Fear of poverty made me start singing – Dbanj


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Nigerian music star, Oladapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as Dbanj, says most Nigerian record label owners know nothing about music.

Dbanj, who was on a panel discussing the topic, ‘Changing The Game: Artistes As Leaders’ at the ongoing Social Media Week Lagos, said most of the new generation record labels in Nigeria were founded by ‘Yahoo’ boys.

Lamenting the challenges confronting the Nigerian music industry, Dbanj also said most Nigerian artistes lack capacity building.

“Most of the new generation record labels are founded by Yahoo boys. You must understand first, why are you coming into music. Nigerian
artistes need a lot of capacity building. It is only in Nigeria that the owner of a record label doesn’t know anything about music.”

The ‘Koko Master’ also explained how he ventured into music, attributing it to the fear of poverty.

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