Damibliz | Biography, Music, Awards, Performances, more
Damibliz, by name of Lukmon Damilare Yusuff, (born 11 February 1999, at Ajegunle, Lagos State, Nigeria). The Afrobeat, Afropop, Afro R&B singer and songwriter became very popular for his hit single Jowa Bayi featuring CDQ x Mystro and Naira Marley. A worldwide star in the 21st century, known for his distinctive lines and multi-mixture of fashionable colors. He is also known for his ‘punch keywords’ which always top trends. He is based in the United Kingdom.
Genres – Afrobeat, Afropop, Afro R&B
Occupation – Singer-songwriter
Instruments – Vocals
Years active – 2013–present
Label – Daramin Records
Associated acts – Naira Marley, CDQ, Mystro, YoungChap, KrisBeats, DJ Tunez, Sneakbo, J Spade, Geko, Bawizo
Street Name: ‘Oluwa’
Damibliz was signed on to Daramin Records in 2017 and has hits and chart-toppers in various countries including Nigeria, South Africa, UK, France, USA & Germany. His success continued with the release of other singles including “Hold Me”, “Socco Refix”, “Shepe”, “Tahsun”, “MyMan”, “Medulla”, and many others.
Damibliz started singing in his school’s cultural group at a young age when he was “picked on” by a teacher to do so. He was also part of the school’s comedy and acting class. He finally realized he wanted to pursue music as a career at the age of 10 after listening to a Michael Jackson song. From that moment, he saved any money he made from a part-time job he had at the time to pay for studio sessions. In 2016, Damibliz moved to the UK.
Damibliz released his debut single “Jowabayi” in 2018. Jowabayi is a blend of Yoruba, English, and Pidgin (broken English). It was a collaboration with Afrobeat record producer and singers Mystro and Naira Marley. Jowabayi was later remixed with Afrobeat singer CDQ joining the original line-up. The song entered charts worldwide including in the UK, Nigeria, Ghana, USA, South Africa, and Kenya.
Damibliz has performed at sold-out shows in major venues in the UK including the O2 Arena and Felabration. He has shared the stage with, to name a few, Diamond Platnumz, Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, and Yemi Alade. Jowabayi is still one of the most played songs worldwide.
Damibliz put Peckham UK on the map with his song Jowabayi, the video was shot entirely in the Peckham area which has a large population of Nigerians, and his slogan “All di way from Peckham Iyayin” can be heard in most of his street anthems.
Damibliz has since released other singles including Island Freestyle and Medulla. He has also been featured on songs by other Afrobeat artists including “Ikebe” and “Melanin Popping” by Young Chap, “Aise You Foot” by Double-A, “Lamba” by Bawizo, “Burundi” by Subzilla, and many others.
Shows, Performances and Appearances
- The king of east African Afro-pop Diamond Platnumz Concert at O2 indigo17 Dec 2017
- All-Star UK Afrobeat concert at Lighthouse 5th May 2018
- The Chronicles of Ushbebe Live in London 23rd March 2018
- London Must Laugh with SEYILAW at Gracepoint 1st April 2018
- FALZ THE BAHD GUY London concert at 02 Academy 2nd April 2018
- Comedy Night Special 12 April 2018
- THE LAST MAN STANDING I GO DYE Open Secret at O2 Forum Kentish Town 20th May 2018
- THE BLACK MAGIC TOUR YEMI ALADE LIVE IN CONCERT at O2 Academy Islington 20th April 2018
- GORDONS D BERLUSCONI NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH at BROADWAY THEATRE 22nd July 2018
- Kcee Bullion Gang Tour at Club Nollywood UK 8th June 2018
- Female Take Over Live concert 29 June 2018
- MOELOGO & FRIENDS O2 ISLINGTON 15th July 2018
- YORUBA ARTS FESTIVAL LONDON at CLISSOLD PARK GREEN LANES 21st July 2018
- AFROCENTRIC UNPLUGGED Concert at CLUB 701 04 Aug 2018
- SMALL DOCTOR Live Concert at O2 academy 09 Sept 2018
- NAIRA MARLEY & FRIENDS Live Concert 14th Sept 2018
- DJENIMONEY WOBEY UK TOUR LONDON, LEED, BIRMINGHAM AND MANCHESTER. 15TH Sept 2018
- PREMIER LEAGUE MASTERS VS AFRICAN MASTERS KANU NWANKWO ONE-OFF LEGEND GAME FOR CHARITY at THE HIVE BARNET STADIUM 30th Sept 2018
- DAMIBLIZ LIVE IN CONCERT DUBLIN 26 Oct 2018
- SIMI LIVE IN CONCERT at O2 academy 11th Nov 2018
- A COMEDY NITE WITH MR IBU UK TOUR, LONDON, LEICESTER AND COVENTRY 7th Dec 2018
- ANKARA FESTIVAL UK at PORCESTER HALL 9th Dec 2018
- THE O2 LONDON DAVIDO LIVE IN CONCERT at O2 ARENA 27th Jan 2019
- THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT FESTIVAL AFROBOX 27 JULY 2019
- THE PRESTIGE SHOW AT PARKLANDS 24TH MAY 2019
- FELABRATION UK AT O2 Indigo 30th Aug 2019
- DJ TUNEZ BLOCKOUT O2 ACADEMY 29 Sept 2019
- AFROBEATS TO THE WORLD AT O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER 15TH SAT 2019
- STARBOY FEST AT O2 ARENA 20TH OCT 2019
- MAYORKUN & FRIENDS LIVE IN CONCERT AT O2 INDIGO 17TH NOV 2019
- JETOUT TURKEY TOUR FROM SEPT 24TH TO 5TH OCT 2020
Damibliz has been writing songs since the age of 10 and cites Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, and Barrister as his biggest influences. He describes their music as timeless and music to which all ages and all races can relate. Damibliz’s music style is versatile ranging from high tempo street style to slow love anthems. He adds unexpected playful vocals in his music and has a way with hooks that are catchy.
He is well known for his clever blend of Yoruba and English. Damibliz writes all of his songs which fall mostly in the genre of Afrobeat. However, his diverse range of music appeals to a wide range of audiences. His song “Hold Me” is a slow love song mainly in English or and his song “Shekpe” is a fast and fun number sang mainly in Yoruba.
Jowabayi – Feb -18
Hold me – Feb -18
Shepe – May -18
Soco cover – Oct -18
Tashun – Mar -19
Emadun – May -19
Mamamito – Dec -19
My Man – Sep -19
Shipalapa – Sep -20
Island freestyle – Dec 20
Medulla – Feb -21
Other artist songs ft. Damibliz
Tedo – Dayo Chino – Sep -18
On point – Nkiru – Nov 18
Ikebe – Young Chap – Dec 18
Tiana – 528 Music – Dec 18
Burundi – Subzilla – Dec 18
Kokosa – Juls & Zlatan – Feb 19
Naija Jollof – Mar -19
Aise U Foot – Double-A – April -19
2019 – G Money – Apr -19
Melanie popping – Young Chap – Jul -19
Seme – G Flamez – Aug 19
Lamba – Bawizo – Aug -19
Kabo – Damola Davies – Feb -20
Alhaji – DJ Spaxx – Feb 20
London Girls – Mayzee & Danny S – April 2020
Feeling You – DeeFundo – Jul 20
Star – S Wave – Jul 20
Social Media Handles
Damibliz’s aim is to be the most influential artistes in Africa.