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‘Kuchi Kuchi crooner Jodie is my artist, we’re not dating’ – David Nnaji


DAVID Nnaji shot into limelight with his role interpretation in the popular TV sitcom, Dear Mother.

The eloquent young man sits atop DUN Entertainment Company Limited, the management company behind Jodie’s album, African Woman.

He spoke with ENCOMIUM Weekly about his relationship with Jodie and his new occupation.


Tell us about your production company.

I like to call it DUN Entertainment Company Limited.  We are all about entertainment in its entirety.  We are also talent manager for Jodie.

Is Jodie your only artist?

No, we have another artist here. He is enjoying massive air play of his song, Beautiful, on Soundcity.

How is DUN doing in the industry?

We are putting together robust effort to get our company into the right track in the industry.  Being a music purist, I like good music, so, we are about good music, doing everything in beautiful shape.

When did you start your production company?

We have been here for a couple of years.  I have been into acting for 11 years, so, DUN is a baby of my hard work through the years.  We only work on getting the best at everything we do.

How did you meet Jodie?

I met her at Terra Kulture three years ago.  Being an artist, we clicked through her love for the arts and also music.  She is also a music purist herself, so the only difference was that she is a recording artist, I am not.

The side talk in town is that your relationship with Jodie goes beyond music, in fact, that you guys are dating?

I am not dating Jodie. Anyone who dates Jodie would find that it’s pleasurable.  I say that because of the close working relationship with her, but at this moment, I am not dating Jodie.

Is it bye-bye to acting?

I might not take any acting job this year.  I am fully hooked on Jodie’s album, I want to make sure it flies.  I will act eventually, but people know me that I am careful about the script I choose.

Why did Jodie choose this period to come out with an album?

I met Jodie as a friend, so when I heard her songs, I didn’t feel they were what she should give because the expectations were high after the huge success of Kuchi Kuchi. She bought into my idea and we started working on the new album, African Woman and we took our time to ensure that we gave people what they expected of her.

What’s your expectation for the album?

I expect the album to do very well, I won’t put any special expectation to it.  This is an album for the world.

  • This story was first published in ENCOMIUM Weekly on Tuesday, October 2, 2012


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