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Mr. Endowed Becomes ‘The Scapegoat’ – D’Banj Unleashes Follow-up Single



As a follow up to the great video for his song Mr. Endowed, D’banj has released another track titled Scapegoat. It’s definitely a fun listen, like most music churned from the Mo’hits factory. Once again, impressive work by Don Jazzy. We’re totally loving the Highlife feeling on the song. Of course, we see him bringing back his harmonica days on this one.

And according to exclusive word from D’banj himself, “Every true husband is a scapegoat” Food for thought no?


[audio:|titles=Bella Naija – D’BANJ – SCAPE GOAT]


  1. Ogo

    September 16, 2010 at 10:54 am

    First….Havent even listened to the song yet!!! let me see how annoying it would sound!!!lol

    • richard

      May 16, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      this i dey hear make sense hoooo

  2. Campus Heat

    September 16, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Nice One! Really Impressive Work..S/O TO BN!

  3. Ishi

    September 16, 2010 at 11:13 am

    We call it “forge forge.” He tried. d’banj has staying power. Go on bruv. Thanks to don jazzy.

  4. fokasibe

    September 16, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I do not like this…I will be your scape goat (honey), cos you came thru (for me) gave me breakthru baby oh why…no melody, very bland and totally disappointing for me really…this one does not stick for me!

  5. anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 11:25 am

    boring as well as “mr endowed’. totally meaningless; dont like it….pl try and do something different…reinvent yourself.

  6. y3uyeb

    September 16, 2010 at 11:56 am

    y ar dey alwayzz haters in dese bellanaija….

    • omogekofo

      September 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm

      @ i tire oh.
      people just jealous. mscwhessssssss

    • Geekgirl

      September 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      I dont get it o!!MUST PEOPLE LIKE THE SAME THING!WHY MUST THEY BE HATERS!Please go and broaden your vocabulary and look for another word. “Hater” has been over used.

      Dbanj set the bar high for himself so i can see where pple are coming from. I however, actually like the song and i know it will grow on me more sef….Love you Koko Master

  7. dj bacardi

    September 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement……….

  8. julliet

    September 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it

  9. Elle W

    September 16, 2010 at 1:27 pm


  10. stuntman

    September 16, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    haters go to hell, its don jazzy again!

  11. adenike

    September 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Are you sure Dbanj sang this?
    @y3uyeb;do you know the meaning of “haters” at all?

    • fokasibe

      September 16, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      I wouldn’t worry about that….haters is just a term people use when you don’t like what or who they like so not to worry!

  12. sola

    September 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. So cos she came thru for you, u wanna be her scapegoat?? Ode!! stewpid song!

  13. denz

    September 16, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    haters…. eat ur hearts out. This song iS TOO GBASKI… it’s the SHIT right there!

  14. seriously?!

    September 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    if u dont like it GTFO..

  15. justsaying

    September 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    song is uhmmmm….don’t get it! I don’t like it so now I’m a ‘hater’ and I should GTFO? Like seriously?!, you need to Get a life!

  16. Peperempe

    September 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I have had enough of these internet police people, always catching “haters” all the time! Nigerians never tell themselves the truth, so if the song is rubbish people cannot say so anymore?

    Please by all means leave your comment gushing about how you love the song, but leave others to their opinions! Rubbish!!!

  17. Truth

    September 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Omg, is it finally over …. OMG I am so sad

    • jennietobbie

      September 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      bwahahahahahah! Your comment is priceless 🙂

  18. Toooh Baddddd

    September 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Naaaaa………. not me, dis doesn’t make sense. If he was singing a holy song with this beating, they woulda made it. He sings about himself, his enemies and gals only, yet….. D Endowed’S Video n beating was d Boom, but d wordings of d song, naaaaaaaaaaaa. Banjo, Sit down n write about how u feel.. Imagine wakin up and findin out that u just lost somthin u have always had.. sing from d inside pls and not from the outside. @ dos that think we are hating… its not so, wen we hear something good, we always know

  19. NaijaMusiCritic

    September 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    First of all i just gotta say this is originality and creativity at its finest, the amount of trash talkers on this site is incredible,u guys are the same Nigerians that would complain if he was too westernized but d’banj is showing his versatility on the track and staying true to his roots,i really like the high-life rhythm of this track and i think from the two songs released i already know his album is gonna be a hit,this fella brought absolutely something different to naija music and 4 all d haters on here,u need a reality check cuz there’s pretty much nuttin he can do that will impress u,i guess that’s the fact of life..

