Legal Drama

D’Banj FINALLY Breaks Silence – Addresses Fuel Subsidy Issue & Role in Presidency Campaign

When the public is demanding accountability from you as a celebrity based on your endorsements, it helps if you actually step forward and address the issue. While D’banj stopped by Choice FM to discuss his position on fuel subsidy, he was yet to speak to an equally large audience online and on social media platforms. Barely an hour ago, D’Banj published on his twitter page the following statement which is now circulating online addressing the fuel subsidy issue and his role in the President’s campaign:

“Ok so I haven’t said anything about the subsidy cos just like every Nigerian citizen I am as surprised as we all are and yes I supported GEJ openly and fully but I haven’t been made the special adviser to the president on youths. All I can say about the Subsidy is the obvious truth that my fans, friends, family and we the masses are the ones feeling the pain now.
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A Tweet by @iamdbanj

I think this is a step in the right direction towards the kind of dialogue he should be having with his fans, media and the public at large. Maybe this 2012 will mark the beginning of D’banj being more conscientious of projecting a more balanced public image of himself as a businessman, an entertainer and an intelligent man who can hold his own, intellectually, where the situation calls for it.

On another note, while Nigerians take action tomorrow in a nationwide strike, do pray for Nigeria and all of our families, friends and all Nigerian citizens, especially in Nigeria.

Visit my article where I ask whether D’Banj is a scapegoat or an insensitive and greedy artist?

Also revisit Dr. Tunde Bakaree’s speech below.


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