In case you missed it, Saturday brought some good news for lovers of good Afro hip-hop, as two of the continent's renown hit-makers D'Banj and Don Jazzy, finally united on stage, showing signs of even greater things to come. (continues below... )
The duo performed a reenactment of their 2008 hit "Igwe" at music artiste Timaya's "I concur" concert, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
In 2004, Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo a.k.a "D'Banj" and Michael Collins Ajereh a.k.a "Don Jazzy", founded Mo'Hits records, a company that would almost single-handedly transform the quality, reach and fortunes of the entire Nigerian music industry, with a brilliant sign-on roaster that included Wande Coal, Dr SID, D'Prince and K-Switch.
Together, Don Jazzy and D'Banj masterminded several international hits over the years, including the popular tunes: "Tongolo", "Why Me", "Booty Call", "Fall in Love", "Gbono Feli Feli", "Igwe", "Something About You", "Mr. Endowed", "Oliver Twist" – to name a few.
Since going their seperate ways in 2012, Don-jazzy has founded and built-up his own Mavin Records into a force of nature – spawning continental phenoms like Tiwa Savage ("Eminado"), Dr SID, D' Prince, Di'Ja ("Yaro"), Reekado Banks and Korede Bello ("God-Win").
D'Banj likewise, has since founded and managed DB Records, signing on his younger brother ex-Mo'Hit – Kayswitch, and other artistes along the way. In 2012 D'banj signed a "Pan African, multi-album deal" with Sony Music’s RCA Records, and in 2014 he became the first African ambassador for Apple's Beats by Dre headphones, with his own customized series of the brand.
The question is now: Since these two are back together, can they bring back the magic?