New Video: D’Banj – Gbono Feli Feli

Gbono Feli Feli! The video is out and its so HOT! The Koko Master – D’Banj debuted his new video via Koko Mansion – The video was filmed in the UK and directed by Sesan who also did the Suddenly video. Check out the video below. Also check out photos from the Koko Mansion eviction party held at the Koko Lounge.

D'Banj with Evicted Kokolettes - Chioma, Bidemi and Lilian

D'Banj with Evicted Kokolettes - Chioma, Bidemi and Lilian

Don Jazzy with the trio of kokolettes

Don Jazzy with the trio of kokolettes

Chioma, Lilian and Bidemi

Chioma, Lilian and Bidemi

106 Comments on New Video: D’Banj – Gbono Feli Feli
  • THE AMAKA July 23, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    i dont like the name kokolete.
    when i hear kokolete the first thing that comes into my head is prostitute, groupie, ho, nothing classy. these are women and not kokoletes, they have names!!
    i would be damned if any person reffered to me as such.
    and where are the real naija babes? he is now into this western media half cast brainwashing thing too? NAIJA HAS REAL BABES! and it seems as if he is holding women as sex objects. first “booty call” and now this. i used to be a fan of Dbanj but not lately. dbanj has probably made over 500 million naira from his show. charging women 5000 naira to apply?!?!?! if 200,000 girls apply he would have made 1 billion naira by now.
    just another type of nigerian scam.
    and this video is like another Michael Jackson “Rock My World” Usher “Caught Up”
    “Zzzzzz….”
    im NOT a hater but this dude has got to change his style in music its not cool to women and its the same old boring thing.

  • Sharone July 23, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    How does the concept of the video tie in with the song?

  • miss mini me July 23, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    okkkkkkk. let the illiterates begin to criticize the video by saying why didn’t he rescue a black girl or a nigerian girl. lmao
    I love the video. lol at d’banj doing some juju at the end like all those 1999 nigerian movies. lol.
    Love the video though. He was looking tasty in that suit

  • Bebe July 23, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    i beg to differ…dbanj may not be the best on morals…but what do the girls who applied to be kokolettes have to say. He calls them kokolettes and they respond….so the problem isnt with dbanj, its with the girls.

  • Bisi Thomas July 23, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    This video HOT HOT HOT!!!

  • FEMI LagosBoy July 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    lol…WOW… THE AMAKA.
    You are a HATER… just chillax!

    “Kokolete” is a phrase
    “D’Banj” is a brand
    – the system is called marketing!!

    D’Banj keep doing what you are doing… You are a brand and a business man – make your money. UP NAIJA!

    This video is too MAAAAAaaad! Mo Hits & DBanj keep setting new standards for Naija music scene.

    See how D’Banj catch fire for end!
    VERY VERY HOT VIDEO – I LIKE IT A LOT

  • Sexy Sade July 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    This is one of the best videos out from Nigeria…. too FRESH

    D’Banj you are too fine.
    I don’t mind being called a KOKOLETE.

  • LadipoOsa July 23, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    BIG Video!! I like the James Bond sturvs

  • silva July 24, 2009 at 12:04 am

    abeg am nt feelin dis video…hw is dis related to the song?

  • Jerry July 24, 2009 at 1:03 am

    this is the stupidest video he has done…. very retarded

  • wunmi July 24, 2009 at 1:48 am

    @Bebe: LOL

  • THE AMAKA July 24, 2009 at 1:59 am

    i agree. women nowadays.
    i dont even know how to say it.
    its getting more ridiculous everyday. if women stopped buying and supporting music like dbanj and a lot of other artist in the US like lil wayne, plies, and such, they probably would lose at least 1/3 of their sales.
    therefore i think women have the power to change things but they choose not to. if the artist sees he is not seeling as much as he should they probably would most likely change the style of their music.

  • pepe July 24, 2009 at 3:31 am

    YAWN………………………………………………………………………

  • pepe July 24, 2009 at 3:36 am

    I agree with you on the whole halfcast brainwashing thingy!!am not even going to go into that..
    abt the kokolet name thingy..i think it was a smart idea for him to coin that word…it has actually helped his career…its called branding & marketing..what will be my USP (unique selling point)?…what will make me more noticeable?..what will make me linger on in the minds of the target audience?..n i must say it has worked to his advantage..Asper his show kokomansion, they r just using it to make money…but no one forced those girls to go on the show…and to each his own

  • THE AMAKA July 24, 2009 at 4:16 am

    im tired of arguing with people on this site just because i have a different opinion? do we all have to think alike? then the world would be so boring.
    “hater” is the most over used word on bella naija.
    HATER MEANS JEALOUS, FOR THE LAST TIME.
    why would i be jealous. do i have to like everything that any artist puts out to not be labeled a hater?
    even if its good or bad i must like it?
    and this video is nothing original. ive seen this before like i said MJ “Rock My World” Usher “Caught Up” Chris Brown “Gimmie That” so what do you mean its hot? its the same thing.
    a lot of naija artist get away with repeating the same things on every album and rapping about the same 3 things.
    im sorry but just because i dont like the music it doesnt make me a hater! not everything that comes out of naija is 5 stars!

  • Bola July 24, 2009 at 4:20 am

    this video is probably gonna be banned in Nigeria, given it has some similar content to ‘Suddenly’, lol.

  • policeisyourfriend July 24, 2009 at 5:29 am

    Geez,why do they have to be illiterates?i think its a legit observation!that being said Dbanj is free to rescue any girl of any color in his music video!!!na him sabi…today naija artiste they do that one!!

  • Bebe July 24, 2009 at 10:30 am

    So when you watched caught up…you didn’t think you had seen the video before…like rock my world…etc..
    but when its dbanj’s turn…you are quick to name 3 videos that are similar…girl..stop criticizing!…stop ‘hating’
    You should know that the whole music industry…naija and abroad talks about the same ‘3’ things….take joy in the fact that a nigerian made a music video that is on par with an american one!
    You wonder why people say you hate?….bcos you are always hating….you usually have the most negative comments. granted, your opinion differs from others…but girl…you be hating on e’ry body…you even said Stella damasus had bad taste for choosing that guy as her husband [or something like that]. Seriously….you are starting to sound like Reuben abati in that publicized ‘naija’ article.

  • judy July 24, 2009 at 11:25 am

    the video quality is amazing,d swag is great but i would be lieing if i said d video in anyway related to d song.overall 4 out of 10.

