‘I’d love to have Genevieve as my wife’ – D’banj says in new interview

Dapo Oyebanji, aka D’banj, spoke to JAYNE AUGOYE of Punch Newspapers about his career and relationship with the popular Nollywood actress – Genevieve Nnaji. Read excerpts from the interview below;

“Apart from the fact that she is my friend, she has been a part of my success. There is no way you are going to tell my story that Genevieve’s name will not come up because she featured in my biggest song of all time, Fall in Love. So if E True Story comes to Nigeria to interview me, she will definitely be called upon to tell my story,” he said.


Genevieve Nnaji & D'Banj P-Square's birthday 2010

As if to confirm that there was more to his relationship with the actress than he had always admitted, D’banj added,

“I would love to have Genevieve as my wife.  We never can tell what God plans for us in the future. I have studied her and I realised that anyone that has her as his woman has found himself a treasure. Just like the Bible says, any man who finds a wife, finds a good thing.”

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On remaining relevant, he said:
“So much has happened in the last 18 months and I am very thankful to God. By the Grace of God, I have remained relevant for nearly a decade in the music industry and I have released hit songs every year. Also, I am glad that I have been chosen to headline the Hennessy Artistry this year. This is one brand that understands the importance of aligning with the entertainment industry.
“My career is barely 10 years old. But with the success I have achieved so far, it feels like three decades already. Within my first 10 years as a musician, I have recorded the biggest song and shot the most viewed music video of all time, ‘Oliver Twist’. I must say I am humbled and getting ready to take over,” he said.
Without mincing words, D’banj noted that the history of his career and the resulting accomplishments will be incomplete without mentioning his humble beginning with the defunct Mo’Hits Records. The mere mention of his erstwhile colleagues, including Don Jazzy, seemed to awaken nostalgic feelings in him.
“If I say I don’t miss Don Jazzy, I am lying. I have spent the better part of my career with him. I was married to him in a way (laughs). So I miss everything about Mo’Hits: the family, the movement, and the vibe of being in the studio with him. I miss the jokes and the arguments, but I have since keyed into the notion that nothing can stop a moving train.
“Nevertheless we can always do music together. The track, ‘Top of the World’ was produced by a Grammy Award Winner. The songs ‘Finally’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me Nonsense’ was produced by my producer while ‘Oliver Twist’ was produced by Don Jazzy. So, why won’t I have him on my 10 years anniversary album?
“I have never said I am a musician; I am an entertainer. Some people say I can pick up a microphone and become a comedian. Therefore nobody should come and ask if I want to go into acting because they should know I am already an actor. It depends on when the right script and concept lands in my hands.
“For now, I am concerned about achieving new things and breaking new grounds. By the time I enter Hollywood, I believe that I’ll become as successful as I have been as a singer. The movie titled ‘I am Banga Lee’, starring Genevieve, to be released in 2014, won’t be a bad idea,” He said.
Source:  Punchng.com



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9 Responses to "‘I’d love to have Genevieve as my wife’ – D’banj says in new interview"

  1. Chinedu Timothy says:

    I think they both worth to maried each other all i want to say is this, D’ Banj stop sayin if they ask you to marry that you would like to marry Genevieve you both match each other and feat to marry each other so my advice is this to you and Gene go ahead and marry her alright i’ll be very happy cause she’s my mantor she’s the one for you.

  2. okotie says:

    hi d banj u are wrong if u say that on interview

  3. ajio desmond says:

    D banj is the best in africa and 3rd best in the world

  4. ptex says:

    d’banji lyk serious u guys ar met 2 be 2gather.pls mari her.

  5. Anonymous says:

    this is 2014 and that is long pass. let it be and lets move on with the normal things of entertaining the world.

  6. bisi says:

    i love u couples,pls get marry.gene d bang is a responsible guy,


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