Del B

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Del B
Birth name Ayodele Basil
Born Kano, Nigeria
Origin Delta/Edo, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s) composer,Singer, songwriter, record producer, sound engineer
Instruments guitar,keyboard,percussions
Years active 2008–present
Labels none
Associated acts
Portrait shot of Del B

Ayodele Basil, better known as Del B, is a Nigerian (composer) sound engineer, record producer. and songwriter.[1] He is best known for producing Kcee's hit single "Limpopo", which went on to be voted Song of The Year at the 2013 edition of The Headies.[2] In 2012, he produced the single "Shake" by Flavour N'abania, which received critical acclaim among music critics.[3][4]

Early life and career[edit]

Del B was born in Kano State, Northern Nigeria, to parents who are natives of Kwale. Prior to achieving recognition, he worked as a studio engineer at MidiCorp Studios. While there, he produced D'banj's "Why Me" single.[5] He recorded the chart-topping single by Kcee entitled "Limpopo"—the song that got him nominated at the 2013 Headies. He produced two songs: "Kind Love" and "On Top Your Matter" off Wizkid's critically acclaimed studio album, Ayo.[6] "On Top Your Matter" was met with positive reviews among music critics. It debuted at number nine on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 music video chart. It subsequently went on to top the charts for several weeks, earning Del B more recognition.[7]

Del B has been credited as producer on studio albums including Seyi or Shay by Seyi Shay; Testify by Harrysong; Ghetto University by Runtown; Take Over by Kcee; The Baddest by Davido; Blessed and Thankful by Flavour N'abania; and Ayo by Wizkid. Del B showed his versatility as a singer and producer after he released a single titled "Too Proud" in 2012[8] and went on to be featured on a song titled "So Nice", by DJ Neptune, in 2015.[9]

Production style[edit]

Micheal Abimboye of Premium Times describes Del B's style of production as a kind of production that “allows the artiste to actually use their pipes and show-off their vocal abilities”.[10]

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2013 The Headies 2013 Producer of The Year Del B for "Limpopo" Nominated
2014 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Himself Won[11]
City People Entertainment Awards Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tolulope, Aderibigbe (15 November 2014). "Top 10 Music Producers In Nigeria". Leadership Newspaper. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Headies 2013: First Photos & Full List of Winners: Olamide, Phyno, Davido, Sean Tizzle & Waje". BellaNaija. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Afribiz Charts - Top 100". Afribiz. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Flavour - Shake". tooXclusive. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2015.  He Produced the most downloaded song in africa 2017/2018 mad over you by Runtown Also number song in 2018 jan like By Reekado banks ft Tiwa savage and fiokee...he produced Energy by Runtown 2018
  5. ^ Adebayo, Segun (31 August 2014). "What Kano Riot Did to My Family". Nigerian Newspapers Today. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wizkid – On Top Your Matter (Producer Del' B)". NotJustOk. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  7. ^ S., Deji (1 April 2014). "Bovi Jokes about Davido & Wizkid as He Co-Hosts MTV Base Official Naija Top 10". BellaNaija. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Onos (24 August 2015). "Stellar Nigerian Producer, Del B Trades Places on His Spanking New Single "Too Proud"". BellaNaija. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "VIDEO: DJ Neptune ft. Davido & Del'B – So Nice". NotJustOk. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  10. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (23 August 2015). "Five producers giving Don Jazzy a run for his money". Premium Times. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  11. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (1 September 2014). "Nigeria: Tiwa Savage, Davido, Win Big At NEA Awards". Premium Times. All Africa.