  • THE AMAKA July 24, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    sometimes i cant stand people on here.
    i mean get real!!! just because its naija DOESNT MEAN I HAVE TO LIKE IT.
    its like you guys are saying i must pretend i love everything to avoid being called a hater.
    at least the song caught up was a really good song. and so was rock my world, ITS MJ!!! and Gimmie That, not so much.
    “hater, hating, hater, hating” you people need to get real. im not hating just because i dont like something.
    okay wait, let me pretend to love it.
    “I LOVE THIS VIDEO SO MUCH, DBANJ IS HOTT.” now do you like that? how well did i feed that line?
    you know what this is bullshit, im not forced to like anything.
    and NO i dont have some of the most negative comments its just the negative comments you choose to remember and record in your little peanut brain.
    and read my WHOLE comment that i left on stella. im pretty sure i said more than that.
    FOOLISH PERSON.
    why would i hate (be jealous) of dbanj?
    so he can call me a kokolete and feed me with his same fake cheap bullshit lines?
    “Zzzzzzz….”

  • Keiji July 24, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Its a very good video, excellent quality and its nice that Nigeria is showing that we can step up to international standards in terms of quality BUT (sugbon!)…….why the unashamed reproduction of as someone already mentioned…MJ, Chris Brown, Usher type video??? Really, we need to begin to put our stamp on it, we don’t all have to make videos like lagbaja’s (Never far away) but i think the danger we the nigerian entertainment industry currently faces is essentially a definition of “Nigerian identity” by some “Faux american still naijaish” style. Big ups to D-banj but i think some lateral thinking would be good on occasion. ; )
    ps: Enough with the ladies with breastisies and bum-bums all over the place……thats one naaaasty habit we are picking up from yankee, where even they are stepping up with the “Sophisticated video girl” steez

  • peter-okhai July 24, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    najia, i think is a good time we leave fashion and focus on reality, do you know why rita is ideal? because she is natural she cant change, she live below sorry to say, she has moltivational passion. dbanj the ideal kokolet should be some one that has the same passion with you. know the reason you innovate this then pick rita.

  • madam July 24, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    ahhhhhhhhh FANTASTIC VIDEO I LUV IT, amazing quality well done kokomaster

  • Kpakpando Nwanyi July 24, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    ehm come is the same person writing treatments for NaetoC/Ikechukwu & DBanj, damn if a few of their videos don’t look like Part 1 & Part 2 like a naija movie. Is this not the same concept as the Kini Big Deal, or are my hormones lying to me? Just like Suddenly looked like Part 2 of Wind Am Well.

    One thing I do like about the video is that the women are all attractive and don’t all look like they came from the same cookie mold… now if only a couple of them would throw on some clothes and that one chick would stop winking at me, then i’d be good… As a matter of fact, it’s time for Dbanj to throw on a shirt on his bird chest forever, he better drink Glucose D or something.

    But come why are they dancing in the rain with sunglasses on? If a kokolette was kidnapped, couldn’t this have been set in Port Harcourt instead of London? There’s all sort of assorted fcukery in this video, but it’s certainly more entertaining that most of the crap that is coming out on BET & co.

  • madam July 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Abeg this amaka person go and sit down in the naughty corner ur comments are as irrelevant as u are lol

    Mo gbono feli feli ti amala to ju na gan gan DONT HATE HIM CUS HES HOTTER THAN U hahahahaha lolol

  • Sugabelly July 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Another white/indian babe video. Please.

  • michelle July 24, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    first..if the bentley’s not a coupe or droptop you should defintely not be driving that type bentley except you are 50 yrs old or a chauffeur…

  • BabaSuwe July 24, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Heeeeeeey! See fine girls!
    This video is Really Really nice! I like it alot.
    Big ups to DBanj & Mo Hits

    Who is this SESAN director? Is he Nigerian? The guy dey try – Nice one

  • Bibi July 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    This video is ridiculous as it has no solid concept.. Rescuing a kokolet?? Gbono feli feli?? Correlation pls..
    And its rather annoying that the chicks were naked..Its not like we don’t get to see enough butt-a$$ naked girls on Yankee music..now thats the only thing we’re left with with naija music..hiss..
    P.S: This video is rather LATE.. July loun loun, unless his calendar is different from the world’s…..
    Next ALBUM pls dbanj….

  • silva July 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    ”ps: Enough with the ladies with breastisies and bum-bums all over the place……thats one naaaasty habit we are picking up from yankee” True talk! esp d one dat served d’banj his drink, her boobs almost fell out….totally uneccessary if u ask me….

  • oni July 24, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    i love u dbanj,u re 2 much

  • Bebe July 24, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    @amaka, if u can’t stand naija people…i wonder how u live with yourself [considering u r nigerian]
    …anyway…keep hating, that’s your way…plus it creates activity4 me to rib u…
    the way u r even vexing 4 this dbanj sef…if i didnt know better, i’d say u have the hots for him [i'm trying to understand what is evoking this excessive reaction from u]
    lolz

  • THE AMAKA July 24, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    “hating hating hating hating” bella should hand an award to the person who can use the word the most at the “slightest” sight of them thinking they have found a hater.
    “HATER HATER” you people call out hater like its about to go out of style. from now on because of people like you, im going to pretend to love everything. im going to pretend to love everything naija so i can satisfy others.
    AND IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT I LEFT ON THE STELLA DAMASUS BLOG I SAID “he is so un attractive but its what matters on the inside but he is so un attractive”
    yeah i said its what matters on the inside. and then you deiced to skip that part and look at the one thing you thought that was bad and start screaming “hater” i have left plenty of other supportive and good comments on this site you just choose to repeat the bad ones. who doesnt leave comments on this site that you dont approve? if you dont agree with someone do you always start attacking them? get a fucking life, geez. people are entitled to their own opinion.
    no one has the hots for anyone. cant i just speak my mind without there having to be a reason why i am “hating”???
    im sorry but like i said in an earlier comment “i used to be a fan of dbanj but not lately” back when he did the CD with “Why Me” i liked him then. he’s just getting boring. im sorry if i feel that way.
    and i cant stand NAIJA PEOPLE LIKE YOU that feel that if its not your way then its the highway.
    GET REAL!!

    • modium August 6, 2011 at 3:50 am

      AMAKA keep telling them what u feel should be corrected,if we don’t have people like u,evrything in dis country will keep goin’downdated’or ‘kokodated’,it’s killin me so bad especially most nigerian movies,let us wake up enough wit these halfbaked stuff in our industry.my advice to mo’hit elders,try nt to produce anything less planned,dis video is….. i don’t know… who actually editted dis crap,it’s killing me.

  • Deola July 25, 2009 at 3:47 am

    It seems like “TRYIG TOO HARD”. The video is nice for a kind of “Im so caught up” by Usher. Not “Mo Gbonna feli,feli”. Jst doesn’t follow. Hate to say this but less is more, n im a little disappointed.

