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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The D’banj and Don Jazzy Arrest Hoax

From D'Banj and Don Jazzy's publicist...
We find it really mischievous and wicked for somebody to sit in the comfort of his home and send out messages capable of damaging the lives of his fellow human being.”
This statement above formed part of the statement by multi award hip hop artistes and producer, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly called D’banj and Don Jazzy, C.E.O of Mo’Hits Records’ media company, Media Image Managers.
 Late Sunday night through Monday, Internet and Blackberry broadcast messages were flying around which said the duo were ‘arrested’ in the US with 1,000 kilograms of substance suspected to be hard drugs and they have been detained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.
 
 The stars’ publicist in the statement described the news as the handiwork of people who want to bring down any successful person. “It is this Shoot Him Down Syndrome (SHDS) that has pervaded the country for years now, and artistes as well as celebrities bear the brunt more. We want to state categorically that Dbanj and Don Jazzy are in Lagos. They are nowhere near New York or even Ghana.”
 The statement continued: “The two respected artistes are proud Nigerians doing the country proud worldwide. They do not need to peddle drugs as they are successful young men who worked hard to get to where they are today. The report making the rounds that they were arrested in America on Sunday is false and an attempt to tarnish the image of these proudly Nigerian artistes. It’s a figment of someone's evil imagination. We at Media Image Managers are not losing sleep about this malicious campaign, but records must be set straight. D'banj and Don Jazzy are at their Lekki home in Lagos, Nigeria, they are well and okay. They have had no brush with the law for any reason, not even for a traffic offence. What makes it more funny is the fact that D’banj and Don Jazzy were having a routine meeting with many others including his media company representatives on Monday when obnoxious message dropped in many phones in the living room claiming the duo were in custody in America. Really sad.”
 Since the popularity of Internet,people have literally gone gaga. Every average Nigerian is now a journalist as they struggle to outdo each other in broadcasting the news of the death of popular people as well as posting on their status on social networking site, Facebook. These news turn to be false most of the time. Nigerians have killed former Biafra war lord Chief Udumegwu Ojukwu and Freedom fighter, former South African President, Nelson Mandela several times before they will eventually die.
It was a  broadcast message that sparked off a widespread panic early this year. Some mischievous people started spreading the news that the Third Mainland Bridge was falling apart and people should avoid that route. Government of Lagos had to debunk that claim. So many incidents that have led to panic had been caused by this new generation Blackberry and Facebook ‘journalists’. Rumour peddlers have told the world that Charly Boy was ‘dead’ some couple of years ago. They ‘killed’ gospel musician and Evangelist Sonny Okosuns once before he eventually died. The most guilty of this crime are faceless individuals who run web sites. They have turned the Internet to blackmail tool used in running anybody who tries to stand up to them down.
“That is why we at Media Image Managers will want to use this opportunity to call on government to call Nigerians to order by way of enlightenment on the need to verify information before they spread it further. D’banj and Don Jazzy, two successful artistes are target today (so many people had been targets in the past), who knows the next target? These young men even when they were yet to break into limelight did not do any illegal thing, so it would be most sad now that almost a decade of hard work that has paid off would be rubbished by engaging in anything illegal.”
D’banj and Don Jazzy aside winning many awards were recently signed American superstar Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

its really saddening how peeps dent peeps image...yimu 4 dem all

Anonymous said...

Please ignore all the detractors! Who the Lord has blessed, no man can curse!

Anonymous said...

Nigeria govt "Call People to order" Laughs......Nigeria govt that cannot even guarantee the safety of life and property of its citizens, will be the one to stop people from spreading rumours.Laughs...... Very childish. Before Blackbery and facecebook, people have been spreading fake rumours. Nothing is new. Maybe people just think you guys are living above your means and they start to concoct stories. Like I said, there is nothing new under the sun. Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Ade, Azikiwe and many others, were rumoured dead before the advent of Personal Computers and mobile phones. Obey was rumoured to Carry drugs in the sixties / seventies. Guys, no biggie.

Amaka's Notepad said...

Dbanj and don jazzy peddling drugs would have been like the folk story of the guy that was carrying an elephant on his head but was still struggling to drag along a bush rat with his feet!!!
Wit the kind of money and fame they have amassed, it will be ridiculous to findlle with soemthing that base. Thank God it was just mere lies and bad belle

ORIGINAL MEGBEKE gal said...

why all the long epistle "Image Media"??? geez such whack PR message.....they kept using "we at", its about your clients and not you

a sentence denying rumor, another sentence stating the location of your client and last sentence should focus on what your client is doing. wetin concern DBanj with Late Sunny Okosun or naija BBM rujmor mongers......

hissss

Anonymous said...

Na wah 4 some people oh,see as dem wan tak internet nd bb kill all our celebs,e no go work.d'banj nd don jazzy cari on jor!!

PoLyMaT said...

Itz disheartening 4 sum1 2 jst wake up & start spreadin RUMOURS...sssh!..wait a min!..probably,wat dey said is even true..**i didnt say anytin oooo!***

1976AD.com said...

SMH

Anonymous said...

take heart papitos, fame attract all sort of unworthy news....keep your heads high, and leave the rest to God.

*ajalahtravel* said...

All this tory to deny rumour. Na wa!

*ajalahtravel*

Anonymous said...

You really cannot stop people from cooking up long stories and spreading them via social media. The real problem happens when others receive these cooked up messages and suddenly throw common sense to the wind. I woke up a few days ago to see the DJ/D'B broadcast message on my phone and i thought to myself "...100 kilos (that's what they wrote, Linda ur own sef na 1000kgs...lol)......... .....baggage allowance is like 23kg ......meaning my guys must have had like 4-5 suitcases full of 'substance' alone..... Gosh!! People really need to think more.

Anonymous said...

good tin dey can neva say dat about 2face!

smart said...

Dear Linda, 1000kg of a substance like hard drug might make a trailer load of it. I guess u meant to say 1kg.pls recheck.

Oma said...

People will go to any point to spoil other people's name and reputation.
O ga o!!
http://lifethroughomaseye.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I should have written this press release, talking grammar for no reason. It's as simple as

"The allegations stating that DBanj and Don Jazzy were arrested in the United States is categorically untrue. Both gentlemen are hard at work in Lekki, Lagos, putting finishing touches on their follow up to the latest single "Oliver Twist."

For the most up to date news regarding Dbanj and Don Jazyy, visit www.mohitsrecords.com

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But when you have random people with no training call themselves whatever they like, then this crap is to be expected.

sayer said...

Do the fools that started the rumor know what 1000kg of hard drugs look like. They will need a container to carry that much.

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