Popular Nigerian music star Dapo Oyebanjo, who is well known as D’Banj, is in another controversy.
It will be recalled that some fans of the artiste lashed out at him just last month for allegedly not showing concern for fuel subsidy protests going on as at that time, as reported by Nigeriafilms.
Just when some Nigerians were giving the Kokomaster some respite, he has found himself in more trouble.
In a recent interview with Saharareporters, D’Banj told the world that he never knew what was happening in Nigeria during the fuel subsidy protests saga. He claimed he was in the United Kingdom at that time.
But when asked if he also never heard of the London version of the protest in the UK, D’Banj said he was also not aware of that.
He then went ahead to tell the interviewer that he was not concerned about all that (fuel subsidy matters) but he was only ready to talk about his New York Koko concert which was held on February 19.
A part of the interview reads, “I have told you, I don’t want to say anything about that topic.
I have a concert tomorrow (February 19), I need to practice and prepare well so I can represent Africa well,” D’Banj told the interviewer, Chika Odua.
In reaction to D’Banj’s interview, many Nigerians have condemned him over his alleged unguarded statements on the plights of Nigerians who buy his work.
According to those who spoke to Nigeriafilms, they wondered why D’Banj would show such insensitivity towards what affected those that paid for his services.
One of D’Banj’s fans told Nigeriafilms, “This same D’Banj would expect us to buy his album, pay 1million naira per table for his shows.
Is he doing music for himself? D’Banj has lost it, for me, I will not waste my money on his music again.”
A top Nigeria music artiste, who pleaded anonymity, told Nigeriafilms, “that was a wrong thing to say; D’Banj should have just used that medium to win hearts of fans who were already disappointed in him during the Occupy Nigeria protests.
“He should have understood that this same people made him who he is today.
Those [artistes] that participated in the protests were not fools. I pray this does not affect his career in Nigeria. I just hope so.”
Social networking sites, especially twitter, are buzzing as some Nigerians angry over the Saharareporters’ interview with D’Banj are expressing their sentiments on the sites, with many condemning D’Banj for his comments.