D’Banj: ‘My 20-year journey cannot be complete without Don Jazzy’

Nigerian ace music star, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D’Banj, says his 20-year-long music career is possible courtesy of former partner and music producer, Michael Ajereh, aka Don Jazzy.


D’Banj acknowledged the Mo’ Hits Records co-founder in a series of posts via his Instagram handle on Thursday.

He described the two decades as years characterised by brotherhood, entertainment and unwavering support.


In March 2012, Don Jazzy confirmed using his Twitter account, now X, to announce that D’Banj had left the group.

The ace musician who would clock 42 on Sunday’s reason for leaving was cited as a difference in interests.

Don Jazzy went on to establish another record label known as Mavin Records.


One of his posts read, “My 20 year journey cannot be complete without It’s @donjazzy again!

“Giving him the invite to my anniversary dinner was a moment filled with nostalgia. As we both celebrate 20 years in the industry, I’m reminded of the countless memories and milestones we’ve shared together.

“Here’s to two decades of brotherhood, entertainment, and unwavering support. Love you always, Brother! OooSHeeeee.”


In a show of “brotherly love”, Don Jazzy responded to the post saying, “Still finding it hard to believe it’s been 20 years bro.

“Feels like yesterday. Thank you for everything. Love you brotherLee . More blessings.”


Meanwhile, D’Banj announced a free show to mark the anniversary.

“Babylets, Kokolets, Mamalets, and Koko Masters, all roads lead to the New Afrika Shrine on June 11th!

“It’s a FREE concert in celebration of my 20 years on stage for all of you who have stuck with the Koko Master since ‘04 till date! Let’s turn up the energy, Lagos!

“The street is where it all started, and we’re taking it back to where it all began

“Let me hear you say yeahhhh yeahhh.”


In May 2024, the duo had seemingly reconciled after 12 years apart.

In a viral video, the two were seen hugging each other and sharing pleasantries.

The video was a promotional video for the release of D’Banj’s new single, ‘Since 04,’ whose lyrics suggest him paying tribute to the now defunct Mo Hit Records, to which he belonged and was a major stakeholder alongside Don Jazzy.


Also, D’banj has appreciated his colleague, Olamide, for his generosity.

The singer disclosed that Olamide gifted him his latest song, ‘Koko’.


Taking to his X handle, D’banj wrote: “What does the Koko mean to you Since’04 and right now in 2024?
“‘Koko’ from my upcoming album out now!

“Big shoutout to my brother @Olamide Baddo LEE for blessing me with this jam and to the amazing producer @eskeezondbeat.”


The song is the second lead single from his forthcoming album to celebrate his 20 years on stage.


D’banj had previously disclosed that the first lead single ‘Since ’04’ was written by Peruzzi.

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