List of awards and nominations received by D'banj

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D'banj awards and nominations

D'banj at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards
Totals
Awards won 29
Nominations 58

This is a list of awards and nominations received by D'banj, a Nigerian recording artist and harmonica player widely known for his contributions to the African Music Industry. Born and raised in Zaria, D'banj came to prominence following the release of his debut album No Long Thing (2005). He won the "Best Newcomer" award at the 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards for "Tongolo", a song off his aforementioned album.[1] In 2005, D'banj won the "Most Promising Male Artist" award at the 2005 Kora Awards, one of Africa's most prestigious award ceremonies.

His follow-up album, RunDown Funk U Up (2006), included the hit single "Why Me" whose music video included the receipt of 1 Channel O Music Video Awards out of 3 nominations in 2007.

On May 23, 2010 and February 9, 2011, the Kokomaster released "Mr Endowed" and "Mr Endowed (Remix)" respectively. The former was nominated for the "Hottest Single of the Year" award at the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[2] The music video for the former was nominated in the "Best Afro Pop Video" and "Video of the Year" categories at the 2010 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMWA).[3] Moreover, D'banj was nominated for the "Best Use of Effects" award at the aforementioned awards for the music video.[3] On the other hand, the music video for the latter won the "Most Gifted Male Video" award, and was nominated for the "Most Gifted Video Of The Year" award at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards.[4][5] It was also nominated for the "Best Afro Pop Video" award at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMWA).[6]

His 2013 compilation album, D'Kings Men, included the hit single "Oliver Twist". "Oliver Twist" won the "Most Gifted Male Video" and "Most Gifted Video of the Year" awards at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.[7] It was nominated for the "Best Pop Single", and won the "Song of the Year" award at the The Headies 2012.[8] D'banj received the "Best Male West Africa" nomination at the 2012 Kora Awards for "Oliver Twist".[9] Furthermore, the song received the "Hottest Single of the Year" nomination at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[10]

BET Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 D'banj "Best International Act (Africa)" Won [1]

Channel O Music Video Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 D'banj for "Tongolo" "Best Newcomer" Won [11]
2007 "Why Me" "Best Male Video" Nominated [12]
"Best African West Video" Nominated [13]
"Best Special Effects Video" Won [14]
2008 "Move Your Body" "Best African West Video" Nominated[15]
2010 "Fall in Love" "Most Gifted Afro Pop" Won [16]
2011 "Mr Endowed (Remix)" "Most Gifted Male Video" Won [4]
"Most Gifted Video Of The Year" Nominated [5]
2012 "Oliver Twist" "Most Gifted Male Video" Won [7]
"Most Gifted Video of the Year" Won[7]
2013 "Tony Montana (Bad Pass) Remix"
(Naeto C featuring D'banj)
Most Gifted Duo/Group/Featuring Video Nominated [17]

Fizz Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 D'banj for "Tongolo" "Best Newcomer" Won [18]

Ghana Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 D'banj "African Artiste of the Year" Won [19]
2009 Won [20]
2012 Nominated [21]
2013 Nominated [22]

The Headies[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 D'banj "Revelation of the Year" Won [8]
2007 Why Me" "Song of the Year" Won [8]
2008 D'banj "Artiste of the Year" Won [8]
2009 The Entertainer "Album of the Year" Nominated [23]
D'banj "Artiste of the Year" Nominated [23]
"Fall in Love" "Song of the Year" Nominated [23]
The Entertainer "Best R&B/Pop Album" Nominated [23]
2010 "You Bad"
(Wande Coal featuring D'banj)
"Song of the Year" Nominated [24]
2011 D'banj "Artiste Of The Year" Nominated [25]
"Pop Something"
(Dr SID featuring D'banj)
"Song of the Year" Nominated [25]
"Entertainer" "Best Pop Single" Nominated [26]
2012 D'banj "Artiste Of The Year" Nominated [27]
"Oliver Twist" "Song of the Year" Won [8]
"Best Pop Single" Nominated [8]
2013 "Best Music Video" Nominated [28]
"Tony Montana (Bad Pass) Remix"
(Naeto C featuring D'banj)
Best Collabo Nominated [28]

