D’banj retraces his steps, celebrates Don Jazzy, other Mo’hits members as he introduces Since ‘04

By Muminat  Ajide

Iconic Nigerian singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known as D’banj has taken to social media to express an apology to members of the defunct Mo’Hits Records. To extend apologies to former Mo’Hits label members. D’banj shared his sentiments while announcing the release of a deeply personal track scheduled for next week Friday, expressing, “One of my favs yet. Been at it since ’04, and I feel like I’m just starting.”

“We’ve spent too many years focusing on the blame game, but I’m not playing that game anymore. If you feel I’ve wronged you at any time, forgive me,” he expressed. “The philosopher in me is grateful for everything that went right and those that went wrong. Without those things, we wouldn’t be the kings we are today, killing it in our different endeavors.”

Mo’Hits Records, founded in 2004 by D’banj and Michael Collins Ajereh, known as Don Jazzy, according to the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), signed D’banj as its inaugural recording artist. Don Jazzy served as the CEO/President, with D’banj as the co-owner. The label signed other artists including Sidney Onoriode Esiri (Dr. Sid), Kehinde Oladotun Oyebanjo (Kay Switch), Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe (Wande Coal), and Charles Enebeli (D’Prince). Specializing in Afrobeat, their debut album was D’banj’s “No Long Thing” in 2005, followed by “Rundown” and “The Entertainer” (D’banj), “Mushin2Mohits” (Wande Coal), and “Turning Point” (Dr. Sid). Additionally, the label released a compilation album titled “Mo’Hits All Stars.”

However,in 2012,the celebrated label got disbanded when D’banj separated from his former partner and collaborator,Don Jazzy to their fans and other music lovers.

Reminiscing on this,D’banj disclosed that, “When I look back at my journey as your favorite entertainer, many names pop up in my mind for their various contributions to D’banj. Today, I celebrate Mo’Hits…the group and our team. What a solid team we had.”

He expressed gratitude to Don Jazzy, Dr. Sid, Kay Switch, Wande Coal, and D’Prince, acknowledging them as the best. “Together we elevated this game and showed them things that could happen.”

D’banj also extended appreciation to those who worked behind the scenes including
Sunday Are known as Baba Are (Wizkid’s current manager), Kamal Ajiboye (used to manage Davido), Bizzle Oshikoya (co-founder of The Plug)Asa Asika who manages Davido),Ikechukwu known as killz ,Chuchu Lee, General Jay, Bankuli, Ayo Sonaiya, Mozenge Lee, Cheekychizzy, Bizzle, Special Ed, Killz, Vanessa Amadi, Davin Phillips, Tonya Merit, and many others.

In conclusion, he conveyed his affection to his fans, saying, “I love you all my Babylets, Kokolets, Mamalets, and Kokomasters. Anticipate ‘Since ‘04’ coming on 03/05. #20yoD”.


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