Law & Policy, Music Business

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


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

D'Banj Koko Concert

Women’s rights Ko, Women’s rights ni.

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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