The entertainment industry is presently agog as one of the most versatile and most consistent personalities in the industry, Yusuf Adepitan, who’s popularly known as Ijoba Na Danku is voted among his peers to pick 2019 Metropolix Honour And Recognition Award as The Most Innovative Music Promoter of the year.
According to the Team Head of 4-K-IV Media, Mr. Johnson Adegboyega who gave his remarks about this versatile and energetic music promoter.
“The music industry is very large and we journalists as major spectators know those who are good, Danku had remained a force to reckon with in the industry, over the years he has remained tireless and consistent in music promotion, this is a well deserved award.”
However, Danku gifted one of his artistes Oluwaseun an exotic Benz just recently.
Presenting the car gift to Oluwaseun
Adepitan Yusuf hailed from Epe , Lagos State.
His love for entertainment started at tender age. Yusuf has a popular name that made lots of music fans associate themselves with him. Being diminutive the name Danku was given to him by his numerous admirers and that slogan has brought him fame and fortune.
His management experiences started with Afro Pop Singer, Lawal Olumo aka Konga. He took him on Nigerian Musical Tour. He toured Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna Enugu, Port harcourt, Oyo State and other major places in Nigeria.
Danku was later recruited as the A & R of Foxtrox Music. He was at the helm of affairs at the record label. He released Slim joe, ‘Oti Yan Yan’ album. The song was competing with national anthem when it was released.
After the singer left the label, he convinced the label that the next artiste the label could bank on was Lace. The Benin Republic music star never knew he could become a star so suddenly but Danku with his personal effort made him a star. Lace under Danku leadership, released ‘Se Bi Wo’. The song became instant hit in the entertainment industry.
However, Danku who has love for raw talents invested in another upcoming artiste, Oluwaseun. Under Danku, Oluwaseun released Olele ft Olamide. The song was well promoted. He drives the young lad to record with Terry G, Reminisce and Oritsefemi.
As a result of his versatility, Afro Pop Singer, Klever Jay wooed Danku to work with him. Klever Jay teamed up with Danku to drop Omo Aye and Peperenpe respectively. The songs top music chats on Radio Stations in Nigeria.
When Afro Beat star, Oritsefemi reads his profile as one of the most consistent artiste managers/promoters of our time, Oritesefemi called him for a meeting. The rest are history as both started working together immediately. Double Wahala and Sexy Ladies ft Davido were concept of the Epe born artistes’ manager.
After finishing his contract with Oritsefemi, one of the prolific producers cum singers , Rayce pitched his tent with him. Both worked together to release Watin Dey. The song became hit. The song later featured Davido in the remix with little effort from Danku.
Danku also worked briefly with D Banj . Feeling The Nigga, Emergency and other songs.
Ijoba Na Danku also managed talented singer cum actor, Jigan Baba Oja of Shomo Age Mi Ni fame.
Danku also worked with House of Ginjah boss, Terry G who made him head promoter while the relationship lasted.
Danku is a bundle of talents as far as promoting music and artiste management are concerned.
Apart from Nigeria, Ijoba Na Danku alsi took Slim Joe on Seven cities musical tour in United Kingdom in 2012-2014.
Terry G to U K, South Africa and others in 2013-2014.
Oritsefemi to Malaysia, U S A, United Kingdom, Egypt, Russia and some other European Countries in 2014-2015.
He was awarded City Pride Artiste Manager of the year -2015
Islanders Magazine Music Promoter of the year 2016 and coming his way is Metropolix Magazine Most Innovative Music Promoter.