‘I go vote for Goodluck Jona, na the right man we need, to make us succeed, oh ha, … Jona, Jonah my friend, he is good for Nigeria, Bobo to good o, o nice o, o ni luck o…’  sings Dapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj in the campaign song for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) during the 2011 elections.

 

On the 1st January 2012 President Jonathan had announced the total removal of fuel subsidy by his government, which then caused tension and protests by Nigerians in and outside the country.

 

 

At the first protest which took place in Lagos this week, artistes like Banky W, Eldee, Seun Kuti, and others came out to protest and make a stand on the situation. Hours later, D’banj’s boss, Don Jazzy spoke his mind and made it known that he had regretted ever voting for GEJ as President of Nigeria.

 

It came as a shock to the fans of the Kokomaster, as D’banj is fondly called, when Sesan the director of Mohits video tweeted, “D’banj Oliver Twist video shoot tomorrow, it is going to be CRAZY.”

 

This infuriated a fan who quickly replied, “You (Sesan) and D’banj are mad, despite the brouhaha in the country, [you are shooting a video].”

 

Speaking with NigeriaFilms.Com, a top artiste who preferred not to be named said, “I can’t speak for him, but he should know that this present issue is very delicate. I saw the way people reacted to your previous stories on this issue about Don Jazzy and Genevieve bearing their minds, the people are emotional about it. So, they expect us (the celebs) to be on their side.”

 

D’banj and other Nigerian celebrities showing support to GEJ during the elections has produced question by some Nigerians.

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