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We know Sahara Reporters “takes no prisoners” when it comes to their exposés and hardhitting reports; so when we heard they were interviewing Nigerian superstar D’banj, we were curious.

Would the interviewer take the “soft touch approach” or give D’banj the Sahara Reporters treatment?
The interview conducted by Chika Oduah covered all the hot topics including the fuel subsidy removal protests and D’banj’s endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Watch the complete interview below and let us know what you think!

In other D’banj news, his headline concert in New York is taking place tonight!

126 Comments

  1. juliet

    February 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. Gennyz # 1 Fan!!!!!!!

    February 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Its too long na

    • missk

      February 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      the interview itself is prolly like the first 20 mins

    • Tiki

      February 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      I saw 52 minutes and I was like ‘Gaddamn it! Na exam?’

      Poor Dbanj. lol.

  3. Halle

    February 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Dbanj is so clueless

    • Chi

      February 20, 2012 at 12:00 am

      i totally agree with you..

  4. krish

    February 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

    What in the world was he thinking, answering questions like a complete illiterate. This just goes to show how unitelligent our so called representatives can be. This is sm1 who’s the supposed voice of the African(Nigerian) youth and when asked about his contribution to the fuel subsidy removal protest the best he could come up with was “I wasn’t aware of wat was going on then as I was to busy working on my good music album”. Hellllllloooooo????????? As a UN ambassador for youth peace, its ur duty to spearheard such events. From this interview I have reached d conclusion that he is such a selfish person and has noones best interest at heart but himself. Ignorance stinks.

    • Alero

      February 20, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Hey Krish! I think u are even glorifying him by calling him “selfish”. I would rather refer to him as a good looking,highly ignorant young man.You see, we always think that most of our celebrities need stylist. But the truth is, apart from stylist, these celebrities need books.In fact, they need more books/education than the stylist.They need to read. They also need to attend finishing schools. They have some of them in Lagos & other parts of Nigeria. Its such a pity because foreigners who have never interacted with (intelligent)Nigerians would think that this is the stuff we are made of. SMH.

  5. spicy

    February 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I feel dbanjs frustrations from this interview BUT I was extremely disappointed at his responses and lack of apparent knowledge or feelings about an issue that affects so many Nigerians who he CLAIMS to represent.this was such a great opportunity for him to express his understanding or at least awareness of something that so many youths are curious to hear about from his mouth but he absolutey blew it.I have lost my respect for him as a person but I still fully appreciate his music.

  6. enn

    February 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

    d’banj, disappointing!!!!you do not have to be in your country to know what is happening there or even make a comment about the situation

  7. Tayo

    February 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    D’banj has just revealed his level of intelligence and ability to speak proper English; simple question he no fit answer in a “reasonable manner”. To say I am disappointed is an understatement…..Nigerian youths, is this the kind of role model we have? God dey sha

  8. anon

    February 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    By watching this interview I think its clear that Dbanj does not know anything. He sees Kanye as a god and is not interested in Nigeria or how things are going but only interested in the fact that his concert tickets and cd’s are sold out. Damn shame!

  9. Fuel

    February 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Airhead. I just sounded straight up dumb. D banj really disappointed me.

    • Fuel

      February 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      * he I mean, not I

  10. Nma

    February 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    LOL @ “one moment of silence for those that died…” Dude must think we’re fools to not notice that he did that to have a little more time to think up a befitting answer- which he woefully failed at anyway. I honestly can’t with this disgraceful interview.

    I however love how the interviewer kept cutting him off and bringing him back to the topic at hand whenever he trails off praising and boasting unnecessarily. What in the world does Kanye West have to do with the Subsidy question they asked him? He just finds any means necessary to throw in his name there as if to validate his superiority. Dude is just chaff…no substance…..no intellect.

    And biko, have u not heard of “Sahara reporters” before? Were u expecting that they’ll sit there asking u about ur kokolets and mamalets?? SMH at the bullfoolery we support and “idolize” in this country.

    Good Job Sahara…y’all go hard!

  11. Aij

    February 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Can we please have a minute of silence for d banj’s stupidity. Hahahaha. Ignorant guy

  12. kudirat omolara

    February 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    na wa ooo, most of the nigeria artist they are dropout just wanna be a star,,,indeed.

  13. faith

    February 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    How do U̶̲̥̅̊ expect him τ̅☺ bite d finger dat fed him…d best he culd do was τ̅☺ say nothing!….shame on him!

  14. udochi

    February 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I’m disappointed……..D ‘bang just fell his hand here…..

  15. spicee

    February 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Seriosly??as in ws Dbanj serios abt D̶̲̥̅̊ answers he gave 2d questions or r we just being punked?if he is (even though am finding it extremly difficult 2believ dt he is),den ‎​I suggest we find a new name for smone who is dumb,clueless,insensitive and above all,stupid.what nonsense!

  16. Viola

    February 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    D’banj is full of s-. And is not able to give a rational and straight forward response to interview questions

  17. Brittle Paper

    February 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    One minute of silence on TV and could not give one second of protest against subsidy. Dbanj is a moron.

  18. On point

    February 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    This is so ridiculous. i can’t even begin to express my disappointment .

  19. anon

    February 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    but this journalist is quite irritating as well. She needs to learn how to ask questions without attacking the interviewer.

    • Turayo

      February 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      She did not attack him. He attacked her: “You asked that question, you should have done your research.”
      He had a “Do you know who I am mentality” throughout this interview and it is just sad. Humility takes you places.

  20. lala

    February 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    ahhhh mehnn Dbanj whyyyyyy.. i actually didnt see him as some1 who’s this clueless. From the looks of things, hes just interested in making some quick bucks from his music (anyway who blames him, i bet alot more people would do d same).

    I believe only a few Nigerian artists really care (i.e. Omotola, Rita…).
    Anyway goodluck to them sha. Its their life at the end of the day.

  21. missk

    February 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    oh goodness!! was there ANY question Dbanj could answer directly?? Even the role of his foundation and UN ambassador appointment he could not answer yet if someone asked him when his next concert was he would not ask them to ‘do their research’ mscheew. Abeg its a good thing he’s not even a politician cause the way he was dodging questions was so clumsy I kept cringing…uurgh!

