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BN Exclusive: D’Banj & Don Jazzy film “Mr Endowed” Remix Video with Hip Hop Royalty, Snoop Dogg in Los Angeles

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It is being anticipated as the hottest international collaboration between a Nigerian artiste and an international star in recent times. In October 2010, Mo’Hits Records CEO, Don Jazzy uploaded album art for the remix of D’Banj‘s track “Mr Endowed” onto social networking site, Twitter. Immediately, the news spread like wildfire as it depicted D’Banj alongside American Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg.

For months, fans have been searching for the track but it still has not surfaced. Prior to the December 2010 “Koko Concert” which took place in Lagos, rumours were swirling that Snoop Dogg would make an appearance and premiere the song live alongside D’Banj but those rumours proved unfounded.

Fast forward a few weeks to Wednesday, 12th January 2011, D’Banj and Don Jazzy were on set in Los Angeles, California to film the official video for the track and the special guest, Snoop was there to make it happen! After two decades in the music industry, Snoop Dogg (real name: Cordozar Calvin Broadus) is still incredibly relevant with mass appeal. His collaboration with Katy Perry, “California Gurls” was one of the biggest songs of 2010. The song was named as the No 4 song on the official 2010 year-end Billboard Top 100 chart.

Luti on set with Snoop

Sesan with Snoop

The video is directed by talented music video director, ‘Sesan Ogunro. Sesan has collaborated with Mo’Hits for several award-winning videos including “Fall In Love” and most recently “Mr Endowed”. The video is produced by BAFTA nominated film producer, Luti Fagbenle of LUT! MED!A. Luti is best known for producing music videos for high profile recording artists such as Flo Rida, Akon, Pitbull, N-Dubz and Alexandra Burke. Based on the photos seen so far, the video seems to have an opulent theme,  shot  on location in a decadent mansion, with D’Banj and Don Jazzy decked to the nines in sleek velvet dinner jackets while Snoop rocks a long black coat with a black flat cap. Mo’Hits artiste Wande Coal is also in Los Angeles. No word yet on if he makes a cameo in the video.

This is really exciting and we are hoping that this is a springboard to even more international attention and global appeal for the Nigerian music industry. We hope the song and video lives up to the hype!


Photo Source: Don Jazzy via Twitter

35 Comments

  1. moi

    January 13, 2011 at 3:15 am

    pllleaaassseeee dear JC let Sesan have a little bit of direction in his video this time or better if, it isn’t sesan who directed the video in the first place since I am really excited abt the collaboration. Yah

  2. MamasitaDiva

    January 13, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Talk about upping the bar or what?!! I can not wait to have a butchers!

  3. Loli

    January 13, 2011 at 3:21 am

    The video is being directed by Luti Fagbenle…How do I know….see what Tia Mowry RE-tweeted at the dude
    @TiaMowry RT @LUTIMEDIA: All set and ready to KILL this D’banj ft Snoop video!< Congrats!!!!!
    11 Jan via Echofon

    So errm Yes my amebo actually helped you guys…do I get paid? LOL!

    • BellaNaija.com

      BellaNaija.com

      January 13, 2011 at 3:39 am

      🙂

    • Loli

      January 13, 2011 at 4:03 am

      I take that as a no??? *tears* Lol you can delete the duplicate post btw..

  4. aunty tawa

    January 13, 2011 at 3:25 am

    can’t wait! i just hope they don’t disappoint

  5. jennietobbie

    January 13, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Saw the tweet from Tia’s congrats Dbanj now let’s make Genny official <3

  6. Ready

    January 13, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Yes boss! Not the biggest fan of D’banj but this is what I like to see. Big things popping, Nigerians, huge thangs poppin’. Now for Tuface’s work with Mary J Blige and R.Kelly to shine more light on One8. Nigeria is most definitely in the building…2011, Let’s go!

    • lizzy

      January 13, 2011 at 8:46 am

      so true…..

  7. joke

    January 13, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Can’t wait to hear this wonderful song frm both of them.

  8. Cynthia

    January 13, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I am luving this! I can’t wait to see the outcome.

  9. NIRA

    January 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I just hope ti will be worth the hype. Luv me some D’banj though, and Snoopy.

    • NIRA

      January 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

      *it*

  10. Festy

    January 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Nice one for the MO’Hits crew. I think when the video drops, it would further butress their ratings as one of Africa’ biggest music factory by this International collabo. Meanwhile BEllanaija..I saw this grammatical error while reading this piece and i think you will do a lot of good to correct the line since readership of ur articles cuts across the globe: The line:”which was took place in Lagos, rumours were swirling ” . Just expunge the was and we have a harmless sentence, cheers!

  11. bcgeorge

    January 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

    you have said it all ”We hope the song and video lives up to the hype!”….

  12. kenzy

    January 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Men this is going to be the biggest track in 2011…..cant wait for it to come out…..am a huge fan of snoop dogg

  13. julia

    January 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Nice one my man

  14. Anya

    January 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Oya o bring it on!! I can’t wait..may it not be international crap, AMEN!

  15. ihuoma

    January 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    no comment oo..till i see d video…ope it does not fall my hand…FULLSTOP!

  16. Timma

    January 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    it’s D’banj again!!! Naija is going places this 2011,lets hope we can say the same for our leaders.

  17. Dee Gurl

    January 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Am not actually a fan of Snoop Dog, but i like the fact that we can do this collabo… thumbs up, guys…

  18. Mullah

    January 13, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Is Luti Fagbenle the son of veteran journalist Tunde Fagbenle? Just curious! Heard that Baba Fagbenle has a Hollywood director son.

  19. Passerby

    January 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Na Don Baba suppose dey de middle jooooo! IDJA!

  20. mimi

    January 14, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Africa’s biggest collabo 2011: P-SQUARE/DRAKE (CoMiNg YoUr WaY SoOn!)

    • THE AMAKA

      January 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      are you for real? or are you joking?
      because that would be BIG!!!

  21. Ivan

    January 14, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Why’s D’Banj frowning like he’s quarreling with someone? EMPTINESS!

  22. choco

    January 14, 2011 at 8:41 am

    9ce 1.hp it is worth d hype.

  23. chimanu

    January 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Naijas biggest collabo in 2011, please its only january. Good work on pulling this off, but…..

  24. Uchechi

    January 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Congratz mo hits!

  25. nkechi

    January 17, 2011 at 11:08 am

    nice one!

  26. sesan sulaimon 101

    January 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    You guys are great..we are proud of you…sail on

  27. Mariamah

    January 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    wheeeerrrreee is the video?
    i can’t wait
    i hope i won’t be disapionted

  28. kay

    January 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    lol…doesn’t it seem as if don jazzy used eye pencil on his brows??? the 1st picture….

  29. Afeez opeyemi

    February 4, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Release d video instanstly.

  30. sean ajt

    February 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    good one koko master and don daddy jazzy am always proud of u keep it up expecting more of dis intellectual performance yep up naija 4reala

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