    I mean look at the “Suddenly” video u cld feel what the were saying without it being too cliche,also a bit satisfying like they knew what they were doing. This one i cn almost hre Dbang saying ” Men guys this video has to be hot ohhhh,what can we do? What can we do? Ok ok lets play James Bond.
    Sorry guys but the Video quality is Hot but the story is NOT

  • BR-inc media July 25, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    dem try to try but dem no try!!!! the concept doesnot relate to the song in any way! Dbanj is still hot tho…but try again!!!! we naija ppl cannot be afraid to constructively criticize things that are not up to par…thats the only way they’ll get better. make dem Holla @ BR inc media for correct music vid treatments, talented directors and great production. brincmedia@gmail.com. (tell 2face to holla at us too….his vids need deliverance…hehehehe)

  • Elpee July 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Tell me sth.. no correlation at all.. the roles are supposed to be reversed if he is gbono feli feli.

    The chick in the beginnning with the breast and butt cheeks hangin out was also offensive to me.. pls can we look sexy in naija video without goin full out in ur face naked.

  • Elpee July 25, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Lol at wat their thots were durin the video makin process.. i agree wit u…. yeh the suddenly video was so so much better… video nice correlation to song…nil?

  • Kpakpando Nwanyi July 25, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    At least half of the girls looked black to me *shrugs*

  • Kpakpando Nwanyi July 25, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    RE: Timing… I think the first time I heard this song was around this time last year, so you’re quite right about that.

  • Sugabelly July 25, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    True, which is good, but once again, the main girl that needed to be rescued was white. Sheesh there aren’t even that many white people in Nigeria (relative to the Nigerian population). It’s not as if they even make up 0.5% of Nigeria’s population that these artists feel such a desperate need to represent them in their videos.

  • Bebe July 25, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    @amaka….loooooooooooooolz
    u crack me up….u too dey yarn….over explaining wan wound me.
    so your defense on the stella issue is that u said the guy is unattractive, but it what’s on the inside that counts…u obviously have a warped interpretation of attractiveness!!!!
    anyhowz………its ur way….keep hating [just had to use that word one more time!!]

  • Tallchica July 26, 2009 at 3:38 am

    The video ruined the song for me. There was no need for all the chics to be exposing goodies unnecessarily. I mean, seriously, just stick with the theme of fire or something. Too bad….now I don’t like the song at all. Female exploitation and the unfortunate trend of sex selling has ruined this song.

  • KemiDallas July 26, 2009 at 11:13 am

    This video is GREAT…. i like it, its better than most RAZ naija videos out there! Because the song is talking about fire doesnt mean we should have a video full of fire! I like the concept its very different. Other artists and videos should learn & step their game up oh!

    DBanj keep bringing the fire

  • Eniola July 26, 2009 at 11:17 am

    NICE QUALITY video! I agree we dont have to be showing girls like that, but everybody knows that in the world we live in, sex sells.
    Some people (mostly guys) like the girls, some dont.
    Any how the video is really GOOD and DBanj you r so hottt.
    ps. Koko Mansion girls are RAzzzz, step that stuff up! lol

  • MoneyBig July 26, 2009 at 11:20 am

    DBanj you’ve done it again… good concept, great video… keep bringing the fire! When is your next album dropping?

  • nice video July 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I guess he’s trying to go for Non Nigerian Audience…….. the video will be hotter for another song………. it doesn’t fit the Gbono fele fele concept. You guys need to talk to script writers.

  • Bebe July 26, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    loooooooooooooollzz….sheesh……..u’ve got issues o. all that aggressiveness……issues!! lwkm

  • AMAKA July 26, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    how is that being aggressive?
    im just speaking the truth.
    you came and started attacking me and saying rubbish because i stated my opinion? i think you are the one that has issues.
    i want to see you go and argue and attack the other 20+ people that said they dont like the video. are they in the wrong too?
    like another person said. the majority of dbanj’s music sales are from nigerians (africans) so why does he feel the need to represent white women and indian or whatever so bad? this is a case of copying yankee.
    this man is turning into a wannabe yankee rapper. thats why i said i used to like dbanj, when he was more naija with it.
    look at his video, has nothing to do with nigerians.

  • kiki July 27, 2009 at 1:50 am

    dis video is just ok….so all of you that has said their comments should move on to other things. APPRECIATE OTHERS EFFORT….WHICH ONE UNA DO???

  • Ola July 27, 2009 at 9:01 am

    There isn’t just satisfying some people.
    In his last video, weren’t the girls overwhelmingly black?

    Flippin ‘eck! If all you can see when you see a video is the “colour” of the girls then…….

  • onapepo williams July 27, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Dbanj is hottttttttttt.. regardless of any men talk,however,was with the last scene in the video…reminds me of ABIJAWARA…LOL.FOREVER dbanj…..xx

  • Kpakpando Nwanyi July 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Sugabelly, I guess you missed the beginning where this was set in London to begin with? The rescued girl didn’t even get the most face time in the video, so she didn’t come across as a lead really, neither did she come across as a love interest.

    In any case, is this the type of video you really want to tear cloth over? Half naked girls, showing off their ala and ike, winking like something dey their eye and dancing in the rain like mammy water dey worry them? Biko chillax, lets let him have this one o.

  • AMAKA July 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    for some people this video is hott.
    but to me, not.
    i mean most people are saying the video is nice or hott or whatever and that the video is good.
    the video is only good becausse he lived up to yankee standards? showing naked girls and then the video was so cliche.
    i give him some credit for at least trying but this video aint all that.
    it also has nothing to do with the song. and most of the video was some girl dancing in the water and him driving a car.
    if you look at it people are saying its good because he’s lived up to yankee standards. thats horrible! fuck yankee standards, let nigerians do their own thing.
    hip hop or rap in US is garbage nowadays and so are their videos. lets do our own thing. enough with this.

  • queenzie July 27, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    what do you mean hot!!! dis video is horrible.it has nothing to do with the lyrics of the song

  • queenzie July 27, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    rita is ok but she is not the ideal kokolette

  • Sugabelly July 28, 2009 at 5:15 am

    I’m not really fretting over the video. The fact that the video was set in London doesn’t necessarily mean that there have to be white people in it. After all, white people have been making videos set in Africa with NO AFRICANS for years. Or if they ever feature Africans it’s always as the maid, the carrier, the servant, etc. and the Africans ALWAYS get killed first.

    TARZAN anyone???? Wow, of all the people to survive a plane crash and land in the middle of an African jungle crawling with hungry wild animals and to survive to adulthood, the most PLAUSIBLE thing they could think of was a white baby.

