Finally (D'banj song)

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"Finally"
Single by D'banj
from the album D'Kings Men
Released June 20, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Afropop, Afrobeat
Length 4:00
Label DB Records, Sony Music
Writer(s) Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo
D'Kings Men singles chronology
"Why You Love Me"
(2013)
"Finally"
(2013)
"Obimo (My Heart)"
(2013)
Music video
"Finally" on YouTube

"Finally" is a song by Nigerian Afrobeat recording artist D'banj. The song serves as the tenth single from the album D'Kings Men (2013), a collaboration between members of D'banj's label DB Records. [1] [2] It debuted at number 10 on MTV Base's Official Naija Top Ten Chart, from October 25 through October 31, 2013.[3]

Background and release[edit]

D'banj released the single on June 20, 2013, along with a viral video recorded at the Beat99 FM studio in Lagos. While at the aforementioned studio, the Kokomaster announced a dance competition. D'banj asked his fans to record themselves dancing to the song and upload their videos to the Beat 99FM and Notjustok websites. The winning price wasn't mention during D'banj's announcement. [4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single was shot in London and directed by Sesan. It has surpassed 50,000 views on YouTube. Wizkid and the CEO Dancers made cameo appearances in the music video. [5] [6] A snippet of the music video was released on September 26, 2013.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon its release, the song received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. Afro-hits.com said: "Dbanj drops a fresh cut and it is an ok track but I am not bowled over by the track and the only reason that this will get airplay is because D Banj’s name is associated with it. I love D banj but this is not a great track and in fact this is definitely stuff that he needs to avoid-it’s not actually ok and I have changed my mind it is poor and actually it needs to be made to disappear."[8] [9] Onos O of Bellanaija added: "It’s a rave in the forest and D’Banj invited Wizkid and the CEO dancers to be a part of it." [5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Finally"       4:00

Audio release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Nigeria June 20, 2013 Digital download DB Records, Sony Music

Video release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Nigeria October 2, 2013 Digital download DB Records, Sony Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Video Premiere: D’Banj – Finally". 360nobs. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Video Premiere: D’Banj – Finally". Jaguda. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "D'Banj's 'Finally' Makes New Entry on MTV's Official Naija Top Ten". Daily Times. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "WORLD Premiere: D’BANJ – FINALLY!- Dance Competition". Notjustok. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "New From Banga Lee! Watch D’Banj – Finally". Bellanaija. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "VIDEO: D’Banj – Finally". notjustok. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "D’Banj drops “Finally” snippet". MTV Base. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "D’Banj – Finally is poor!". Afro-hits. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Brand new Video from D'banj - Finally". that1960chick. Retrieved 8 October 2013.