The New York Times Reviews D’banj’s D King’s Men Album

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D’banj continues to make waves locally and internationally, as he continues to raise his profile worldwide.

The singer’s latest compilation, D King’s Men, was on Friday September 13th, reviewed by American newspaper  The New York Times.

Read the review below.

D’Banj is one of the great African pop stars of the past decade, a charming singer but, more important, a savvy showman. For years, this Nigerian singer was at the center of the Mo’ Hits Records stable, but now he’s struck out on his own with a new label and the compilation “D’Banj Presents DKM (D’ King’s Men)” (DB/G.O.O.D./Sony).

It’s an alluring contemporary pop album with an emphasis on king-size dance music, like the militarily efficient “Don’t Tell Me Nonsense” and the flash of last year’s excellent smash hit “Oliver Twist.” D’Banj is also a savvy synthesizer of the old and new Africa, as on “Nous les Meilleurs (We the Best),” a duet with the Congolese singer Fally Ipupa. But really, D’Banj has his eye on the world; he’s signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, and the lovely “Scape Goat (The Fix)” features what’s certainly the most cheerful version of Mr. West you’ll hear this year, or any year.



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  1. @sparrow Your Father,Na u put am there abi,If you no get anything better thing to write,then why comment here..Nice One Dbanj and God Bless you….

  2. Good things keep hpening to pple who focus on work and their dreams oda dan making noise… Let’s give it to him dbanj has put 9ja on d world map he may not be doing excellent 9ja music now but truth is he is not basing his talents in entertaining africa alone he has got d world in his sight nd is working towards it very proud of him #Africa’s living legend Oliver twist and top of the world Banger maker… He is really Eja Nla ow many africans make it to New york times Proud of u boss

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