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Monday, December 3, 2012

D'banj Proposed To Me- Kokoma

Very few Nigerians will know the renowned musician named Kokoma Ikpong, but majority of people will know her as a very wealthy and young business lady. Few days before this interview, our press team was alerted that she was in town and luckily she was spotted having cocktail with few white friends of hers.

Hi, can we meet you?

I’m Kate Kokoma Ikpong.

We understand you’re not fully based in Nigeria, can you talk about that?

Yes, I’m based in California USA. I have two companies there and am actually running down home finally. I might still go back to California but for now I feel it’s time to come enjoy Africa and do something here, at least contribute to growth of the country.


You are into music, we have seen your smashing video, can you tell us about your music career?

I have been a music lover right from my secondary school, was the vice president of a choreography club. Then we used to perform every Sunday at the chapel. Started writing songs from SS.2 and I recorded my first single in 2006. I then moved to United States, and have been privileged to be in the studio with amazing artiste like Beyonce, Rihanna, Coldplay, Avril lavigne, Shade Adu and I actually did a song with R-Kelly but that record wasn’t released. So professionally I have been into music for six years.

So now that you are in Nigeria, what’s your plan for the Nigeria Music Industry?

I have always been a business person and truthfully I know what it’s like being new or rather, functioning in a new geographical area or market. So for now I want to make friends, partner with young people and just have fun but also focusing on building a brand musically in Nigeria.

Which Nigerian artist would like to work with?

I have so many of them and truth be told I have a bit of a crush on some single Nigerian Male Artiste. I truly feel Flavour is quite cute and yes my very own D’banj. I’d really like to work with BankyW, Asa, WizKid, Tuface, Flavour, Olamide, Eva, BrymO, Tiwa Savage and the list goes on.

What’s the craziest thing you have experienced so far in the Nigeria Music Industry?

A lot actually, but I still feel Alaba market people are quite weird to me or maybe I just need to understand the Nigerian music business a bit more.

What made you leave the United States to come start all over in Nigeria?

I don’t know actually, but here’s a thing, when I was making plans to come back home most of my friends were like “why are you going to Africa, please don’t go”. Guess what I told them? I sincerely don’t know where that thought came from but I just said, “D’Banj proposed to me.” They were so excited and immediately got their blessings and here I am pursuing that dream to bless the Nigeria Music Industry.

How old are you?
I’m in my 20’s, single and looking for my African Prince.

Source: Information Nigeria



47 comments:

  1. D banj proposd 2 u bt u r stil single nd searchin 4 ur african prince, was dat a bizness or marriage proposal? Ladun abeg clarify us *confused face*

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    1. Olodo. She said Dbanj proposed to her to get her friends off her back

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    2. dumb nature wont allow u to read and understand. read over and over again u dyslexic ram

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    3. can u not read?, she said she had to tell her friends that dbanj proposed basically to get them off her back as they were discouraging her about going back to Africa! English is not that hard................

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    4. Lmao!!!yall finished 12:39.

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    5. Did you go to school or Sunday school? you should be hanged

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  2. Lmaoo look at dis Dreamer... Dbanj proposed me!! And by d way Dbanj likes his Girls very skinny and Dark skinned.

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    1. That's not true. Give him your fat pussy and see if he won't dig in

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    2. Clearly u have no clue. Dbanj likes his girls wiv big ass and big boobs! But u got one right! Dark skin!

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    3. Can people be this dumb? Can English Language be Africa's headache?

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    4. Orange, English is not the language of our Fathers. That may be why.... Because the thing beats me too....

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  3. Fools. She said D'banj proposed to her so her friend could let her leave for Africa. Read before you comment.

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  4. lol. dat was a lie to her friends for dem to stop asking her questions.

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  5. Clearly,this girl is an attention seeker

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    1. My sentiments exactly! She should show us her skills/ talent and stop her foolish attempts at attention seeking by slotting in her 'dbanj proposed to me jokes'...that story was totally off the rail in that interview. Looking forward to seeing/ hearing her works...

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  6. 'Hokay'
    This article lost me @
    "having drinks with her WHITE friends"
    That has to be by far the most
    mentally enslaved comment
    that screams LOW SELF ESTEEM
    Gademit! wats wit nigerians and
    constant ass licking of the 'white man'?

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    1. Take it easy. There's nothing wrong with saying that. Moreover she said that to further show why she said that Dbanj proposed to her. If she had told that lie to her normal naija friends, they wudnt buy it.

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    2. @drug addict, thank u o. my thots exactly. I don't knw why naija ppl like ass kissing anything fair skin. Like if they want to write abt someone like Eku edewor they'll first headline the column with "meet mixed race tv presenter"...why can't they jst say "meet tv gal eku edewor"? Same goes with the constant need to refer to someone as British born nigerian...American Nigerian. God 4bid naija sha, we can like to glorify anything oyibo or oyibo related. Na real slave mentality my dear. Mscheeeew

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    3. I completely agree, colonial mentality on display!

