Dyo (singer)

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Birth name Oladayo Olatunji
Born (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 26)
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Associated acts NEIKED, Wiley, Chip

Dayo Olatunji (born 4 March 1992), better known by her stage name Dyo (formerly Ms D), is an Ivor Novello nominated, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter from London, England.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dyo grew up in East Ham, East London. Her mother was born in the United Kingdom and her father was born in Lagos, Nigeria.[1]

Having started to sing at the age of 4, at age 10 she started to take part in talent shows, competitions and performing in school assemblies.[1]


2009–2016: Ms D[edit]

Under her previous stage name 'Ms D', she was credited as the featured artist and co-writer for all three of rapper Wiley's hit singles from his 2013 album The Ascent including UK Chart #1 Single "Heatwave". In December 2012, she was featured on "Dependency", the debut single by English singer Charlie Brown.[2] She is also known for her vocals on rapper Chip's 2009 UK Chart #1 single "Oopsy Daisy". Ms D was credited as a songwriter and backing vocalist for Iggy Azalea's 2013 single "Bounce".[3]

2016–present: Dyo[edit]

In June 2016, unveiling her new stage name 'Dyo', she was credited as the featured vocalist and co-writer of pop song "Sexual" by Swedish producer NEIKED. The track was a critically acclaimed, multi-platinum selling international hit single. On 15 September 2016, Dyo signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music.[4] On 19 April 2017, Dyo was nominated for Best Contemporary Song at the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards for her songwriting work on "Sexual".[5] On 25 August 2017, Fifth Harmony released their third studio album which features a song entitled "Lonely Night" co-written by Dyo. In 2018, she collaborated with Nigeria's Adekunle Gold on his About 30 album on a track titled Down With You and arguably the best track on the album which led to her increased popularity in her home country, Nigeria. In June 2018, Luis Fonsi released his new single 'Calypso' ft. Stefflon Don, a song on which Dyo is credited as a co-writer.[6]



As featured artist and songwriter[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
(NEIKED featuring Dyo)[11]
2016 5 4
3 UK (BPI): Platinum x2[14]

Australia (ARIA): Platinum x3[15]

Belgium (BEA): Platinum)[16]

Denmark (IFPI Denmark): Platinum[17]

France (SNEP): Platinum[18]

Germany (BVMI): Gold[19]

Italy (FIMI): Gold[20]

New Zealand (RMNZ): Platinum[21]

Norway (IFPI): Platinum[22]

(Wiley featuring Chip & Ms D)
2013 9 83 10
(Wiley featuring Ms D)
2012 1 31 8 1 UK (BPI): Platinum[14]
"Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya)"
(Wiley featuring Skepta, JME & Ms D)
2012 3 26 3 UK (BPI): Gold[14]
"Oopsy Daisy"
(Chipmunk featuring Ms D)
2009 1 7 1 UK (BPI): Gold[14]
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Other Writing Credits[edit]

Year Artist Title Album Certifications
2018 Luis Fonsi "Calypso"
(featuring Stefflon Don)
2018 M.O "Bad Vibe"
(featuring Lotto Boyz & Mr Eazi)
UK (BPI): Gold[14]
2017 Maroon 5 "What Lovers Do"
(featuring SZA)
Red Pill Blues UK (BPI): Gold[14]

Australia (ARIA): Platinum x2[23]

Belgium (BEA): Platinum[24]

Canada (Music Canada): Platinum x3[25]

Denmark (IFPI Denmark): Platinum[26]

France (SNEP): Platinum[27]

Germany (BVMI): Gold[28]

Italy (FIMI): Platinum x2[29]

New Zealand (RMNZ): Platinum x2[30]

Portugal (AFP): Platinum[31]

Spain (PROMUSICAE): Platinum[32]

Sweden (GLF): Platinum x3[33]

United States (RIAA): Platinum x2[34]

Fifth Harmony "Lonely Night" Fifth Harmony
2014 Iggy Azalea "Bounce" The New Classic UK (BPI): Silver (Album)[14]

Australia (ARIA): Gold (Album)[35]

Canada (Music Canada): Gold (Album)[36]

Columbia: Platinum (Album)[37]

Brazil: Platinum (Album)[38]

USA (RIAA): Platinum (Album)[39]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
  • Released: 28 April 2014
  • Label: Killing Moon Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD[40]


  1. ^ a b c "Dayo talks". Urban Development. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dependency (feat. Yungen & Ms D) – EP by Charlie Brown on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  3. ^ The New Classic (Liner notes). Iggy Azalea. Island Records. 2014. 3781892. 
  4. ^ Hanley, James (26 September 2016). "Overnight news from around the world: Monday, September 26". Music Week. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Adejobi, Alicia (2017-04-19). "Ivor Novello 2017 nominations: Dyo reflects on 'overwhelming' success of Neiked's Sexual". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Dr. Dk - Calypso". 
  7. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  8. ^ "Ms D – Australian Charts". australian-charts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ Peak chart positions for singles and albums in Ireland:
  10. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in Scotland
  11. ^ "Sexual (feat. Dyo) – Single by NEIKED on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "BPI Certifications". 
  15. ^ "ARIA Annual Charts 2017". 
  16. ^ "Ultratop 2017 Goud-Platina". 
  17. ^ "IFPI Neiked Sexual". 
  18. ^ "SNEP - Neiked Sexual". 
  19. ^ "MusikIndustrie.de". 
  20. ^ "Italian single certifications – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual". 
  21. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual". 
  22. ^ "Norwegian single certifications". 
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts". 
  24. ^ "Ultratop.be Platinum singles 2018". 
  25. ^ "Music Canada Gold-Platinum". 
  26. ^ "IFPI: Maroon 5 feat SZA - What Lovers Do". 
  27. ^ "French single certifications – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". 
  28. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Maroon 5 feat. SZA; 'What Lovers Do')". 
  29. ^ "Italian single certifications – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". 
  30. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". 
  31. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com - Singles Top 100 (09/2018)". 
  32. ^ "Spanish single certifications – Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do feat SZA". 
  33. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat". 
  34. ^ "American single certifications – Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do". 
  35. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 40 Urban Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  36. ^ "Gold/Platinum Database – Music Canada" (To access certifications, enter the artist/title or search by date of the item you are looking for into one of the search parameters.). Canadian Recording Industry Association. August 26, 2014. 
  37. ^ "U Music Columbia Twitter Freezepage". 
  38. ^ "U Music Brasil Facebook". 
  39. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Iggy Azalea". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  40. ^ "MS D – RESONANCE EP – CD". Killing Moon Records. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 

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