For over a decade, singer and entertainer, D’Banj rocked our radios and parties. The addictive sounds of the Kokomaster were the soundtracks of many childhoods all over Nigeria. And now it seems D’Banj may just carry over his infectious energy to the silver screen.
Filmmaker Jade Osiberu recently announced that D’Banj will make his first appearance in her new film, “Sugar Rush”.
Osiberu announced this via her Instagram account with a teaser video that had names of the cast. D’Banj’s song, “Cover Me” also played in the background.
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We’re coming for all your coins this Christmas!! Sugar Rush issssa rush! I’ve been working on a slate of films since 2017 and I’m finally glad to be able to announce the first film from the slate. Our plan at Greoh is to continue to collaborate with filmmakers, investors, distributors and anyone passionate about growing the Industry and telling exciting, compelling and authentic stories about Africans. We’re already cooking up 3 films to be shot in 2020, so we can’t wait to end 2019 with a bang! Sugar Rush is a coproduction amongst Greoh Media, FilmOne, DKM Media and Jungle Filmworks. Thanks to my co – Executive Producers @iambangalee @mosesbabatope @_iamkene and Seyi Siwoku for making it happen. Starring @adesuaetomi @iambisola @iambangalee @omonioboli @tokemakinwa @instagram won’t let us be great with the caption so we’ll have to come back to for the rest of the credits
Osiberu didn’t reveal much about the role D’Banj will play in the film.
However, she released other members of the cast. D’Banj will star in the film alongside Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Bisola Aiyeola, Omoni Oboli, Toke Makinwa, Mawuli Gavor, Tobi Bakare, Nkem Owoh, Adedimeji Lateef, Zack Orji and Bimbo Ademoye.
According to Osiberu, D’Banj also occupies the seat of a co-producer on the project.
“Sugar Rush is a co-production amongst Greoh Media, FilmOne, DKM Media and Jungle Filmworks. Thanks to my co-Executive Producers D’Banj, Moses Babatope, Kene Okwuosa, and Seyi Siwoku for making it happen,” she wrote.
Prior to this, the closest D’Banj had come to Nolly wood was his rumoured romance with Genevieve. There was also his singing the official soundtrack for “Half of a Yellow Sun”. Confirming the news, D’Banj announced to fans that his entertainment company is making its first film scheduled for release on December 2019.