Bayanni Biography: Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Parents, Family, Sibling Height, Relationship 

Posted By Gift Nworie January 17, 2024

Abimbola Oladokun (born June 25, 1997) is a rising Afrobeats star known professionally as Bayanni. He is a singer and songwriter formerly known by the stage name Zhenoboy

As an underground music artist, he released singles such as BMW, African Beauty, Duro, and Ballerina.

 He came to the limelight after being unveiled as Mavin Records’ latest signee in August 2022. He released his self-titled debut project on August 23, 2022. 

Profile

  • Full Name: Abimbola Oladokun
  • Stage Name: Bayanni (formerly Zhenoboy)
  • Nickname: The Oracle
  • Born: June 25, 1997
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Birthplace: Lagos City
  • Region: South West
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
  • Net Worth: $75,000 (USD)

Early Life

Bayanni was born to the illustrious Oladokun family on June 25, 1997. His parents named him Abimbola Oladokun

He was born and bred in Lagos State. Growing up, he resided in his parents’ home in the Mainland axis of Lagos City. He is a Yoruba man and hails from one of the states in the Southwest region.

During childhood, Bayanni’s love for music ignited when he listened to songs by Afrobeats legends such as D’banj2faceSound Sultan, and Olu Maintain. As he grew older, he discovered his musical talent when he joined his church’s choir. 

Inspired by the success of leading music stars like WizkidDavido, and Olamide, he began creating Afrobeats music by composing covers of popular and original songs. 

Because of his musical talent, he was popular in high school and university. As an undergraduate, he often performed at events held on campus and around the school community. By doing this, Bayanni grew in popularity as one of the budding music stars to watch out for.

Education

As a resident of Lagos State, Bayanni underwent his elementary and high school education in the city. 

He attended top private primary and secondary schools, scoring good grades in his promotional examinations. He graduated from high school in 2013 with good SSCE results. 

Afterwards, he gained admission into the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. After a four-year academic program, he bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. 

Career

When Bayanni was admitted to the university, he explored his passion for music and niched down to the Afropop sub-genre. Whenever he was not in class attending lectures, he could be found in the studio recording covers of popular songs and original songs. He spent his free hours refining his sound and songwriting skills.

During this period, he went by the stage name Zhenoboy. To become a better music artist, he began to honor invitations to perform at local music shows and festivals in Lagos and Osun States. He also performed at music concerts held on his university’s campus. 

Bayanni’s hunger for success made him leverage social media to grow his music career. In 2021, he began to upload covers of some selected songs on Instagram and Twitter. The strategy worked, and he became popular on social media because the videos went viral online.

He composed the cover of Felony by Ckay and posted it on social media on April 2, 2021. The Felony cover has over 350,000 views on Instagram. 

He dropped the cover of Jowo by Davido on October 14, 2021. The video has recorded over 600,000 views on Instagram. He created and released the cover of Fireboy’s single, Peru, on October 19, 2021.

He dropped his official first single, BMW, on April 13, 2022. He worked with other rising creatives to make the melodious song. The single was produced by Beatkillashay and was mixed by Signaltheplug. The music video was directed and produced by Pharouk Damilola Films. Besides BMW, he released other songs under the Zhenoboy stage name. The singles are African Beauty, Duro, and Ballerina. 

Because his cover songs went viral on social media, Bayanni’s singing prowess got the attention of music executive Don Jazzy. The legendary producer offered Bayanni a spot in the Mavin Records family, and he joined Mavin Academy.

Atrefin Academy, Bayanni worked with Don JazzyTega Mavin, and Rima Tihani to refine his sound and become a better musician. He also had to undergo a rebrand from Zhenoboy to Bayanni.

On August 23, 2022, he was unveiled as Mavin Records’ latest signee to millions of Afrobeats fans.



In line with the record label tradition, Bayanni released a self-titled EP. The debut EP is a 4-track project composed of the following songs – Family, Body, Ta Ta Ta, and Kala. He is the sole writer of the songs on the EP. 

The music video for Body was released on August 24, 2022. It was directed by The Alien and produced by BNK Company. Andre Vibez did the single’s sound production. Sparrqbeatz is the producer of Kala and Family, while Prestige produced Ta Ta Ta.

In August 2022, he partnered with the international ride-hailing company Bolt to promote their service in Nigeria. 

Social Media

Ever since Bayanni was announced as Mavin Records’ newest artist, his popularity has grown tremendously on social media. 

He currently has 195k followers on Instagram and 24.7k followers on Twitter. 

  • Instagram handle: @itsbayanni
  • Twitter handle: @itsbayanni

Personal Life

Bayanni’s looks and resonant voice have made him a favorite of many female Afrobeats fans. He has a lot of male and female admirers. The music star is 25 years old. He is 5 feet tall, slender, dark-skinned, and wears a dreadlock hairdo. 

Bayanni’s parents are academics. Although he is a trained accountant, he chose entertainment over a career in accounting. He currently resides in the Mavin’s mansion in Lekki. 

The gifted singer is currently single. Despite being open to a serious relationship, he focuses on growing his rising music career. Bayanni‘s fans refer to themselves as Bayanni Angels. 

Net Worth

Bayanni’s music deal with Mavin Records means that the record label would provide funds to grow his music career. 

He is gradually becoming a popular face in social events held across Nigeria. He makes money from performance gigs and the royalties generated by his music. 

He is currently estimated to be worth $75,000 (USD).




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