His first UK single, Oliver twist is set for may release. Dbanj has been endorsed by UK heavyweights, like Estelle, Mr Hudson (who tweeted about having a ‘business lunch’ with dbanj few weeks ago), Tinie Tempah (top UK rapper), and Man-U player Rio Ferdinand (who professed his love for dbanj’s oliver twist single lately). In an interview with Sky sports, dbanj talks about having Rio Ferdinand,Sir Alex Ferguson – a fan of the song, and other manchester united players as his fans.
“I live in Nigeria and I’ve always been a Man United fan. In Nigeria, football is our thing. On Saturdays and Sundays, there’s no traffic, you see people sitting down, everyone is in their house, watching a Premiership match or a Championship match.
My family are actually divided; we have Manchester United, which is me, then you have Arsenal fans and Chelsea fans. It’s very interesting on match days, that’s why every Saturday we’re watching a game – either to support someone or to not support someone. Either way you’re watching the match.
I was just saying a couple of weeks back, I was in the States and I saw a Tweet from Rio Ferdinand, saying he was a big fan. He’s actually been to Nigeria and he said ‘Oliver Twist’, my single, was actually his favourite Afrobeat song. I was like, get on the phone to Sir Alex Ferguson, get me to that locker room and I’ll perform it for him before he goes out for his next match.
It was so inspiring, because it’s my first single coming out, and for Rio Ferdinand to say that, I know that’s like me getting the stamp of approval. Tom Cleverley also gave props to ‘Oliver Twist’ on Twitter. I know he’s injured so a speedy recovery to him.
I would be honoured to have players do my ‘Oliver Twist’ dance. I would actually come to the locker room – any one – and actually do it with them. I know Sir Alex Ferguson could do it, he needs to just move, move his shoulders. You don’t have to be a professional dancer, you can even do it with the ball. That’s the mission – get the players doing that.”