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What Next…G650? D’banj adds the Aston Martin Vantage to his fleet | Jim Iyke shows off his muscles & 2 New Cars!

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Dear up-and-coming star,

Congrats on your breakout hit and endorsements.
We know that you have seen recent photos of D’banj with his 2011 Aston Martin Vantage which reportedly cost over $200,000 and photos of Nigerian actor Jim Iyke showing off his muscles and his exotic cars.

This may tempt you to run to the nearest GTBank and withdraw all the funds you received from performing on the XYZ company’s tour and the pre-payment for your performance at their annual Christmas concert then run to the Coscharis to order the brand new Range Rover Evoque to ensure that you are the first star to “cop” one.

After all, once you place the photo as your BB profile pic, someone will leak it to the blogs and we will all know you are a bad guyz.

Sounds like a plan?

It’s a risky move though because you don’t know if your new track is going to be a hit and you may spend the next few months squatting in your girlfriend’s flat and everything goes downhill from there.

On second thought, maybe you should just got for it so we have something interesting to add to BN Bytes 🙂

On a serious note though, D’banj and Jim Iyke can do this because they both have solid investments in real estate, business and thriving careers.

Let’s keep working hard and focus on our priorities! Our time will come.

Dban'j with his Aston Martin Vantage

Jim Iyke - Muscles + Cars

Jim Iyke with his new rides - Plymouth Prowler & Camaro SS

99 Comments

  1. NG MAAMA

    October 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Really???? Congrats to them oo

  2. hauwa b.

    October 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    <3 the Plymouth #musclecarfan

  3. @ms_clare_areh

    October 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmm, thats all i can say for now. will be BACK!!!

  4. Nneka Peters

    October 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    jimmy boy local somebody hahahahaha!

    • partyrider

      October 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      oh well..i guess the “local somebody” has the cars you can only see in your dream :p

    • nabila

      October 31, 2011 at 3:58 pm

      lol..nice one..bwahahahahahaha

    • Yves

      October 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      Whatever! I’m with Nneka on this one. Money can’t buy class.
      He’s probably worked hard and can afford to splurge on cars. Good for him.
      Doesn’t change the fact that flaunting it on twitter reeks of self esteem issues. Distasteful!

    • enny

      November 14, 2011 at 5:26 am

      i totally agree with u

  5. fokasibe

    October 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Okay!

  6. itk

    October 31, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Nice one!! Congrats D’banj and Jim Iyke. Don’t forget to help repair the roads too 🙂 not that it concerns you – . Also $200k is the manufacturer suggested retail price – the car looks used and the model is in the range of 58-100k Used . Not that it matters to me jus saying – #One

    • teeno

      October 31, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      lol @help repair the roads….seriosly, nice cars on bad roads not a gud idea…trekking on bad roads is even worse…lol…

    • Nkechi

      October 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      LMAOOOOOOO @ REPAIR road

    • Bajo

      November 2, 2011 at 3:17 am

      Itk you are right on the cost of the car, both guys have done well buying cars of this class.
      The Aston Martin isn’t a 2011 model, journalists should be precise in their reports o! The chevy camro is a 2011 one. The plymouth I would say could come free bcos, it’s a dead car you would for sure want to get rid off “ask Ali baba”
      As per roads, roads are actually fair enough in my area and also prime area these bros stay.

  7. Tiki

    October 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I gotta admit, when i saw de caption i said to myslef ‘what, BN is an online tabloid now?’ but when I read the article which came with it, I like the spin it put on things…so yeah, I’ma say Congrats D’banj and Jim…hard work pays!

  8. Emmanuel k.

    October 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    First to comment, these guys are turning Americans. US bucks at work. Congratulations boo……………

  9. partyrider

    October 31, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    what shall it profit a man if he spends so much on a car,and he cant enjoy it on the bad roads..and no i’m not hating,they work hard so they deserve to spoil themselves..
    just saying that building of naija is a joint effort, if only they tarred only one street each full of potholes….#okbye

    • Fiona

      October 31, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      I couldn’t have said it better myself

    • partyrider

      October 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      ..again: i cant knock their hustle,they both work hard and have come a long way.so congrats guys

    • Whal

      October 31, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Dude are you serious?!!!!! When did it become a celebs duty to repair roads? Where is the Lagos State government? How can Nigerians be this ignorant?????!!!!!

    • anonymous

      November 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      @Whal..that was a joke, don’t u have sense of humour? haaaa

  10. Edson

    October 31, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Congrats 2u both- Jim and D’Banj. Our time shall come.

  11. partyrider

    October 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    nice cars

  12. Say the truth

    October 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Jim Iyke has a penchant for buying rubbish cars. D’banj congrats on that beautiful car.

