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Video: D'banj 'Oliver Twist' (Live at Hackney Weekend) + Tim Westwood Interview

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Naija powerhouse D'banj was at BBC1's Hackney Weekend last week where he performed mega hit "Oliver Twist" with a full live band and backup dancers. Watch video of the performance above, which eve features an appearance by the 'white boy azonto' viral dude from the music video. Below, see D'banj's post-show Tim Westwood interview — alongside Mike DeanKillz and K-Switch — in which he reveals, amongst other things, that Kanye took his chain back after the Koko Master's London coronation last year.

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