The release of the video ‘Fall in Love’ by the Mo Hits crew strong man, Dapo Oyebanji (D’Banj), where the singer was seen kissing and necking popular actress, Genevieve Nnaji, paved way for months of tales and rumours! Still the buzz has not died down.
The video, which was followed by an incredible link of the casts as lovers, hit the entertainment industry with people feasting on the news that instantly became an hot item for celebrity and entertainment journals, not leaving out the blogs and other news site on the internet.
The romance, which was believed to be a gimmick to attract sales to the video and give D’Banj a hype based on the international recognition of Genevieve Nnaji, who is also on the height of her career judging from a profile-cast of her by American TV host, Oprah Winfrey, on her show, really hit the target with people falling for the line that the duo had indeed fallen in love.
Another twist to the tale was that Genevieve was paid N2 million by the Mo Hit crew for the role she played in the video and that D’Banj actually wanted more than an acting role, as he plotted to woo the actress into a relationship.
Lending credence to this was the MAMA awards 2010, where they both presented an award, the stylish singer made bold his act when he told his co-presenter, Genevieve, right on the stage if she knew they are the hottest couple in Nigeria, and the actress, who wore an embarrassing look, clearly evaded the question.
Though, further investigations also revealed that the duo had a brief romance which wasn’t really serious, before the actress blew in the whistle on whatever ‘deal’ she had with the singer.
Presently, it is said that the actress, for some time now, has been avoiding D’Banj as she reasoned on the effect the love-tale might, in the end, have on her career.
This move is said to have left D’Banj dejected as he actually have dreams of something serious with the actress.
D’Banj, who played a perfect lover’s role confirming his love for Genevieve in different interviews clearly enjoyed the attention.
Fall in Love
SOURCE – Saturday Tribune.