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Monday, April 18, 2011

I didn’t know success would come this fast –D'banj

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D'banj He is one of the young Nigerian contemporary artistes that have become very successful at doing music. But Afro- pop singer, D’banj, has said that although he dreamt of being a force to reckon with, he never thought he would hit the success height so quickly. The hit-maker said this much during an interview session with an American entertainment television, BET, which was aired recently. The Koko Master disclosed the fact that his mind is always channelled towards the positive lane boosted his career success. 

“It crossed my mind that I would be successful. I dreamt about it. But obviously not this fast. I don’t know why I had the drive. I’m a very positive person and I think that has also helped. And I believe in myself. That’s the three things that have kept me going.” After dropping several hits over the years that have made him popular among music lovers, D’banj’s fans may be surprised to know that he is not always at ease whenever he is getting ready to release an album. Based on his wanting to please his fans, he is always scared about how they would receive his album.

Nigerian election victory sparks riots: report

TABJ – April 18 – Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is set to take back Nigeria's presidency in a landslide, prompting riots in the northern cities of Kano and Kaduna, the BBC is reporting.
Jonathan raked in around 22 million votes, easily surpassing the 12 million garnered by former military leader Muhammadu Buhari, who draws the bulk of his support from Nigeria's north.
Jonathan was granted the presidency last year after the death of then-president Umaru Yar'Adua, under whom Jonathan served as vice-president. Jonathan is set to become Nigeria's first elected president from the oil-rich Niger Delta, the BBC said.

Goodluck Jonathan declared winner of Nigeria 2011 Presidential Election

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is the president-elect only awaiting official confirmation from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday, going by the results that were
announced Sunday by the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In total, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled  22,496,157; Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) 12,214,529; All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) 917,365; and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) 2,088,791. The total valid votes are  37,716,842 out of 73 million registered voters, representing about 50 per cent voter turn-out.