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D’banj: “A Celebration of the Fallen”… or what?

Posted by Jim Donnett on February 4, 2015 in Editorial · 110 Comments


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It’s no news that D’banj’s musical career has plummeted with a precision that can almost be likened with a rocket launcher.

Hey! No shade here. I’m talking facts. And you if still find reason to not agree with me, then I should be asking under what rock you live in?

Forget the perceived glam, razzmatazz and charade that was D’banj’s 10th year anniversary gig because it was nothing but an arranged mess. An official wash of the highest forms. And to think Lagos pretty much stood still for the celebration of the fall of D’banj? I sigh!

Yer, you can yap about it all you can and like and want but I pretty much don’t care because if you have to painstakingly peruse the turnout of events that have led to where Mr ‘Dapo Oyebanjo aka kokomaster, ski’banj, eja nla, banga lee, kiniwun fun fun (all these aliases though)… where he presently is, it’s a humor-filled wonder what there is to celebrate or even worth celebrating at all.

D’banj treated Lagosians to the sequel of ‘The Trek’ from his 2012 Koko Concert that had the guests and attendees doing kilometre-dashes and sprints to the venue, only to get there eventually and be insulted by the exhausting level of insubordination which already was a highlight of the night. The same insolence ruled the night of January the 31st with social media bearing record of all the red heels that were taken off after the toes and soles had been replaced with blisters, selfies and instavideos of the gridlock traffic at the Island… and it wasn’t even the second coming of sweet baby Jesus.

Yes, Amber Rose showed up. Whoopedoo! And she had the decency to sit her gi-normously fit behind and not pull a Kim K on us. Still, sources have it that she later bailed on the gig after she got irate by the dismal form of disorganization at the epoch event that was supposed to go down in history as 2015’s biggest. True or not, it’d be someone’s word against the other.

There once was a time when the name D’banj raked in boulders of respect in the Industry. Not that it still doesn’t, but I’m referring to the harmonica-blowing D’banj, not this facially obsessed, cosmetic-wearing like Kim Kardashian phony that has become D’banj. I’m even of the opinion that all this soft-sell bant about debt alleges, rumoured affairs, episodes of not-everything-the-truth and bla bla bla, are all cheap media antics (of course from the D’banj camp) at sustaining the faded glory of the fallen.

Although the crème de la crème came out in support of Africa’s biggest export, which is one title that has become heavily contended for, D’banj once again is the belled cat who serves as deterrent to the many arrivées and upcomers looking to advance fame past the checkpoint he’s crashed his. I hope someone had out their writing pad and been seriously taking copious notes *no names called* Dr SID!

Written by Jim Donnett
@jimancipation





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  1. Jim you just wrote this piece like a hater…you’re a Nigerian and you should know better, we should encourage our artistes not try and see fault in everything they do, do you think it’s perfect in Hollywood?
    how many artistes can you call both home and abroad who has sustained a career for more than ten years? do you think it’s easy to be at the top for 10 solid years?
    we’ll see where you’ll be in 10 years

    • JIM and co, I have always taken note of the way u guys write bad things about D’banj and Wizkid, this guys got to where they are through God, hardwork, things don’t always go smooth in life, or should I pray that we their fans pray that ur career (which has not taken off at all) to nosedive? If u can’t help or write humane things about their person and career, u better shut up before we beg for u to have problems!

  2. It’s official Jim is an idiot ! Simple! Das all

  3. Nigerians can be fooled 2 an infinite extent. We only care about d glitz. Kudos 2 u Jim

  4. U know I thought this site was cool,until I see them takin’ shots at artistes,I tot y’all promote our music,where was our music industry 10 years ago,it was this guys that put us on the map,this guy gave a music a face on the world stage.so its now u thing the fallin’?I got 1 question 4 this this jim donnet,punk,in ur household,do u have any 1 who could do beta than d’banji?

  5. Let’s see where u will be in 10yrs to come…na wa for u oOo! Abi na to criticize D’banj u wan take blow?

  6. wonder how dumb some people can be… if dbanj were your brother I know he would have been like a demi god in ur family and u won’t only b celebrating him but u go even add praise join. I pray u get paid 4 dis ur silly write up. cuz it really show how stupid u r. I would withdraw my statement if u can just name sumone as successful and popular as D’BANJ in ur family. Get ursef a life instead of criticising a made man.