    • Whal

      October 31, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Camaro SS a rubbish car? Until you show your own, your ignorance needs to be “IGNORED”. I can’t believe poor people like you still have the mouth to speak.

    • Modella

      November 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      @Whal >>>bwuhahahahahhah!!!!!!!!!!!! i can’t stop laffing. You’re so on point mayne

  13. cathy

    October 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    lolz BN, our time truly and surely will come

  14. vina

    October 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    So Cool

  15. k0a006

    October 31, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    foolish boys! Give something back to the society at least!!!

    • Purpleicious Babe

      October 31, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      loooool…[email protected] foolish boys…

      I agree ohhh help the needy….

    • MISSY

      November 1, 2011 at 1:00 am

      ERM abeg you guys should hold it there! bikonu im all for giving back to the society but they are not obliged to do so! geez its their money and they can decide to spend it however they choose to! btw what is ur govt doing to help the needy or rather what are you doing to help the needy? you have the leverage to spend ur money however you choose to and they don’t? pls be real 😛

    • Sassy

      November 1, 2011 at 5:05 am

      @ Missy true they have the right to spend the money has they deem fit, but what joy does it give them if they cannot make the larger society better? ‘Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country’. It is not government all the time, education is empowerment! Between these two they can make meaningful impact in educating at least 50 kids (make that a ripple snowball effect) and see how the larger society benefits. These so called celebrities should also learn some form of leadership and giving back!!!

  16. fairangel

    October 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Congrats to Jim iyke and Dbanj!

  17. Lue

    October 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  18. Odior

    October 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    no comments

  19. Ginika

    October 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    okay, so someone took the time out to climb on top of tree and take Jimmy’s picture?!

    This is random but I read the caption as Jim Iyke – (minus) muscles + cars….hehehehe

    • partyrider

      October 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Lol @ climbing tree..its probably from the balcony 🙂

    • Ginika

      November 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Nope, Nope, Nope… after ‘kurrrrfully’ examining the pic, there are no balconies and this looks like town houses, hence similar designs. So na tree the persin climb.
      LOL:)

  20. sett

    October 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    i can just envision how pretty the ASton Martin Vantage will look crusiing thru the potholes in VI and floods in Lekki. hahhahahahha.

  21. @ms_clare_areh

    October 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Mehnnnnn HATERS!!! Na wa oh!!! Dbanj n Jim congrats jare

  22. Atokz

    October 31, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Errrm… they are not your government, neither have they claimed to run charities. Errm, keep your suggestions as to what a man should do with money he earned from the sweat of his brow to yourself.

    Pay your taxes, elect people who will stop robbing you blind, do your bit to make your country better and get off your high horses cos someone chooses to spend HIS own money as he pleases!

    Thainzzz

    • mac

      October 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      GOD BLESS YOU!

    • Comfort

      October 31, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      Wat is killing Nigerians is jealousy. Imagine Nneka sayng Jim Iyke is local, he is a nigerian like u but u cn neva appreciate dat. The money he used in buying those is his sweat, he didn’t stil it. Assume he stole it nigerians would av said a lot of thngs. Dbanj and Jim Iyke, u guys try, i gbadu una swag

  23. chinny

    October 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    @ Atokz- well-said!!!!!

  24. @ms_clare_areh

    October 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    @ ATOKZ thank you very very much.

  25. diamond

    October 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Bellanaija, you could not have said it any better. Thank you.

  26. us

    October 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    hissees, and dis is news?? artsiste’s send you interesting posts u dont it up. i see u guys ave started taking money like NJO. rubbish

    • Tokzie

      October 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      Why are you so bitter? “interesting” is a subjective word. It’s their prerogative to put up whatever they deem appropriate for their site.

      Tsk Tsk… Reduce the consumption of that vitriolic ‘jeeweez’ abeg!

      Thainz

  27. dela

    October 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Good for them oo

  28. kiki23

    October 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I really dont see why they should suddenly be laden with the repair of bad roads…why dont u save ur money and tar ur streets!!! Do u ask all the foreign stars to repair their roads each time they get a luxurious ride? do u know what other ways they give back to society Pls! Congrats to Jimmy n Dbanj…we will indeed get there.

  29. laremmy

    October 31, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    This is so hilarious…..so peopke cannot buy wot they please because some others are unfortunate*hiss

  30. trish

    October 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    @kiki tank YOU! Dey shuld save dier moni nd tar dier strt! Lol!!

  31. Busayo Olupona

    October 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I think the reference to road repair actually makes sense. Sure stars in other countries are not being asked to tar their streets. But I have to say taking an Asto-martin down one of these horrendous lagos roads is idiocy, its terrible for the car and its unfortunately that Nigerians have continued to live with these road conditions for as long as i can remember at great cost.