  22. lily

    February 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    free D’banj jooor….people just keep judging like they wouldnt do worse….hypocrites. plus i dont like sahara reporters…they r 2 aggressive abeg….u cnt achieve peace by being rude, disrespectful or aggressive.
    whats with the girl self…i have 2 say that she sounded like she was judging him. Sahara reporters get over urselves already….its obvious una no know d pple to grill or judge.

  23. john

    February 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    This guy has no substance and is clueless about just everything. I don’t know how Kanye is able to work with such an empty head, oh may be Kanye too is not that bright. This fool couldn’t support Nigerian on th streets because he doesn’t like cold weather. Who in their right senses would say that on record?

  24. madman

    February 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    He’s an entertainer NOT a politician. I liked the interview.

  25. madman

    February 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    He’s funny.

  26. madman

    February 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I couldn’t stop laughing…… funny guy.

  27. oose

    February 19, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    there is a new parfum by jpg called kokorico , i thought of dbanj he should be face of that fragrance x

  28. lydia

    February 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    The reporter was in no way being rude or disrespectful. She was polite, and she asked him questions in a calm manner. One might think that she was being rude because she ‘interrupted’ him, but i think she was trying to get him focused. He was all over the place, trying to avoid answering her questions directly. He is CLUELESS.

  29. pelola

    February 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    wow!This guy is daft

  30. pelola

    February 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    at the end of the day he is an entertainer lets free him…abi?cos i dont know what else to say o!

    • pelola

      February 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      LMAO, Dbanj is getting agitated because he knows he bombed the interview…Damn!He was quite rude.LOL!!!

  31. Bill

    February 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Wow! This Chika girl turned a casual interview into a political grilling session. Is he to blame for the deplorable state of the nation? Is he a politician? Agreed, Dbanj was not his best, but Chika is also very unprofessional. Why not ask Jonathan such questions? What has Chika done herself? Can Piers Morgan call Oprah, and be blasting her for what Obama has done or has not done just because she endorsed him? This Chika is very unprofessional! Respect your guest and your audience. There’s nothing cool about speaking condescendingly to your guest. Chika should go back to school and learn!

    • Turayo

      February 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Dbanj could also use the same lessons.

    • theother

      February 24, 2012 at 7:30 am

      It’s people like you that have made Nigeria the way it is. Think my friend, THINK!

  32. Nnedi

    February 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Ok, i am trying to be objective here, Dbanj said he didn’t know much about the issues at hand.He is UN ambassador for the youths he should know about Naija issues but he said he didnt know so perhaps the girl should have stopped grilling him.

  33. Kevin.

    February 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Why is the interview based on Politics the guys is an ENTERTAINER..The talk should be around showbiz PERIOD!!!

    • Nma

      February 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Because he has a political position which he probably gets paid for and most defo gets handsome contracts and deals through the connection. Nigerian UN ambassador for youths and he doesn’t know about the civil unrest going on in the same nation? Moreover, it was mostly youths protesting….the same youths he is an ambassador for, and he doesn’t have an incline? And pls he is so lying about not knowing about the protest. Don Jazzy was on twitter tweeting up a storm about it….yey D’banj never heard. Yea ok.

  34. joke

    February 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    The Chika babe should disappear jo. Dbanj has managed to put Naija on the map and shes questioning the guy (a musician) about fuel subsisidy!? Something that has passed! and all you so called “educated and enlightened” goyz what exactly were you doing to change the current state of affairs. So the government has put subsidy back on and increased tax – this by the way was the result of your outcry and you point fingers at those who have chosen to ignore the stupid occurences in our country. If i was the guy i would have disconnected forget interview.

    • annie

      February 19, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      Which map.Africa has always been on the map so dbanj did not put africa on any map cos africa has always been on the world map.Period

    • Gidi

      February 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

      ‘managed to put Naija on the map’
      I eagerly await an explanation of this phrase. Some of us are too slow to grasp the full import of it.
      Thank you.

    • A.D

      February 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

      ‘Put naija on the map’………seriously? Joke, is this a joke? The issue is that if he knew he would be too busy to handle the job of a UN youth ambassador, he shouldnt hav accepted it, what does he mean by, he had no idea wat was going on

  35. siavin

    February 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    ‘the truth is we all know the truth’… Dbanj who does your PR???

  36. stinzu

    February 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Too many nigerians are armchair commentators, d` banj made his point clear he is a talented musician doing his best to promote the cause of issues over which he can impact like youth development, african music and therefore has no business whatsoever with all the political jargon. That being said,he needs to work on how he comes across. And all u talking abt how he is clueless, at least he admitted vagueness as opposed to most who spout their ignorance on issues which they know nothing of.

  37. bukioni

    February 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Interesting interview. Kinda wondering why he did an interview for Sahara Reporters when he doesn’t seem to want to answer any political related questions. That was a bad call by his PR people. They also need to coach him on how to tactfully answer questions that he may not feel comfortable answering and they should ask to see questions before live interviews, so they can prepare he’s responses. He could have said something to the tune of: I personally wish to remain politically neutral on the fuel subsidy removal issue but I will always commend those who are passionate about their political beliefs, especially if those views are not discriminatory or offensive and are in their opinion for the advancement of the nation. Simples, that’s it, next question. Pretending not to know about the subsidy removal was ridiculous.
    http://www.emblemofbeauty.blogspot.com/

    • Femi L

      February 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Well written bukioni… You do small gbagaun sha… It is ‘his’ reply and not he’s reply. Thankchou…

  38. Bisi

    February 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Wow! this is really interesting. check out http://www.the3axes.com for more great reviews.

  39. lar

    February 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Bella! Welcoming myself back:-). I couldn’t watch the whole “interview”. Was a bit painful, in a bad way to watch, both the interviewer and the interviewed.

    Its interesting he’s here in NYC today – too busy to go concert watching but wish him the very best tonight.

    I’m quite disappointed. He should have at least prepared for some of the questions or SR should have given him a heads up. Perhaps as he indicated, he thought it would be a P.R. interview.

