D’banj on saturday won the maiden MAMA Evolution award, and he has dedicated the prestigious prize to his former business partner and producer, Don Jazzy, who is the boss of Mavin Records.
The Evolution category is meant for established artistes who have made a huge impact on the African music scene, taken African music to new heights around the world and pushed the boundaries of creativity.
D’Banj beat fellow Nigerian representatives Asa, Psquare and 2face to the awards. Fally Ipupa (DRC), Samini (Ghana), HHP (South Africa) Chameleone (Uganda), Black Coffee (South Africa) and Anselmo Ralph (Angola) were also nominated
It will be recalled that the musical marriage between D’Banj and Don Jazzy ended on a sour note in 2012.