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Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day! See Photos of D’banj, Fally Ipupa, Usher, Common, Mary J. Blige, Will.i.am & More Stars

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D'banjNigerian superstar D’banj performed alongside Fally Ipupa, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Common, Mary J. Blige, Will.i.am and many more stars at a free concert held on Capitol Hill for the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day put on by Global Poverty Project and the Earth Day Network.

With more than 250,000 people in attendance, the project aimed at uniting the issues of climate change and global poverty and to engage global citizens and business and world leaders to act now to address both issues.

For his performance D’banj was joined by the CEO Dancers and hypeman, Jimmie.

Other people spotted at the event include Isha Sesay, Kenya Moore, Freida Pinto, Chris Martin, Minister of Gender for Liberia Julia Duncan-Cassell, First Lady of Malawi Gertrude Mutharika, Kweku Mandela and more with a number of them speaking on stage.

Check on it!

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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Common

Common

Isha Sesay

Isha Sesay

Will.i.am

Will.i.am

Ashish Thakkar

Ashish Thakkar

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto

Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore

Usher

Usher

Speeches!

Kweku Mandela

Kweku Mandela

Isha Sesay

Isha Sesay

United Nations, Special Advisor on Post 2015 Development Planning Amina J. Mohammed

United Nations, Special Advisor on Post 2015 Development Planning Amina J. Mohammed

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto

Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Minister of Gender for Liberia Julia Duncan-Cassell

Minister of Gender for Liberia Julia Duncan-Cassell

First Lady of Malawi Gertrude Mutharika

First Lady of Malawi Gertrude Mutharika

Laurentia Laraba Mallam

Laurentia Laraba Mallam

Performances!

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D'banj

D’banj

D'banj

D’banj

D'banj

D’banj

D'banj

D’banj

Jimmie

Jimmie

Fally Ipupa

Fally Ipupa

Usher & Common

Usher & Common

Common

Common

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Peter Wentz

Peter Wentz

Tony Kanal

Tony Kanal

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Will.i.am

Will.i.am

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Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kris Connor

30 Comments

  1. Babygiwa

    April 19, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    This is big for dbanj. I’m so proud of him. You go dear! Btw, good event. We all should keep our earth healthy.

  2. i no send

    April 19, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    dbanj still has global appeal

  3. bn lover

    April 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    All I see is Will.i.am……

  4. bn lover

    April 19, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Ohhhh no…wrong observation. I see no Will.i.am wat sort of pant is he wearing…pls I see no wizkid dressing boy…. Eyai Usher werrin do ya leg…kpele. @dbanj no worry na Godwin.

  5. adewumi Edward Friday

    April 19, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Big brotheR d’banj the lord has chosen u to make Nigeria proud and u’ll be going from peak to peak I pray u’llnever fall the lord’ll keep elevating u we’re very proud of u and u’ll never be put to shame in Jesus name love u bro one love ,

    • Njeke Tina

      December 16, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      My dear ur d best Ok, just be urself and cherish ur God & maker, keep away from sect and keep ur body neat from those nasty tatoos like other likes. That’s why we cherish u. God is the Grtest Super-star and is keepable of sustaining or takx u to a different dimension. Cheers

  6. smith

    April 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    pls if not d Banj in Nigeria which other Naija artist is capable of going there,this is not dorrobucci or iheneme or shekini event(local champions)thumbs up legendary d banj

    • Edson

      April 19, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      You’re talking nonsense!
      The owners of those songs you enumerated are ALL BIGGER THAN your DBanj. And please, if I may ask- from The US, where are Jay-Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Mariah Carey? Or are the American acts present bigger than them??
      Please, desist from dissing others, or talking like an illiterate (while you may not be one). You can appreciate your admired artiste without casting aspersions on others. Learn to be mature next time and avoid “African Mentality” sort of reasoning.
      We all ought to have gone beyond that sphere of thinking…Thanks, Edson.

    • Ladd Emman

      April 20, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Hey Dbanj is bigger than them confirmed… Where are they when Dbanj is the only one representing Nigeria and Africa everywhere. No illiterates, you Nigerians rating those local champions higher than Dbanj are the illiterates. Where are they during Africa Nation’s cup when Dbanj was chosen? Where are they during 2012 Olympic in London when Dbanj was the only one chosen to play at Hackney? Where are they when Dbanj was made Apple Beats by Dre Ambassador of Africa? Where are they when Dbanj was made African ambassador for youth in Agriculture which made him rub shoulders with world most important and wealthiest people where he even delivered speeches. Count his endorsements and compare bro… Go and find out how many awards he has won locally and internationally. He has won more awards than them and even most important ones internationally… So tell me your parameter to show those artis are bigger. Am up to argue this .

    • Crap

      November 6, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Yorubas and competition na wa. So Don Jazzy (Dorobuchi), Tuface (Iheneme) and P-Square (Shekini) are not contributing to the music art of Nigeria? One thing is to say you’re the best and another is to have something to show for your leadership. So far all these guys you dissed are richer than D’Banj. By the way, Yoruba did not make the D’Banj brand, check the history. You guys only come around after the food is cooked and ready to guzzle. #PettyIdiots

  7. YEYEAREWA

    April 19, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    lmao @smith! Nigerians wont kee me!

