Bayanni (born 2000s), who was previously addressed as Zhenoboy, is a rising Afro-pop singer and songwriter from Nigeria. The African Beauty crooner came to the limelight in 2021 when videos of his cover songs went viral on social media.
Once rumored a Davido Music Worldwide artist, Zhenoboy has won many Nigerians over with his soulful sound and catchy lyrics.
He has recorded and released covers of popular songs such as Peru, Jowo, and Felony, which he dropped in 2021. He is the brain behind singles BMW, African Beauty, Duro, and Ballerina.
Bayanni on August 23, 2022, was unveiled as a newly signed artist to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records, joining the likes of Boy Spyce, Ruger, Ladipoe, Ayra Starr, Crayon, Rema, Magixx, and others on the label.
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|Born:||2000s (age 20+ years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Wife • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter|
Bayanni was born in Nigeria in the early 2000s. He was birthed to Southern parents in Lagos. He spent his formative years living in Lagos city with his parents and siblings.
He comes from an illustrious family who are well known for their good moral values and philanthropic acts. He was raised in the Christian faith by his parents, who ensured that he became familiar with the teachings of the Bible from a young age.
As a young boy, Bayanni loved listening to music on the radio, on his phone, cassette player, or via the television. He was exposed to Afrobeats, Hip-Hop, R&B, Fuji, Highlife, Soul, and Pop sounds, by listening to songs by African and Western artists.
He developed an interest in music from an early age, but his local church choir allowed him to express his musical gift. While in the choir, he built his vocal prowess and began to sharpen his songwriting skill.
Bayanni was opportune to attend some of the best schools in Lagos.
He completed his elementary school education at an esteemed private nursery and primary school in Mainland Lagos.
He underwent his high school studies at a renowned secondary school.
After passing his Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), he applied to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and was offered admission by the institution. He is currently an undergraduate at the great citadel of learning.
Bayanni had decided early on that he wanted to make music professionally and chose to specialize in mainstream music as opposed to gospel music.
Influenced by leading music acts such as Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Olamide, he began composing Afropop and Afrobeats songs in the comfort of his parents’ house and hostel room in the school.
Within months, he had greatly improved his songwriting ability and began visiting studios around his university to record his songs. He quickly forged a relationship with many sound producers in Lagos and Ile-Ife, who admired his talent as a musician.
Despite the busy schedule of being an undergraduate, Bayanni still found time to make music. He gave his passion a top priority and this paved off for him. Because he soon became a famous face in the OAU music community and started to receive collaboration requests and invitations to perform at shows held at the university.
Bayanni began to record covers of popular songs that he posted on his social media pages to foster his career growth. In April 2021, he recorded and released the cover of Felony by Ckay. He released the cover of Jowo by Davido on the 14th Of October 2021. Five days later, he dropped the cover of Peru by Fireboy DML on the 19th Of October 2021.
On the 12th Of April 2022, Bayanni dropped his highly-anticipated single titled African Beauty. The song was produced by Blaise Beatz, while Michael Synx handled the mixing. The visuals for the single were shot by Pharouk Damilola Films and released on the same day.
African Beauty has amassed thousands of streams and downloads since its release. The song is steadily climbing the Afropop charts in the country.
The soulful singer has released other singles such as Duro (featuring Frescool), BMW, and Ballerina.
- African Beauty
- Felony (Cover)
- Jowo (Cover)
- Peru (Cover)
Since his cover videos went viral on the internet, Bayanni has become quite popular on social media.
The singer now boasts over 116k followers on Instagram and over 2k followers on Twitter.
- Instagram handle: @zhenoboy
- Twitter handle: @Zhenoboy_
Bayanni is in his early twenties and was born at the start of the new millennium. When he is not in school, he can reside in his parents’ house in Lagos.
The Afropop singer is dark in complexion and is admired by fans for his handsome looks. He wears a dreadlocks hairdo and has his hair plaited into cornrows.
Bayanni is currently single and has not hinted at entering a serious relationship anytime soon. When he is not attending classes or making music, he spends his free hours hanging out with his close friends.
Although he is still an indie artist, it has been hinted that he would soon bag a record deal with DMW records.
Even though he is just rising in the industry, Bayanni is already making more from his creative gifts. He is now a regular face at concerts and parties held in Lagos and Osun States, where he is hired to perform at the events.
Thus, Bayanni is estimated to have a net worth of US$30,000 to US$50,000.