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BN Bytes: OkayAfrica TV’s Exclusive Interview With Koko Master D’Banj

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Last month, not long after D’Banj‘s debut in the US, OkayAfrica TV caught up with the effervescent international superstar; along with label-mates Dr. Sid, Wande Coal and K-Switch; to get the 411. Topics ranged from D’Banj‘s early beginnings to getting signed to Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music record label and so much more. For the original story, {click here}

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58 Comments

  1. christy

    March 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

    BN can be so annoyin wit ds video stuff,can’t it be rewritten?

    • Erhuvwu Akpoghiran

      March 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      I think u shud get faster internet

    • xoxo

      March 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      What you missed (and everyone seems to have missed this too):
      He talked about Kany Kanye Kanye, Kswitch did small singing audition for us (LOL), then Dbanj claimed he started Mo’ Hits.
      I thought DonJazzy did (or highest both of them started it together?). Hmmmm.
      Don’t bite the hand that fed you Mr. Koko.

  2. no dignity

    March 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Na dem sabi

    • Jayla

      March 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Great personality but he can get very loud sometimes. I also notice he says does meaningless words when he doesnt have anything interesting or intelligent to say.

      What does K Switch do? I don’t like the way Wande Coal is treated like a non-muthafk’n factor. He is just as talented as D’banj.

    • Gidi

      March 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      stop insulting Wande Coal.

  3. damojo

    March 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Dear Jesus, please save this lad. That’s all for now…..On to the next one *in W4’s voice*

  4. Kim K

    March 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Dbanj take Kanye as God.arrogant fool.am out of here jor.Not interested.

    • lilly

      March 26, 2012 at 12:51 am

      @ kim k u just took my words out of my mouth. He’s such an overbearing, proud, cocky, egoistic, presumptuous, stuck up, bragging, pompous irritant. All i cud hear is Kanye this, kanye dat and so [email protected]#ing wat if u know him or work with him. enough of this gragra biko…NEXXT

  5. Kim K

    March 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    And what is with the accent they re all forming.lwtmb @ Wande too forming accent too.Kmt.BN y dnt u like posting my comment?

  6. Wunmi Ogidan

    March 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I can’t stand it when he introduces himself like that. Irritating.

  7. Nkem

    March 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    i love ur songs, but are you high? u too kswitch???

  8. Temz

    March 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    i laugh in spanish. His career already ended before it even started with GOOD music. Lmaooo. This should be fun

  9. Miss T

    March 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Oh shut up man, D’banj! Getting sick of this Kanye story and this Kanye this Kanye that eerwhere. He shud even go and lick Kanye’s shoe hiss as if Kanye is his god.

    • Miss T

      March 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      And then where did this K-switch come from, mtchew.

  10. xxx

    March 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    @ wunmi you read my mind.. i’m over all the kokolette mamalette.. jamaican friends call me blah blah.. its old and DEAD.. and lmao at ‘moo mushin” giving accent.. hen everybody go upgrade na.. lool anyways Wande Coal will forever remain the most talented artist on that label he can sing …

  11. chexbarbie

    March 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    so D’banj actually bowed for kanye west?? ridiculous. God have mercy.

  12. Lue

    March 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    where do i even start? bia Dbanj, so kanye is now your god abi?
    THIS GUY IS A JOKE.
    i almost threw up at that “African Michael Jackson” part……….ewwwww. yes, you need to stop saying all those “lette” things too and oh, dont get your hopes too high on the GOOD thing
    http://lucianochinwe.blogspot.com/

  13. spicy

    March 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Naija ppl sha, we speak with UK,Yankee,Jamo accent..Infact evry accent except our own..SMH…And D’banj needs to stop with this Kanye West thing mayne, its sooo boring now

  14. dell

    March 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    this Dbanj is just annoying, he can’t make a sentence without calling Kanye’s name …It might not make a difference but i can never buy any of his albums ,thats if he even makes one.

  15. Onechance

    March 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    D’banj igwe! igwe! crap, igwe my foot

  16. miss sarcasm

    March 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    enuf of dis kanye crap,,,,dbanj is not intelligent @ all,,,,his dullll,,,,cant stand his interview,,,

  17. Papaajascoo

    March 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Pls give him a break!!! He IS doing his thing n making his money. He mentions dbanj within context! And why not? Kanye west signed him on,which is a big deal regardless of aw short the contract is. Be happy for dbanj and be inspired to do better.

  18. Papaajascoo

    March 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    He mentioned kanye within context***

  19. Godstime Linus

    March 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    thank God 2face is not dead . . . D’banj i sorry for u

  20. stella

    March 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Naija learn to be urself, na which one be dis fake accent? As for you D’banj, am sorry for u cos u ‘ve missed d way.

  21. Jess

    March 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Cant be bothered to watch the video but wait, so does this mean D’Banj got to keep these ones ie Dr Sid etc, and Don Jazzy got….D’prince? *holds laughter*

  22. kizito

    March 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Stop hating fellas afterall the just gave u avenue for expressing your displeasur. I love Dbanj die he makes me laff who no like am go hug transformer.

  23. Y8?

    March 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Funny how you bunch hate this guy so much and still have time to watch and comment on this, that to me sounds like the height of hypocrisy. Isn’t it obvious its D’banj and you sure do know what you gonna get. Then why not move on instead of clicking and still daft enough to drivel on him.

