MULTI award-winning artiste, Dapo Oyebanj (aka D’Banj) has released his latest single titled, Oyato.
The single, produced by Jay Sleek, is the former MO’Hit singer’s first release as an independent recording artiste since he was signed on by GOOD Music Records, an American record label founded by rapper and producer Kanye West in 2004.
Jay Sleek is now playing Don Jazzy role for D’Banj on the D’Koko Master Records owned by D’Banj. Jay Sleek has been top-line producer in the hip-hop music scene Nigerian for the last five years. His past hit productions include Tu Face Idibia’s Only Me, Sound Sultan’s 2010 among many others.
In the intro, he went further to mention Jay Sleek his producer, unlike in other songs where he usually announce ‘it’s Don Jazzy again’, this time it is Jay Sleek, but he stylishly mention Jazzy, meaning he still has his former friend and producer at heart after the split few months ago.
In the number, D’Banj reveals that he is still relevant when it comes to churning out inspirational music.
The Kokomaster further proved his dexterity on his favourite instrument, the harmonica, which he plays extensively in the song. He also subliminally reiterates the message his fans have never been in doubt of him. D’Banj is arguably the master of his craft, the leader of the pack and a Nigerian artiste without borders.
The entertainer was full of praise for his fans and noted that it would have been impossible for him to achieve his star status without their love and support. “An artiste without loyal supporters is like a king without a crown, without them, there would be no D’Banj, and of course there would be no Oyato,” he said.
He added: “Oyato is my special dedication to my fans who have stood by me through it all. Thank you for being there for me. The only way I can truly repay them is to keep on making great music that they will always enjoy and be proud of.”
His previous single, Oliver, which he recently performed at the BBA 1 Hackney Weekend Music Festival is still making wave in the country and on the international scene.
From the song which is rendered in Yoruba and English language, the artiste made a statement that he is different from the rest. He said what God has done no one can destroy it.