    At the end of the day, this is a Nigerian music video. That girl could have been replaced by a Nigerian. Whatever money they paid that girl for her three seconds could have gone to a Nigerian. And while she didn’t get as much face time as say, the other dancers, the fact that she was the one he was searching for to RESCUE still makes her the lead.

    And the reason I am saying this is because that girl could get work anywhere in this world. Black women are still struggling to appear in videos, movies, magazines, etc. And on top of that, D’banj is a Nigerian artist. He should be promoting his people like crazy not outsourcing work to foreigners.

    A lot of the time I complain about stuff like this and people think it’s a silly little thing and it’s not worth complaining about, but little drops make up the ocean. A music video here, a billboard there, a magazine cover over there, and bit by bit, more and more Nigerians will be passed over for opportunities, exposure, and work in their own country in favour of foreigners.

    Isn’t that the expatriate problem we have? Companies bring in expatriates and instead of forcing these expatriates to transfer their knowledge to the Nigerian specialists so that the work can be managed and run locally, they just continue to house them, feed them, and employ them at the expense of Nigerians.

    Wasn’t it only last week or so that 234NEXT reported that a Nigerian company was discriminating against Nigerians in a housing estate? Why would a Nigerian company have the nerve to advertise a housing estate as for expatriates only if they did not know that Nigerians will stomach being relegated to second-class status in the favour of foreigners in their own country?

    Many people might argue that the two (D’banj’s video and the housing estate debacle) are completely unrelated, but I believe otherwise. While they are not related directly, BOTH are connected by the willingness of Nigerians to accept goods and services that efface their identity and promote and elevate whites, asians, arabs, etc above Nigerians without complaint.

    That is why D’banj and Dare populate their music videos with white women even though the population of whites, indians, etc in Nigeria is insignificant when compared to the general population. That is why till this day, the baby on the bottle of Pears Baby Lotion is a white baby, that is why for decades Nigeria had Arabic on its currency, a language that is neither an official language of the country nor is spoken on a daily basis by Nigerians. (Yes, I know, Muslims learn Arabic to read the Quran but it’s not as if Hausa people go about chatting and gisting in Arabic to each other all day long – I also know it is not just Hausas that are Muslim in Nigeria).

    That is also why biological and anatomical diagrams that are manufactured in Nigeria for use in Nigerian schools have white skin even though 99.9% of the students using those diagrams are brown and yellow skinned.

    It is also why Nigerian children grow up writing stories about children named Billy and Sally who have tea with strawberries and scones and whose Great Aunt Mindy always keeps the tea warm with a tea cosy.

    I could go on and on but there’s no need for that. I’m sure you get my point. Nigerians are far too ready to accept someone else’s glorification instead of pushing for their own. I don’t think it is wrong of me to want to see Nigerians in the media. There are more than enough white people in the media. They will never finish. I’ve been seeing white people on television all my life. Now that a Nigerian has the chance to shine, D’banj is robbing her of her opportunity. That girl could have been Nigerian. Every white girl in those videos could have been Nigerian. Should have been Nigerian.

    But of course, I’m not D’banj.

  • Sugabelly July 28, 2009 at 5:17 am

    The fact that the girls in his last video were Black doesn’t make this video okay. It’s like ‘oh if he makes one video with a Black girl then that’s proof that all his other videos are okay’. It’s just like the people that claim that they can’t be racist just because they voted for Obama.

    The two are not mutually exclusive you know. Just because the girls in his last video were Black doesn’t create an automatic pass for this video. Like I said in the comment above, every time one of these Nigerian artists makes a music video with a foreigner in it, they deprive a Nigerian of the chance to be in that video, and that’s not okay in my book.

  • policeisyourfriend July 28, 2009 at 5:41 am

    i agree with you the video doesnt necessarily have to gel with the lyrics…
    but then why is this video not razz because it looks like a Jay Z or Nelly video abi? i think its GHETTO n RAZZ to show girls letting out all their goodies like that…tasteless if u ask me!

  • FatherHadADonkey July 28, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Let us too carry our ass back home and stop living in another man’s country abi..probably the same way an American feels when a job goes to an African immigrant…

  • FatherHadADonkey July 28, 2009 at 5:52 am

    this Amaka go kill me o……………LOL!!!i love reading comments on BellaNaija o!!!

  • Sugabelly July 28, 2009 at 8:32 am

    You cannot compare America with Nigeria. Nigeria is a country based entirely on ethnic makeup and tribal origin. America is a free for all state based entirely on immigration. All Americans except for Native Americans ARE IMMIGRANTS. Therefore, technically, ALL Americans (except Native Americans) ARE FOREIGNERS.

    Your comparison is invalid.

  • onapepo williams July 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Amaka, encouragement for Nigerians are needed in whatever field, especially music and this particular video……it only helps to penetrate the foreign market and helps those kind of songs stay there,simply called acceptance,imagine what it will do for other upcoming musicians. Foreign people will definitely know there is more where this particular song comes from,hence,breakthrough for others………….Nice one Dbanj

  • Keji July 28, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Sugabelly; You, Me, Friends now. L-o-ving it.

  • Ogee Kris July 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    d banj dis is nice,,,,,,,,is very hot as u said okkk. i luv d music,,,,,,,,,,,,, so keep it up

  • silva July 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    dis is nt about encouraging or discouraging anybodi…wat ur sayin about penetrating the foreign market doesn’t make sense, bcos dis video isn’t any diff. 4rm d average yankee musicians video. dis is d sort of crap we see all d time on mtv & oda foreign music channels… wat will mk foreigners take notice is sometin DIFFERENT 4rm d normal stuff dey see all d time. am tryin of our musicians tryin soo hard to be like yankee musicians, if they don’t diffrntiate demselves and stand out in their music, they may nt get the recognition they want…

  • silva July 28, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    i meant ”am tired”…

  • Kpakpando Nwanyi July 28, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    There’s encouragement and there’s outright lying. There’s no need to pat someone on the back if they’re not doing well, constructive criticism goes a longer way than empty undeserved praise. In order to appeal to foreigners, one does not need to copy their style, just remain true to yourself and keep providing an excellent product, and people will notice sooner or later.

  • beautiful iris July 29, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Im a big fan of constructive criticism but even that please call a spade a spade…This video is an outright -…it has no ties to the lyrics.What was the movie and “disappearing act” for ??!!What international relevance??ABEGI!!!…its time our music acts celebrate African models and dancers.The so “foreign” bla bla will then appreciate us for who we are and what we stand for…..Good talk Nwando….*still love my Dbanj music sha*…lol

  • beautiful iris July 29, 2009 at 9:19 am

    TYPO:* even at that*

  • anthony July 29, 2009 at 10:15 am

    you should be careful with your choice of words,for us to meet international standards,we need to step up.i forgive your use of yankee as a general term for nice videos

  • iwearblue July 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    the song has almost no link wit the video.

