D’banj Should Take The Advice Of A Critic, Retire From Music And Try Other Things- Ini Arthur
This will not be the first time music critics, plain haters or concerned fans would be asking the Kokomaster, D’banj to quit music. At every awkward moment in the music career of the highly revered musician, there have always been calls from different quarters urging him to consider dropping the microphone.
Truth be told the best days of the many titled musician ended with ‘Oliver Twist’. Every good thing has an end, alas, some come quite earlier than one would have expected. For D’banj the glory days seem to have gradually faded away like dusk.
Once and probably in the past, the Kokomaster held sway in the Nigerian music industry. He was the perfect entertainer, with popular hit songs and most importantly he is a very good show man. His stage performances are probably the best, some of the raving artistes we now prefer to listen to are yet to outdo his stage craft. He was king and he is still very much a king today if u reel out facts and statistics.
Recently, a supposed fan of the entertainer was of the opinion that D’banj should call it quits with music. The fan also advised Bangalee to pick up the role of a music godfather and immediately begin to coach young talents who will replicate his indelible achievements. Whatever motivated such unsolicited piece of advice from the fan, it did not sit well with the 36-year-old father of one. The DB Records boss clapped back at the very vocal fan who couldn't keep his thoughts to himself. For D’banj there is no slowing down, no plans for an immediate retirement from his beloved music.
Taking an objective look at the situation, the fan may not be totally wrong. Probably, when the ego in the Kokomaster subsides, he should take the advice of his critic who doesn't need it.
Why should D’banj bother about calls for his retirement from music?
It is obvious that the once co-founder of Mo’Hits is not the must sought after musician again in the country. The likes of Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, Tekno have more confirmed hits than him since after ‘Oliver Twist’. His magic for hits has faded, largely because of the his strained relationship with former producer Don Jazzy.
One the hand, the business and music star has built a huge legacy for himself in the past. A good legacy that must be protected. Tampering with music in an attempt to make a full stage comeback may dent his past records. The more he tries the more he may risk annoying his fans, his efforts so far have not brought in the needed results.
He may find redemption in raising a new super star. This would make the him attend an undisputable legendary status. An artiste of his caliber and laudable achievements should by now nurture new talents. He has so far set up CREAM Platform but no major talents have been birth from the platform.
There would be no wrong if D’banj who recently put out a new album ‘King Don Come’ safely drops the microphone. He would not just wash his hands off music but he can work from behind the scenes.