When news of the purported romance between top entertainer and MTV best African best singer Dapo Oyebanjo aka D’banj and top Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji broke, it met with mixed feelings as people were quick to give their opinion on the alliance. The news of the alleged sizzling romance was reported in a top Celebrity Journal and since then, the story has not been laid to rest as the media and the entire internet is abuzz with the gist. What critics are however saying is that the whole thing could be a publicity stunt as Genevieve Nnaji is known for shrouding her private affairs particularly relationships in utmost secrecy. The perhaps baffling part which seems
difficult to believe is that of D’banj ‘the Kokomaster’ publicly and openly declaring his love on the pages of a magazine for a woman who like him is in the limelight. In a contradictory statement he allegedly made in the interview, he said “we are both very mature and also very private, we would like to take it one step at a time right now and would appreciate it if people would respect our need for privacy at this time” people say if they needed that much privacy, he shouldn’t have granted an interview talking about the issue. Coming on the heels of Genevieve’s appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show, her profile seems to be on the rise while the same cannot be said about D’banj whose profile seems to be on the down low. The somewhat decline of the latter’s profile appears to many to have precipitated the need for the report which seems like a publicity stunt to hype D’banj’s new yet to be released Musical Video ‘Fall in Love’ which Genevieve is said to feature in. while some say the story holds no water some says describes the person of Genevieve and swear to the high heavens that was enacted in the video actually portrays his love and deep feelings for Genny because the lyrics of the song was deep, revealing and somehow suggesting. In a bid to corroborate the story, a call was placed to D’banj’s mum Mrs. Florence Oyebanjo who is very close to her son. In the telephone chat, she claimed she was hearing the story for the first time and that she knew nothing about it because her so D’banj has not brought Genevieve home. In the interview D’banj granted the soft sell magazine he stated he had found his ‘Kokolet’
and in an earlier interview we had with D’banj’s mum she categorically stated that her son would never end up with a ‘kokolet’. Right now all fingers are crossed in high expectations of the result of the unfolding drama featuring the 2 showbiz stars.