  8. Iyke

    April 20, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Smith, by your logic, DBanj is bigger than P-Square, 2Face, & Don Jazzy because he attended a concert in The US? Why talk like you lack grey matter? Okay, by your standard of thinking, in other words, Will.I.Am, Common, etc.are bigger than Jay-Z, Beyonce, (P)Diddy, etc.who were definitely absent?
    Please, learn some manners, and desist from dissing others while attempting to compliment your preferred artiste. I am cocksure P2, 2F, DJ will all prefer staying home than going bankrupt. Strive to reason above the confines of “African Mentality”- it’s a disease, please avoid it; we all ought to have gone beyond that sphere of thinking by now.
    Just a few words for you. Cheers, and take care.
    …Iyke.

    • Ladd Emman

      April 20, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      ey Dbanj is bigger than them confirmed… Where are they when Dbanj is the only one representing Nigeria and Africa everywhere. No illiterates, you Nigerians rating those local champions higher than Dbanj are the illiterates. Where are they during Africa Nation’s cup when Dbanj was chosen? Where are they during 2012 Olympic in London when Dbanj was the only one chosen to play at Hackney? Where are they when Dbanj was made Apple Beats by Dre Ambassador of Africa? Where are they when Dbanj was made African ambassador for youth in Agriculture which made him rub shoulders with world most important and wealthiest people where he even delivered speeches. Count his endorsements and compare bro… Go and find out how many awards he has won locally and internationally. He has won more awards than them and even most important ones internationally… So tell me your parameter to show those artistes are bigger than him

  9. Sarah Balagun

    April 20, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Isha Sessay is huge.. huge… she should do something.. wayyyy tooo huge

    • Tee

      April 20, 2015 at 9:27 am

      She’s not huge….pretty preggers will better define her. Take a look at her again pls.

  10. Iyke

    April 20, 2015 at 6:17 am

    BELLANAIJA, STOP BEING PICKY/TRIBALISTIC…KINDLY PUBLISH MY COMMENT! I HAVE POSTED THIS CONSTRUCTIVE PIECE TWICE, YET IT IS NOT REFLECTING IN YOUR COMMENT SECTION, WHEREAS THOSE PREACHING HATE, DIVISIVENESS AND DERISION ARE.

    AGAIN, PLEASE POST MY PIECE!!! Thanks.

    • Observer

      April 20, 2015 at 8:46 am

      They shouldn’t post because you double as Edson and Iyke! Why the dual personality?

  11. Iyke

    April 20, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Smith, by your logic, DBanj is bigger than P-Square, 2Face, & Don Jazzy because he attended a concert in The US? Why talk like you lack grey matter? Okay, by your standard of thinking, in other words, Will.I.Am, Common, etc.are bigger than Jay-Z, Beyonce, (P)Diddy, etc.who were definitely absent?
    Please, learn some manners, and desist from dissing others while attempting to compliment your preferred artiste. I am cocksure P2, 2F, DJ will all prefer staying home than going bankrupt. Strive to reason above the confines of “African Mentality”- it’s a disease, please avoid it; we all ought to have gone beyond that sphere of thinking by now.
    Just a few words for you. Cheers, and take care.
    …Iyke.

    • Chicanita

      April 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

      You simply did the same thing you were preaching about. Why diss Banga Lee?

      Regardless it’s good to see 9ja representing on this big stage.
      Well done Dbanj

  12. oskirin

    April 20, 2015 at 8:25 am

    dt’s luvly 4 our own bangalee n oda naija brands.

  13. Aries

    April 20, 2015 at 11:24 am

    oh my! Usher of life!*serious hugs*

  14. Confused

    April 20, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I just want to know why Usher is wearing NYSC trouser.

  15. Ladd Emman

    April 20, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Dbanj is definitely the biggest artist in Nigeria even despite people trying to bring him down out of jealousy and envy. He keeps proving his worth world-wide. His music is very unique and original.

  16. Ladd Emman

    April 20, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Before you haters correct me, I meant Dbanj is the biggest artiste

  17. smith08030524952

    April 20, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    d Banj was made to headline Hennessy artistry all alone no attachment..when he was announced,iwas like why d Banj alone later on I said tomyself DAT well d Banj is the only biggest brand in Nigeria so he can’t settle for less and DAT is why some of his colleagues will keep hatin and he will be soaring higher bcos it takes more than a hit song to stay on top,d Banj is extremely intelligent pls….TRUE LEGEND,GBAM!!!

  18. ladd emman

    April 21, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Dbanj was again the only African artiste invited as a VIP guest to one prestigious American Award late last year prior to his endorsement as Ambassador for apple beats by Dre

  19. kimora

    April 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Mary J Blige is just ageless. She’s just got body.Very beautiful woman.I love her.

  20. Crap

    November 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Once again, UNICEF, UN etc use people who are willing and able, not people who have made it. People who are ready to use their talent, time, money to serve the UN cause like Angelina Jolie, Angelique Kidjo etc have all been part of different UN projects. Black man’s mentality is a poison.

  21. Njeke Tina

    December 16, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    My dear ur d best Ok, just be urself and cherish ur God & maker, keep away from sect and keep ur body neat from those nasty tatoos like other likes. That’s why we cherish u. God is the Grtest Super-star and is keepable of sustaining or takx u to a different dimension. Cheers

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