Today, President Goodluck Jonathan sent the Nigerian army into the streets of Lagos to prevent protesters from continued protesting. This action was after his seeming unilateral move to raise fuel prices from 65Naira to 97 rather than the initial 141Naira which sent millions out in peaceful protest.
Nigerians including Governor Fashola have rebuked the President’s action arguing Nigeria is now a democracy and such action was/is inappropriate.
While the country and millions ponder the past week leading up to today and the implications for Nigerians, an artist that was nowhere to be found during the strike emerges. Yes, the Kokomaster himself, D’Banj. D’Banj is featured on Notjustok.com with extensive audio clips from his appearance on Choice FM, UK. The artist further reveals to the leading music website, his upcoming projects, including his completion of work with Kanye West’s GOOD Music.
From the look of things so far including the intensity of the anger that continues to be directed towards D’Banj, I can’t help but wonder if Nigerians have lost respect and trust for the once beloved artist?
Did D’Banj sell his “soul” and subsequently his self respect and trust from Nigerians when he allegedly (at least per Eedris AbdulKareem’s very harsh accusation) got paid in exchange for “pawning” (for lack of a better word) the votes of his Nigerian fans?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Read the Notjustok.com post here.