  • Bittabelly July 30, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Sugabelly…sometimes you really make some good sense…you have some valid points like the example of Nigerian property developers vs Dbanj’s video. Unfortunately you keep going on and on and on and…yawn. It’s like flogging a dead horse. I am curious to know what you are doing to make this difference you make noise about all the time. Try to make some positive comments and maybe we can all hope for a better 2mrw for our music, politics and general well being. Its quite shameful that this is what you clamour for. looking at your comments from the outside makes you seem like a black racist individual…yes people they exist. black people who hate white people. But that’s another story for another day. big shame on you. Someday you will smell the coffee…hopefully it won’t be too late. SHAME!

  • bisola July 30, 2009 at 4:28 am

    this video is horrible,no correlation to the meaning of the music.i know we are suppose to encourage but not when the video is stupid and idiotic now.abeg let call a spade a spade.dbanj should try and make sense and leave the too much effizie,we already knw he has swagger and we respect him for that but let do thngs right.i didnt wait a long tym to see a stupid video to a beautifully written music

  • THE AMAKA July 30, 2009 at 7:51 am

    to bittabelly!

    do you not hear yourself. if you are a nigerian you should be ASHAMED of yourself! just another nigerian sweeping things under the carpet. if you really look at what Sugabelly is saying you will see the truth!!! THIS IS WHAT IVE BEEN TRYING TO SAY FOR A LONG TIME, but couldnt find the right words. you are a another nigerian sweeping things under the carpet. WAKE UP, one person like you and I can be the change. but yet you sit there and talk rubbish.
    one by one we can BE THE CHANGE!!!
    sugabelly i love you!!!!! :D

  • THE AMAKA July 30, 2009 at 10:24 am

    wait, when i was vistiing nigeria, my aunty just had a newborn and the products she was using on him were Pear’s Baby Lotion.
    i agree 10000000% with what you said but is Pear’s Baby Lotion a Nigerian brand? if so, that is disgusting! how dare they use a white baby to sell products to nigerians.
    are they going to market and say “use this product so that your baby will have white skin!” it doesnt make sense.
    i thought that prodcut was imported from europe or something so that would explain the white baby.
    but i dont know…can you explain.

  • Cliche again July 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Ahhhh…another cliche. Big ups to Dbanj sha, the song is hot…I try to support my Naija artists. It is unfortunate that this is not what will appeal to a non naija audience. This is what we see everyday on TV (look at BET, MTV etc) and people don’t care about that stuff any longer. Let us be a bit original….naked girls, bentleys…common now, when will we be original. Very soon, Naija artists will start releasing songs that are similar to the “stanky legs and booty dos” and crap like that. I still have faith in our music industry sha….we have the Djinees and M.Is that understand that originality will get you far. When you become a cliche, you simply blend in and fade away.

  • Tumi Jẹgẹdẹ July 31, 2009 at 12:42 am

    The video is really top quality. The production is great and that deserves praise. Like some have mentioned the video has nothing to do with the song, but I think it does, I mean it’s not completely related to the song, but there are the ‘hot’ girls around DBanj, fire e.t.c.

    I agree that in order to stand out, Dbanj needs to become different & individual, which is what most Nigerian artists do when they first start. They try and stay true, winning the support of their fellowmen, however as their popularity increases, they face a challenge whether to stay ‘local’ or to branch out globally. They could choose to go commercial which is what they’ve done or stay true, provide something different for a niche market. Dbanj is becoming more commercial.. well I’m not surprised it’s really difficult to please everyone.

  • Sugabelly July 31, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Pears Baby Lotion is a product of Unilever which is an international corporation (It’s either European or American but it is definitely NOT a Nigerian company).

    However, this is relevant because usually when companies enter new countries to do business, it is standard practice to modify the product slightly to fit the new market (yay business school!!). For example, if I decided to open a fast food restaurant in Saudi Arabia, I would have to make provisions for dividing my restaurant into two sections; one for men and one for women and children because of the segregation laws in Saudi Arabia.

    Likewise, if I am marketing a baby lotion in an African country where 99.9% of the population is black, I should change the model baby on the bottle of the lotion to a black baby so that my target market can identify with my product.

    If I take that same product to Europe, then I should change that black baby to a white baby because my target market has changed.

    Now, why is this important? It is important because despite marketing to a nation full of Black Africans Unilever never bothered to change the baby on the bottle. Normally this would be a bad marketing move but since previous experience in Nigeria has taught Unilever that Nigerians don’t mind being relegated to second or third best, they know that not changing the model baby to better reflect the target market (Nigerians) in this case will not affect their sales.

    And they’re 100% right. Millions of Nigerians have been using Pears Baby Lotion for decades. Nobody has ever questioned ‘why doesn’t this baby look like my baby?’

    Nobody has ever demanded ‘ I want MY BABY on the bottle of this lotion, after all I buy it with my money!’

    And so Unilever can’t be bothered to care because they know Nigerians won’t do anything to them. We’re like a welcome mat to foreign companies with the words “TRAMPLE ME” written all over us.

  • Sugabelly July 31, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Wow, how original you are with your name.

    No, I REFUSE to mindless support Nigerian artists that promote people of other cultures and countries OVER Nigerians. I refuse.

    People like you are the yes-men and yes-women that got us into this mess in the first place. I do not hate white people, I just love being Nigerian. And just as I love being Nigerian, white people love being white.

    And because white people love being white and love other white people they ENSURE that they PUT THEMSELVES all over everything.

    White people make sure that there are other white people in films, in magazines, in television adverts, in comics, on the radio, in music videos, in catalogs, in every imaginable thing.

    There are already more than enough white people in the media in this world. If you think that I am “hating” because I demand that a Nigerian music video employ only Nigerians then you don’t think much. If you did you would realize that there aren’t even that many opportunities for Nigerians out there in the media and D’banj is allowing this girl to steal one from a Nigerian.

    Nigeria is half the size of the United States by population. That is a hell of a lot of Black people. Why must D’banj reflect a white/indian girl back to 140 million black people as a symbol of desirability? By putting that girl in the video they are forcing us to assume that they could not find a pretty enough or desirable enough or sexy enough Nigerian girl to fill that spot.

    It is either they could not find a Nigerian girl (which I do not believe for even a second what with the population of humans we have) OR they deliberately picked a white girl as a status symbol.

    Let’s not play games, there are lots of Nigerian men that see dating a white girl as a declaration of their ‘arrival’. There are lots of Nigerian men that class white women and in fact women of any of the lighter races over African women. Some of these men are educated and still cannot open their eyes, and some of these men are uneducated. Either way, it doesn’t matter.

