By Ikenna Obioha
Following weeks of massive promotion across several social media platforms, King Don Come, the fourth studio album of Afropop sensation, Adebanji Oyebanjo aka D’banj, has finally dropped today.
Earlier scheduled for July 7, and to help bolster the promotional efforts for the album, D’banj dropped a buzz single, ‘Comment Cava,’ a French influenced track, which features UK-based group, The Fedz. The video for ‘Comment Cava’ has since been streamed over 100,000 times on Spotify streaming service, stamping D’banj as an artiste with a seal of international appeal.
‘King Don Come’ is a 12-track Extended Play (EP) with production efforts from the likes of Don Jazzy, Cheeky Chizzy and Killetunes. The set includes his recently released track ‘Not A Lie,’ a collaborative effort featuring Harry Songs and Wande Coal. It also includes last year’s ‘Emergency’ and the Don Jazzy produced hit single, ‘Oliver Twist’ released in 2012.
Asides collaborations with Wande Coal and Harry Songs, D’banj also worked with international hip hop artiste, Gucci Mane on ‘El Chapo’, a track that also bears efforts from Wande Coal. Other collaborators are Phyno, Kayswitch and Bucie.
However, King Don Come marks D’banj’s debut effort on his own DB Records label after leaving the now defunct Mo’hits Records co-founded by him and Don Jazzy in late 2000s. With many international awards in his kitty, one can only hope that the D’banj has truly come to reclaim his throne with the ‘King Don Come’ album.