D’banj, on the eighth episode of Showmax’s Journey of the Beats, shared the story behind his famous Oliver Twist remix featuring Kanye West, and other infamous international collaborations came to be.
According to the Oliver Twist crooner, an air hostess had mistaken him for Kanye West on a private flight from Dubai to the U.S.
Upon hearing the Grammy award-winning artist was going to be at the airport in a few minutes, the ever-intelligent D’banj seized the opportunity, pulled up to Kanye, and played him the Oliver Twist record. While he was impressed with his style and persistence, hearing the infamous line, “I like Beyonce”, hooked him and the rest, they say, is history.
Another international collaboration by D’banj that was a hit was Mr Endowed featuring Snoop Dogg.
D’banj says he is proud of Burna Boy, shares favourite scene from singer’s stage performance
Nigerian music star and entertainer D’banj, better known as the Koko Master, sent a goodwill message to singer and Grammy award winner Burna Boy.
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D’banj, in a post via his social media, shared a video of one of Burna Boy’s stage performances as he revealed he was proud of the singer.
The Koko Master went on to urge Burna Boy to write history with his music prowess, gaining popularity within and outside Nigeria.
“Now, that is how you bring out the beast. Congratulations @Burnaboy, what a performance in a historic venue. Africa is proud, Nigeria is proud, I am proud. The best is still yet to come, keep writing history.”
A video of one of his recent performances, which has since gone viral, has caused a stir online as many hailed him for being a great performer.
In the video, Burna Boy could be seen teaching an audience of mostly white people how to sing the “shayooo” part of one of his biggest songs.
The way the audience responded to his callings made a very big impression, and this excited a lot of Nigerians as they celebrated Burna Boy for making the country proud.
Check out the video below:
Nigerians react to Burna Boy’s performance
“Everything belongs to him. Y’all need to stop limiting his talent to just his performance, he’s way more than that. Give him his flowers.”
“The only entertainer left in the industry… Dbanj already retired..”