D’Banj has revealed juicy details about his relationship with Genevieve Nnaji in a recent interview with Toolz on ‘The Juice.’ Apparently, they dated on and off between 2009 and 2011. During the interview, D’banj said “Genevieve was a friend…(but now) I haven’t seen her…I don’t know who dumped who. Genevieve & D’Banj reportedly started dating in late 2009 after they met at an airport. Tongues started wagging when Genevieve appeared in D’Banj’s music video for his hit single ‘Fall in Love.’ The two shared a long kiss in the video… See the video below;
In March 2010, D’Banj granted Stella Dimoko Korkus an interview, where he revealed that the two were an item. Read the interview below;
You were spotted secretly and publicly at different places with Genevieve Nnaji and we heard you both are in some kind of relationship. Is this true?
D’Banj: “Yes, yes, yes. We have been trying to keep this quiet but yes, I am dating Genevieve Nnaji.
Okay. We heard you recently featured her in your music video, ‘Fall in Love.’ Is this a publicity stunt or is it a real relationship?
D’Banj: “This is all so funny because beyond the personal feelings I have for Genevieve, on the business side, she is the only one who represented what we were looking for to shoot the video. She represents Africa. She represents the African Queen. She is the biggest and was even profiled on the Oprah Winfrey Show. So it was a mixed feeling for me. She was the perfect person to use for the song ‘Fall in Love’. She even was my perception of someone you would want to fall in love with and have in your life. I believe the average African man wherever you are, if you want to think of whom you would want to fall in love with, if you close your eyes and take a deep breath, it’s Genevieve that will come to mind. So business-wise, she represented everything we were looking for to make the video.”
You must have been looking at her whilst you were singing. Were you really telling her your feelings?
D’Banj: “I am in love with Genevieve. It’s been long I felt this way about anyone. I don’t know what other words to use to qualify my feelings. But when you see the video, you will know that it’s not just a video, it was me talking to my girl for real.
So is this a marriage-headed relationship?
D’Banj: “Like I just told you, Genevieve is my girlfriend. In fact, I don’t like using that word girlfriend. She’s my baby, she’s my every thing and I love her. We are both very mature and also very private. We would like to take it one step at a time right now and would appreciate if people will respect our need for privacy at this time.
When the news of this relationship hits the streets, we are sure you both know what will happen next. Are you ready for this?
D’Banj: “Well, what can I say? Like I said, Genevieve is the biggest African star that I know and I am in the public eye, so it is to be expected. But I personally do not care about any news that wants to come out. I am proud of whom I am with. When I met Genevieve I knew what I wanted and I went after it and I am still with what I want and she’s the one I want. Right now the only woman in my life is Genevieve and she knows that. We want to be together and we don’t want to hide it any longer. I want to be able to take her out, walk into anywhere with her and not have to hide. I’ve found my kokolet, my woman. Please pray for us.”
Source: Stella Dimoko Korkus – Encomium Weekly
Watch the teaser for D’Banj’s interview with Toolz on ‘The Juice’ below;