Mr Kokomaster himself, recently just graced the stage at Hackney weekend, and I have to say I wasn’t sure what he was going to perform, considering this was a wider ranged audience than we usually see him perform to. Regardless he killed the stage with hits like ‘Igwe’, ‘Suddenly’ and the his most awaited performance of the night ‘Oliver Twist’. His dancers were one word ‘fire’, their sexy yet energetic moves got the crowd going, and D’banj even joined in and showed us some of his skills. I really loved how they all fed of each others energy to give a showstopping and awing performance.
What caught my attention the most however was the semi dance battle that they had going on in between him performing ‘Oliver Twist’, where we even saw a guest appearance from the white boy azontoer himself, as he came on stage and busted out the cat daddy, then started azontoing.
However he couldn’t compete with the dancers who went all out on the stage, splits and all, with plenty of booty shaking moves.
More on D’banj:
Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo is an award winning singer-songwriter and harmonica player, claiming the title Artist of the Year at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards and Best International Act at the 2011 BET Awards.
Self-producing albums in both Yoruba and English, his tracks recall the genius of Fela Kuti and bring Afrobeat to a global audience. Also known as the Kokomaster, his mega hit Scapegoat is ever-present on the airwaves across Africa.
With last year seeing D’banj signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label, the self styled African Michael Jackson is not one to be missed.
D’banj is currently best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit Oliver Twist, an uptempo dance fusion of Afro-Beats, R&B and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching #2 on the UK R&B chart.
Watch his performance of Oliver Twist here