    Going back to work Bella.

  40. anonymous

    February 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    This guy is clearly an illiterate… How can you not be able to answer a simple question. If you do not want to comment simply say so…better than sounding stupid. You asked GEJ 1 question to justify you voting for him…And were you happy with his response?!! what has he done for the youth….This guy is just stupid…..Who cares about cold?? Like c’mon….You are trying to change the perception ppl have of nigerians??? Boy you have just ruined it even more as now ppl will think we dont even understand english…Shame!!

  41. princess mimi

    February 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    abeg abeg abeg. dbanj is a MUSICIAN involvement in nigerias affairs is a personal choice. sahara reporters is such a crap network. we all know the state of nigeria. if he says he doesnt understand the issues related to subsidy is that a crime? sahara reporters is always putting people on blast. like i said earlier Hes a musician activism is a personal choice. leave him alone. bobo is doing well for nigeria in his area of expertise leave him to be great.

  42. Oropo

    February 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Agreed he is an entertainer but Dbanj opened himself up for this when he decided to endorse,interview and sing for a political candidate.He should have remained neutral if he did not want to be asked political question. He was also defensive from the get go, when she asked him casual question about Genevieve and about the possibility of his music becoming Americanized, he was very defensive. Dbanj at least endeavor to learn about the issues facing your country or learn to answer questions in a diplomatic and smart manner. How ca he be saying things like “People who know me, know that i dont like cold weather” as in WTF! His PR people should also research on those interviewing him prior to the interview.If they had done so they would have known Sahara Reporters would have asked political questions.Nigerians are over this ‘Kokolet’, ‘Skibanj’ & ‘the koko’ kind talk.

  43. Oropo

    February 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    …and to the person that said Dbanj put Nigeria on the map.Are you kidding me?Go and ask the average American,Vietnamese,British, Russian, Iraqi, Estonian who Dbanj is!!!

  44. Ib

    February 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    “The truth is….We all know the truth”.Hahahaha…
    Anyway,y’all shld free dbanj.he isnt a politician.All of u slamming d dude,how much do u REALLY know bout fuel subsidy?ok,answer for d dude…what is your take on fuel subsidy??smh…when he says something now,u would analyze it to d left n criticize him to d right..mschew.#peoplethatcanwriteanessayonfuelsubidy#

  45. ego

    February 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    chika oduah should be sacked, this guy is an entertainer not a politician, what sort of question was that. she talked about fuel subsidy, how current is she with Nigeria current affairs , she is crap as far am concern. she said the price of fuel was 65naira, point of correction —is 97naira miss foolish question.

  46. Kemi

    February 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    too much drinking…lol

  47. Kemi

    February 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    too much drinking Dbanj

  48. A.k

    February 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I also think the interviewer should have stopped grilling him after maybe 5-8 mins. It was really uncomfortable to watch. He clearly said he’s not a politician and is unaware of the recent happenings in Nigeria. Yes, dbanj is a public figure and should be more knowledgeable, but if he has no clue, he has no clue! There was no need to keep throwing the same questions at him over and over again. It just seemed as if the interviewer was determined to show how uneducated and clueless dbanj is. Dbanj tried sha, i probably wouldn’t have finished the interview if i were him.

  49. William

    February 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Why do Nigerians have to hate on their own ?So much hate.

  50. theother

    February 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    car crash tv… can’t even believe this schmuck!

  51. jaiye

    February 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Is this man on drugs? I am genuinely concerned. He should have known what to expect from Sahara Reporters. People don’t give interviews to Fox News without expecting a republican slant to questions; people don’t go give interviews on People/Us Weekly without expecting deeply personal questions about romance/love/drugs. Sahara Reporters is a political media website; it’s target audience is also very interested in politics. Of course, they are going to ask him about politics! It doesn’t take a PhD in nuclear physics to figure this out! Besides if he were that passionate about staying away from politics, he would have rejected Aso Rock money by refusing to perform for Jonathan Goodluck. Why is he now claiming political neutrality when it’s convenient? Does he think we are all fools because we are Nigerians? I didn’t see any out-of-line behavior on the interviewer’s part. In fact, I praise her for staying cool and professional even while D’Banj was saying pure undecipherable gibberish. He couldn’t even answer the entertainment” questions properly!!!! This dude needs to go to rehab jo (or go pay another visit to his babalawo). I would have cut him off or laughed at him. I have zero patience for fools: talented or not.

  52. Bell

    February 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    To those chatting about proper English,u must all be confused.Wot the hell is wrong with his English?U all must always look for the slightest opportunity to criticize destructively.I see nothing wrong in his answers and yes,the flipping interviewer was damn well biased!How many of u speak good english esp when infront of cameras?Its very easy for u lot to criticise ppl esp the famous ones without thinking twice.How many of u can answer or better still contribute positively to the issue of the fuel subsidy or whatever???If D’banj’s spoken English has comma(only God knows whether its phonetics ur expecting),then wot is Tuface’s own?And to that individual who’s wondering how Kanye can work with him,u must be drunk!Is D’banj a politician?And how do his answers correspond to a negativity in his professionalism as an entertainer/musician??If u have nothing to say,u better free the guy.Am not his greatest fan but hey,many of u here shld be realistic.More importantly,its obvious many of u don’t understand the term ‘ILLITERATE,it seems to be a random insult now with the way some of u have used it.Sahara Reporters are one hell of a bunch of biased and anti-pdp individuals who can’t even help but show their obvious biased moves.Anywhoo D’banj,more power to ur elbow and keep up wiv ur good work esp ur humanitarian works.

