Oladapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo, the Nigerian singer, has partnered with The Temple Company, an entertainment powerhouse, to celebrate 20 years in the creative industry.


According to a statement on Friday, D’banj is celebrating years of “musical brilliance, talent development, global advocacy, culture preservation, technology development, digital trade, and investments”.

The singer’s D’Kings Men Media Limited (DKM) and The Talent Company will partner in talent management and production.

To honour his journey, the 43-year-old singer will also release a new single titled ‘Taya’.


“In a strategic move to amplify the celebration of his two-decade musical odyssey, D’Kings Men Media Limited (DKM) has joined forces with The Temple Company, an entertainment and production powerhouse,” the statement reads.

“This partnership underscores a shared vision between two strong Nigerian creative business entities to not only commemorate D’Banj’s illustrious 20-year journey but also chart the future course of his evolving brand.

“The Temple Company brings to the table its proficiency in talent management and production, providing robust support in orchestrating the festivities and fortifying D’Banj’s entrepreneurial ventures.


“This collaboration is a testament to DKM’s commitment to innovative growth and The Temple Company’s dedication to fostering talent, symbolizing a union poised to set new benchmarks in the entertainment sector.”

Also speaking, D’banj said it is a “privilege for me to have inspired a generation of artistes, including A-listers and upcoming acts”.

“I am grateful to Almighty God and everyone who has been a critical part of my success story,” he said.

“This is not just a D’Banj celebration but an industry milestone, a pivotal moment to celebrate the growth of the Nigerian music culture across the globe as we see it today with Afrobeats.


“I am excited to continue to shape and mentor the younger ones. I’m excited to partner with The Temple Company to help position my legacy.

“My journey as an entertainer is a testament to the power of teamwork.

“It is a new chapter for me, especially with the right people who will help maximize my talent to its full potential. And yes, I’m not tired or done just yet; my journey just began.”

Idris Olorunnimbe, group chief executive (GCE), The Temple Company, said, the partnership between DKM and The Temple Company is “monumental for the industry”.


“We are excited to be a strategic partner joining DKM to create a robust experience around his 20th anniversary and help him inspire more people,” he said.

D’banj gained prominence after the release of ‘No Long Thing’, his debut album in 2005.

With a string of awards and accolades, the singer has solidified his status as one of the leading artistes out of Africa.

Dbanj had earlier revealed his plans to work with a telecommunication service provider to expand a music talent development project.


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