DanO, better known by family and friends as Daniel Olukotun, or just simply Dan, is a hip-hop artist that was born and raised in Lagos City, Nigeria. (The Kid from the Motherland) In 2004, DanO moved to the United States. He currently resides in southern New Jersey in the outskirts of Philadelphia. This is where his fan base began to develop and thanks to the internet, DanO is now becoming a recognizable new comer on the scene.
In 2010, he put out his first song on youtube, a freestyle to Kanye West’s “So Appalled”, generating great response from fellow youtubers and gathering him a fan base. Soon after, he was performing at shows – Montclair State University (Montclair NJ), Fiso Lounge (Philly, PA), Marriot, Virginia Beach, VA For A DEFJAM Showcase, and In Brooklyn NY at Brooklyn Nights, where he opened up for Cory Gunz (Young Money Artist). In this same year, DanO started work on his mixtape, which he titled “Verses & Hooks”, released in March 2011. Currently DanO is working on “Verses & Hooks 2” along with a slew of new material that will be surfacing!