Del B Biography | Profile

Del B

Del B real/full name is Ayodele Joseph Basil, she was born on an April 22 in the early 80’s in Kano State,
Nigeria; His mother and father originally from Edo and Delta states

 He is a Nigerian sound engineer, record producer and songwriter. He is best known for producing Kcee’s song, “Limpopo”, which went on to be voted “Song of The Year” at the 2013 edition of The Headies. In 2012, he produced the single “Shake”, by Flavour N’abania, which was received to critical acclaim among music critics.

Due to his fat growing production skill he is now manage by Five Star Music Label.He is one of those hardworking produce right now.

Del B

The release of Kcee’s massive “Limpopo” hit early 2013 certified him one of Nigeria’s top music producers.

Also lauded for his creative endeavors with Flavour (shake), SeyiShay
(irawo), Waje (oko mi), Tiwa Savage (baby mo), General Pype (victorious
man, desire, songformama), ill bliss (gidigba), Zaina (totally yours ft
wayne wonder) and couple more in present times functioning extensively
not just as producer but also as song writer or co- songwriter, vocal
arranger, backing vocalist et al.

Between 2009 and 2012 he’s
earned production credits from lacing cuts on Omotola’s entire sophomore
album, most of Harrisong’s Testify album, Ade Bantu’s No Man Stands
Alone, Darey’s Rhythm and Beat albums. Also produced singles released by
Orezi (I no fit lie, High BP), Kcee (Now I know, Give it to me),
SeyiShay(Loving your way), Omawumi&Waje (Xmas Jollification), Vector
(We’re Made o, Wasted), Darey (Sisi eko remix ft flavour), DJ Jimmy
Jatt (komije) and a lot more. He did the Nigerian Music Video Award
(NMVA) 2010 &2011 theme song.

Del’ B (an acronym from his first and last names)
is of a strong musical pedigree, as his parents, grand-parents, and
great grand-parents were all musicians of some sort.

His father
was the guitarist and music director of a local church choir, which he
and his siblings were a part of. And at a tender age of 11, Del’ B was
already the playing the Bass Guitar. He soon grew to master the piano
and the acoustic guitar. And as if following in his father’s footstep,
he effortlessly became choir director in his secondary school and the
church back in Kano.

Back Home, Del’ B took part in various
recordings and became very interested in music production and audio
engineering. And in 1998, he pursued his artistic love to Lagos, where
he played the keyboards and guitar in different bands and continued as
choir director in the Lagos branch of his church.

By 2002, Del’B already had a few recordings credited to him as Producer.

He went on to hone his skill in audio engineering at MidiCorp Studios
at 2004, then proceeded a year after to Playground Entertainment to work
with ace Producer, Singer, Songwriter; Paul Play Dairo as sound
engineer, playing active role in the productions done at Playground

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In 2006 he connected with the then budding Mo’ Hits
camp and was engaged as recording/mixing engineer for D’ Banj’s smash
hit “Why Me” and their Mo’ Hits All Stars CV album .

Around this time he worked with some of Nigeria’s foremost artistes,
both on stage and in the studio; names as 2face, Sunny Neji, D’Banj,
Fresh (formally Dr Fresh), Kenny St Brown, Felix Duke, Kween, Daddy
Showkey are just few of them; and he did work with corporate agencies on
jingles and various musical projects.

2009 he joined Soul
Muzik as resident Producer/Engineer, did work on Darey’s Rhythm and Beat
album plus various other projects in the firm.

In 2011 he went
into a creative partnership with Ultraviolet Media run by Ugo Mordi a
long time friend, to better manage business, in order to move his career
to the next level while he does what he does best, create musical

Although a remarkable music producer, Del’ B is also a
talented vocalist and would give any musician a run. He’s drawn
inspiration from idols as Quincy Jones, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins,
Teddy Reilly, R. Kelly, Ryan Leslie and many others. His artistic
influence come from various musical genres ranging from Jazz to Rock,
Hip-Hop/R&B, Pop, to Highlife, Calypso, Fuji, Juju and more and all
of that plus his experience has made him nothing short of a seasoned to
the core music maker.
Del B also produced the smooth single Oko mi by Waje, Irawo by Seyi Shay, Baby Mo by Tiwa Savage, Kcee’s Give It 2 Me featuring Flavour and the monster single Shake by Flavour.
His hardworking is really paving ways for him in 2014, here are few
production credit from him for this years only — On Top Your Matter — Wizkid, Tele Mi & Beta Pikin – Harrysong, Fine Face & Hakuna Matata – KCEE, Kcee & Mr. Songz – Shine Shine Baby, Monica Ogah ft Chidinma – Suddenly, You Garrit by Orezi, IGHO ft. Orezi’s Find You and many more.

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