Kanye West Signs Nigerian Artists D’banji & Don Jazzy To G.O.O.D. Music
So it’s official! Kanye West has officially signed his name on the dotted line for Nigerian acts D’banji and Don Jazzy, joining the roster with Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Cyhi Da Prince, Mr. Hudson, Pusha T and most recent act, producer Hit-Boy, , both new faces to the G.O.O.D. Music imprint.
The two acts took to Twitter relatively early to express their joy over the “G.O.O.D.” occasion. A day before his birthday, June 8th, D’banj Tweeted: “Lord, I thank you for being so GOOD to us. On such a special day, you have decided to humble us more! I’m speechless. Just like yesterday, myself and my brother did ‘Tongolo’. 7 years later, Mo’ Hits signs with Good Music. Best birthday gift ever. God, thank you.”
Don Jazzy wrote: “Thanks for your love and prayers always. Now we can hear IDJA from the world’s finest stars. Thanks again, it’s Naija.” To even prove that he was right, Don Jazzy tweeted a photo of himself standing next to Kanye West and Jay-Z.
D’banji is an award-winning Afro-Beat artist in West African is often credited for his movement in the dance party scene, as well as debut single “Tongolo,” which is off his 2005 debut No Long Thing. The single was produced by Don Jazzy, who is also head of their Nigerian indie label Mo’Hits Records, which the two acts are also signed to. B’banji is also crowned as the vice president of the label. Since No Long Thing, D’Banji has released four albums, most recent LP being Mr. Endowed, which also features Snoop Dogg on the album’s title track.