– INSIDERS CLAIM IT’S PUBLICITY STUNT!
There is no intimate relationship between multiple award-winning entertainer, Dapo Oyabanji, famously known as D’Banj and A-list Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, ENCOMIUM Weekly findings have revealed.
Inside sources confirmed this to us, stressing that what happened on Saturday, December 14, 2014, at the Nigerian Breweries Plc’s sponsored event tagged, Club Ultimate, shouldn’t be used as evidence that the celebrities have rekindled their love. It’s all publicity stunt, sources added.
ENCOMIUM Weekly was at the event when D’Banj, garbed in a white shirt, straight cut black jeans and a black waist coat, drove in a black Bentley (one of the two Bentleys he bought while in the defunct Mo’Hits), followed by a G-Wagon, which was driven by the gifted thespian, Genevieve. Obviously, the expression on D’Banj’s face showed that he wanted the actress, and they displayed public affection for each other.
But the source said there was no intimacy in what we all saw that night, other than having fun. “D’Banj and ‘Gene’, as Geneveive is fondly called, once dated. They were dating when D’Banj paid Genevieve N2 million to feature in Fall in Love video, before they parted ways. Since then, they have been best friends,” said the source, who did not want his name published.
However, when the DB Record boss granted ENCOMIUM Weekly an interview, he maintained that he would have wished that the delectable actress is his woman.
“Apart from the fact that she (Genevieve Nnaji) 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.
“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 realize 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,” the Kokomaster said.
All efforts to speak with D’Banj and Genevieve proved abortive. His manager, Mr. Tony Nwakalor’s mobile phone number was also not available as at the time of filing this report on Sunday, January 19, 2014. He was said to be in the United States of America.
D’Banj (32) has been romantically linked with different ladies, notable among them were Jennifer Obayuwana, Ini Edo, Nadia Buari, Sarah Ofili, among others, but the entertainer said he is yet to find the right girl.
While Genevieve Nnaji (33) was also said to have had a liaison with top celebrities, including Kunle Coker and others. Her earlier romance produced a 17 year-old daughter, Ebuka.
However, the Umuebi-Amuzu in Aboh-Mbaise, Imo State born thespian was quoted in an interview with a softsell (not ENCOMIUM) recently that she wants God to bless her with the right man and a good family.
“That God continues to bless me. Especially with the right man and a good family.”
– RASHEED ABUBAKAR