Kora Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 D'banj "Most Promising Male Artist" Won [29]
2012 D'banj for "Oliver Twist" "Best Male West Africa" Nominated [9]

MOBO Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 D'banj "Best African Act" Nominated [30]
2008 Nominated [31]
2011 Nominated [32]
2012 Won [33]

MTV Africa Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 D'banj "Best Artist of the Year" Won [34]
"Best Male Artist" Won [34]
"Best Live Performer" Nominated [34]
D'banj for "Why Me" "Listener's Choice Award" Won [35]
2009 D'banj "Best Artist of the Year" Won [36]
"Best Male Artist" Nominated [36]
"Best Performer" Nominated [36]
2010 "Song Of The Year" Nominated [37]

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 D'banj "Best African Act" Won
2012 Won [38]

Nigeria Entertainment Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 "Why Me" "Hottest Single of the Year" Won [39]
D'banj "Best Afro Pop Act of the Year" Won [39]
2009 The Entertainer "Best Album of the Year" Won [39]
"Suddenly" "Best Music Video of the Year" Nominated [40]
2010 "You Bad"
(Wande Coal featuring D'banj)
"Hottest Single of the Year" Nominated [41]
"Fall in Love"
(D'banj and Sesan)
"Best Male Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director)" Nominated [41]
2011 "Mr Endowed" "Hottest Single of the Year" Nominated [2]
D'banj "Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year" Nominated [42]
2012 "Oliver Twist" "Hottest Single of the Year" Nominated [10]
D'banj "Best Entertainment Personality" Nominated [10]

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 "Gbono Feli Feli" "Best Afro Pop Video" Won [43]
2010 "Mr Endowed" "Best Afro Pop Video" Nominated [3]
D'banj for "Mr Endowed" "Best Use of Effects" Nominated [3]
"Mr Endowed" "Video of the Year" Nominated [3]
2011 "Mr Endowed (Remix)" "Best Afro Pop Video" Nominated [6]
2012 "Tony Montana (Bad Pass) Remix"
(Naeto C featuring D'banj)
"Best Afro Hip Hop" Nominated[44]
2013 "Don't Tell Me Nonsense" "Video of the Year" Nominated[45]
"Best Afro Pop Video" Nominated [45]
"Best Use of Choreography" N/A [45]

Sound City Music Video Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 "Move Your Body" "Best Male Video" Nominated[46]
"Best R&B/Pop Video" Nominated [46]
"Best Special Effect/Editing" Nominated [46]
"Best Video" Nominated [46]
"Best Cinematography" Nominated [46]
"Booty Call"
(Mo' Hits All Stars)
"Soundcity Fresh Video" Won [47]
2009 "Suddenly" "Soundcity Viewers Choice" Nominated [48]
Mo' Hits All Stars) "Best Special Effect Editing" Nominated [48]
"Pere"
(Mo' Hits All Stars)
"Best Duo/Group Video" Nominated [48]
"Wind am Well"
(Ikechukwu featuring D'banj)
"Best Collaboration in a Music Video" Nominated [48]
"Pere"
(Mo' Hits All Stars)
"Best Video" Nominated [48]
2010 "Mr Endowed" "Soundcity Fresh Video" Nominated [49]

World Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 D'banj "World’s Best Male Artist" Nominated [50][51]
"World's Best Entertainer of the Year" Nominated [50][52]
"Best-selling African Artist" Won[53]
"Oliver Twist" "World’s Best Song" Nominated[50][54]
"World’s Best Video" Nominated[50][55]

4Syte TV Music Video Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 "Don't Tell Me Nonsense" "Best African Act Video" Nominated [56]
2012 "Oliver Twist" Nominated[57]
2011 "Mr Endowed Remix" Won[58]

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