I’m not broke; have a deal with Apple – D’banj

Nigerian artiste, D’banj, has denied rumours that he is broke.

D’banj, who in 2012 left the record label he co-founded, Mo’Hits, following conflict with his partner Don Jazzy, has been rumoured to be on the brink of financial ruin.

Critics have also lambasted him for failing to produce a hit single since the split.

Speaking to On-Air-Personality, Olisa Adibua, on his eponymous show, The Truth by Olisa Adibua, Dbanj said the past two years since the split has been some of the best years of his life.

He noted that for a long time, while with Mo’Hits, he was forced to share his revenue from performances with other members of the label, which included D’Prince, Dr. Sid, Wande Coal and D’Banj’s brother, K Switch.

“This has been the best two years of my life,” he said.

Mr. Adibua also challenged the Oliver Twist singer on the rumour that he was having trouble retaining staff and was being sued by an unnamed businessman whom Dbanj owed loads of money.

Dbanj said he still worked with his staff and on the alleged court case: “My lawyers told me not to say anything since it’s allegedly a rumour,” he said. “It’s so painful that people know you are such a huge brand that God has blessed, and they feel the best thing to do is defamation of character.”

On his lack of hits, Dbanj, demanded what constituted a hit, insisting that on the contrary, his career has boomed since he went solo.

The artiste said he would be releasing his new line of headphones and would have launched by January if things had gone as planned.

He also revealed that he is collaborating with phone company, Apple, but refused to reveal details of the contract. He, however, claimed that the phones were “already sold out”.

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