    • BUT SERIOUSLY THAT WAS ACTUALLY TRUE BUT I DON’T LIKE HOW HE WROTE HE IS TOO BLUNT

  7. I think dbanj is really making it big even after d successful anniversary he had which was graced by prominenent names in d industry.well I think wat koko master really nid is tym to settle down nd think weda to venture into music or business.bt to me all I knw z dat dbanj is a name to recone wit in d industry due to achievement and connections he has made for himself ova d years.kudos to DBANJ.kip up the gud work nd pray for long life.long live DB

  8. why dose too xclusive always have something negative to post about D banj and wizkid? i mean as much as you post all this bullshit you have on here. Dbanj like it or not, good or bad for 10yrs has managed to remain in the spot light and is still making lots of money. and he can still prove it. there are lots of artist who started at his time and have nothing to show for it 10 years after.. The Dr sid that apprently said Dbanj was covering his shine. Please can you tell me what he has to show after Dbanj left? a wack album? if not for Don jazzy he would be shit. korede bello nd rekado bankz are taking that spot already soon i would not be surprised if he wants to jump camp. Anyway the wizkid and Dbanj your site is so.negative about are making waves all over the world and signing deals. you no go blow with all these posts oo instead you are actually just making us see how relevant they still are.

  9. What you wrote is true. Absolutely true but not necessary. D’banj needs miracle to stay afloat. I hope he finds the miracle!

  10. am not trying to throw shots at anyone… but jim is right partially>>>> the D’banj i knew back then isnt the d,banj am seeing now…..period

    360musicng.com

  11. Dis jimmy is the most stupid fellow I’ve ever heard of….wtf. Are you playing politics here or what. Or do u think if critisizing pple here is what will make pple download more, if u hate som1 keep it to urself, or try and do what u tink the person should do… What you post is arrant rubbish… Are you the only moderator here or what?? Always critisizing one person or the other.. And you are not even the owner of tooxclusive.. Beter go and create a critisizing blog cos I knw dat is were u can make it in life from. Idiot

  12. So much words with little or no substance… Such a shame Jim!

    I begin to wonder how one can write some much BS and think he/she has wrote something of note…

    How exactly did you arrive at the conclusion that D’banj’s carry is declining? Where are your facts and figures sir?

  13. Dis jim is the most stupid fellow I’ve ever heard of….wtf. Are you playing politics here or what. Or do u think critisizing pple here is what will make pple download more, if u hate som1 keep it to urself, or try and do what u tink the person should do… What you post is arrant rubbish… Are you the only moderator here or what?? Always critisizing one person or the other.. And you are not even the owner of tooxclusive.. Beter go and create a critisizing blog cos I knw dat is were u can make it in life from. Idiot

  14. Well, I don’t blame you this writer.. It’s either u were paid to write dis or you are dumb AF. What is ur headache with him celebrating in the 1st place? Did he collect money frm u? And u sounding llike the party was a flop. I was there, and I enjoyed myself. For u to even av the time to write dis rubbish shows dat Dbanj is very much relevant. It’s only here in Nigeria we don’t appreciate our own. Hate him and throw shades all u like, he doesn’t know u exist. Rubbish

  15. JIM;I’m seriously tired off ur incessant attacks on d character of D’banj , u are just an attention seeker of a writer, you should stop feeling sorry for ur sorry ass and go get a better way to get ur writing career up. Dbanj has created a name, niche that you can only imagine in ur wildest dreams, and if u can’t appreciate him go and hug any transformer close to your house.and to whoever sponsoring you to keep attacking D’banj. ” You are on a long and time wasting Long thing” #HATEKILLS! Go get a better way of living

  16. Nicely put. U hit the nail on the head. Dbanj is empty. Hes got nuffin to offer as long as music is concerned. I feel bad for him even though I neva liked him. He should stop fooling himself. Mr writer, thnk u for dis article

    • Make una praise/celebrate Ur own nao. E easy?