    • temmy

      March 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Ahhhh, you dont know them, haters on BN are laudible. Sometimes, I wish these people behind their keyboard can show their faces. I read another comment on another post where they nearly tore the person apart, most of them cant even smell his viscinity millions yards apart

    • Nma

      March 24, 2012 at 2:35 am

      I don’t know about the others but i watched the vid to see a train wreck in action! lol….to laugh and watch dude make a fool of himself AGAIN.

  24. Redcarpetgoat

    March 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    take it slow….(singing John Legend).

  25. Miss Fun

    March 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    This is absolutely the wrong time for this video to be posted. I saw this video on another website a week after Dbanj’s concert in New York. After that concert, they all decided to go their separate ways. Why are you posting this video now? The group has dismantled since then. Please bring us interesting stories Bella Naija, not rubbish, boring stories like this.

  26. jennietobbie

    March 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    i laugh in Igbo…..chei!!!

  27. scouser

    March 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    but at the end of the day, he made so a valid point not withstanding that we are hating because he left Mohits label that we love so much…..not forgetting that he made the interview so interesting and as an endowed chick, i watched till the end, no long tin my dears….

  28. funmi`

    March 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    he is just ridiculous… kanye dis kanye dat… i own mohit blah blah is bull shit… no DON JAZZY in any of their mouth anymore.. rubbish pple … we shall see where GOOD music takes u nah Dbanj

  29. Etighi dancer

    March 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Bleh!!!! #next

  30. omonaija

    March 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    K-switch is the most refined of the entire Mo-hits crew. D-banj just barks like a dog, wande talks like a cat and Dr Sid……. I’l get back to you on that one. But for real though,D-banj you are losing yor originality that we love you for, the theatrics is becoming too much. Wande you are either Mushin-street or R-kelly – Rand B ther is no mid-way, pls stay true to your style.Dr-sid you are good, but you will not get enough oxygen in that cluster. r u in a singlrecord label, act like that and stop acting like a boy band, or better yet, siamese twins. Dr Sid you need to let your light shine through. Lastly, K-switch you got the swag and i know you can sing and also originality? check! so what is yor prob;em, not even one single.

    Well, that’s just me giving my two cent, and I’m out!

  31. True story

    March 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Regarding this D’banj Kanye thing… Kanye is not looking to produce an album with D’B’. At best a couple of singles. He is involved in a lot of other projects, like his clothing line, to dedicate himself to an album with D’B, along the same lines as his collabos with Mr. Hudson.

  32. adah

    March 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Time will tell
    http://www.gong-ad.com

  33. Bizzle

    March 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Keep moving higher Dbanj and let your enemies keep falling apart.

    The sky is not the limit, more power to your elbow brother.

  34. them

    March 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    go to school or i DisHown u! lol! but for real tho se how he just removed Don Jazzy form his Vocabulary! nawa ooo! Dbanj no dull oo!

  35. xoxox

    March 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Haters going to hate, free my hubby joorr, his a goat i know, he needs someone to talk some sense into him, this Kanyee thing sha, its officially gone out of hand, and the only time i saw Don Jazzy(the main person) was when they got the contract signed.
    smh D’banj, what do you think your doing? anyway our relationship is for better or for worse, but seriously this is unacceptable

  36. christy

    March 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Lol @omonaija wande talk like a cat?I too like d guy abeg,humbl wit a great voice

  37. Tas

    March 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Abegiiii free D’banj and let him be.Since some of u are now so irritated by him,why the hell do u keep clicking on any post tagged ‘D’banj’….???And yet,u claim u haters don’t send him???Abeg,right now there’s no interviewer who interviews him that would not ask him about Kanye and ofcourse he has to answer so u lot shld shut up and stop yarning that he worships Kanye or whatever.He bowed for Kanye on stage,so????Big deal???Leave him the hell alone.My dear D’banj,ride on.God is with u.Ur career has jus started as opposed to that silly cat who stated that his career ended when he split with Don Jazzy.Is Don Jazzy God?Nonsense…

  38. marvel

    March 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I can’t see why the man can’t be excited about Kanye. What is with you guys sha? If it is not the way people dress, it is their accents. BN readers are fast becoming noted for their bitchiness which is hardly why the thread was created. Please be happier o and wish others well. Don Jazzy wasn’t married to the D’Banj and is not dead. We should hopefully hear from him soon.

  39. omoibo

    March 24, 2012 at 5:16 am

    So kanye presents dbanj with a chain & the big fool bows before kanye? Like for real? I am speechless man, have some dignity, i know u were were excited & all but darn homie have some class jare…..

  40. omonaija

    March 24, 2012 at 8:51 am

    someone give k-switch the book – how to succeed in “music” by “really trying”

  41. Anita

    March 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Dbanj be sure to know what ur getting urself into. All that glitters is not gold. Save ur soul b4 its too late.

  42. I talk am

    March 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Kanye West mentioned in almost every sentence *Yawns*. Keep trusting in man, how sure are we you don’t clean shoes and iron his cloths??? Dbanj pronounced FELA with an Oyibo accent *SIgh.

  43. Next

    March 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Someone buy Kswitch, Music for Dummies

  44. Purpleicious Babe

    March 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Anyhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..

    NEXT

  45. queebeecee

    March 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    mtcheewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..money miss road..alika

  46. plenty

    March 26, 2012 at 8:39 am

    hear d latest news @ http://www.plentynews.com

  47. Jmk

    March 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I like D’banj but i thnk he needs to realise dat kanye west isn’t d promised ‘messiah’. @ dis point his only motivation is greed n dats sad.hey d’banj,u can still make a significant impression by bein silent.

  48. cutie

    March 27, 2012 at 12:01 am

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! @ ALL the comments u ppl won’t kill pesin

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