No one really thought D’Prince will make a headway as an artiste even though he was signed on to the then Mo’ Hit Records, a label, co-owned by his brother Michelle Collins Enebeli AKA Don Jazzy. He started off as a rapper with non-rhythmic cheesy lyrics that couldn’t have stopped a baby’s cry to become one of the best trend setters as far as coinages and slangs are concerned, in the likes of D’banj who was a co-artiste and part owner of Mo’ Hit Records and Tuface Idibia.
Nowadays D’Prince has got us asking “what’s your selling point?” It used to be “omo-oba” and then, the phrase that got on-air personalities declaring with enthusiasm, his presence in their studio – “D’Prince is here!”
D’Prince – whether we wanted him or not – took the industry by storm when he signed with and featured on Mo’ Hits gigantic hits like ‘Close to You,’ ‘Booty Call,’and ‘Igbe Mi.’ Before the buzz he had subsided, ‘Ooze‘ and ‘I like what I see’ toppled in, then in preparation for the album which was supposed to drop under the Mo’ Hit label, he released ‘Jonzing world,’‘Give it to me ‘ and ‘Omoba,’ at which point he already had our full attention with spectacular videos to complement the monster hits. He had also been featured on a number of songs with various popular artistes. As testimonials of his entrepreneurial genius; he opened the Jonzing club last year joining the league of artistes who have taken the big plunge into the nightlife industry like Jay Z and just of recent, he launched his new website.
So who is D’Prince?
D’prince, also known as Charles Enebeli, one of Mo’ Hits crew was born in the city of Lagos. He is the last child of a family of four children in which Don Jazzy is the first child. Contrary to popular believe, D’Prince and Don Jazzy are not the children of Enebeli Elebuwa but Mr Collins Enebeli, a Business man and a musical production manager, who owns his own label known as, Sagitarious productions, and Mrs patience Enebeli an international Business tycoon.
He attended Kings College, Lagos for his secondary level education and then decided to follow his passion for music. Having a strong musical blood flowing through his veins as it runs in that of the other members of the family, it wasn’t too long before the music came calling. Don jazzy and D’banj were ready to take on new members into the Mo’ Hit family and D’Prince was asked to be a part of the movement, and that was his golden moment in being officially signed to Mohits records.
After the irreconcilable differences between Don Jazzy and D’Banj led to the dissolve of Mo’ Hit Records, Don Jazzy floated a new record label and naturally asked his brother to hop on the new train alongside Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid and Wande Coal. He dropped some very awesome singles on the Mavin Debut album ‘Solar Plexus’ which included ‘Why You Over there,’ ‘Amarachi’ and ‘Take Banana,’ they were instant hits. As it is in D’Prince’s style, he has followed up with three new singles which include ‘Goody Bag,’ that got everyone asking “what’s your selling point?” ‘Real G’ Featuring M.I and ‘Call Police.’
As if that was not enough, D’Prince released a new and fantastic video to the single ‘Take Banana’ to usher in his new album ‘Frenzy.’ Some of D’prince’s performances include; Starville Concert 2007, Akon Concert 2007, Star Mega Jam 2007, Calabar Carnival 2007, Basketmouth Uncensored 2005 and 2007, Soundcity blast 2006 and 2007, and SoundCity Music Video Award 2010, The Koko Concert2011 and 2012, Mavin All Stars Concert 2012.
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