Fall in Love (D'banj song)

"Fall in Love" is a song by Nigerian singer and harmonica player D'banj. It serves as a single from his third studio album, The Entertainer (2008).[1] The song was produced by Don Jazzy.[2] According to Africa Review, it earned D'banj national stardom in Nigeria.[3]

"Fall in Love"
Single by D'banj
from the album The Entertainer
Released2009
FormatDigital download
Recorded2009
GenreAfrobeats, afropop
Length4:04
LabelMo' Hits Records
Songwriter(s)Dapo Oyebanjo
Producer(s)Don Jazzy
D'banj singles chronology
"Gbono Feli Feli"
(2009)
"Fall in Love"
(2009)
"Mr Endowed"
(2010)
Music video
"Fall in Love" on YouTube

Music videosEdit

There were two music videos released for the song. The first music video was released on January 26, 2010. It features the 2010 finalists of Face of Africa. The finalists selected for the video were told to play various video vixen characters, including "Rock Chick", "Russian Princess", and "Harajuku Girl". Mo' Hits Records decided to shoot another music video after the first one received negative reviews from critics, who felt it didn't complement the song. Moreover, numerous critics thought it was a bit naive to hire models to play the role of vixens.[4]

The second music video was released on May 4, 2010; it stars Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji. Nollywood Watch reported that Nnaji was paid ₦2 million for the role she played in the music video.[5] Prior to the release of the music video, there were reports about a romance between Nnaji and D'banj.[5] In an interview with Toolz on NdaniTV's The Juice, D'banj confirmed the report surrounding his affair with the actress. He said they were in a brief relationship.[6]

Live performancesEdit

D'banj and Don Jazzy performed the song together at the former's sister wedding ceremony for the first time since splitting.[7]

AccoladesEdit

"Fall in Love" was nominated for Song of the Year at The Headies 2009.[8] The music video for the song won Most Gifted Afro Pop Video at the 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards.[9] Moreover, it was also nominated in the Best Male Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director) category at the 2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[10]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2009 Hip Hip World Awards Song of the Year Nominated
2010 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Afro Pop Video Won
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Male Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director) Nominated

Cover versionsEdit

Nigerian artist Qriss released a cover of "Fall in Love", which appeared on his mixtape, Pieces of Me. Super Q of 360nobs praised the song, adding, "In this lyrically smoking entrée, one finds his style intensely endearing and amusing so much so that D'banj may have to renounce his 'kokomaster' title since Qriss would be amassing most of his kokolettes henceforth with his engaging delivery and personality."[11][12]

Track listing and coverEdit

Digital single
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Fall in Love"Dapo OyebanjoDon Jazzy4:04
2."Fall in Love (a D'banj cover)"Qriss 4:07

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VIDEO Premiere: D'Banj – Fall In Love (Official)". Notjustok. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. ^ "UPDATE: It's Official, D'banj signs w/ Kanye West + G.O.O.D. Music + "Fall In Love" Video". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  3. ^ "D'Banj presents D'Kings men". Africa Reviews. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  4. ^ "New Video: D'Banj – Fall in Love". Bellanaija. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Geneviève et Dbanj tomber en amour?". Nollywoodwatch. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  6. ^ "D'banj & Genevieve, Fall in Love." Goldenicons. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  7. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (4 August 2013). "Donjazzy, D'banj reunite on stage at D'banj's sister's wedding". Premium Times. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  8. ^ "HipHop World Awards 2009 Nominees Announced". Bellanaija. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  9. ^ "And The Winner Is… 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards Winners". Jaguda. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Nigeria Entertainment awards 2010 nominees list". Celebregion. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Get Familiar: Qriss – Fall In Love (D'banj cover)". 360nobs. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Music: Qriss – Fall in Love [A D'Banj Cover]". Jaguda. Retrieved 11 October 2013.