D’Banj, Laolu Gbenjo to headline Vanguard Personality of the Year Award 2022 . On Friday, January 27, 2023, the Convention Center of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, in Lagos, will host the 2022 edition of the Vanguard Personality of the Year Awards, which will feature AFRO-POP musician Oladapo Oyebanjo, better known by his stage as D’Banj.
The harmonica-playing D’Banj, who is well-known for his zany enthusiasm and explosive stage presence, is anticipated to light up the night with his collection of songs dating back to 2005, when he first entered the music industry with his debut album, titled “No Long Thing.”
The Kokomaster, as he is affectionately known by his throngs of followers, is the author of several top-charting songs, including “Oliver Twist,” “Tongolo,” “Fall in Love,” “Igwe,” “Top of the World,” “Mr. Endowed,” and “Knocking on My Door.”
While D’Banj is scheduled to open the show, the live band expert Laolu Gbenjo and his Alujo LG Band, up-and-coming musician Eltee Skhillz, saxophonist Alvaro Guzman Berrios, and comedian Remote will accompany him admirably.
Deyemi Okanlawon and Zainab Balogun, a Nollywood combo, serve as the evening’s hosts and comperes.
Laolu Gbenjo, an exciting performer, requires no introduction in the live music community in Nigeria and the Diaspora since his performances and dynamism speak for themselves. For more than five years, he has been a fixture at the renowned Vanguard Personality of the Year Awards.
On Friday night, Olowu Taiwo, better known by his stage name Eltee Skhillz, who shot to prominence with his hit “ODG,” is also scheduled to appear (Odogwu Na The Spender).
The late actor Jide Kosoko and his late wife Henrietta were the parents of Eltee Skhillz.
His breakthrough single, “ODG (Odogwu Na The Spender),” which was published in the latter half of 2021, quickly became the most Shazamed song in Nigeria and trended on social media.
The Nigerian song with the greatest foreign airplay in 2022 is ODG.
It is not surprising that the night’s theme, “Night of Entertainment,” is appropriate given the great cast that the organizers have assembled.
The Vanguard Personality of the Year Award ceremony has established a reputation as an event to anticipate thanks to its force, grandeur, and spectacle spruced with exhilarating performance provided in the friendliest setting.
The award event has included performances in the past by artists like as the legendary Tuface Idibia, Flavour Nabania, Timaya, Patoranking, Kcee, Simi, Wande Coal, and many more.