    • Ready

      February 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Comments like yours piss me off with all the “How many of you?”s. Seriously? In a country of about 160 million ppl and a relatively high literacy rate with millions of us spread across the world to receive good education as well as well educated ppl back home, why can’t we produce good, articulate answers to questions such as this? Do your best to defend the sexy, clueless mumu that is D’banj, and stop posing freaking rhetorical questions. If I gave you an answer to your “how many of you”, would you be quiet? There’s no denying that someone in his camp screwed up mightily…whether his PR ppl or his manager…someone didn’t do their job properly to help hide his daftness. Don’t get mad because we’re asking that our “UN ambassador” actually do his job and know what’s going on with the youths in his country.
      Does the cold prevent him from recording tracks or going shopping with Kanye or performing or following his kokolets around? It’s perfectly alright if he doesn’t want to comment on the issue, but to feign ignorance reeks of lack of integrity to me. I didn’t expect much from him because even his BET interview was wack, but this? This is just pathetic. Stop making excuses for him. He chose to be involved in political campaigning…hence he should be held accountable. He wants to make money from politics in good times and shut up in sheisty times abi? Mba.

    • Bell

      February 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Look,how many ppl have u actually replied?U seem to take delight in spitting out hate over and over again on D”banj.May i ask wot was unsatisfactory abt his BET interview?U obviously don”t have anything to say “cos i saw absolutely nothing wrong with the answers he gave during that BET interview so don”t even go there at all and more importantly,stop the comparison btwn him and M.I.If u were more satisfied with M.I”s,thats ur opinion and NOT evryone’s.Right here on this same Bella Naija,the same D”banj was given many thumbs up by many commentators.He gave right answers to the questions he was asked so i truly don”t understand ur points.Agreed,this interview was not near excellent but i personally believe this was a one-off and Yes,i still stand on my words,”How many of you”???Regardless of the fact that u and possibly many others are priviledged to go out there or better still,outside Nigeria to study,doesn”t make u and those others knowledgeable in all facets of life.I stil maintain that that interview was a flipping one-off and D”banj is far from daft like u have stated and this ,u very well know.U don”t need to get pissed off b”cos i reckon ur one of those ppl who hammer on mistakes despite the fact that many of us easily forget the good deed of an individual and drool on the bad or better still mistakes by the same individual in question so am really not surprised at ur comments.D”banj”s performance in the interview was NOT excellent,no doubt but i wld still state over and over again that he has done well in many other interviews regardless of his playful nature……

  53. rogotigi

    February 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    hahahaha I love this interview….esp that Sahara tv dint worship him. Enough of his previous useless interviews dt keep askin abt d same old thngs he’ll like to be asked!
    gosh, i luvd d bluntness of d interview, he ws rightly cornered nd dey brought out one side of him we never knew! Thumbs up Sahara TV

  54. anonymous

    February 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    @Ib – yeah we may not be able to write an essay on fuel subsidy and its implications however if us that we were not in country knew what was happening…Err it was all over the news..dumb ass man saying he didnt know what was going on….And yes he is an entertainer however if you dont want your motives questioned – DONT ENDORSE people or products that you cant back…..all of a sudden now he is not a politician and doesnt get involved in politics….what did he think he was doing when he was interviewing GEJ or in his words complying with “the request”…whatever mehnn…

  55. Solomon

    February 20, 2012 at 1:53 am

    For all of you emphasizing that D’banj is an entertainer, I hope you remember he also conducted an interview for GEJ prior to elections plus he’s an ambassador to the youths, the question then is, should he be questioned on issues that directly affect the youths or not?
    Another point is, I believe its the height of selfishness to act like you do not know a lot of people relied on your judgement when you endorsed GEJ, now he wants to dethach himself from the government . It is only Idiots that do not care or know about how they are being governed check the dictionary meaning of idiots for confirmation.

  56. Pelumi

    February 20, 2012 at 2:34 am

    It is really very disheartening and appalling to see fellow Nigerians defend Mr. Dbanj so vigorously, while also attacking Ms. Chika, the interviewer. Ms. Chika did not ask Mr. DBanj any questions that were so stratospheric that a common beggar on the streets of Lagos would have no opinion about. For goodness sakes, why on God’s green earth did he agree to be a UN youth ambassador for peace if he didn’t want any social awareness or responsibility? If he felt he was an entertainer and deserved no political questioning, why would he so blatantly endorse a presidential candidate? The heart of the matter remains that Mr. DBanj could not be bothered by afflictions suffocating millions of Nigeria. If his PR folks had any fault, it was knowing that he is a shallow human being and SaharaReporters was a medium for substance, and yet exposed him to such real medium. His crassness and ignorance were bound to show. Ms. Chika did a wonderful job, she never got angered or distracted by Mr. Dbanj’s repeated reference to her as a “Kokolette.” We’ve heard Oprah Winfrey grill newsmakers, nobody ever said she was rude — excellent journalism is about showing whatever content the interviewee seeks to hide and Ms. Chika did a good job at that. Mr. Dbanj has a platform, as an entertainer, it is irrevocably a social platform. It’s a shame if we expect no social redeeming value from such an exalted position in our impoverished society.

    • bcgeorge

      February 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

      God bless your soul Pelumi. My views as expressed on twitter, like every other sensible, well meaning and sensitive Nigerians, are yours. Cheers

    • Turayo

      February 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you so much for this. I do not know why the lady is being attacked. D’Banj went after her and she kept her cool.

    • Dee-USA

      February 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

      If D’banj really knew ANYthing about the subsidy then the interviewer would have been exposed. Saying the price had been reverted back to N65 was clearly wrong and he would’ve had a good opportunity to call her out and make her look bad, thus ending any argument she may have raised on the issue from there on. And that’s if he didn’t tarnish her credibility as an interviewer by pointing out that it wasn’t his debut performance in N.Y., which she said at the beginning. I am not team D’banj, but I would’ve treated the interview as if I was talking to Vic O: as a joke.

  57. sims

    February 20, 2012 at 3:40 am

    @Joke, really? As in realllllly???? Are you serious? I mean, did you actually READ what you typed out? And did it make sense to you? Me I’m just wondering sha o
    BTW, d banj needs to fire his PR people, seriously, he should go and get Genevieve’s PR girl. Shikena

  58. Wemolala

    February 20, 2012 at 5:59 am

    What is Sahara reporters n wat ve they done 4 naija oda than posting nonsense n inciting d citizens to make war not peace. Wetin concern dbanj n politics n why d brohaha if e dosent know wat to say na business man e be o. Sahara u guyz shld do smetin positive 4 ur country n stop backbiting n inciting.

