Some fans of renowned Nigerian musician, D’Banj, on Wednesday expressed mixed feelings over his signing-on of popular Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh, on his DB record label.
D’Banj, who won the 2014 World Music Award in, Monte Carlo, Monaco, recently signed-on four artists, K-Switch, Moss Kriss and Ralph Kriss (they are brothers) and the “First Lady”, Tonto Dikeh.
D’banj, also known as Banga Lee, said that signing-on Dikeh was no mistake and that he could not wait to reveal her to the world.
According to Jeffery Okoro, a student of University of Abuja, the signing-on of Tonto will further boost D’banj’s business empire.
“Banga Lee has good business initiative and does not go wrong with business decisions; he has just ventured into the agricultural sector and now expanding his music empire.
“He has won so many awards and laurels internationally and locally.
“This signing-on could not have come at a better time than now, especially his recent win at the 2014 World Music Award in, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
“He is a good role model for the youth of today,’’ Okoro said.
Also, a banker, Beatrice Oni, who described herself as a Kokolete, (D’banj’s female fan), lauded the move and described D’banj and Dike as an “eccentric” brand.
“It is not about their singing abilities, it about the buzz they generate and whether anyone likes it or not, they’re hitting it big for real.
“Their combination is weird, rare but iconic.
“I happy about this new signing and I am sure Tonto Dikeh will be great in DB records,’’ Oni said.
For Miss Sarah Peterside, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, it is an opportunity for Tonto to proof critics wrong about her singing ability.
“I recall Tonto’s first song was a total disaster, especially on the internet.
“I am glad that she has been given a chance to show her musical talent to the world and I thank D’banj for looking beyond her musical history and giving her the platform,’’ Peterside said.
However, Miss Joy Ukandu, a student of Bowen University, said that “I feel Banga Lee has made a big mistake by signing-on Dikeh.
Mr Charles Danjuma, an electronics dealer, said Tonto’s first attempt on music did not receive positive acceptance from most fans.
“I cannot understand why D`banj signed-on Tonto Dikeh, the fact that they are birthday mates is not good enough or justifiable reason to sign-on a person.
“We are talking about business here, anything can happen.
“I wish him luck because he is hard working and a good role model,’’ Danjuma said