Saturday, March 19, 2011


Online social networking got heated again as reactions pour out on President Goodluck Jonathan’s interview session with ace entertainer, D’Banj. The goofy interview which was aired on Silverbird Television on the night of Thursday, March 17, 2011 has been drawing negative reactions, mostly directed at D’Banj, real name Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo. While comments such as “at one point D’Banj was almost kneeling to ask the President some questions, and of course was nodding like an agama lizard even before the President started giving his answers” are being posted on Facebook. User @boycottdbanj was created on twitter with 82 followers already.
Many interpreted the multiple awards winning D’banj’s behaviour during the interview to “ass kissing” and named him a “sell out” as they criticised him for taking up the interview in the first place. “D’banj helping the elites destroy your future. One nod at a time,” twitter user rHuD_bOi tweeted. And another tweeted “don’t be a Pawn. Don’t be a D’Banj. Be a Rebel. Secure your future. Don’t let them fool you. D’banj is no Fela, no Nkrumah, no Mandela.
D’Banj wasn’t available for comment and is yet to update his twitter profile.
President Goodluck Jonathan, who came into office May 5, 2010 when his predecessor, Umaru Yar’Adua died, is currently seeking election back into office under the Peoples Democratic Party. He turned down an invitation to partake in the National presidential debate hosted by NN24 alongside other presidential aspirants including Nuhu Ribadu of Action Congress and Mohammadu Buhari of the Congress for Progressive Change.

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