    By having that girl in his video D’banj is giving validity to those men and their stupid classifications. In addition, D’banj, Dare, and other Nigerian artists that continually put white women in their videos are creating an image of white/foreign women as an aspirational status to be achieved by only the biggest of big boys in the minds of the young Nigerian men that are their fans. Simultaneously, they are telling young Nigerian girls and women that these women are better than themand that they, Nigerian women are not good enough, not beautiful enough, not desirable enough.

    We all absorb messages from the media that we consume. For some lucky people these messages have no effect but for many people, especially the very young, these messages can be a shaping force.

    If you tell a young child that they are no good and that they will never amount to anything in life enough times, they will believe it and it will affect their performance in life.

    These music videos are almost equivalent to doing just that. If Nigerian children, teenagers, and young people continue to see music videos, adverts, televisions shows, etc where white people or other foreigners are constantly glorified even though all the people that they see around them in their own lives are Nigerian they will internalize the idea that maybe white people really are superior, which is a lie.

    Nigerians need to see other Nigerians in their media all the time. There is a lot of unemployment in Nigeria. Nigerian artists like D’banj have no excuse for employing foreigners when the pay that girl received could have gone to a fellow Nigerian.

    People like you want me to shut up and mindlessly accept whatever these artists do because people like you think that I should be grateful for their mediocrity.

    Why should I be grateful for this video? Why should I support this video? That girl doesn’t look like me nor does she look like any Nigerian I know. Why should I participate in her glorification when I know she would never participate in mine?

    We need to stop being silly and face the reality that we Nigerians are being marginalized by OUR OWN media.

    Until the lion learns to tell its own stories, the tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.

  • Sugabelly July 31, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Here’s the Unilever Nigeria website by the way.

    As you can see, ALL the babies on ALL the products are white as snow.

    http://www.unilevernigeria.com/ourbrands/personalcare/Pears.asp

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but haven’t Nigerians been using Pears for at least twenty years???

    After twenty years they STILL couldn’t be bothered to change the baby.

    We did this to ourselves. We are STILL doing this to ourselves. And olodos like bittabelly up there want me to keep quiet and accept it.

  • FatherHadADonkey July 31, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Kpakpando tell them o!
    pple make me wonder on this site…we need to step up to what?step up to international crap?
    we keep saying the world is global blah blah blah..i guess it is only global from our own side cos i dont see any foreign act trying to be like us!Who said half naked girls in videos is international?Step up to ghetto international act abi! ish!!!!

  • Ola July 31, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I typed a long juicy reply to your previous diatribe, before the internet monster gobbled it up.

    You sound exactly like those people that say, “I’m not racist, but….” which implies RACIST.

    I suppose you are in America, full of bitter BLACK afro-centric people “very in touch with their roots” but have never been to Africa. Puh-lease. Do no bring your civil rights back-of-the-bus struggle to Nigeria. We are not struggling for our identity/rights.

    Last time I checked, Nigerians rule in Nigeria. It is Nigerians you see on the billboards, in the ads, in movies, heading conglomerates etcetera. Are the richest people in Nigeria white? Do white people run the majority of companies? What is your point? And by this white, white, white you keep shouting, which white people are you referring to? They come from far and wide you know

    You are one of those people that would employ someone who isn’t qualified for a job because he is from a certain tribe. Watch as your “countryman” runs it into the ground. Regarding Expatriates vs Nigerians, let the best person for the job get it. It’s not rocket science. Whether companies follow this principle is another matter.

    You actively go looking for discrimination. Doesn’t that show a bias already? What happened to all the people that are proudly representing Nigeria? You come here and use D’Banj and Darey as a crutch for a tired argument. Who is writing stories about Billy and Sally? WHO?

    I did not have to search too hard for Nigerian content when I was growing up… as you whine about seeing “white” people all your life on your TV. Were you forced to watch DSTV? I’m completely lost here. You are exhibiting that “us” against “them” mentality, or the “whites” have come to take over Nigeria….. are you kidding?!. Your mentality fuels violence. Find yourself a more relevant topic, like LIGHTING UP NIGERIA.

  • THE AMAKA July 31, 2009 at 10:16 am

    OLA, read the SugaBelly’s comment again. and just open your eyes. you cannot say that everything Sugabelly said was a lie because its 100% the truth.
    you need to relize white supremacy is what ruined africa and will continue to ruin africa until people like you and i be the change. just hush because Sugabelly made some very good points that no one can argue with.
    most of what Suga said is fact.

  • THE AMAKA July 31, 2009 at 10:23 am

    thanks for the website. im very disappointed. and you being in business sure does help to back up your argument. and you are 100% right. i dont see why people in nigeria allow people to push and shove all over there. most of the world looks at us like second class human beings. even in some african countries white people or europeans come to dump their trash or waste into these countries, and their GOVERNMENTS DONT CARE!!! can you believe this! africa has become a dumping ground for trash? we are now trash? why cant we go and dump our garbage over there, but they can dump it here. and the people just sit down and watch.
    i AM a human being and i REFUSE to see my people go down this way.
    Bittabelly is whats wrong with nigerians, she is in denial. she needs to WAKE UP. most people that say things like her must love being considered a second class citizen.

  • Ola July 31, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    No it is you that should open your eyes…. stop being a mindless automaton and learn to think for YOURSELF. White Supremacy ruined Africa abi? Since we gained our independence what does Nigeria have to show for it at nearly 50? Please get an education.

    Do not ever, in your life tell me to hush. If bigots have space to speak because there is freedom of speech – I will be accorded my own right to have my say. You really must be joking. No one can argue with Sugabelly? More like people have better things to do! People are killing their countrymen in the North and all you are concerned about is some stupid video???? Issues that transcend race are destroying Nigeria, least of all people like you.

  • iwearblue July 31, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    i tire oh!

  • THE AMAKA July 31, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    you dont understand what im saying by white supremacy ruining africa.
    i mean they came, took us into slavery, degraded us, made us look like second class human beings, did so much and yet people like you dont see anything wrong with when white people are continueously get glorified by nigerians.
    im not talking about the nigerian governement, but then again it ties in connection with this topic.
    who is supplying nigerians with weapons to kill each other? hmmmm….
    why when i see and hear that nigerians have built ALL these expensive houses for the oil workers from abroad it makes me sick. do nigerians get a new house and a flashy new car everytime they go to US or Europe to do business. why are we spending so much money on white people just to make them feel at home. if they dont like the country and it doesnt feel “homey” enough for them, then they can get the hell out!!
    i feel nigerians are still slaving for the white man without physically slaving for the white man.

  • Sugabelly July 31, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Commercial does not equal White.