  59. London

    February 20, 2012 at 6:20 am

    This is painful to watch….

  60. Alicizy

    February 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

    D koko master realy fell my hand bt seriously, d interviewer didnt try either. Once she noticed his discomforts she should have freed him bt she just wanted 2 show us [email protected] our ‘ambassador’ was ignorant!

  61. Gidi

    February 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

    My relationship with these clowns end s on the dance floor. Outside of the clubs,no sane adult should be listening to Dbanj or relying on him for any sort of leadership. You need a good dose of alcohol to listen to these guys’ music and i guess you also need booze to make sense of this interview (I actually read the transcript).
    These boys are just clueless.Having loads of cash is no proof that a person can think straight.
    Why should i be bothered what Dbanj thinks about subsidy or poverty?He is not that important.
    you guys need to stop elevating these clowns.they are not that important.
    We know those who make sense, Dbanj is obviously not one of them.
    If it was a Sound Sultan or Femi Kuti or even Tuface, i would ascribe some level of respect to their views.

    • Dee-USA

      February 21, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Thank you. I don’t know why people are sweating the guy. If you are one of the (how many?) who would admit to being influenced to vote for GEJ based on D’banj’s endorsement, then you should climb under a rock.

  62. Shut up coolcat

    February 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Guy this is how Genevieve NNaji ended up becoming a dbanj interview question? This Oduah should learn how to pronounce Nigerian names

  63. jaiye

    February 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    @Pelumi – thanks for bringing up the “kokolette” references. I forgot about that. I honestly don’t know how that Chika girl could keep a straight face while he called her a “kokolette”. Does he think every woman is part of his illiterate-ashawo brigade of kokolettes?! Would he call Oprah a kokolette too? This man doesn’t know his boundaries. Now that he wants to become a bigger player in the diaspora, he has a lot to learn about how things work in civilized societies. Not everything goes in America oh! You can’t call a professional, educated, working journalist a “kokolette” on air without her prior approval or you’ll get into big trouble if you piss her off.

    • Turayo

      February 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Oh wow, I completely missed that. My goodness, I have to applaud her for not losing her cool. That is disgusting and absolutely unprofessional on his part. Then again, he is exhibiting the Nigerian culture where women are demeaned and anyone who dares stand up to an ignorant man is attacked.

  64. golden

    February 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

    her questions are stupid, just trying to put him on the spot. yes he is supposed to know about fuel subsidy but most people (even those spearheading the protest) don’t understand the history/psyche behind the subsidy. Fuel subsidy has been in nigeria for more than 20 years, I do not think even she understands the nigerian economy and fuel subsidy’s effect on it.

    I am not the biggest fan of dbanj, or even a fan. but I know her questions are unintelligent. as an interviewer, you ask questions that you think will produce intelligent answers. why would u ask an entertainer about in-depth political questions?

    • Turayo

      February 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      No, you do NOT ask questions that you think will produce intelligent answers. You ask questions that the person being interviewed should know something, in inkling, about, something he should be knowledgeable about. This is worse than the Katie Couric/Sarah Palin interview.

    • Ready

      February 23, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Hahah! Yes!! That interview was an epic failure. The one where she said she has experience in foreign policy because she can see Russia from the back of her house. And where she couldn’t name the newspapers she gets her info from…that one was easier to watch.

  65. its moi

    February 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Honestly so painful to watch the most important thing i learnt at the end of the day is how crass Dbanj really is…

  66. Bishop

    February 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    This actually confirms that Dbanj is really a drop out. No brains!!!

  67. Mims

    February 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Lets put aside the fact that he is not a politician and leave out the fuel subsidy questions, listen to the interview, did he answer the entertainment questions properly? Was he able to talk about his Foundation? Was he able to tell us about his role as a youth ambassador? How can you be asked about poverty and you say we are harping on the negative?

    • Turayo

      February 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you!

  68. sh....

    February 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    What do u mean by ‘d talk shld be abt showbiz’? do u kno the meaning of a UN ambassador for youths…?

  69. loma

    February 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I have a theory..maybe he was drunk.

  70. Alicizy

    February 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    D koko master really floppd, bt d presenter didnt try 2, once she noticed his discomforts she shud av stopd pushin him 4 answers he knows nuthin abt than let him make a fool of himself.

  71. ama

    February 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Most pple dat commented on the fact that Dbanj is an entertainer and not a politician jst proved how SHALLOW minded they are….He is still 100 percent NIGERIAN and should have had a reasonable answer to the questions or better still shoved them away lightly instead of being rude and continually talkin about Kanye West who i dnt give a hoot about…I bet none of you dat said he should be ‘freed’ cos he is not a politician is one buh your a NIGERIAN and definitely had something to say about it one way or the other…changing your dps on your bbm with pictures of the occupynigeria protest kit etc……All I have to say is that you should think b4 you ever comment on an issue….

  72. Baby Dee

    February 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    OK, it’s official. I no longer have a crush on Dbanj and would NEVER date him even if he is the only man left. Sheese!!. Zero intelligence, and articulation.
    @ Miss Genevieve, i truly hope you never dated this air head.

  73. Babe

    February 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    For those of u against D”banj with all sorts of insults ranging from moron to clueless to drop out to illiterate and so on,its a big shame to u all.I don”t dispute that the interview was not excellent but i can”t just comprehend why many of u are so overly destructive with ur choice of words and fail to put urselves in ppl”s positions sometimes.Only a few ppl have spoken sense and have emphasized that he shld av been well lessoned on issues and probable interview questions thru his PR not forgetting that even Obama prepares for interviews.He called the interviewer a Kokolette,so bloody wot?Shld that be an issue for u all to criticize or better still,what other answers do u need as regards entertainment questions?I understand that in life,u can never please everyone but hey,u can only do ur best.If his best was not good enuf to u lot,well thats too bad.It doesn”t make him any less a good individual.Those who claimed he is an entertainer are NOT shallow minded,okay “cos he damn well is one and equally doesn”t dispute he’s 100 percent Nigerian.He was not in anyway rude so many of u shld watch ur tongues here.The fact that his answers to some of u were not satisfactory doesn”t mean u shld term him as impolite to the interviewer.If he dint need to mention Kanye West at different points in time during the interview,he wldn”t have.Afterall,he didn”t give Kanye West as an answer to a political question,did he?Let this guy [email protected],which Tuface wld av given better answers?U say D”banj doesn’t make sense?U shld get lost b”cos that was a very stewpid comment frm u.U must definitely be kidding.Does D”banj give a hoot if u think he makes sense or not?Ur Tuface…..did he utter a single word abt the fuel issue?did he show that he cared one bit by atleast going to his twitter handle to contribute during the episode?did he protest?Tell me one sensible thing Tuface did during that fuel saga….Yet u open ur trashy mouth to talk against D”banj who atleast showed some concern via his twitter handle.U may hammer on the fact that he interviewed the president or sang for him,so????Is that new and wld he be the first to do so?

