How my mum secretly planned my wedding – D’banj recounts


The legendary Nigerian artist D’banj has talked about how he married his wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow.

The musician said in a recent interview on TVC’s Your View that his mother had covertly planned their marriage for the occasion of his father’s birthday celebration.

According to the 43-year-old, his mother questioned if he was ready for marriage and requested him to bring his fiancée to meet the family.

The Kokomaster stated at the time that he had imagined a more opulent wedding and was hence not ready for marriage.

“It was my mum, she actually planned everything. She told me don’t worry, this is what we are going to do, so my dad’s birthday is July 2nd, so we were going to celebrate his birthday,” he said.

“She told me to bring the girl you are dating, bring her, let’s see her and are you ready to marry her? I said I was ready but I was not ready right now, that I wanted to do a big thing. She said you are going to do that big thing but just bring her for Daddy’s birthday.

“As we finished Daddy’s birthday, they rolled Daddy’s cake and brought out a ‘happy wedding’ cake. The priest was as surprised as I was. And till today I thank her every day for how so far ahead that she saw it and how I see what social media does now.”

D’banj and Lineo tied the knot in 2016.

Recall that, D’banj announced that he would release a new track named ‘Since 04’ to commemorate the beginning of his career 20 years ago.

D’banj reflected back on his remarkable career, which has spanned two decades and countless significant milestones, in a piece published on April 24, 2024.

The multi-award-winning celebrity recently celebrated his 20 years on stage by headlining Trace Live. As it coincides with the anniversary of his debut in 2004, he refers to his upcoming single, which is scheduled for release on May 3, 2024, as one of his best songs to date.