Don't Tell Me Nonsense

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"Don't Tell Me Nonsense"
Single by D'banj
from the album D'Kings Men
Released March 30, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Electro, afrobeat
Length 3:41
Label DB Records, Sony Music
Writer(s) D'banj
D'Kings Men singles chronology
"Don't Tell Me Nonsense"
"For Example"
Music video
"Don't Tell Me Nonsense" on YouTube

"Don't Tell Me Nonsense" is a song by Nigerian Afrobeat artist D'banj. The song serves as the seventh single from the album D'Kings Men (2013), a collaboration between members of D'banj's label DB Records.[1] "Don't Tell Me Nonsense" peaked at number 1 on Afribiz's Top 100 Music Chart.[2] Moreover, it peaked at number 1 on MTV Base's Official Naija Top 10 Chart from September 13 through September 19, 2013.[3] The song also peaked at number 21 on YFM 99.2's Y Urban Top 40 chart.[4]

Music video[edit]

The high-octane music video, shot in Lagos by Matt Max, features helicopters, smoke bombs, and an army of dancers.[5][6][7]


The music video for "Don't Tell Me Nonsense" was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Afro Pop Video and Best Use of Choreography at the 2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).[8][9] Moreover, it was nominated for Best African Act Video at the 5th edition of the 4Syte TV Music Video Awards.[10]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2013 4Syte TV Music Video Awards "Best African Act Video" Nominated
Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) "Video of the Year" Nominated
"Best Afro Pop Video" Nominated
"Best Use of Choreography" n/a

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Don't Tell Me Nonsense"   Dapo Oyebanjo[11]   3:41


  1. ^ "Kokomaster, D'banj drops spanking new video, 'Don't tell me nonsense' (WATCH)". YNaija. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Afribiz Charts - Top 100". Afribiz. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Official Naija Top 10 13 - 19 September". MTV Base. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Y Urban Top 40". YFM99.2. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "D'banj 'Don't Tell Me Nonsense' + 'Blame It On The Money' ft. Big Sean & Snoop Lion". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nigeria: D'Banj Unleashes 'Don't Tell Me Nonsense' Video". AllAfrica. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "VIDEO: D'banj – Don't Tell Me Nonsense". TooXclusive. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards Nominees List: Flavour, Tiwa Savage, D'banj, Goldie, Waje, Kcee & More". Bellanaija. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "NIGERIA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (NMVA 2013) WINNERS LIST". Tooxclusive. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sarkodie, EL and Okyeame Kwame Top 4Syte TV Music Video Awards 2013 Nominations". Vibe Ghana. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "New Video: D'banj – Dont Tell Me Nonsense". 360nobs. Retrieved 24 July 2013.