  32. bimbim

    October 31, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    poverty striken people;pls y’all should get a life….y dnt u use ur good for nothing salary to fill d potholes infront of ur house instead of spending it on urself?hate not,so that God can bless u too.congrats guys!i will b greater than u guys someday.

  33. Kay

    October 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    How much are they worth, even Mikel Obi don’t own one….200k? You got to be kidding. How’re you gonna drive a car like that on a rickety road, those car are built for speed?

    • Bamboo

      November 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      I understand DBANJ, but where and how did JIM IYKE get the money from??? How much are Nollywood actors paid??? I am not an an enemy of progress but I hope for their own good these guys are are not into something dodgy like, fraud, blood money, science, drugs… Naija young men these days are so so so desperate for flashy things. Or maybe the cars were rented!

  34. lily

    October 31, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    ok…enuf rubbish comments.first of [email protected], jim iyke is not a local boy, d boy has been living large so dnt hate d player.secondly….if u no get beta tin 2 talk…no come here dey tell celebs 2 repair road wen national budget always covers it and yet una no see d politicians 2 [email protected] the truth…no dey beef persons preference…d car jimmy buys no b ur business na his money….lastly wat is dis nonsense about vanity…dat dey spend money on luxury doesnt make u any beta than they are…u jst hating and wishn u had what they have…
    jst appreciate dat pple r actually making it in naija and move on

    • feran

      November 1, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Jim Iyke is a local boy joor……but that aint going to change the fact that he seems to have done well for himself.

    • Rook

      November 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      Jim Iyke is a real local boy that used to deny his mum even while in UniJos…

  35. Mimi

    October 31, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Nigerians LOVE Materials than anything else in the world – The most materialistic group of people i have eever known. Love God more and maybe yall might find peace in your land

  36. Miriam

    October 31, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Congrats to you both,pls give/help the poor n orphans…they will really appreciate n bless you guys more..you guys deserve the best

  37. mimi

    October 31, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    plz is dis supposed 2 b a BN news..smh nt hating just saying…its no news..we can gt dis info frm anywere..just passing joor

  38. Ronnie

    October 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    U guyz are missing the point of this article! This seems like an indirect “dig” at a chocboy (iceP) who just bought a range rover! LOL.I hail o bella naija. Love it

    • BellaNaija.com

      November 1, 2011 at 11:46 am

      Hi Ronnie, this is definitely not a dig at Ice Prince. Ice Prince is a successful artist with several hit singles and a hit album, he can certainly afford a Range Rover and deserves to splurge after all the hard work he has put into his craft and career.

      The article was just a tongue-in-cheek piece to encourage our BN fam not to be discouraged or swayed by societal pressure and keep striving.

  39. Purpleicious Babe

    October 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

  40. bukioni

    October 31, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    flexing, flexing #all is flexing

  41. winch

    October 31, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    But why are jim iykes legs so skinny!jeez!

  42. B1

    October 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Congrats DBanj n Jim Iyke. Lets alway wish others what we wish 4 ourselves. In my opinion, I feel these guys have worked hard n they deserve to reap the benefits of their years of hardwork. They’ve made themselves more competitive by reinventing and positioning themselves as enterpreneurs n businessmen. Whatever they choose to do with their money is their choice, at least they didnt ask anyone to contribute to purchase the cars. Lets learn to appreciate our own. These r young men that r doing us proud. No matter what anyone writes here it would not change d fact that they own these cars. C’mon ASTIN MARTIN. R u kidding me? How many have u seen in Lagos or Nigeria?

  43. Chi

    November 1, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Lol uncle jim is always feeling like a fine boy….lololoolol please someone advise him

  44. iTawa

    November 1, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Dis is def not newsworthy (Yahoo! OMG kinda news…bleh)…but I guess it’s congrats to both guys!

  45. fifi

    November 1, 2011 at 5:55 am

    A big congrats 2 dem,cuz my bible teaches me 2 celebrate the achievements of [email protected] whal,you don’t call someone poor…its sad people still use that word.if you angry dere are more subtle expression 2 use..now 2 their buy,if dey really love cars..as dey say&got good fore knowledge even watch moto gp..dey wnt do dis buy.so 2me,dey just wanted 2 spend&its just ok! As a fashion rule nywaz u don’t buy wat you can’t see urself using soon or regularly,so pls wat is dis? All the best D&J,God go make una bigga oooooo

  46. Chuchusweets

    November 1, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Errmmm D’ Banj does this fleet of CARS include the dustied G Wagon at the back, meeennn i could make good use of the whip oh…..(chuckles*) congrats guys, When you work hard the reward is always sweet. IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT THEN BUY IT…ENJOY*

  47. Aston

    November 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

    i dint know you guys cld be this bitter!!! na wa ooh! pls log out of here and get ur our aston martin, stop hating on someone who has worked so hard for his.