    • Oropo

      February 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Wow, you just managed to show that you are as ignorant as Dbanj.

    • Babe

      February 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Pls don”t get me wrong,i was just so upset with all horrible insults hurled at this D”banj guy.He actually is not half as ignorant as many have concluded based on this interview.D”banj is way too playful with many things.He actually is an extremely great and giving guy with an extremely large heart but that playful side of him needs to be checked.It was sooo clear that the guy was in another world during that interview and at the same feigned ignorance.Do u sincerely think he’s that ignorant?Definitely not,it was clear he didn”t want to answer many of those questions for reasons best known to him.Do u think he didn”t kno the meaning of “Americanised” and other questions?Ofcourse he did,he was just being silly.Whilst i understand that many may have been irritated by him as a result of the interview,i personally kno his person and definitely kno he was just being silly.When he”s serious,he is extremely serious and when he”s comical,he”s way too comical.I have listened to interviews where he gave excellent answers jus like the case of the BET interview and many others.However,i hope we all truly forgive him and keep praying that he and his peers keep making us proud internationally….One”love

  74. Nikhe

    February 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Supportin d’banj on dis matter goes 2 show d future of Nigeria..he was interviewed based on d fact dat he’s a UN ambassador not as an entertainer…chika even helped him by askin him some ?s relating entertainment sef….abeg guyz,MONEY NO EQUAL SENSE O…shikena.

  75. Raymond Nuland

    February 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    You guys should just chill. what is the problem with Nigerians? The girl interviewing can not even pronounce Dapo properly, so much bad accent and all. Are you sure D’Banj even heard the questions correctly? By the way, this wasn’t a face-face interview, but on a bad skype line and DbANJ DOESN’T SEEM TO ME TO BE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY. As an American, I find it disgusting that you Africans don’t even support your own or your accents.

    • Babe

      February 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      My dear brother,may God bless ur soul till eternity.U are indeed a fantastic being.They have almost crucified the guy.I equally concur that he didn”t take it seriously at all and all wot was on his mind was his concert the next day.Lets be realistic for once and cool down on our usual destructive criticisms.

  76. loma

    February 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I still maintain he must have been drunk, even my 10 year old cousin can say something sensible about the subsidy issue…entertainer or not, he really fumbled…giving stupid excuses about not being a politician, not being in the country, was not an interview…abeg!

  77. PointBlank

    February 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    D’Banj is an entertainer not a politician Yes, he doesn’t have to be a practical politician to be sensitive to issues that affect his peeers. We should stop making excuses for people for setimental reasons this is why Nigeria is where it is today you don’t have to kiss his stupid ass… tell him the home TRUTH he needs help! What is he a UN ambassador for? and why is he a “Youth ambassador”? He doesnt have to go to Havard before taking the Sahara Interview. Entertainers/Musicians are meant to educate the masses especially, someone like him that people look up to. He has clearly exhibited his Stack illiteracy and fact that he is another opportunist. Why did he agree to interview Jonathan During his campaign and in who’s interest? why didnt he reject being an ambassador? did they force it on him. My point is, he doesn’t have to be a politician to answer most of the questions Sahara asked him he is just so insensitive to his ignorance and high level of Social illiteracy. #Shikena

    • lady

      February 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Abeg sharaaap,wots all the nonsensical talk abt stack illiteracy???Did u need to go that far?U must be slow not to have noticed that D”banj clearly didn”t want to talk abt the fuel issue and tins.Very obvious he didn”t want to answer any of those questions one bit for whatever reasons best known to him.Wots all the opportunist talk?Abeg,u don”t need to take life so seriously.It was so obvious that he was so particular abt his New York concert and clearly that was wot was on his mind and nothing else.I am not objecting that his interview was not the best but hey,calm down.U don”t need to rain unnecessary and unjustifiable insults on him.If u watched the interview clearly and didn”t post ur comments based on the critics here,u shld undoubtedly have noticed.

  78. R

    February 20, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Sahara questions were not necessary! If you need content…dbanj is not the right person to ask those questions. Nigerians are quick to criticize there own! Dbanj is just Dapo…..Would you chika be able to answer the questions you are asking him? What are you trying to achieve? Why would people want to hear his voice? Common………Dbanj please dont grant this kind of interview in the future!

  79. Truth Teller

    February 21, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I’ve got to be honest about my disappointment, and this has got nothing to do with D’Banj having an accent, but his inability to make much sense from the entire interview.I understand he’s an entertainer ,not a politician but that’s no excuse for not having proper information about what’s happening home or abroad, but especially in his country, being that he’s the youth ambassador – I feel he’s got no excuse for his ignorance being “an” ambassador. That said, at some point the interviewer seemed to be attacking him as well. Overall wasn’t a great interview and did no good for his reputation.

  80. Giwa

    February 21, 2012 at 2:08 am

    While I found the Chika lady a bit annoying (she could have stopped hammering on the same fuel subsidy issue!), it’s obvious our guy Dbanj is not quite gifted intellectually – that’s not a sin though. He’s doing good as an entertainer. You can’t have it all, can ya?

  81. Giwa

    February 21, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Sorry I forgot to add: To the person who said 2face would have given better answers, I’m afraid not. 2baba is just as thick as Dbanj.

