Tuesday, 9 October 2012

I do not belong to the illuminati’ – D’banj

ILLUMINATI A name that refers to a purported conspiratorial organization which is alleged to mastermind events and control world affairs through governments and corporations to establish a New World Order.

What does that scary definition have to do with a Nigerian pop star who says he is determined to make Nigerian music known far and wide? A lot, according to some people.

Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo, on Friday October 5, 2012, during an interview on the ‘Morning Show’ at popular urban radio station BEAT 99.9 FM, was asked – ‘Are you a member of the Illuminati’? He calmly denied ever being a member of the ‘secret organization’ but we can’t help but wonder why he was even asked the question.

THE GENESIS

The talk about D’banj supposedly joining the Illuminati started in the wee hours of the morning of Tuesday, March 1, 2011 when G.O.O.D Music boss Kanye West tweeted at former Mo’Hits label partners Don Jazzy and D’banj, asking them to ‘get back to New York’ as they had to wrap up some work. Over the next few months, tongues began wagging and insinuations made – that D’banj and Don Jazzy had ‘sold their souls’ to the Illuminati for fame and fortune.

INHERITED PROBLEMS

So how exactly did D’banj and Don Jazzy ‘sell their souls and join the Illuminati’? ‘You know Kanye is a member of the Illuminati, him and Jay Z, so as D’banj joined them, he has washed his hands in trouble’, an upcoming Lagos based artiste says.

And how does he know Kanye West and Jay Z are members of the Illuminati? The response: ‘Why are you talking like this now? I watched DVDs and read about their evils ways on the internet, so automatically, D’banj too is a member.’

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