      • Mr Game or whatever so you never liked someone that is more richer than your entire family? And for tooxclusive ehn, places dbanj is well known in this world the owner of your blog and even you and your family hasn’t reached half of it #Simple

  17. Av u watched feeling d nigga Remix ft Akon? Man, I don’t think he’s falling.

  18. JIM ; I have always taken note of the way u guys write bad things about D’banj and Wizkid, this guys got to where they are through God, hardwork, things don’t always go smooth in life, or should I pray that we their fans pray that ur career (which has not taken off at all) to nosedive? If u can’t help or write humane things about their person and career, u better shut up before we beg for u to have problems!

    • Men! Bro I love all wat u said brodaa, they are really beefing d banj n wizkid on dis site too much, I sorry 4 dat jim of a guy, I sorry 4 his life a lot

      • U are very rite,they beef wizkid n d banj so mush on dis site ….nawa Oo°???° I tot I was d only dat notice dat

    • Men! Bro I love all wat u said brodaa, they are really beefing d banj n wizkid on dis site too much, I sorry 4 dat jim of a guy, I sorry 4 his life a lot

  19. So to celebrate again na wahala for naija? Well me am still enjoying FEELING THE NIGGA REMIX VIDEO wit AKON sha.

    Anybody way dey vex make e go hug transformer. D.banj has been in the game for d past 10yrs, he came, he saw, he conquer. I can mention artist in Naija who has been dere for more than a decade and neva even reach anywhere.
    Where AZADUS dey?
    Where TOLU Maintain?
    Even JJC sef and Sound Sultan neva reach Half of D.Banj Level, i just dont knw why pple are hatting so much on Dbanj.

    Dem wizkid, Davido, Tiwa, Patoranking etc might be hot now but trust me we nor go hear dia names again few yrs to come. If you want really know how Dbanj level dey, ask Oritse femi……. he said he met Dbanj and his life neva remains desame.

    • Oritse Femi was who before meeting D’banj ? U don’t expect someone inside a hole to step in the light and not say something like that. Pls use someone else to explain ur point. Lol

  20. Jim u gt d attention, b ready for an aftamath..murdefucker

  21. This jim d0nnet is very stupid. HATERS. If y0u walk 0n water, haters will say its bc0s y0u can’t swim. What’s bad in him celebrating his ten yrs in this industry? Y0u think its easy t0 adapt and stay wanted in the industry f0r ten yrs?? Ask 0lu maintain, faze, and s0me 0das that faded away. Pls give D banj a break. I saw n0 fact in the crap y0u p0sted here. He br0ught amber, y0u re c0mplaning. Assuming she didn’t sh0w up, its still y0u that will shiit ab0ut d banj n0t being able t0 bring internati0nal artist. M0 f0.

  22. Jim or what are u called, I believe u did dis to get attentions bcos u know a lot will bounce back. U are using D,banj to get fame to urself. U are sick. D’banj as an person has stepped up his game. Dat u and ur fella’s can testify to. Lagos and Naija stood up for him on the 30th of January. I as a person traveled from Kaduna to Lagos to watch the show. D’banj his repping d game well. U mofo’s will end up in d well. Before I go, Let me leave U with the food for thought; ‘u don’t crimb up a ladder by pulling down those up already’. JIM go find work do. Oh! I tink there’s an offer for u already, as D’banj show shinner. Ooops!

    • Mr willz don’t be silly.. I don’t see anything wrong in what was said.. U guys are too naive to accept the truth..

      • Posa or wat did U????? say ur name is” let M???? tell U????? he who smile @ another person downfall I swear dat person shall never prosper#gbam… #d’banj till I die

      • U are a bastard if u are till there hating and ur future lies on bread and tea.weyre

  23. This is crap! why don’t u find something better to do instead of criticizing someone who m sure is far better than u in every way.