  82. Mask

    February 21, 2012 at 3:43 am

    DBanj brought all this on himself by publicly endorsing GEJ. Sure, he reserves the right to say he knows nothing about nothing, but it doesn’t make sense for him to want to sit on the fence now when he had previously made his stand public. If his argument is that he is an entertainer not a politician, he should have quietly gone to vote instead of singing that ridiculous song and doing the interview/ documentary. I hope he’s learned his lesson now. As for Sahara reporters, i don’t dig them, they are anti-government in a very blind and unnecessarily aggressive way.

  83. Dee-USA

    February 21, 2012 at 8:57 am

    It wasn’t his debut concert. I saw D’banj perform in New York back in 2007. I wish we’d spend more time doing accurate research. Back then, Wande was still an up and coming act and D’banj’s biggest hit was Tongolo and Why me.

    That aside, I don’t know why all of you (and the interviewer) are sweating over D’banj’ responses and lack of social and economical awareness. Is this his first interview? Has any of you watched or listened to an interview with him that you left feeling enlightened?

    My criticism for Sandra is she didn’t adequately take control of the situation. She actually let D’banj get her a bit rattled. You ask the question, he exposes his ignorance, you move on. You can’t force a human to tell you what two dogs are communicating when they bark at each other. If im no sabi, im no sabi. All she needed to do was switch up the questions and make them more of statements to highlight his ignorance. E.g. “I realize you were not in Nigeria, but I find it ironic that considering your large twitter fan base, a planned protest in London and even your producer Don Jazzy’s comments about the subsidy, that you were completely unaware of what was going on.” He may continue to maintain his ignorance, but the audience would recognize your sarcasm about his response. By trying to engage him, she got swept into his theatrics, allowing him to turn the interview around (at times) to start asking her questions.

    As journalists, when you book guests on your show, you have to anticipate the possibility that they’d give you absolutely nothing. Have a plan B and C on how you’d possibly fill up the allotted time the guest was supposed to take up, which in Naija media shouldn’t be hard to do since we really don’t have a timed schedule. If he wasn’t able to fill up the time, then she could have someone in studio talk about his responses and his responsibility as a youth ambassador to keep up with what’s going on, etc….But she certainly shouldn’t have tried to forcibly get reactions from him when he was not only non-forthcoming, but was actually a nuisance.

    Other thing I’m wondering is, she says she’s a full-blown Naija native, but she struggles to pronounce indigenous names. I actually found it annoying. I am a U.S. trained journalist as well and have been in this country more than a decade. I’d never pronounce “Ah-bee-or-la” and other names the way she did. She can speak eloquently, but still appeal to the audience she’s referencing.

    • lady

      February 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      @Dee-USA,I listened to his BET interview and it was very satisfactory.Many wld concur to that.However,it was sooooo sooo obvious that D”banj was in another world during that Sahara interview b”cos all wot was on his mind was his New York concert the next day.He definitely is not as ignorant as many concluded after watching the interview.He is far from ignorant actually.He was only plain silly that day and was 110 percent enthusiastic abt his concert and nothing else mattered to him as at that point in time.

    • Ready

      February 23, 2012 at 8:49 am

      I wasn’t disappointed by the BET interview but I wasn’t impressed either…I thought MI did better, but that’s beside the point. I assume that the interview was scheduled as part of promotion for either the concert or his career or both. Hence, I find it difficult to understand why he would be so non-chalant as to not care enough to give a thoughtful interview. It’s hard for me to buy that this was all silliness and all he could think about was the concert. There’s a time for everything, and while this was only an interview, it also adds to how he is perceived, and I think he should have thought about that rather than bungling the entire thing the way he did.

  84. Chynadollng

    February 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Seriously Shaking My Head…..so dissapointing

  85. Amaka

    February 22, 2012 at 9:53 am

    It all comes down to this – you cannot claim to REPRESENT Nigeria and then feign ignorance when being asked about important issues that affect the country that you are supposedly a face of! I personally think that he does not want to make any enemies in the government by voicing his opinions. He really cannot be that daft as to not know anything on the matter because he was “working”. Even American artistes that are 100 times as busy as him when it comes to their workload still find a way to give back to their communities. He has done nothing at all. UN ambassador my ass. I love his music but this interview was nothing short of shameful. And to the people saying he is just an entertainer, that’s pure hogwash. As a celebrity in Nigeria, and in fact, any part of the world, people hold you to certain expectations; that is just the reality of it. Why else was Tiger Woods ostracized and publicly ridiculed because he stepped out on his wife numerous times? I can assure you that every day men do much worse and no one even blinks an eye.

    P.S. The most annoying comment was about D’Banj “putting Nigeria on the map.” Nigeria has been on the map before D’Banj was born and will continue to be one the so-called map when he becomes a washed up has-been. *drops mic and walks away whistling “omo you don make me fall in love.”*

    • Bee

      February 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      oh pls,stop the hating abeg…..Which Nigeria has been on the map since?Like it or not,he and one or two others are Nigeria”s biggest exports at the moment.He behaved silly during the interview,no doubt but ur concluding statements are very irrelevant and absolutely unnecessary.Wots with the criticism abt “Fall in Love”???No matter how u see it,Nigeria”s more on the map rite now and one of the many thanks shld go to D”banj.

  86. Nono

    February 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Chika is an AMERICAN trained journalists with masters degreee from one of the top journalist school in the nation, medill.
    Ameican journalist are bold, direct and detailed. From her record, chika has done so many interviews, documentaries and writings. Some of you telling her to go back to school or to disappear have no reason to except biased. We are in a civilized world, in the 21st century. Information is power and the more informed you are, the better for you. Chika did her job by asking detailed and smart questions. It is let for the responder to respond with the same measure of information and intelligence and the people say AMEN. NO need to blame anyone. NO excuse for ignorance. The great christian bible states that people perish for lack of knowledge. lets be real and fair. Blessings to you all.

