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Opportunist? @WorldBank, How Exactly is D’Banj a “Passionate” Advocate for Women’s Rights & Gender Equality

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D'BanjD’banj has been known, throughout his music career trajectory, to market and promote the objectification of women. As of April 2015, D’Banj released a track titled ‘Sextraordinary.’

According to the Urban English dictionary, “‘Sextraordinary’ refers to someone who has great skills in bed, who can provide an extraordinary performance.”  Who knew?

Now, all of a sudden, the World Bank and D’Banj is presenting D’Banj as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights? Since when?

In a recent interview with the World Bank, D’Banj sits with a straight face and accepts that he is “passionate” about women’s issues and gender equality.

Really? Did I miss the memo. I must have.

Women, women entrepreneurs, gender equality, equal pay, equal pay act are all buzz words these days.

How exactly is D’Banj not being such an opportunist, as he has been in the past, in jumping on trendy bandwagons to advance his bottom line? I’d like to know.

-Ms. Uduak

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

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