    • Me

      September 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm

      Just because D’banj and his type of music works for you doesn’t mean it works for everyone. This is a public site where comments (both good and bad) are allowed to be made. Therefore, all those “trash talkers” (according to you) have as much right as you do to express their opinion on the subject matter (which is the song “The Scapegoat”). With that being said, music is music, “westernized” or not. Why on earth should we have to conform to labels for an art that has no boundaries? So if a Nigerian were to sing a song that tapped from the roots of the Western world should we hate the song because it is too “western” and thus not original (deducing from your comment)? Or should we focus on the quality, originality and creativity of his/her work of art? So with all due respect to you NaijaMusiCritic, I would say you should broaden your horizon and learn to first of all appreciate and then identify a good piece of work regardless of its influence be it Western, African, European or Caribbean.
      I respect D’Banj and his ability to be as creative as he has been through out his career. However, this song does not do it for me.

  20. NaijaMusiCritic

    September 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    If possible also,can people just state why they hate summin instead of just saying they hate a track,that’s pretty much doing nutting for the producers(i believe most of u have heard about constructive criticism)if u don’t have any tangible reason as to why u think the song is rubbish,then u might need to consider shutting up…. Seriously,how many of u people r qualified to rip into a song like this,i think its setting boundaries instead of all that westernized jargon’s streaming into most peoples houses in Nigeria.

  21. Ms. Jayee

    September 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    me likey! haters go and hug transformer!!!!

  22. necici

    September 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    so people are ‘hating’ because they say they don’t like the song….oh PLEASE….must everyone like the song? pls shut up!

  23. Dupe

    September 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    abi oh necici

  24. Folusho

    September 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Dbanj is just RAZZZZZ!!! But he’s razz in an entertaining way… looking forward to hearing the song 🙂

  25. lowlah

    September 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    this one that there are haters police everywhere my opinion of this song mite get me locked up but i must say just like endowed….you know what lemme advice instead… yes don jazzy mite know how to make nice beats but you cannot just sing anything you want and think its alright… but yet again when the non haters keep liking the song y wont he keep recording nonsense….hiss…and if u say im hating i will sound you….

  26. Pam

    September 16, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    its just there. Dbanj usually hits hard. His songs are not “growers” they grab you right away. Bothe singles from this album are just not up to his standards. Its ok but Dbanj is past the stage of putting out ok stuff.

  27. eMJOY Mayowa

    September 16, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’d like to dis for the lovers and the haters: The song is really ENTERTAINING -dats d word. Its entertaining because Dbanj personally is entertaining. It MAY not be the most intelligently presented lyrics or meaning we’ve heard probably but ….-the sound- flies. btw great production skills of Don Jazzy- the guy’s got varied styles in his sleeves.
    have JOY

  28. Jlo

    September 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    after mr endowed, then scapegoat,, i think the next one shd be called MUMU!

    • Ayana

      September 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm


    • shade

      September 17, 2010 at 12:40 am

      Haha…On a downward trajectory. I pray not…

  29. lolly

    September 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    TO THE HATERS>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Geekgirl

      September 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm

      WHats with the high school insult!!SMH!

  30. Lionel

    September 16, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Don Jazzy’s doing a gr8 job- his beats are truly unique. But his prodigy- D’Banj, has to work on his lyrics; he doesn’t have to sing incoherent meaningless, “messageless” words to fill in the beats from his producer. He has to diversify less and concentrate more on his music. P-SQUARE remains the best over-all package in the Nigerian Music Industry. D’Banj should try and catch up!

    • shade

      September 17, 2010 at 12:38 am

      So on point! I think that’s the issue with D-Banj’s music nowadays. It just seems like he’s stringing together random meaningless sentences that do not add up. No doubt, D’Banj is talented, but an artist of his caliber should not be solely content with his songs “growing” on listeners. He needs to dig deep into that creative mind of his and give it his all. Like Tooooh Badddd said, “Sit down and write about how you feel.. Sing from the inside please and not from the outside”.

  31. prisca

    September 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Hahahahhhhaaaa !!!!!! koko master is already making people scape goats. I swear many people will be scape goats to this sound. My friend have just placed order for her spinster’s eve party invitation card which she called ‘scape goat nite’ ….. lol wao !!!! D’banj rocks and its DONJAZZY again !!!!!