  24. I know Kokomaster, Ejanla, Bange lee, Dbanj, Dapo etc….. Who sabi dis fool wey yan rubbish. Abeg if sum1 wan criticize, d person shld first luk at his or herself. rubbish blogger. u wil neva make it to d Top if u continue dis way. Foooooooools

  25. Jim you self try do one track make you see as he be..madafucker like you,nah Ogun go chop ur eye

  26. Useless. Bloger hater dnt even knw wat u were saying wit ur nonsense foolish english mumu go sing mo c nw ur papa

  27. Lol,dem wan finish jim,well D’banj na boss#Fact the guy is a businessman and also an entertainer. And I don’t see hw Enjanla’s career is declining instead its inclining sef! So jim shutup abeg

  28. Dbanj is an entertainer guys, He gets all he wants, Please do not hate success and hard work. We can all get there if we work hard. I hope we all know what it takes to be signed to a genius in Kanye west, There must have been something in him. Remember Dbanj is on some agric shit, He’s getting dough. Stop Hating and lets embrace our export , Show much love, We can help rebuild this with them, Giving Nigeria a Good image.

  29. Ur market is not selling again then the next thing is to call d name of d biggest brand in African music. Dbanj is arguably the biggest name presently in African music so I understand you guys needs to attract traffic otherwise tooxclusive people will die of hunger. Anyway this is not d best way to stay relevant but on the contrary I see this blog fading off before this yr is over. Lean from notjustok.com. dbanj has the best song out there right now feeling the nigga remix with akon killed anything any naija artist has released this yr and yet you are saying he’s finished. Unfortunately I see your life ended even before it began fools. As for me and my house and street we are feeling the nigga

  30. Tooxclusive shld be careful of what dey accept on their site….whoever Jim Donnet is ehn….we know who is doing dis tin nd tell him to watch his back cos if he writes nor even think of such at all again about Dbanj…..for his information,some other celebs are waiting for dis tooxclusive to write anything bad about any innocent celeb again and I am saying it dat even God knows dat its d end of dis so called blog …we know ppl running it ,i as one of d artist manager know those running tooxclusive very well…..if dey dont stop it …..most of us all started from d street b4 we got here nd its still in d blood…so we know aw to treat ppl 4ck up….Be warned

  31. 9ice 1 baba Fabulous jezus mowe T??????? gbayi oya?????????

  32. This generation & in de next to come, ya entire lineage can never produce some one famous & blessed like D’banj….. you all die soon for hating. And as for tooxclusive ya blog is Crap for always posting article denting someone’s image… that’s why you are always second best. #LowLife

  33. Whoever wrote dis is a big fool

  34. I wiLL never use tooxclusive again in my life notjustok straight u guyz are not a Good example

  35. Craziest shit i have ever read……#RUBBISH

  36. pray u achieve all he as achieved in his past 10 years.find better tinz to do Rather than criticising him.forget the guy his still d biggest artiste in the whole Africa.badbelle pls live him alone.

  37. Jimmy stop hating u claim d’banj is going down nd a lot of pple still turned up 4 his show I agree he is not at his best but he wil get beta nd wil make more money Dnt forget he is d most marketable artist in d continent try 2 make a name 4 urself too nd stop hating on a living legend

  38. Yh yh, kokomaster himself, he actually deserve celebrating 10 yrs, for a decade, he made naija rock, so many hits, no one could stand bsyd him, arguably the best naija export, no doubt all of the facts…………..
    But we nid to understand frm Jim z comin frm on this, he’s nt disputing the fact D’banj z a mega superstar, wat I think he’s tryn to say z this, musically, D’banj is on d decline, we haven’t had such great hit from him in a while now, thts so unlyk the D’banj we knew, I dunno wt he has in store for us dz year, I jos hpe he drops some ‘bangers’……
    Nice write-up Jim, but you could have made his diehard fans lyk me, see what you really trying to portray, dz looks lyk “BEEF” “HATE” n so on…..
    Diddy

  39. bitch ass blogger hating from a bitch ass bed. shut your broke ass up. We think hes doing pretty well. Keep your shitty opinions to yourself. same ridicule write up i read on here about wizkid. Support these artistes with your blogs. Not bring them down. Still on still. Fuck you

  40. U obviously dont have work d@ pays, cuz dis shit is crap

  41. u father wif wat u wrote’ u dnt have fault shabi na because u dey work xclusive u fit lose u job any time ‘ hin no go beta for u shey na in talk say me u no make am