  87. lol

    February 24, 2012 at 1:39 am

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Dbanj will not kill me ooooh lol………….he needs to take that chic on a date loony and loonier

  88. Teni

    February 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I totally agree that this interview was far from excellent but honestly,i think the criticisms here are way too harsh.I don”t know how observant many of u were as regards this Sahara interview but from what i saw from the beginning up until the end,i saw a full display of playfulness on D”banj”s part which really shouldn”t have been so.He seemed to have NOT taken that interview seriously one bit and didn”t realize the consequence at all.I have heard many other interviews of his and i beg to DISAGREE with one or two who stated that his BET was wack or whatever.Pls let the truth be told,regardless of our irritation by D”banj at the moment.His BET interview was good enough and he undoubtedly speaks well and quite eloquently with a very proper Nigerian accent.More importantly,he doesn”t pick his words neither does he confuse his tenses whether present,past or past participle as the case may be so anyone complaining abt spoken English is probably listening to him speak for the very first time or intentionally insulting him without justification.He just was plain silly by pretending not to understand some of the questions.It was written all over him that he jus didn”t wanna answer hence pretending not to understand a few questions.To me,he was extremely comical and clearly feigned ignorance of the questions asked.I mean,its obvious,he took that interview for a joke,his body movement,his playful nature etc was way too blatant.One thing D”banj shld know is that for evry little thing he does,ppl notice and for this singular reason,he shld be very careful.I see him as someone who can be really serious when he chooses to and at the same time,overly comical in some cases as well.I honestly believe that he”s a very good man with an excellent/large heart esp b”cos of his limitless devotion to charity thru his foundation but some ppl seem to misinterprete his mannerisms sometimes just like in this case.So basically all the insults ranging frm “moron” to “daft “to “clueless” to “drop out” to “illiterate”to “block head” and so on clearly and truly DON”T define him in reality but he caused all of it by giving u lot the opportunity to use such words on him out of annoyance and disgust.As a youth ambassador of peace,he clearly carries out his duties and particularly does not engage in fights and all.For evryone who has beefed him ranging frm Kelly handsome to P-Square(who clearly sent out indirect envious words to him last Aug) to Eldee to Eedris ,he clearly has never engaged in verbal wars or physical combats with anyone neither does he reply any of their spiteful comments(I mean his colleagues).That,i particularly appreciate about him as he clearly symbolizes peace to the last letter.However,i hope that the irritated ones amongst us find it easy to let him off on this silly act of his and forgive him alongside becos i know him to be a particularly good man .I truly hope he learns frm this and slows down on his overly playful nature.I appreciate evry single artist in Nigeria and would honestly not trade any of our Naija artists for the international ones.I bet many of us are irritated at the moment as regards this issue and yes,you all have evry reason to but let”s all join hands and forgive him….Blessings to us all!!!

  89. Egor Efiok

    February 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    @ teni, i believe you. Dbanj is quite laid back and is not a bad person. It was very obvious that he did not expect to be asked all those political and Genevieve questions. He even made reference to the fact that his PR people DID NOT TELL HIM that he would be asked questions concerning politics and understandably, he tried to evade them, as he clearly wasn’t prepared for such questions. I am certain that he went there expecting to be interviewed about his concert, only to be put on the spot like that! I put the blame SOLELY on his PR team. In fact, when i was watching it, i began to wonder whether it was a deliberate set up. Even if they had never heard of Sahara Reporters, they should have done their research. Anybody that consents to giving them an interview should be well armed and prepared for ANY and EVERY unfavourable question. Go to Kayode Ogundamisi’s page on Facebook and you would see real banter, as politicians go there to fight their critics. Many times, i’ll be ROTFL and thinking, don’t these people realise that this is a Sahara Reporter’s page? It’s like going on Hard Talk and being mad at the interviewer…hello? The reporter was only doing her job.

    PR reps are meant to protect their clients from bad publicity, even if it means putting their necks on the line. In my quest to protect my clients, i have gained negative names like bulldog, internet fighter, etc; as it is difficult for me to see them being unfairly slated and say nothing. I have barged into a live interview similar to this once, as i did not like the questions being fired at my client. The crew were upset and complained that i should have told them at the end of the interview and they would have edited that section out. Yeah right, sure, they would have indeed! There are ways around these things. If Dbanj’s PR rep had barged into the interview, that would have destabilized the whole setting and they would have had to start all over…this time, being more wary. Either that or forget the entire interview!

    Well, damage control is the best way forward now and like you aptly put it, the public should please all join hands and forgive him. He is human and he made a mistake; please forgive him.

    Bless you too.

    • Teni

      February 26, 2012 at 12:18 am

      May God bless your soul till eternity…..Every sentence of yours made absolute sense as i totally concur with every point of yours.I truly hope many would find it easy to forgive him.Pls take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  90. Vanessa Oduah

    February 28, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    GO Chika!

  91. Amira

    March 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Leave the kokomaster alone. He’s an entertainer, who is just thinking of his music. I guarantee you, if you ask many of these celebrities that you idolize political, economic questions, they will not know what to say. The only good thing is, American celebrities have publicists, people that will school them and prepare them.
    So, D’banj should look into hiring someone that will help him better in interviews. He needs to calm down with his obsession with Kanye. Kanye is the most arrogant idiot as far as I’m concerned.

  92. Des

    March 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Am simply disappointed. He brought this on himself by endorsing GEJ. He is a fantastic entertainer so is Femi Kuti, Banky W, Eldee, daddy showkey and other artistes dat supported the #occupynigeria protest. Is it too much for him to show solidarity to the people who made him famous? If he cant be bothered about the plight of the ordinary Nigeria, Y shld i pay 5k for any of his shows. This jus shows how insensitive he is and I cant be bothered wat becomes of him. The dumbest response is ‘anybody who knows me knows i dont like cold’. Like seriously? I wish he had remained silent. Good Luck to him anyways.

  93. Purpleicious Babe

    April 11, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Dbanj didnt answer some questions….. and some facts were losts…. all ican do is laugh at some of the comments.

    http://lifeinstagesdoz.blogspot.co.uk/

  94. Ma'am

    February 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    What struck me most was his unseriousness, and saying he wanted to see the interviewer’s face several times. Why did he need to see her face? What would that do? Just so that he can sexualise her in his mind or what?

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