By Charles Mgbolu
Dapo Oyebanjo’s dreams are unfolding before his own eyes; he wanted to make collaborations with international acts, he got it, he wanted to be signed with an international label and be a heavy weight on the music stage, he got it, and now, aside his many awards, D’banj has just won this year’s Music of Black Origin MOBO award.
The Koko master beat stiff competition to clinch this prize as pop heavy weights P-Square and the very best of African acts including Spoek Mathambo, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Cabo Snoop, Camp Mulla and Amadou and Mariam had all been in his way.
This award had evaded him for a long time; beaten last year by the star-on-fire Wizkid.
Dbanj by this award joins the list of past winners 2face Idibia (2007) 9ice (2008) and Nneka (2009).