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  7. Yall need to learn to read. Dbanj didn't actually propose to her.

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  8. WONU: Hmmmm! Dis ur stylish proposal to Dbanj is anit workin join d que babes.

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  9. She didnt make it in the states that is why she came home because Nigeria is the only place her music will sell and she came to look for husband

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    1. Gbam! Nne u are the only one that really understood in between the lines here.
      She came home to hunt for husband as well as see if her music will sell here!
      Cos i have even googled her,not much detailed info

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    2. hmmm just like tiwa was dropped in uk...she quickly rushed dwn to naija

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  10. Zinnia:

    You guys please let her be; there is no harm in dreaming nao.

    I think she said that to get her friends to stop bothering her about her decision to move to "AFRICA".

    Why is she saying Africa? Is Africa a country? If Americans say that, I can excuse them but Nigerians? They should know better!

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    1. It is what her white friends said that she is saying. Pls. ofcourse she wudnt normally call her home "Africa"

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  11. U guys r not literate @ all. 1st stop ladun was d 1 misleading wif her headline.

    She said she only told her friends dat dbanj proposed 2 her, dats wen they gv their blessings 2 mve 2 9j, lol

    Anyways its all good, I'm sure sha can afford 2 pay 4 all these collabos

    Toyin A

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  12. the story is so boring, I couldn't read till the end

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  13. Ladun ur post tittle is very misleading!
    She obviously said dat 2 shut d ppl who wr telling her not 2 go 2 Afica up!
    Duuuuuuhhhhh!
    Cmon english u fail 2 interprete LadunLiadi!
    *kmt*
    Plus who d hell is she thou?
    Billie jean

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  14. wakey wakey!!! wake up babes, Dbanj is mine and mine alone....
    make una no yab me oooo.. lol

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  15. Read n understand b4 u tlk Olodo. She said dat as an excuse so her Yankee friends won't persuade her to stay back.

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  16. @ babyGee, dnt tell me u still think d'banj is still into genevieve....lol

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  17. Dbanj like gals wit big bum dnt get it twisted u re nt his spec at all.

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  18. Y'all are dumb!she just wantd her frnds to free her so she cn cum dwn here nd so therefore,she lied!simple English!

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  19. Anonymous03 December, 2012 11:04 if u read the interview properly, u'l notice she sed 'when I was making plans to come back home most of my friends were like “why are you going to Africa, please don’t go”. Guess what I told them? I sincerely don’t know where that thought came from but I just said, “D’Banj proposed to me.” They were so excited and immediately got their blessings and here I am pursuing that dream to bless the Nigeria Music Industry'

    learn 2 read ryt b4 posting a
    comment.

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  20. I taya for u people she didnt say he propose to her as in propose like dat. she only came up with dat as an excuse to give her friends. People should pls read well and digest b4 u comment.

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  21. We re nt dumb Ladun is d one confusing us.lol

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  22. Its official, the Kokoma girl in question is right here on this post defending herself. Madam kokoma, stop goin up and down every comment replying trying to defend the proposal part. Of all the lies in this whole world, the only one u could come up with is ..dbanj proposed to u... bwahahahaha. U claim the ladies u told are ur friends, aren't they meant to knw dbanj by now if u were really dating him? Too many holes in ur story aunty kokoma

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  23. Dnt kno y u ar all using panadol fr anoda persons headache!guess dts d best way ladun cld av captured er esteemed readers! Mk dbanj propose to tonto dike...ko kan mi..mschewwww!

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  24. What ever happened to your Red..Yellow and Green Friends..rubbish!!

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  25. ts unbelievable how DUMB some people are! Is it that u can't read and read well or its English u don't understand????! Mehnn! Smh

    And u Ladun too! Why the misleading headline??? Mscheeewww!

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  26. U lots are busy arguing whether dbanj proposed or not and not seeing her true objective. This babe obviously paid a suffer head blogger/journalist to write about her. Heck, i bet she made up the questions sef. Why would an unknown news source rush off to go find and interview a nobody? That title about dbanj proposing was strategically put there cos they know that people will rush and read it quick to see what she's talking about. That way, u know her name and her plans. If she did a regular interview, with a regular title, will u lots have even read it? Its a bait to lure y'all in! And abeg, i just can't with the need for her and her journalist to mention her "white friends" having lunch with her. Was that bit necessary? It really looks like she's trying to put up a front of having all oyibo friends or something cos the bit about telling her friends she's moving to africa, and they "gave her their blessings" only when she said she was proposed to was shady as heck. Me thinks she's a big ass liar. A westernized friend will not "give u their blessing" if u tell them u r going to marry some random dude they never heard u talk about in a romantic way. They will rather try to even talk u out of rushing into the so-called union, so all this her poto-poto write up is bullocks!

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  27. Another attention seeking ram with a caked up face! Move over please .....

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