  42. But y did nigeria hate d banj,if dbanj is from our country Ghana,we wounld worship him like god n I even heard he got international endorsement by beat by dre. D banj is the only artist in africa dat is bigger dan our own fuse ODG his song feelig d nigga is already toping chart in GHANA 4syte TV

  43. In this life,one must surely have haters…Please if they’ve paid you cowries to write this piss of shit you are jonzing…D’banj is a legend, abeg stop hating no wonder he sang #mobolowo won but still awon aye wont let go…Enough is enough

  44. for those of you saying its true, you all should visit thenet.ng and see what they wrote about dbanj, instead of wasting your time hating please find something better to do with your life.

  45. on point

  46. wetin dis fool dey talk

  47. Thunder go fire the person wey sit down write this thing
    That’s why your blog’s fucked and would soon die
    If you don’t find something important to type, instead of trying to spoil peoples name and image

  48. U are a fool for criticising Banger lee..better get a life

  49. i took my time to study all the comments made by @jimancipation on this D’banj celebration.

    first i would tell you, you are only a blogger and not a mass communicator by trade which makes you less objective in your comments.

    Hmmmn… its funny how people has suddenly developed hatred and speak so bad about D’banj these days, i remember how we all shout his name back then especially when he dropped “why me” and all through the years he was with Don Jazzy.

    @Jimancipation, you practically believe a !0 year milestone music career of D’banj is not worth celebrating,now i would like to ask the general public the reason why we all go crazy about the new year, i think we do because we must have achieved one or two things the previous year and we expect the same trend in the coming year. i think that justifies the first reason why D’banj should celebrate.

    D’banj has a lot to celebrate for the 10 year he has spent in the music industry and the landmarks he has made, he has won virtually all the awards an african man can win and he’s not only known in Nigeria but across Africa as a continent and part of Europe for his Prowess in not only the music industry but also in the Economic development of Africa as a whole.
    @jimancipation its worth celebrating.

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  50. Don’t compare TuBaba with any other artiste in naija. There’s really no basis for comparison…..@Jabir Sherif

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  52. The name D’banj is a profound phenomenon as far as music is concerned.His name rings bell in the hearts of all music lovers.Let me make it clear to all that when you choose to criticize eminent personalities in the industry;always make your point explicitly objective.We are not fools! #Befactual#

  53. Jim Jim jim!…be warned…

  54. D banj is no longer d banj..the writer z correct..bt as usual d fans wnt agree..maybe dey didn’t read the whole sentence correctly…dey should use d dictionary next time..it myt help

    • Na u Sabi any tin u like talk double wohala 4 dead body

  55. Hater!

  56. tooxclusive just lost a fan …… Jim ur a stupid goat

  57. It amaze me what people keep on saying at one guy named yet day guy doesn’t even reply not yet u guys keep on going while he keep up going up maybe you Sud try walk in his shoes n feel as it feels stop hating n go get a life

  58. Jim I adviced strongly that you get a better job.My Uncle just opened his petrol station n we r lookin for workers n I think you can gladly fill in.

  59. Jim I would advice strongly that you go get a job.My uncle just opened his petrol station n I think u would be our fuel attendant.

  60. Debanji my son, you’re bless! Whom god has blessed no man! I repeat no man can cause!

  61. stipid fellows

  62. @jimmy or watever.Oloribuku nii.
    ur father mother sibling all ur family can never achieve gud tin in 5yrs talkless of 10yrs.my own advise for u is dat u should go and dead.if u dont wat to see people success

  63. Face your career bro

  64. dis Jim really 8 dbanj may be dey pay u 4 dis shit u wrote abt dbanj..bangali still d best..ask oritse Femi wat he did to him.
    haters keep hating Eja NLA always on top

  65. Loool, and this casn only be defined as a show of stupidity, dear Mr writer just because you cash use fancy words doesn’t necessarily mean you can make sense. This is just a moisture of big words without an essence, you missed the point of your discussion kmt

  66. Well he just said fact.. no need to take it personal. . He is 100% correct.. dbanj is dead remaining burial.. he will soon b like ruged man

  67. I serzly agree that this site have been beefing dbanj and wizkid too much na dem always be topic or letter to hain its to not healthy for a site we nigerians are jst managing u don’t get to be public media and be biasd or one sided u dnt even have right to critize go and ask ait wat they are facing with jst one documentry of buhari we nigerians no how to hate and once it start u can’t get that glory back

  68. Dear Tooxclusive…fuck y’all. U betta fire jim if u dnt wanna loose fans. Assholes. Hatin on fly Nigga. #TeamDbanj

  69. total nonesense!

