Over the past few years, Nigerian artist D’banj has been on somewhat of a hiatus. Following the success of his smash hit “Oliver Twist” from the 2017 album – King Don Come, he admittedly went under the radar for a while.
In 2018, he returned to the music scene with a few tracks including “Something for Something”, a collaboration he did with South African artist Cassper Nyovest, and “Shake It”, a track he hopped onto with Tiwa Savage. More recently this year, D’banj released the vibrant track “Shy” and went on to give a stellar performance at the inaugural edition of the Afro Nation Festival in Portugal.
Now, it seems that the artist is looking to flex his acting muscles in his debut role in Nigerian filmmaker – Jadesola Osiberu’s Sugar Rush.
Osiberu took to Instagram to announce her new project and some of the talent she’s rounded up for it. D’banj will star in the film alongside Adesua Etomi, Bisola Aiyeola, Omoni Oboli and several notable Nollywood stars.
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We’re coming for all your coins this Christmas!! Sugar Rush issssa rush! I’ve been working on a slate of films since 2017 and I’m finally glad to be able to announce the first film from the slate. Our plan at Greoh is to continue to collaborate with filmmakers, investors, distributors and anyone passionate about growing the Industry and telling exciting, compelling and authentic stories about Africans. We’re already cooking up 3 films to be shot in 2020, so we can’t wait to end 2019 with a bang! Sugar Rush is a coproduction amongst Greoh Media, FilmOne, DKM Media and Jungle Filmworks. Thanks to my co – Executive Producers @iambangalee @mosesbabatope @_iamkene and Seyi Siwoku for making it happen. Starring @adesuaetomi @iambisola @iambangalee @omonioboli @tokemakinwa @instagram won’t let us be great with the caption so we’ll have to come back to for the rest of the credits
Whilst details of the movie’s storyline are yet to be revealed, it is reported that the movie will be hitting the big screen this coming Christmas.
Osiberu was behind the 2017 romantic comedy Isoken as well as local Nigerian television shows Rumor Has It and Gidi Up.