Fresh off the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West surprised a London crowd with a performance and announcement as he welcomed D’banj into the G.O.O.D. Music family. In a moment that was reminiscent to his own induction to Roc-a-Fella, West also gave his new artist his G.O.O.D. Music chain in front of the crowd.
Before speaking about D’banj, who is a respected Nigerian singer-songwriter, West took the stage to perform “All of the Lights” with a harmonica backing. He then told the crowd, “I don’t know if y’all heard or not, but D’banj is a new artist on G.O.O.D. Music.”
As West took his chain off to hand to D’banj, the latest G.O.O.D. Music member bowed and hugged him. The moment may seem familiar to fans who have seen West’s “Through the Wire” music video, where footage shows him receiving the Roc-a-Fella chain in front of a crowd when he was first signed.
D’banj’s signing has been official for some time now, with the announcement first surfacing in June. For video footage of the performance and the exchange, check below.