  70. Tooxclusive don fall my hand with dis post! Jim abi jimmy? U be fool,idiot,goat,sheep…. U foolish gan!!! Imagine dbanj is really ur broda,u wouldn’t be blabbing shit about him but chilling in his Atlanta apartment and living good life under his shadow! U dumb-ass bastard!! Oloriburuku

  71. Yea I lov all ur comments but let b realistic d’banj is just trying nw and God is really crowing his effort.4 those of U????? hater uhuhnuh don’t tell M???? tlk ooo”bcos I v say U????? shall nt b prosper#gbam

  72. Yea I lov all ur comments but let b realistic d’banj is just trying nw and God is really crowing his effort.4 those of U????? hater uhuhnuh don’t tell M???? tlk ooo”bcos I v say U????? shall nt b prosper#gbam

  73. Yea I lov all ur comments but let b realistic d’banj is just trying nw and God is really crowing his effort.4 those of U????? hater uhuhnuh don’t tell M???? tlk ooo”bcos I v say U????? shall nt b prosper#gbam

  74. Why una dey yab the nigga na… Na true e talk na… Dbanj aint the same as the dbanj of before mehn… You cant compare feeling the nigga to mo bo lowo wan or igwe or fall in love… All he has now is name nothingeslse … Feeling the nigga is total crap compared to songs like owo ni koko or woju or even story for the gods… Abeg dbanj should go back to his mouth organ playing days

  75. Harsh post……..the guy deserve sme applause for all he’s been able to achieve….but seriouly who in nigeria has gotten to dbanj’s hieght in music and the so fame tin???????let dia be 1 b4 soiling the only1 we have……this is suppose to be a social media for opinions not direct sling on shots……jezz….I bet dis joint worked for wu ever posted dis crap

  76. That boy need job. E smoke before he write this thing

  77. Well…Now u can rate ur write up by the comments, writing an article is not only about joining sentences together, it involves bringing out reasonable topics and also reasonable points,d topic was wrong cos dbanj’s career is still up there and also ur inferences were also wrong cos u don’t even have facts to back up ur claims,Feeling the nigga by Dbanj is still one of the hottest song dis year and the remix video dat dropped not too long is equally dope…and in terms if endorsement. .he is still up there…Ciroc,Beats by Dre…He has all right to celebrate success.

  78. Well…Now u can rate ur write up by the comments, writing an article is not only about joining sentences together, it involves bringing out reasonable topics and also reasonable points,d topic was wrong cos dbanj’s career is still up there and also ur inferences were also wrong cos u don’t even have facts to back up ur claims,Feeling the nigga by Dbanj is still one of the hottest song dis year and the remix video dat dropped not too long is equally dope…and in terms if endorsement. .he is still up there…Ciroc,Beats by Dre…He has all right to celebrate success.

  79. @Jim Ogun kill dt ur hand way u take type d rubbish mad man..u better go find work mumu.. Work 4 3years u nd ur family no go feet afford buy him footwear..D banj 4ever 4uck u Jim

  80. he is still on top of his game and a b rand to be reckon with

  81. it is simple he is becoming to understand the whole diversity of the industry so he is in to the bizness part

  82. Instead of u jim to b proud of been in the same country wit banger lee, u open yhat your worthless hands and ungrateful mouh to say rubiss about I’m….jim donnet,u will die b4 ur tym in jessus name…even afta much hate and criticisms dbanj still realises songs and videos to is loyal fans,dats wat they call a musician…m5banj u still got many niggas at ur back,keep it up

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