2. Phony Hype- Most entertainment practitioners’ lifestyles do not actually reflect their true personalities. Immediately after the Mo’Hits break up, Mr. Dapo Oyebanjo dwelled so much on the hypes of his international breakthrough record deals like; Good Music, Def Jam, Mercury, the license to bring DefJam to Africa (the African arm of Island Def Jam which is under the parent company Universal Music Group and home to some of the biggest superstars on the planet) and later Sony Music, RCA. In an industry where water is made to look like wine and stone is polished to resemble bread, he was so concerned about the money, the fame and the respect. The Universal deal was a good development but he was oblivious of the imminent danger ahead. And now, the power notes don’t become loud. It is not because he can’t sing them without screaming, but because of emotional artistic expression.
3. Short Term Plan– Immediately after the break up, D’Banj and his then team were majorly concerned about the immediate effect of the break up and tried hard to dissuade the obvious reality that Don Jazzy was behind most of his hits. While Don Jazzy took his time to work on the Mavin Brand, struck deals with the artistes and went on silently to record songs that later became hits, D’Banj hurriedly released some songs too and basked in the euphoria of the momentary hype of his international deals. Seven months after, there was nothing else to talk about as all the gists had been exhausted.
4. Right Team-As part of his short term plan, Mr. Oyebanjo failed to put together the right team in terms of making good music such as song writing and production. One would have expected his team to immediately bring on board a producer/production team or songwriter to immediately understudy Don Jazzy’s effect on D’Banj’s music and see how it could be improved upon. This might have helped in the type of music churned out by him. Being a musician involves composing, writing, singing, playing, arranging, recording, producing, mixing, mastering, promoting, performing and lots more.
5. STYLE– There is no doubt that D’Banj has lost the steam in his career. According to a reporter, Samuel Abulude, he wrote that “It is worthy of note that D’Banj’s current music is different and of less quality since his former music producer, Don Jazzy stopped producing his music. Djs and observers of the Kokomaster have seen a detour in D’Banj’s style of music and this is perhaps why he is seen as missing his former boss and business partner. Comedians have joked that anything Don Jazzy touches turns to gold (a hit) and that D’Banj needs him again for this”.