Nigerian music executive, Tunji Balogun, better known as Teebillz, has taken to social media to celebrate veteran Nigerian singer D’banj.

Sharing a photo of the singer on his Instagram page, Teebillz attributed the success and global acceptance of Afrobeats to him.

According to Teebillz, D’banj is the reason people believed in Afrobeats, and they claim he solidified it internationally for the world to pay attention to.

He said D’banj made many Nigerians in diaspora, including himself, return to Nigeria and also gave hope to kids from the ghetto.

“Bonafide hustler! He’s the reason we all believed in Afrobeats and he solidified it internationally for THE WORLD to pay attention!!! the reason everyone is benefiting from it today. You deserve royalties from afrobeats 4ever!!!!! We all moved back home bcos of you and you gave hope to kids from the ghetto! You defined hard work is greater than talent with your Mamba Mentality.

I celebrate you, just giving you your flowers while you’re alive to feel the respect and love that we have for you KING BANGER @iambangalee You’re beyond GOAT of Afrobeats! You’re one of the gods!!! @iambangalee #DKoko #AfricanMichealJackson #MrNoLongThing”, he wrote.

This comes after D’banj was arrested and detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) for his alleged involvement in N-Power fund fraud.

He’s alleged to have fraudulently diverted funds meant to empower youths under the N-Power project into his personal accounts. Read here.

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