June 15, 2009 | Music News
Hurray! D'Banj Is 29
Hurray! D'Banj Is 29 It was a surprised invitation that came within a very short notice. "Good evening colleague. Please you are invited to a media briefing with D'Banj, the Koko Master, tomorrow..." a text message from The Quadrant Company, Nigeria's oldest private public relations outfit reads. With high hopes, yours sincerely went to the venue only to be told that the gathering was part of the activities to celebrate D'Banj at 29. Dressed in a well-cut grey suit, dark blue shirt, D'Banj in his usually style offered answers to all questions. He equally used the occasion to further dispel the apprehension that he wants to use Koko Mansion to get himself a wife. Though Don Jazzy, whom many have described as his shell, was not at the Planet One venue of the impromptu briefing, he narrated how his path and that of Jazzy crossed in UK and how he has not stopped telling him (Jazzy) who is a younger that he (D'Banj) was sent to London by God to bring Don Jazzy back to Nigeria to discover stars that now churn out hits after another on Mo Hits label. But if Jazzy was not around for whatever reasons, Wande Cole, who grew up in Mushin but has since left the ghetto and Ikechukwu of my name is Ikechukwu were present and several other acquaintances.