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Hearty Cheers! Nigeria’s Very Own; D’banj and Tonto Dikeh are a year older

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Today we celebrate two exceptional entertainers; D’banj and Tonto Dikeh!

D’banj

Nigerian singer-songwriter, Dapo Oyebanjo better known by his stage name D’banj, is no doubt one of the country’s most beloved artiste. Right from the year 2004, when D’banj dished out his first single “Tongolo” and 2005 “No Long Thing” which gained massive reception across the country, he established himself as one to reckon with.

He has grown over the years to win several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards

The singer also gained further acclaim many thanks to his 2012 summer hit “Oliver Twist”, an uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeat and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart. In 2016, D’banj was ranked to be the richest solo musician in Nigeria according to T.I.N Magazine.

Born on the 9th of June 1980 in Zaria Kaduna State, D’banj’s career kicked off when he met Don Jazzy in 2001, thus was the emergence of a megastar.

He turns 37.

Tonto Dikeh

This Nigerian actress who is from a family of seven hails from Rivers State.

In 2005 she competed against other contestants on a reality TV show called The Next Movie Star;
which launched her to Nigeria’s movie world – Nollywood

After her second movie ‘Holy Cross’, more movie directors and producers were willing to cast her, and she has appeared in scores of movies since.

Dikeh has also tried her hands in the music world; She made her debut by releasing singles ‘Hi’ and ‘Itz Ova’ feat Snypa

On 13 June 2014, Pop star D’banj, unveiled Dikeh under the artistes with his record label DB Records’ LEE family. She announced her departure from DB records in March 2015.

The 32 year old has featured in many Nollywood movies.

The actress more recently has been making headlines following her messy split from her hubby Olakunle Churchill.

Here’s wishing the duo a happy birthday!

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