
Many people still hold the belief that D’banj’s career as a recording artiste somehow declined after he parted ways with his former co-record label owner, Don Jazzy; but it’s worth noting that he probably released his biggest ever single track Oliver Twist after their parting ways. But truth be told, he did less as a musician after he left Mo’ Hits, and sometime during the mid-2010s, he decided to make a switch to the business side of show business by floating his own media/record label and venturing into the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Nigeria.
Koko Garri Business Venture
At the peak of his music career and global fame, his first foray into business was in the Agricultural sector, where he made a packaged garri known as Koko Garri. Though the venture wasn’t really successful as he had hoped for, the word from his camp now is that he is thinking of re-launching that brand- now that he has more business knowledge and capital.
Sometime in 2011, he formed a company called Median Mobile Communications Limited with its Head Office in Lekki, Lagos State, where he is a Director. Some years later he formed another company known as D’King’s Men Media Limited (aka DKM Media) – a 360 degrees media company.
In 2016, his DKM media company partnered with the Bank of Industry (Nigeria) and MTN Nigeria, to create a platform called STREAM through which he hopes to help budding talents in different entertainment fields achieve their dream of making it in the industry – and the platform‘s first major superstar is a musician called Mr. Real. The platform has more than 3 million subscribers and by just using a USSD to connect and upload their content to the platform, they can either win gifts or get to sign the contract of their dream in their respective endeavors.
Modeling and Event Hosting
Being an adaptable and multi-talented artiste cum businessman, he has also been known to have walked the runway quite recently, co-anchored a global music show. All these endeavors have contributed significantly to D’banj’s net worth. Moreover, things haven’t been totally silent in the musical end for D’banj as he has continued to release various singles over the years. The most recent being “Ikebe.”