  • FatherHadADonkey August 1, 2009 at 3:38 am

    i agree with SB on this one

  • KK August 3, 2009 at 5:33 am

    na only you?
    i tire pass you.
    even 9ice has joined the bandwagon of mediocrity.
    go and see the crap of a video they call Gongo Aso.
    swimming with mediocrity.

  • agwoturumbe August 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    @ Sugabelly, you claim to love your culture so much yet you are living in another man’s country…oh i forgot, America is free for all abi?

    I hereby do give up on this creature called Sugabelly!

  • THE AMAKA August 4, 2009 at 4:13 am

    agwoturumbe

    this doesnt have to do with what country a person is living in. suga is talking about the way a NIGERIAN is being represented in the media or the way nigerians are NOT being represented in the media.
    how many times do you see a black girl as the MAIN girl in a white person’s video? 1/100? 1/150?
    but everytime i turn on a nigerian or a hip hop video it seems that 50% of the time the girl is not black. and if she is she is either mixed or light.
    im telling you, nigerians dont have to SELL OUT on their own people to go mainstream. to be accpeted you are basically saying its okay for him to use other colors to get other races to be interested in his music. no artist should have to sell out to look good for someone else. nigerian girls should be good enough for the “commerical” market.
    white people make sure their people come FIRST in music videos, so why cant dbanj do the same?

  • Sugabelly August 5, 2009 at 4:59 am

    And did I tell you that I plan to live here? I’m in SCHOOL. Education is not a commodity you compromise on. If the best education is in America then you can be damn sure I will get it and use the knowledge I gain to help and contribute to my country.

    At least I’m better than people like you that would probably abscond once they get to America with no intention of ever returning to Nigeria.

    Don’t talk about what you don’t know. It is an exceedingly stupid idea to suggest that I should get an inferior education in the name of patriotism. How will that help me or Nigeria?

    If after education in Nigeria I am unable to access opportunities that will help me succeed to the point where I will be able to use my success not only for my benefit but to create jobs and opportunities for other Nigerians that are to the benefit of my fellow citizens then HOW am I helping my country?

    I do my country a service by getting the best education I can get in whatever corner of the world I can find it and RETURNING to Nigeria to contribute to the economy and impart the garnered knowledge, NOT by listening to people like you that make redundant statements in the name of calling someone out.

  • EGGONE August 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    so if you feel our educational system is inferior to theirs hence the the reason for you CHOOSING to get a western education; why then do you fault the muscicians who feel the need to use ‘white women’ or women from those parts that we consider better than ours? Do you see the correlation? that is the thinking you attribute to anyone who shows a preference for fairer skinned women.
    The truth is there is no satisfying sugabelly, if the woman was a light skinned black woman, she will complain. sugabelly will be satisfactied when these musicians feature only DARK skinned black women. You even cursed Beyonce because she used white women for her brand.
    YOU ARE RACIST. A BIGOT of the worst kind. BOKO HARAM has nothing on you.
    Why are you so filled with self hate? i bet you wish you were white or at least fair skinned and skinny….

    if i may ask, do you want to feature in these videos? i don’t understand how someone who claims she wants a decent education will be fighting over the colour of the girls in some insignificant music video. Have you nothing better to do with your life, your time, your person?
    i mean who are you to dictate who and what shade of colour should feature in their videos. You hypocrite who has blatantly done the same you accuse them of. Like you, Dare featured a white woman but is married to a Black woman. the fact that you hope to return to Nigeria with your foreign degree doesn’t change the fact that you felt it, (a nigerain degree)too inferior a degree to have in the first – I wonder what sort of subtle message it sends out to fellow Nigerians.

    My point being that just as you don’t feel responsible towards your fellow nigerians when choosing to study in America over Nigeria, that is the same way Dbanj has no obligation to you or fellow Nigerian women to choose a white woman over them; especially bigoted ones like you, who hate themselves so much that they blame everyone else for their self hatred.

  • EGGONE August 5, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    and sugabelly, if the americans thought like you, i doubt it very much if you will currently be benefiting their very ‘superior’ education.

  • Sugabelly August 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    @EGGONE: Don’t be silly. Nigerian women are not inferior to white women but Nigerian tertiary education is inferior to American education. I am a Nigerian and I will not deny it. When my parents were in school Nigerian education was amazing. It was some of the best education you could get out there.

    So, my dear, I did not “feel” that a Nigerian degree wasn’t as good as an American degree, today, that is just the case. Services, goods, products, can be better than one another, but PEOPLE are not. Especially not people when you divide them across racial lines.

    Your point is beyond invalid, it makes no sense. How am I “fulfilling a responsibility” to my fellow Nigerians by studying in Nigeria? And how am I not by studying in America?

    Maybe your idea of fulfilling my responsibility to my fellow Nigerians is by becoming a graduate that cannot string four words together to make a complete sentence because in your mind that is obviously THE BEST way to contribute to your country.

    And you know what? It’s not even about the degree. It’s not even about saying oh, the name of my university is American and not Nigerian. It’s not about that.

    It’s about the fact that there are NO BOOKS in the libraries of some Nigerian universities. It is about the fact that some Nigerian chemistry majors have never seen a test tube. It is about the fact that no matter how hard you study there is still a chance that your lecturer might fail you because you refused to sleep with him or because you refused to buy his overpriced handout. It is about the fact that you can’t just go to school and mind your own business without the fear that a cult member might pick you out to harass you.

    That is what it is about. And at the end of the day nobody cares where you went to school. What they want to know is whether you are qualified, whether you can do the work, and whether you can be the best at what you do, and increasingly, more and more Nigerian graduates from Nigerian universities are unable to fulfill these requirements.

    So yes, an American education is currently superior to a Nigerian education (tertiary only) and I owe it to myself and to my country to get the best education I can get.

    What have all those graduates that can’t spell their own names done for their fellow Nigerians lately? Probably nothing. What are some of the graduates that went to universities abroad and returned to Nigeria going to do for their fellow Nigerians?

    They are going to create jobs, set up companies, EMPLOY people. Give people a livelihood. Set up schools that will give people better education than they could access before and raise the standard of Nigerian tertiary education, they are going to spearhead programs that will help people. If you think that people go to school in America, in England, and wherever else they go to school just for the bragging rights then you’re highly unserious.

    Do you honestly think I go to school here because America is so amazing and I’m so in love with this country? Do you think I like living here? Do you think I like the food here? Do you think I like to wake up every morning to people that give me weird looks every time I speak Igbo on the phone in the elevator?

    Do you HONESTLY think that constant electricity and running water are such strong lures that they should make me so enamoured of life in America? For every benefit I enjoy here as I make my way through school there is a price to pay. Nobody knows this better than those who go to school here.

