D’BANJ’S ALBUM LAUNCH FOR JULY 25
D’banj may be so busy amassing a fortune, inking a thousand-and-one endorsement deals, putting the Mo’ Hits’ album together, planning his own reality show and running the label with Don Jazzy, but the exuberant, maverick entertainer still found time to put an album together.
And, after months of speculations about the new body of work, we can now authoritatively reveal that the new album- his second full length album- will officially be released on Friday July 25th 2008. Titled The Entertainer, the album is expected to reveal the new, improved D’Banj – a singer that has matured over the years. Pundits predict that while the central theme may still be sex, the dashing singer will also offer near-gospel songs, inspirational materials and a couple of autobiographical narratives reminiscent of ‘Mobolowo won’ on his debut album.
Already the first singles off the album: Mogbona felifeli, olorun maje, Kimon (C’mon) all currently enjoying radio airplay, have given fans an idea of what’s to come. Mo gbona feli feli is a bragadocious, self-assertive song in the mould of 9ice and 2face’s collabo ‘Street Credibility’. Olorun Maje is reminiscent of ‘Loke Loke’. While the song themes may vary greatly, the music – as heard so far- is characteristically D-Banj: a cross between Afrobeat, pop, highlife and hip hop. And, not disappointingly, the Don Jazzy signature is as overtly present.
It remains however, uncertain if the rest of the tracks on the album will follow this pattern. ‘You know you can’t really know what to expect from D’Banj, he’s full of surprises’, a source close to him told us during the week.
Entertainer, the album after which the singer’s upcoming reality show is named, will be released At Expo Hall, Eko Hotel, on July 25.