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D’banj’s “Oliver Twist” – The Saga Continues…Estelle, Donaeo & More – Pick Your Favourite Remake/Remix



D’Banj ‘s “Oliver Twist” since it came out about six months ago has been making waves in the industry and even still rocks clubs and bobs heads till date. But, when i say “waves”, I don’t mean the regular waves that push rocks on the beach; no, that would be an understatement. When I say “waves”, I mean massive tsunami-type waves that have taken D’Banj ‘s name well across shores.

Pardon my slight exaggeration but let’s be honest, how many Nigerian songs have gotten this much buzz? With remixes from the likes of Estelle and Skepta? Up to the extent that a DJ donned the responsibility upon himself to make a megamix of several remixes? If you can name one, then I owe you at least a bar of chocolate.

“Oliver Twist” is the epitome of a fun, playful and equally entertaining song that even non-African audiences are having a good time with. The many fun, some funny, videos for the Oliver Twist dance competition even prove that. In fact, UK indie band, Ryan Parrott and The Rumours did a cover to the song and I would say a pretty good one at that. They managed to show a different side and element to the song, a more chilled out and relaxed side to it.

A lot of “Oliver Twist” remixes have been done; almost akin to when Busta Rhymes“Touch It” was rave of the moment. But, I think I’ll stop here with the hype and get right down to it. I have a fondness for the Donaeo & Anton Romero remix but it’s your choice…

Play Estelle – Oliver Twist Remix

Play Donaeo – Oliver Twist Remix feat. Anton Romero

Play Rukus – Oliver Twist Remix

Play Sneakbo – Oliver Twist Remix

Play DJ Raph – Oliver Twist Megamix feat. Sneakbo, Skepta, Lethal Bizzle, Estelle & Tre Mission

Let us know your favourite!

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  1. Dimma

    February 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    am d 1st

  2. minnie

    February 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    i prefer tyhe original thank you!

    • TemiDeee

      February 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      This babe…dont you get it?? If people are making remixes of our D’Banj’s song that means he’s getting worldwide recognition!

    • Ogg

      February 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      LOOOL don’t think she gets it

  3. Tobi

    February 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I love estelle version tho. and the original

  4. faith

    February 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Wow! So many remixes …didn’t know until now….

  5. Ester

    February 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm


    February 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Good for Dbanj.Estelle’s is nice.

  7. Twix

    February 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm


  8. Francesca

    February 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I love Estelle! Beautiful voice

  9. lolly

    February 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    rebiti rebiti! labati, labati! love the acoustics mahn!! a good song is a good song no matter how its played or sung!! big ups to don jazzy!!

    • Babe

      February 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Excuse me…..????Regardless of the fantastic beats by Don J,D”banj”s comical lyrics and melody of that Oliver Song is the ishhhhhh men.He killed it so its many thnx to D”banj and Don J!!!

  10. meena

    February 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Donaeo! Love that dancehall sound… Charleeeee in the chocolate factory… heheheh

  11. Berry Choco-Latte

    February 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm


  12. UsaveOne

    February 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I am here to say i like Estelle! Thanks!

  13. siavin

    February 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    The acoustic version is my best!

  14. the3axes

    February 24, 2012 at 12:07 am

    The Acoustic is the Best. It will help the song reach a different niche market.

  15. Dayo

    February 24, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Estelle! She killed it….

  16. Temi

    February 24, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Ryan Parott (acoustic) is the best byyyyyyyyyyyy faaaaaaaarrrrrrrr. Cnt stop listening to it

  17. Folake

    February 24, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Estelle Mama and my mama came from da same country: men love senegal ladies because they are beautiful and classy. I am proud to be Nigerian from my baba and SENEGALese from my mum. Estelle is as beautiful as her mum..

  18. Personal Shopper

    February 24, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Well done ​τ̲̅ȍ all of them! Nigerian music going global!!!

  19. ijeoma

    February 24, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Donaeo!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the way

  20. melzy

    February 24, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Estelle, all the way. doneo too

  21. Jles

    February 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Nice Bella but you forgot the Jamaican dancehall version thanks to Chris Martin:-) one more? lol!

  22. melzy

    February 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    like play like play o, everybody wants to remix dis song. niceeeeee

  23. kim

    February 24, 2012 at 11:48 am

    love ryan version..

  24. Purpleicious Babe

    February 25, 2012 at 12:54 am

    That is a really nice pic of estelle.. as in… she is gbono feli feli ohh…

    Ryan parrot is my fav found them through a fb ages ago.. love them too much.. lool at the rabbiti, rabbit…

  25. lalaroses

    February 25, 2012 at 4:46 am

    i didnt even listen to the rest
    went for parrots straight

  26. L.A Chick

    February 25, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Way to go D’Banj! Love Estelle version!

  27. busola

    February 25, 2012 at 5:33 am

    ryan has a very good voice… I want him to go to the studio to record the song properly.. the rebiti rebiti part killed me tho.. I can’t!!!!! Lmao

  28. Socris

    February 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

    love Estelle’s and Ryan Parrot’s version best……. Though im crazy about the original.

  29. bukioni

    February 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I love the song, it’s a tuuuunnne, I’m glad it’s being so widelBuk received. I prefer Ryan’s and Estelle’s remixes x

  30. StephanieIj

    February 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    DONAEO’s !

  31. Lolade

    February 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Estelle own is nyc..

  32. Lolade

    February 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Estelle’s remix is nyc..

  33. jmayaki

    February 26, 2012 at 5:05 am

    estelle and the rumors does it for me but more of the rumors though. but btw……………… wahala dey oooooo!!!! na oliver twist don turn something else so . naija, at least we are doing good on this end

  34. sido

    March 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

    the frst tym i saw dbanji on mtv i saw greatness in z eyez. since then ave bn hiz bigst fan. m oso cming soon africa we stnd’p zambia

  35. Lordharry

    June 12, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Estelle Oliver Twist version is D Bomb. good work girl, keep it playing.

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