    People in Nigeria think students in America are on a cakewalk. They think all we do is swan about and go to parties and live it up and be glamourous. Nobody asks about what goes on behind the scenes. Nobody asks us if we actually like living here. If America was so great, why do thousands of Nigerian students scuttle back to Nigeria every summer, Christmas, and other holiday they can? Why don’t they stay here since America is oh-so-wonderful?

    Give it a rest okay? If you want to call me a racist because you think I’m crazy for wanting Nigerian representation in Nigerian media then that’s your business.

    And people that automatically sum up someone’s dissatisfaction with a service or product to ‘jealousy’ obviously don’t have the brainpower to think through to the motivations behind that dissatisfaction.

    In your mind, the only way I could possibly see something wrong with these music videos is because I secretly wanted to be a backup dancer and I wasn’t chosen and now I have dedicated my life to “hating” on Dbanj and Dare.

    Or wait! Even better yet! I wish I was white or fair and skinny.

    So I’ve been skinny all my life, now I’m fat. In a year I might be skinny again, what exactly is your point????

    What an intelligent conclusion you came to about that. How’d it work out for you?

    And Boko Haram has nothing on me? Ha! Comparing me to a murderous group of crazies with ill-advised religious motivation is a bit of a stretch don’t you think? Are you really that desperate to pin some sort of bigotry on me that you can’t sit still long enough to think of something that might actually make sense?

    Ooooh yeah, sure, Boko Haram and Sugabelly are one and the same because we all know Sugabelly goes around murdering people and bombing police stations!

    You just keep on.

  • EGGONE August 5, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    its funny how you feel all the students who have nigerian degrees are now educationally inept. i wonder how those whose parents can’t afford a foreign education feel, perhaps its the same way the black girls who don’t make the cut feel – not beautiful enough. We all have a choice abi? if your parents could not afford to educate you in america, you will do your best to survive in naija abi? so if dbanj can afford to feature oyibo in his video, why is it biting you/ suabelly abeg leave tory. you ought to be ashamed of yourself i swear – so upon all your american education, it is semi nude oyibo girls on some music video that you are blowing all this hot air for… last time i checked we live in a global world.
    if the american can permit you the benefit of their superior education, why can’t you permit dbanj the use of white women in his videos?

  • THE AMAKA August 7, 2009 at 7:26 am

    @ EGGONE
    people that dont see anything wrong with Dbanj’s video are somewhat lost. sometimes nigerians love looking at themselves as not good enough, second class human beings, and worthless.
    what is wrong with a nigerian representing nigerians?
    how often do you see nigerians/africans/blacks in a white person’s video? how often do black girls become the MAIN girl in a white person’s video?
    1/100 times? because i have NEVER seen that a day in my life.

    so it does make me upset when Dbanj and other african artist go fishing for white women to use when: 1 they dont even buy his music, 2 that job could have went to a nigerian girl, 3 where do white people stand in nigeria relative to the nigerian population?, and lastly, SINCE WHEN DID A GLOBAL WORLD MEAN WHITE PEOPLE?

    everytime i watch a hip hop video or a naija video it seems that 50% of the time the girl is not black/african. and if she is most of the time she is really light or mixed. someone that looks closer to white.

    white people always make sure that their people are everywhere you can think of.
    when do you see white people going and FISHING and looking for black women to put in their videos?
    until they show us love, why should we show them love.
    it doesnt make me a racist just because i feel naija girls need to be represented.

    and the education part, i agree with sugabelly.
    get the best education that you can get to then return home and use it to help your country and CREATE JOBS!
    i even watched the video called Cults on youtube about what goes on in most nigerian universities. why risk an education?
    she is right about the cults, unqualified teachers, professors advances toward female students.
    as of right now nigerian universities are inferior to the america.
    but those same students can return to nigeria, become university professors, doctors, dentist, business owners, teachers ect…
    and then maybe more people will leave school qualified and able to get a job. there will be more job opportunities. but until then, we need indirect help from the United States.
    but if you watch another video on youtube (i advice you do)-CNN on Nigeria’s brain gain.
    a lot of nigerians are now returning from the west to seek employment in nigeria, since the global financial crunch. this is actually helping Nigeria.

    but anyway, Nigerians need to be represented by their own people, period.
    because until whites celebrate us, why should we be celebrating them.
    its not just too long ago that they would have hung our asses from the nearest tree if they could.
    hiss!!!

  • Cici August 9, 2009 at 1:48 am

    It’s interesting how artists don’t even work hard on their craft anymore. They just put anything out there, just because that’s what is in. American artists show the girls and cars, even if it has nothing to do with the song, but they feel like it sells more.

    And now, Nigerian artists think it’s ok to emulate that. I got tired of listening to American artists, because all of them are so commercialised and look or sound the same. So, I started to listen to a lot of Nigerian /African artists, because it’s different and more cultural. Basically, it will be sad if Nigerians artists are trying to be like American artists. I just want them to stay true to who they are. Having girls or cars in your videos is not the problem, but at least let it relate to the song and not just throw bunch of girls in there.

    A video looking like an American video does not equal good. What happened to something like, “African Queen”, “Ifunaya”, and some of P-square, these are good videos that has African flavor, so it’s more appealing to me.

  • tomilola August 10, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    i totally agree with you,cici.this gbona feli feli video is a total waste of time and resources.what the f**k was that video supposed to mean?the entire mo hits crew should have a rethink on their videos.and should grt rid of the sesan guy

  • Haters will die soon August 16, 2009 at 3:30 am

    You people that are against this guy and his video are bastards and foolz.. The guy is making money and has all he is wanting you are there critisizing… I pity ona.. You better find something doing.. You like it or not.. This guy Suddenly and this video have been norminated….. If MTV and SMVA norminates this guy…. Who are you foolz

  • zibar August 26, 2009 at 1:02 am

    @haterzwill…..soon……chineke u have so much luv in u..go easy with the vitriol..now repeat after me..peace n luv,peace n luv……..

  • Lekan September 15, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Ah.. this video sucks .. the video has nothing to do with the song .. nothing is gbono in the video.. SESAN bad video .. pls where is D’JTee now ?

  • Amaechi May 7, 2010 at 8:59 am

    My Guy D’Banj Just keep Doing ya thing, “I dont know about U but am handsom”

    But guy, Abeg remember guy like up for ya kingdom, U can have any Kokolette u want
    But u better no near my own cos i like u no be for my woman

  • lagato February 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    guyz, i’ve nt seen d video bt sincerely, i think D-banj is going wack, his lines, lyrics ar so boring and incoherent in recent times thus i wont b surprised if d concept of d ‘Gbono fele video’ fails 2 match d song’s.

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