Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo, singer and songwriter, says artistes are not putting out music for the sake of popularity but to make money to help themselves, and their families.


Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, D’banj said artistes would be encouraged to work harder when they get commensurate remuneration for their works.

D’banj noted that Nigerian artistes should be able to make money from their creative efforts.

“A musician is supposed to know how to play good music or collaborate with others to make good music in order to get paid for the services.


“We are not releasing music for it to be on You Tube or some other social media to make us popular. A musician should create room for some other persons to contribute to his music to make it worth the people’s while.

“We are releasing music to make money and to have money to help ourselves and our families,” he said.

D’banj also said he’s open to exploring other genres of music, saying an entertainer should be versatile.


“I am not shying away from other genres of music, but you just have to do the one that suits a song. As an entertainer, I have to be versatile in what I do.”

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