BEYOND MUSIC: D’Banj’s Inspiring Speech
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (popularly known as D’banj, born 9 June 1980) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and businessman. He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007,Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards 2011, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards. He adopted the stage name D’banj, a combination of his first name Dapo and his surname Oyebanjo.
On a personal note however, I was not much of a fan of his till tonight; If anything, I am more of one of his biggest critics, That was till I watched his Ted talk and I see why there is so much depth in his songs beyond shallow lyrics and meaningless titles. Here is the story behind one of his songs.
This blew me away;
This should be our reasoning, this should be our thoughts as African youths, not meaningless squabbles for vain glory!