  48. Ijay

    November 1, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Pplez,Let’s learn to be happy for others’ achievements & God will bless us the more.Congrats to D’banj & Jimmy.

  49. Iphie

    November 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Work hard and play real hard! Dudes please enjoy your money!

  50. Princess zee

    November 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

    someone should pls tell jim iyke to go n get married…

  51. Mi Carino

    November 1, 2011 at 9:48 am

    beautiful cars jim iyke, my jaws are still on the ground.

  52. shola

    November 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Where dem dey see money? jim iyke especially…….. nawa oooooo

    • Bamboo

      November 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      Good question Shola! I understand DBANJ, but where and how did JIM IYKE get the money from??? How much are Nollywood actors paid??? I am not an an enemy of progress but I hope for their own good these guys are are not into something dodgy like, fraud, blood money, science, drugs… Naija young men these days are so so so desperate for flashy things. Or maybe the cars were rented!

  53. niyi

    November 1, 2011 at 11:32 am

    beef, beef, beef ! na wao nigerians and beef , dbanj and jim well done o jare more blessing , no mind dem na beef .

  54. MumyZee

    November 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    hahahaha Muscles + Cars..lwkmd…

  55. PD

    November 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    see peeps taking agbo jedi for oda peeps headache!!!! laff wan kee mii 4 here!!!

  56. Imo val

    November 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Good cars fine! fine house fine! good careers excellent. one good thing is missing, they should all be married with fine fine kids by now. SHIKINA!

  57. Bayode

    November 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Cheap and low esteem… guys wake up!

    • Bajo

      November 2, 2011 at 3:20 am

      Sorry, which do you own, hater!

  58. Tamuno

    November 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    @feran and @rook: u both are haters and I dislike u for that. @rook: i doubt u r learned cos u dnt express urself like 1. Jimmy and D’Banj kp doin it. Wish u both greater succeesses.

  59. Praap

    November 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I really hope they bought Service Maintenance plans along with those cars….becos if that Aston cough na plenty money be that. Congratz to them anyways. BN make we see Ice P Range nah..

  60. FoluShaw

    November 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

    BN! CamEro tho!!!? Come on naa!

  61. Emmanuel k.

    November 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    If it is true that these guys have solid investment in real estates in Nigeria, we need to congratulate them, they have already contributed to the nations development, they don’t have to build roads before they have their dreams……..

  62. PD

    November 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    abeg emmanuel go back to slp……national development?????u for try village or local govt. na!!!!

  63. Bolanle

    November 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    lmao so why does Jim have to pose with his top off, i want to appreciate the car not his chest please! lol

  64. Adeoti samuel jnr

    November 6, 2011 at 1:06 am

    A fraction of pple av decided 2 be haters..well,dats good it shows u guys can nvr posses anytin gud coz of ur attitude.D’BANJ LEGGOOO!!!!

  65. Payne

    November 13, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Na wa oo,wen wil nigerians stop hating.. You rent house,people go talk,u buy new fone,dem go say u go steal money???? Plz,if u hustle for a month,and u r been paid salary ,go and contribute to pay school fees for [email protected]

  66. posh

    November 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Lol @ ur ignorant needs to b IGNORED, @ d people dat said jim is local.pls tell us y,cos he used to deny his mum in ujay? Get a life!!if anyone of dis guys gives to d society n announces it,d same u,u,I mean u,eh yes,u wuld complain they are blowin dia trumpets!! Now dat u don’t know how much givin back to d society they must hav bin doin,u r chastizing dem,FYI for dos of u who arent aware,u can actually read n watch pictures of features here n actually don’t comment! No b byforce! Nufsaid!

  67. jonathan

    November 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    @d’banj……aston martin dats gud 4 yah swaggs @jim iyke………. i luv dat chevrolet
    it reminds me of those i want buh you would have bought a ford mustang dat looks like dat man dat would have been better

  68. mobe

    November 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    i can only say hmmmmm,abeg dbanj n jimmy congrats oooo..hmmmmmm

  69. Femi

    November 19, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Well, all have said well. In all things, there are rooms for critisism, pls dont hate those that critisize, it makes the society robust.

  70. Koko Nosyke

    November 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    D banj ur ASTON MARTIN go be Endowed i luv dat jim iyke d feel say he be james bond contact this 4 more +2347069561758

  71. Etisalat

    February 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Flashy high speed cars on rickety roads,doesnt match albeit its good to have luxury.spend your money guys!,but do so wisely.let me be exact,the two pictures look local.

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    November 10, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Am dammy frm akure ondo state capital, am 28yrs of age… am single guy looking for a serious date….. If u have the intrest pls give me a flash 08032731757

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