Charles Enebeli (born 23 October 1986), globally performing with the stage name D’Prince, is a renowned Nigerian singer, songwriter, and businessman.
He is the founder and the CEO of Jonzing World, an entertainment company he founded in 2019.
His record label, affiliated with Mavin Records, houses the likes of Rema and Ruger.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Charles Enebeli|
|Stage Name:||D’Prince (Omoba)|
|Born:||23 October 1986 (age 35 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Abia State|
|Parents:||Collins Enebeli, Patience Enebeli|
|Wife • Spouse:||Sharon Oparacho|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Singer • Businessman|
|Net Worth:||US$5 million|
D’Prince was born in Lagos on 23 October 1986. He was born to Collins Enebeli, a businessman.
His father is also a musical production manager and founder of the record label Sagittarius Productions. Her mother is Patience Enebeli, an international business tycoon. He hails from Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
D’Prince is the younger brother of music mogul and CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy.
Music has always been in this family, and he is not strange to the Music business. D’Prince is also known as “Omoba,” a “Child of a King” in the Yoruba language.
After completing his primary school education, D’Prince joined King’s College in Lagos, where he obtained his West African Senior Certificate. Once he completed his high school education, he opted to follow his passion for music.
As a tribute to his mentor Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, D’Prince uses a fusion of Afrobeat and Afropop to bring his music to life in honour of his mentors. His songs are based on fact & life, with a deeper meaning which documents the struggle of a young Nigerian trying to achieve his dreams. He performs in Igbo, English, and Pidgin English.
D’Prince was asked to be a part of Mo’ Hits Records in 2005 after his elder brother Don Jazzy came back from the UK to promote the record label in Nigeria. Ever since he joined Mo’ Hits Records in 2005, he has been behind the scenes working on his personal album Frenzy, released under the record label in 2012.
D’Prince has recorded many songs for Mo’ Hits Records and Mo’ Hits Records compilation album Curriculum Vitae, released in December 2007. It included hit singles, “Booty Call“, “Close To You“, “Masquerade“, “Stop The Violence“, “Igbe Mi“, “Hey Girl“, “What You Want To Do To Me“, “Oh No“, which was the lead single.
On 25 November 2009, D’Prince released his single titled “Omoba” and was relaunched in 2010. On 13 April 2010, the official video of the song “Omoba” was released through Mo’ Hits Records.
He moved to Mavin Records after the dissolution of Mo’ Hits Records in 2012. On 31 October 2012, he released three singles, “Goody Bag“, “Call The Police“, and “Real G,” featuring M.I Abaga off his debut studio album Frenzy. On 5 November 2012, he released his “1st” studio album Frenzy. The album features Wande Coal, Don Jazzy, Dr SID, Wizkid, Timaya, M.I Abaga, Tiwa Savage, Bracket, Sinzu (a.k.a Sauce Kid), Eva Alordiah, General Pype, and Ice Prince. The deluxe version was released on Truspot.
His studio album was exclusively produced by his brother Don Jazzy, with BabyFresh, Burssbrain (a.k.a Altims), Aone Beats, Spellz, and Joshbeatz. On 8 May 2012, Mavin released its first compilation album Solar Plexus, featuring D’Prince, among others. He recorded “Take Banana” and “Amarachi” sololy on the album, becoming a major hit.
In 2014, he released “OYO” (On Your Own)”, a wake-up call to the nation to fight for themselves. The record was produced by Don Jazzy, with a voiceover record from him, saying, “Hey my men, now is not the time, it’s the time to sit back and think about your life”. According to music critic Chinwe Okafor of YNaija, the record is probably the best thing he has done in a while.
Chinwe Okafor described the song as a modern-day Fela Kuti vibe, rating it 3.5 out of 5 and passing it with an A for its effort and acting skill. In the quote, “The video basically describes the lackadaisical beings in the country,” she says. On 30 November, the visual of O.Y.O was released and shot in Lagos by Clarence Peters.
On 3 August 2015, he released Bestie, featuring Don Jazzy, and Babyfresh, who also played a significant role as producers of the song.
On 2 October 2017, he released Sade, produced by BabyFresh. The same day he released the music video of Sade, shot by Unlimited LA.
On 16 February 2018, he released Gucci Gang, produced by Don Jazzy. On 27 April 2018, he released the music video, directed by Director Q.
On 28 February 2018, Rema posted a viral freestyle of Gucci Gang on Instagram, tagging him and Don Jazzy on the post, which caught D’Prince‘s attention and secured Rema a record deal with Jonzing World.
On 3 May 2019, he released a three-track extended play titled Lavida, produced by Altims and Babyfresh. The extended play also features Rema and Don Jazzy.
On 22 March 2019, he launched his record label and management company Jonzing World. An imprint of Mavin Records and home to recording artists Rema and Ruger. On 21 January 2022, Jonzing World released One Shirt, featuring Ruger, D’Prince, and Rema. The same day, Jonzing World released the visual to One Shirt, shot by Priorgold Pictures.
In 2015, D’Prince had a child with Sharon Oparacho, a Coventry University, UK graduate. In 2016 the couple welcomed their second child together.
Rumors has it that D’Prince is married to his baby mama, Sharon Oparacho.
- Telecommunications company MTN in 2011.
- Telecommunications company MTN in 2013.
Awards & Nominations
D’Prince has been nominated for several awards, which include:
- 2010 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the Most Promising Act to Watch
- 2010 – The Headies Awards for the Next Rated Artiste
- 2011 – The Headies Awards for Best Pop Single and Song of the Year categories.
- 2013 – The Headies Awards for the Best Pop Single
- 2012 – Frenzy (Deluxe Edition)
- 2020 – Focused (EP)
- I Like What I See
- Jonzing World
- Call Police
- Real G
- Take Banana
- Oluwa Soda
- OYO (On Your Own World)
- Ojoro Cancel
- Oga Titus
- Gucci Gang
- Goody Bag
- Looku Looku
- Molowo Noni
- Wad Up
- So Nice
- My Place
- Before Nko
- Painting the Town
- True Love
- Bad Girls
- By Myself
- My World Critic
- Africa Zoomba
- Get Some
- Carry It Up
- Because of Love
- United We Stand
- Black Sinatra
- Corduroy Thoughts
D’Prince is currently one of the wealthiest and most influential artists in the Nigerian music industry today, with an estimated net worth of US$5 million.
- Instagram: @dprincemavin
- Twitter: @DPRINCEMAVIN