    • shade

      September 17, 2010 at 12:29 am

      That’s hilarious!!!!! “scape-goat night”…nice one

  32. Jade

    September 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    i love the rhythm its okay, keep on going Dbanj

  33. Maijidda

    September 16, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    As with so many of Dbanj’s songs, i think this will most likely grow on me too.

  34. Henry

    September 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I pray make waves like the the entertainer album did! All the best man.

  35. Damola

    September 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I will be your scapegoat honey.. rally cool..sounds like highlife..dbanj listens to a lot of older musicians.. that’s why he gets it right!

  36. Molicious

    September 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Lmao @ the comments, this why I love Bella Naija, they get people all fired up.
    Umm, yea, D’banj, I love him and all but the last two songs haven’t done it for me. Although this one is way better than Mr Endowed (rolling eyes); like the beat and the melody, the lyrics are not exactly all that but it’s very D’banj, he made them his own so he gets points for that I suppose, all in all, it’s an okay tune

    P.S.: totally random rant but why do artists like to announce themselves on every single track, I mean, these will eventually all go into one album and then every track will start with “am d’banj” or “wande coal” or “jason derulo” what the hell is that about, and is that a recent thing or am I just starting to notice it, anyway, me is done.

  37. anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    boring, but would still sting the market.

  38. ERNEST

    September 17, 2010 at 12:03 am

    D’Banj- this is not good enough. P-SQUARE still way ahead of you. Your lyrics are too poor. Thank God for the beats/melody Don Jazzy gives your music. More credit to Don Baba J. Ciao.

  39. Tyrone

    September 17, 2010 at 12:20 am

    This guy is quite conceited. Must you sing about yourself all the time? After hearing Mr. Endowed (Good sound, vain lyrics, poor video), which is the lousiest song I have heard this year, I felt so bored of this guy’s works and sort of decided not to listen to more of his works TILL FURTHER NOTICE. He should better watch it cos he’s going down the pecking order rather too fast: 2face, P2, 9ce, Naeto, Banky… Just watch it and watch out, Mr. D’Banj!!!

    • Omada

      September 18, 2010 at 1:46 am

      I completely agree with you. am so tired of his meaningless songs. it’s not just enough to have a good beat and put half naked girls in a video. abeg, D’banj get a song writer, you certainly can afford it. every song mustn’t be about you or your package or bedroom skills… u’re getting boring abeg…

  40. love dbanj

    September 17, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Haters get ready to dance to this song o! jor oooo

  41. bigjunior

    September 17, 2010 at 1:22 am

    nice work d bang, what on earth is naija music without Mo’hit? all those haters in the building u shuld learn to love bad thins…expect more gud stuff 4rm d koko master himself.

  42. D.O.T.M.H.

    September 17, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Me, I like it

  43. laremmy

    September 17, 2010 at 2:15 am

    well this is good and if you think the lyrics do not meet standards….well we all know dbanj is not a wonderful lyricist but a better entertainer and thats good enough…..this is just his style

  44. I like it...

    September 17, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I like it…the chorus especially..can imagine a couple dancing in to their wedding reception with the chorus and the end…not bad D’Banj..

  45. t-girl

    September 17, 2010 at 8:10 am

    not really interesting

  46. chinedu

    September 17, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Scapegoat? Just there… YYYAAAWWWNNN!!!!!
    @I like it: this should go for a wedding at all. No spouse wants to be a scapegoat, mind u. D’Banj, well done, though. But come up with better thns.

  47. chinedu

    September 17, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Scapegoat? Just there… YYYAAAWWWNNN!!!!!
    @I like it: this should NOT go for a wedding at all. No spouse wants to be a scapegoat, mind u. D’Banj, well done, though. But come up with better thns. I am getting bored… just re-invent yourself, ok.

  48. Ngozi

    September 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Anyway sha, as a certified “Mamalet”, I loves it!! lol!!….Abeg lets stop taking ourselves too seriously ojare!!

  49. I like it...

    September 17, 2010 at 11:38 am

    @Chinedu…Scapegoat in this song should not be defined literally…most definitely coming to a wedding near you soon..remember my comment when u see it happen 😛

  50. kemog

    September 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

    @NaijaMusiCritic pls tell them o,this same people will be the ones to buy d album when it comes out. How can you listen 2 a song like thrice and say its rubbish, you have to let it grow on u…..As for me,luv d highlife feel esp d end part. Can’t wait to see d video. D’banj and Don Jazzy……E seeeeeee

  51. Ms. Jayee

    September 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Please let’s get some things straight here. So you don’t like the song and because of that you are labeled “hater” and that of cos you still don’t like . Well to be honest, i believe the lyrics are not it..infact terrible, but if you are just lovin’ the song because of the beat and rhythm(just like moi) it’s no crime! but if you feel it’s whack at least be smart enough to analyze it! In the meantime..(singing) YOU will be MY la la la!!!!
    P.S. Not an appropriate wedding song!

