D’banj turned thirty-five and over the weekend, industry friends and fellow artist colleagues joined him at Quilox nightclub, in Lagos, to celebrate. Needless to say, D’Banj is more than welcome to celebrate however he deems fit. It’s his birthday and he can party like it’s 1999. However, when D’Banj goes on global television with a global brand (World Bank) to tell us that he is NOW all for women empowerment and is also a spokesperson bringing attention to the plight of women and their continued sexual objectification (his sentiments not mine), then you wonder how he reconciles his statements/sentiments with his actions.
I did say when the world bank interview surfaced that it showed a man who was an opportunist. Less than a month later, I think D’Banj underscores my point with his booty cake birthday celebrations. He also continues to dilute his brand with a gradual inch towards making his brand almost a complete joke.
Choose what you really want to be D’Banj. Ambassador to youths, feminist/womanist activist or an entertainer that is all about the “koko.” (If you choose all three, practice brand consistency especially where it comes to being an ambassador for women’s rights and women issues).
World Bank Interview
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