It stings to think that things were not always like this, D’banj has gotten enough of criticism since he left Mo’hit over what some critics believe is dying off in the music industry, once, D’banj was the undisputed king in the entertainment industry, adding to the insult, his former music manager who has worked with the Kokomaster in the past, and said : “You know that there is a big problem when a musician begins to be known more for ‘kpo-kpo garri’ and his relationship with Genevieve or some desperate housewife in Atlanta, than for his music.”
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It is alleged that the kokomaster’s success had an expiry date, it
seems. The magic that truly captivated everyone – from designer Giuseppe Zanotti who once sent him a custom-built pair of sneakers, to reality TV star Kenya Moore who allegedly paid $40,000 to have him pose as her boyfriend is withering away.
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His recent singles have not been as infectious as their predecessors were and since Oliver Twist, not one has been as big a hit as any of those released in the era of the defunct Mo’Hits,
his usually high performance ratings have been inconsistent – there was
the lackluster performance in Zimbabwe where he was booed off stage as
he ran out of popular songs to perform.
D’banj literally begged to be featured on songs by KCee and up-comer Burna Boy
(Emmah and Won Da Mo respectively) to ‘stay relevant’ in the industry.
Both acts established themselves as A-list stars in the three years in
which Eja Nla bustled back and forth between Nigeria, the UK and the US.
Guess what one critic said “Even though I’ve questioned his relevance as an artiste a lot lately, I realize that we Nigerian listeners love ‘unserious’ music and D’banj
is just that. He is no conscious artiste trying to save the world
through music, so for that reason, he’ll probably last – if he has the
right team behind him”.