D'banj speaks after his year-old son’s death

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DB RECORDS Boss, D'banj, this morning took to his Instagram page to thank everyone who has extended their hands of supports towards his family, since the death of his 1 year old son, Daniel Oyebanjo III.

According to the Koko Master's Instagram post he wrote: “We want to use this medium to thank everyone that has extended a hand of support to us during this period.

"On behalf of myself and my family, we are awed by the demondstration of love and care from both near and afar. May God Bless you all. From the Oyebanjos.”

Daniel Oyebanjo III who turned one in May this year died after drowning at a pool in D'banj’s Ikoyi residence about a fortnight ago. 

D'banj, 38 and wife, Lineo Kilgrow were not in the country when the incident occurred. He was attending the BET awards in Los Angeles.

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo known by his stage name D'banj, was born in June 9, 1980 in Zaria, to a military officer who commanded an artillery regiment and a devout church dignitary businesswoman who hailed from Shagamu in Ogun State.

Dbanj has won 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

He adopted the stage name D'banj, a combination of his first name, Dapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo. D'banj is currently best known internationally for 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.

As of 2016, D'banj is ranked to be the richest solo musician in Nigeria according to T.I.N Magazine.