  52. gbeborun

    September 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I loveeeeeeeeeee it, great song,gonna play it all weekend, come on people even if dbanj doesn’t float your boat ,i mean we are used to him telling us the koko and how endowed he is but this is the real koko,AWESOME. well done MR ENDOWED.

  53. bcgeorge

    September 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    dbanj is just dbanj…it MIGHT not gt any berra musically for him, gez dats y he labelled himself the entertainer……..r u not entertained?…ehn…r u not entertained?……lol…ScapegoAt….GbaGaun!!!..btw shout to sinzu…simply put, wihtout Don jazzy…he’s jst a more annoyin(polished tho) version of Terry G…call me hater..i care less…..echo it loud..GbaGaun!!!!

  54. Blackcofee

    September 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    This song is meaningless, and dbanj is wack as ever>

  55. Kevin Obosi

    September 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Dapo PLS take a break…..taker a breather for now, you seem to be putting yourself under a lot of pressure.

    • Omada

      September 18, 2010 at 2:14 am

      lol… quite true. it seems that way to me too…

  56. liddle miss cici bad

    September 18, 2010 at 2:58 am

    this 1 no follow sorry koko master

  57. jbaby

    September 18, 2010 at 3:48 am

    bros D u too MUCH

  58. ebongtony

    September 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    guys, Dbanj is creative and consistent. His music grows on u. Just give ur comment; forget about people who dont like the song.

  59. biodun bello

    September 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    make them talk,na them get there month,dbanj you and the one are too much abeg,hit the world love u dbanj,my best…………

  60. tt

    September 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Loool the comments are classic. But seriously, free us abeg, is it by force to like the song ahan, look at how people are being attacked for disliking the song. Plus if u haf to wait for a song to grow on you then ur forcing urself to enjoy the song.

    The thing is, after he has come up with songs like tongolo, why me, fall in love, Igwe, GBONO FELI FELI…………kimon what is this. It lacks that certain umph we expect from the Kokomaster. But Don Jazzy confirmed himself!

  61. Me4reall

    September 18, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    The mohits family have been able to develop a brand around their flagship artiste D’banj and as the arrow head of this brand, D’banj have cultivated a loyal followership that have not been disappointed so far with his works. All genuine lovers of D’banj music are likely to be happy with this track ‘Scape Goat’ and I can bet with you that very soon even some die hard D’banj critics will start addressing themselves as glorified Scape Goats to show how infectious the D’banj phenomenum is, This is just another vintage D’banj hit and a statement that Donjazzy is a good beat creator and hit maker in his own right any day. Congrats to Mohits records and God bless. Its Donjazzy again !!!!!

  62. lionking

    September 19, 2010 at 1:36 am

    P-Square > D’Banj; Square Records > Mo Hits. FULLSTOP!

  63. seyi

    September 19, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Honestly, I feel P-SQUARE are still the best. Perhaps except for 2Face, they remain the most recognizable CONTEMPORARY artiste(s) of Nigerian descent within the continent and indeed globally. My brother, D’Banj is good too, though.. but I really do think he can do better than this, otherwise he’ll continue playing 2nd fiddle to these twins. One Love Naija Artistes!

  64. darrell

    September 19, 2010 at 10:19 am

    P-SQUARE FOR MOBO AWARDS 2010! O Boy, I don lose count of the no. of INTERNATIONAL awards wey these guys don grab- Channel O MVA 2007; Channel O MVA 2008; MTV Base MA 2008; MTV Base MA 2009;…, etc., KORA 2010- AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR!!! O BOY- E NO EASY!!!

  65. classy

    September 19, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I luv d song jor…haterzzz free d fine boy abegi.if u dnt lik d song,go and sing ur own.daz his own way of having fun,didn’t sing it for u to lik it or hate it..

