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D'banj performs at OkayAfrica's Riddim & Beats concert in Lincoln Center. Photo: Ginny Suss.

D'banj Loses His Son in Swimming Pool Drowning Accident

Tragic news.

It's being widely reported that Nigerian star singer D'banj and his wife, Lineo Kilgrow, have sadly lost their one-year-old son, Daniel Oyebanjo III.

The toddler reportedly drowned in a pool at Dbanj's home in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Though the singer hasn't offered a statement, he did confirm the news with a blacked-out Instagram post captioned: "Trying Times. But my God is Always and Forever Faithful."

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Is South Africa's Gqom Music Taking Over Nigerian Pop?

We investigate the rise of gqom sounds in Nigerian pop songs from Patoranking, D'banj, Niniola and others.

South Africa's buzzing sound, 'gqom,' is taking over Nigerian pop. A subgenre of house, gqom originates from the Zulu dominated neighbourhoods of Durban, the country's second largest city, and is characterised by its starkness and skeletal framework, believed to reflect the social and living conditions of the townships. Big name proponents include Babes Wodumo, Distruction Boyz, DJ Maphorisa, and DJ Lag, the self-named "Gqom King."

Ever ready to hop on a big wave, an increasing number of Nigerian pop artists are adopting gqom productions, the most prominent examples being "Available" by Patoranking, "Issa Banger" by D'banj and "Leg Work" by Niniola. Others have been "Jacurb Dance" by MC Galaxy and "Craze" by Sololo, Orezi and Mystro.

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