D'Prince

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D'Prince
Birth name Charles Enebeli
Born (1986-10-23) October 23, 1986 (age 31)[1]
Lagos State, Nigeria[2]
Origin Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria[3]
Genres Afro Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, performer
Years active 2005–present
Labels Mavin Records
Associated acts Don Jazzy, D'banj, Wande Coal, Dr SID

Charles Enebeli (born 23 October 1986),[4] better known by his stage name D'Prince, is a Nigerian Afro pop singer, songwriter.

Early Life and Music Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

D’Prince was born to Collins Enebeli, a Business man and a musical production manager and the founder of the record label Sagitarious Productions and Patience Enebeli an international Business tycoon and he is the younger brother of music mogul and CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy.[5] Music has always been in this family and he is not strange to the Music business and D'Prince is also known as Omoba which is a Yoruba language which means a Child Of A King.

Music career[edit]

As a tribute to his mentor Fela and Bob Marley, D'Prince uses a fusion of Afrobeat and Afropop to bring his music to life in honor of his mentors. His songs are based on fact & life, with a deeper meaning which documents the struggle of a young Nigerian trying to achieve his dreams. He performs in Igbo, English and Pidgin English.

2005-2006:Career beginnings[edit]

D'PRINCE was asked to be a part of the Mo' Hits Records in 2005 after his elder brother Don Jazzy came back form the UK to promote the record label in Nigeria.[6] An ever since he joined Mo' Hits Records in 2005 he has been behind the scenes working on his personal album Frenzy which released under the record label in 2012.

2007:Curriculum Vitae[edit]

D'Prince has recorded a whole lot of songs for Mo' Hits Records and also the Mo' Hits Records compilation album Curriculum Vitae which was released in December 2007. It included hit singles, "Booty Call", "Close To You", "Masquerade", "Stop The Violence", "Igbe Mi", "Hey Girl", "What You Want To Do To Me", "Oh No", which was the lead single.

2009:Omoba (Hit Single)[edit]

On 25 November 2009, D'Prince released his single titled "Omoba"[7] and was relaunched in 2010. On April 13, 2010 the official Video of the song "Omoba" was released.[8] Under the record label Mo' Hits Records

2012[edit]

Mavin Records[edit]

D'PRINCE moved to Mavin Records after the dissolution of Mo' Hits Records in 2012.

Solar Plexus[edit]

Mavin Records released a compilation album titled Solar Plexus in 2012 an D'PRINCE was part of that project. It included hit singles, "Take Banana" and "Amarachi" which was the lead single.

Endorsements[edit]

  • Tele communications company MTN in 2011.[9]
  • Tele communications company MTN in 2013.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Relationships[edit]

In 2015 D'Prince had a child with Sharon Oparacho a graduate of Coventry University, UK.[11]

Educational Background[edit]

D’Prince attended King's College, Lagos[12] for his secondary level education and then decided to follow his passion in music.

Notable Appearances[edit]

Event Year
Calabar Carnival 2007
Basketmouth Uncensored 2005 AND 2007
Soundcity Blast 2006 AND 2007
Homecoming 2007
Zenith Bank CEO Award Night 2007
UBA MD/CEO Award Night 2008 2008
The Headies 2010

Nigerian aboard hang out 2012

Discography[edit]

  • Frenzy (2012)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2015 "Nonso"
(featuring Reekado Banks) [13]
TBA
"Bestie"
(featuring Don Jazzy & Baby Fresh) [14]
TBA
2014 "Oga Titus"
(featuring Don Jazzy)
TBA
"Ojoro cancel"
(featuring Wizkid) [15]
TBA
"OYO (On Your Own)"[16] TBA
"Gentleman"
(featuring Davido & Don Jazzy)
TBA
2013 "Birthday" TBA
"Oluwa ni sola" TBA
2012 "Take banana" "Solar Plexus"
"Real G"
(featuring M.I)
TBA
"Call Police" "Frenzy"
"Amarachi" TBA
2010 "Jonzing World"
(featuring Jesse Jagz & Wizkid)
Non album single
2009 "Omoba"
"I Like What I See"
(featuring Wande Coal)
"Ooze"
(featuring Wande Coal & D’Banj)

Collaborations[edit]

As lead artist
Year Title Artist Album
2011 "Wad Up"
(featuring D'Prince) [17]
Wizkid Superstar
2014 "Dorobucci"
(featuring Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di'Ja & D'Prince) [18]
Mavin Records TBA
"Adaobi"
(featuring Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di'Ja & D'Prince) [19]
Mavin Records TBA
"Looku Looku"
(featuring Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di'Ja & D'Prince) [20]
Mavin Records TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act Nominated
Most Promising Act to Watch Nominated
The Headies Next Rated Nominated
2011 The Headies Best Pop Single Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
2013 The Headies Best Pop Single Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D'Prince". Street Request. 28 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Admin (28 April 2014). "D'Prince Bio". PulseNg. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Admin (28 April 2014). "D'Prince Bio". PulseNg. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "D'Prince Bio". 28 April 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Meet Don Jazzy, D'Prince and the entire family". Naija Gists. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "D'Prince joining Mo' Hits". 5 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "World Premiere: D'Prince Drops 3 New Singles". Notjustok. 25 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "D'Prince Omoba Official Video". MoHitsRecordsTV. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "D'Prince Bio". Pulse. 
  10. ^ "Don Jazzy, D'Prince sign multi million Naira endorsement deal with MTN". The Net. 
  11. ^ "Photos of D'Prince's babymama Sharon Oparacho surface online". Y Naija. 
  12. ^ "D'Prince Bio". Pluse. 
  13. ^ "D'Prince – Nonso ft. Reekado Banks". Tooxclusive. 16 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "MUSIC: D'Prince – Bestie ft Don Jazzy & Baby Fresh". 360nobs. 3 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "D'Prince – Ojoro Cancel ft. Wizkid". Tooxclusive. 7 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "D'Prince – OYO (On Your Own)". Tooxclusive. 5 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Wad Up feat. D'prince". Amazon. 1 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "New Music: Mavins – Dorobucci". Bella Naija. 1 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "The Mavins – Adaobi ft. Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello & Dija". Tooxclusive. 27 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "The Mavins – Looku Looku ft. Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, D'Prince, Di'Ja, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello". Tooxclusive. 31 October 2014. 

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