One of the foremost talent managers currently in vogue, Yusuf ‘Danku’ Adepitan has won best talent manager of the year award.
Creative Faith Acadeny Awards organizers that from United States of America presented the prestigious award plaque to him after he returned from United Kingdom 9th November 2018 in Lagos.
While receiving the award, he stressed that the award is being dedicated to Davido and 9ice.
“I thank God Almighty to this opportunity. Many are called but few were chosen I’m among the few that are recognized today in the Nigeria music industry. It is not my power. But It is God Almighty that should be acknowledged. I am also dedicating this award to Davido and 9ice. These artistes played major role in my career”, Danku said. “I wrote songs for them and they gave me the credit. I will forever be grateful for their professionalism”.
His management experiences started with Afro Pop Singer, Lawal Olumo aka Konga. He took him on Nigerian Musical Tour. He toured Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna Enugu, Port Harcourt, Oyo State and other major places in Nigeria.
Danku was later recruited as the A & R of Foxtrox Music. He was at the helm of affairs at the record label. He released Slim joe, ‘Oti Yan Yan’ album. The song was a national anthem in the country.
After the singer left the label, he convinced the label that the next artiste the label could bank on was Lace. The Benin Republic music star never knew he could become a star suddenly. But Danku with his dexterity made him a star. Lace under Danku leadership, released ‘Se Bi Wo’. The song became instant hit in the entertainment industry.
However, Danku who has love for raw talents invested in another upcoming artiste, Oluwaseun. Under Danku, Oluwaseun released Olele ft Olamide. The song was well promoted. He drives the young lad to record with Terry G, Reminisce and Oritsefemi.
As a result of his versatility, Afro Pop Singer, Klever Jay approached Danku to work with him. Klever Jay teamed up Danku to drop Omo Aye and Peperenpe respectively. The songs top music chats on Radio Stations in Nigeria.
When Afro Beat star, Oritsefemi reads his profile as one of the consistent artiste managers/promoters of our time, Oritesefemi called him for a meeting. The rest are history as both started working together. Double Wahala and Sexy Ladies ft Davido were concept of the Epe born artistes’ manager.
After finishing his contract with Oritsefemi, one of the prolific producers cum singer, Rayce pitched a tent with him. Both worked together to release Watin Dey. The song became hit. The song later featured Davido in the remix with little effort from Danku.
Danku also worked briefly with D Banj . Feeling The Nigga, Breaking News, Emergency and other songs.
Ijoba Na Danku promoted talented singer cum actor, Jigan Baba Oja Aka Shomo Age Mi Ni master to fame.
The prolific Danku as well worked with Terry G. House of Ginjah boss made him head promoter at his empire.
Danku is a bundle of talents as far as promoting music and artiste management are concerned.
Danku worked on international events. He took Slim Joe on seven cities musical tour in United Kingdom in 2011-2013. He took Terry G to U K, and others countries 2013-2014.
He took Oritsefemi to Malaysia, United Kingdom, Egypt, Russia and some European Countries 2014-2015.
Danku has won City Pride Artiste Manager of the year -2015, Islanders Magazine Music Promoter of the year 2016 and Creative Faith Academy Awards Best Talent Manager of the Year 2018.