Born in Lagos Nigeria, on February 1 st 1992, Oladapo David Olajide is best known for his vocal
strength and prowess as a recording artist, his poise and charisma as a performing artist, and
his knack for storytelling as a songwriter.

The Beginning

Dapo Tuburna grew up, the last of 5 kids, in Oshodi, a suburban area in Lagos, Nigeria. He was
greatly influenced by music from greats such as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Damian Marley, Femi Kuti
and 2Face Idibia. He wrote and recorded his first song “First Foundation” at 12 and his uncle
produced it.
He attended F.A.A.N Staff Primary School in Lagos, went on to the Nigerian Navy Secondary
School Government School in Abeokuta, spent three (3) years studying Physics and Electronics
at the Redeemers University in Osun, then he left to study music at the Ten Stringz Music
School and to start a professional career in music.

The “Officer On Duty (O.O.D)” Mix Tape & The Officers Band

In 2013, Dapo Tuburna recorded his first mixtape titled “Officer On Duty”. He made this
collection of covers and original songs, hoping that it would be the demo he needed to land a
record deal, which did not happen at the time.
While he worked on the mixtape, he teamed up with other students at the Ten Stringz Music
School to make up his own band, which he named the Officers Band, and they started
performing at different underground gigs in Lagos.

Way UP

In 2015, he met Nigerian producer, Chopstix, who after listening to some songs off the mix tape
and heard him freestyle, decided to feature him on a track called “Sai Baba” alongside emerging
artists such as Dremo, Ceeza, D’Nyra and Ichaba. The success of that single inspired Dapo
Tuburna to put out more music, so he teamed up with emerging music producer, EOD Wande
to release a track called “Jesi” in March 2016.
Dapo Tuburna got a management deal with The Zone Agency in 2016 and put out the first
single titled “Nothing”. His journey to being a celebrated musician and performer is
documented in a docu-series on his YouTube channel titled “Way Up”.


In January 2017, Dapo Tuburna signed a record deal with Tinny Entertainment, home to
superstar rapper, Ycee. In July 2017, his single ‘Nothing’ got a remix featuring Nigerian
superstar Olamide and label mate Ycee.


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