Mr Endowed

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"Mr Endowed"
Single by D'banj
Released May 23, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Afrobeat, Afropop
Length 4:16
Label Mo' Hits Records
Writer(s) Dapo Oyebanjo
Producer(s) Don Jazzy
D'banj singles chronology
"Fall in Love"
(2010)
"Mr Endowed"
(2010)
"Scapegoat"
(2012)
Music video
"Mr Endowed" on YouTube

"Mr Endowed" is a song by Nigerian Afrobeat recording artist D'banj, released on May 23, 2010. The song was produced by Don Jazzy. It was included on Mr. Endowed 's tracklisting, an album that was never released due to D'banj's breakup with Don Jazzy and Mo' Hits.[1][2][3] The song was allegedly recorded after D'banj signed a major international recording contract with Kanye West's GOOD Music. During an interview with April Woodard of BET, D'banj confirmed the rumours and speculations about the aforementioned contract.[4]

Performance[edit]

D'banj performed the song at Chris Aire's "Hollywood Jewels" event in April 2010.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon its release, the song was met with positive reviews. Demola OG of Notjustok said: "You can tell that this track is geared to an international audience while still staying true to the Nigerian market content wise. Don Jazzy shows us his versatility and authority on the beat-box while D’banj advances his story as an Entertainer to now being 'Endowed'".[5] A writer for Bellanaija added: "D’Banj has always had a way with wordplay and this is no exception. Over a strumming Don Jazzy beat, D’Banj tells us how is 'Mr Endowed'".[1]

Accolades[edit]

"Mr Endowed" was nominated for Hottest Single of the Year at the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[6] The music video for the song was nominated for Best Afro Pop Video and Video of the Year at the 2010 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).[7] Moreover, D'banj was nominated for the Best Use of Effects award at the aforementioned awards for the music video.[7]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards "Hottest Single of the Year" Nominated
2010 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) "Best Afro Pop Video" Nominated
"Video of the Year" Nominated
"Best Use of Effects"
(D'banj for "Mr Endowed")
Nominated

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Mr Endowed"   Dapo Oyebanjo Don Jazzy 4:16

Audio release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Nigeria May 23, 2010 Digital download Mo' Hits Records

Video release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Nigeria August 23, 2010 Digital download Mo' Hits Records

Mr Endowed (Remix)[edit]

"Mr Endowed (Remix)"
Single by D'banj featuring Snoop Dogg
Released February 9, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Afrobeat, Afropop
Length 4:44
Label Mo' Hits Records
Writer(s) Dapo Oyebanjo
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr
Producer(s) Don Jazzy
D'banj singles chronology
"Scapegoat"
(2010)
"Mr Endowed (Remix)"
(2011)
"Oliver Twist"
(2012)
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Boyfriend"
(2011)
"Mr Endowed (Remix)"
(2011)
"Last Night"
(2011)
Music video
"Mr Endowed Remix" on YouTube

"Mr Endowed (Remix)" is a song by D'banj, featuring American Hip hop recording artist Snoop Dogg. It was released on May 23, 2010 under Mo' Hits Records, and produced by Don Jazzy. It was included on Mr. Endowed 's tracklisting, an album that was never released due to D'banj's breakup with Don Jazzy and Mo' Hits.[8][9][10]

Cover art, debut rumours, and South Africa performance[edit]

According to Bellanaija, Don Jazzy, the CEO of Mo'Hits Records, uploaded the cover art for the remix onto Twitter in October, 2010. There were speculations that D'banj and Snoop Dogg would premiered the song during the 2010 Koko Concert, which took place in Lagos.[11] D'banj and Snoop Dogg performed the single at the 2013 MTV Africa All Stars Concert held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.[12][13]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single was directed by Sesan Ogunro, a producer who collaborated with Mo'Hits for several award-winning videos, including "Fall in Love" and "Mr Endowed". The video was produced by BAFTA nominated film producer, Luti Fagbenle. Luti is best known for producing music videos for recording artists such as Flo Rida, Akon, Pitbull, N-Dubz and Alexandra Burke.[11][14]

Accolades[edit]

The music video for "Mr Endowed Remix" won Most Gifted Male Video, and was nominated for the Most Gifted Video Of The Year at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards.[15][16] It was also nominated for Best Afro Pop Video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).[17]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2011 Channel O Music Video Awards "Most Gifted Male Video" Won
"Most Gifted Video Of The Year" Nominated
Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) "Best Afro Pop Video" Nominated

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Mr Endowed (Remix)" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Dapo Oyebanjo Don Jazzy 4:44

Audio release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Nigeria February 9, 2011 Digital download Mo' Hits Records

Video release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Nigeria May 12, 2011 Digital download Mo' Hits Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New Music from the KokoMaster: D’Banj is Mr. Endowed". Bellanaija. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mr Endowed (Video) – D’Banj". Gidilounge. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "New Music: Dbanj – Mr Endowed". Jaguda. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "D'Banj - Mr Endowed EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW". YouTube. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "D’Banj – Mr Endowed". Notjustok. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011 nominees". tooxclusive. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2010 Nominees". Jaguda. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "DBanj Features Snoop Dogg In "Mr Endowed" Remix". star1960. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Exclusive: D’Banj & Don Jazzy film "Mr Endowed" Remix Video with Hip Hop Royalty, Snoop Dogg in Los Angeles". ModernGhana. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "New Music: D’banj Feat Snoop Dogg-Mr Endowed Remix Mp3". tooxclusive. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "BN Exclusive: D’Banj & Don Jazzy film "Mr Endowed" Remix Video with Hip Hop Royalty, Snoop Dogg in Los Angeles". Bellanaija. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "D’Banj Rocks The Stage With Snoop Lion ‘Mr Endowed Remix’". ibakatv. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  13. ^ ""MTV Africa All Stars - Kwazulu-Natal Province" to feature the debut of Snoop Lion live in Africa". Mtvbase. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "VIDEO PREMIERE: D’banj ft. Snoop Dogg – Mr Endowed (Remix)". Notjustok. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "The Channel O Music Video Awards 2011 – Winners & "Where was D’banj?"". Bellanaija. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "All the MVA nominees". Channel O. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Nigerian Music Video Awards [NMVA] 2011 Nominees… Darey & Jodie Top The List of Nominees". Jaguda. Retrieved 14 October 2013.