  66. scape GOAT

    September 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I really love d’banj works. Even if he didn’t say a word in a track, I’m ready to buy it cos I know I’m gonna be entertained. Haters you heard this track first before we (real d’banj fans) heard it. Y’all love the guy’s song you just dunno how to let it out. I heard this track and I was ENTERTAINED, were you not? Then pay him his money. It’s not all about the lyrics but about the entertainment. This is a entertainment industry and not LYRICTAMENT industry

  67. scape GOAT

    September 19, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I really love d’banj works. Even if he didn’t say a word in a track, I’m ready to buy it cos I know I’m gonna be entertained. Haters you heard this track first before we (real d’banj fans) heard it. Y’all love the guy’s song you just dunno how to let it out. I heard this track and I was ENTERTAINED, were you not? Then pay him his money. It’s not all about the lyrics but about the entertainment. This is a entertainment industry and not LYRICTAMENT industryI really love d’banj works. Even if he didn’t say a word in a track, I’m ready to buy it cos I know I’m gonna be entertained. Haters you heard this track first before we (real d’banj fans) heard it. Y’all love the guy’s song you just dunno how to let it out. I heard this track and I was ENTERTAINED, were you not? Then pay him his money. It’s not all about d lyrics but about the entertainment. This is an entertainment industry and not LYRICTAMENT industry

  68. yettyprettyface

    September 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    i loveee dis song oooo, could be used for a wedding entrance

  69. Miss Ugly

    September 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I really hated Mr. Endowed, i thought d’banj had over-killed his rave about his stale package but Don Jazzy really saves him with groovy beats. Funny enough I’m actually feeling this one… or maybe it’s just the beat again because I swear i didn’t hear a word he said listening to it for the first time…lol

  70. edwino

    September 20, 2010 at 1:09 am

    P-SQUARE FOR LIFE!!! D’Banj u try shaa, but e remain. u b scapegoat?

  71. lekan Scapegoat

    September 20, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I gotta admit it, i didn’t like the sound at first, but 2 days now, i can’t stop listening to the song, totally set to rock d highlife beat. This is a different style from the Koko-master and u know now, it’s Don Jazzy again.

  72. Damyst

    September 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Why are we Africans so destructive in what we do and what we say. One American big star comes out with a song preaching violence and destruction, we are totally in love with it. A talented Nigerian comes out with a song, we rather look for what is wrong with the song and not how interesting it is. With this attitude, the westerners will always be ahead of us. The haters in the house should take their time and listen to the lyrics of the song. The lyrics make sense, the beats superb. Though the word scape goat isn’t good enough for the song. Haters can get up their lazy asses and do better if they can. I am naija, proud to be one, and i always rep. all our guys doing great out there.

  73. mandhip

    September 25, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Haters are entitle to their opinion of this song, they are simply being intimidated by the staying power and the consistent hit of Dbanj. Beyond any contradition this song is another mega hit from the koko master. big up to don jazzy on the beat. He will always cook the beat to make you feel the HIT !!!

  74. Lagbook

    September 29, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    D’banj has always shown his potentials from the very first start…He is a blessing to African music and culture…Keep it up Koko master!!!

  75. dude

    October 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    wow! y’all go in! the song rocks my socks…but to each his own

  76. enchanted0007

    October 30, 2010 at 1:22 am

    one man food is another man’s poison……… The reason i like D’banj is his ability to make sometime out of rubbish….. he lyrics may not be all that but it is interesting and usually make me smile……. so i can safely say that the reason many people hate him is the reason i like him……… i don’t know about others but i love the song and will definately buy the album when it comes out………… Keep on rocking D’banj if others don’t buy i will buy………………..

  77. enchanted0007

    October 30, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Nigerians, there is no pleasing you. how many songs of this modern times actually do make sense. it is the age of rubbish so go with the feel and do not complain. if you can’t take it, please sing your own song so we will see if you can do better.

  78. enchanted0007

    October 30, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Most of the people running their mouth cannot even carry out a good tune not to talk of singing a good song. If you cannot do better then plaese shut the hell up………….

  79. enchanted0007

    October 30, 2010 at 1:38 am

    i love the song……….. if you don’t like it and think it is rubbish, please sing a better one…………………….. can wait for the main album to come out………. definately loving the song

  80. Ngozi

    November 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    one thing about critics is dey keep criticising,but the star keeps shining…..keep it up dbanj,God bless ure hardwork…..its not easy!!!

  81. Walkonby

    February 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    This jam is hoooooooot in Kampala – we love you Coco Master 🙂 come visit some time this year

  82. chinaemerem

    May 1, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Ah i m d banj and u knw naw
    o o i lov dis song too much scapegoat .chrup and clean mouth, if u need som1 to blame u can put da blame on me. D banj u hav kil so many girl wit dis song

  83. Nkem

    May 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Geez…i love this song…i have it on replay…dang!

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