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BEYOND MUSIC: D’Banj’s Inspiring Speech

dOladapo 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,[3]Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009,[4] 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!

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