Nigeria’s D’Banj going into farming

By Drum Digital
30 January 2014

Nigeria’s pop star, D’Banj, has said that he is considering delving into full scale farming to help fight poverty.

D’Banj  wants to encourage many African youths to embrace agriculture as a means of livelihood.

He face of 2014 Year of Agriculture Campaign declared by the Africa Union.

“As a face of the ONE Organisation’s initiative to drive full participation in agriculture, I have to live by example. I am going to engage in agriculture personally to encourage millions of African youths.

“I need to let them know that unlike the old stereotype of farming which was considered a punishment, modern farming on the contrary,  is a cool source of employment for many graduates,” said D’Banj.

According to him, there should be a change where many youths are expected to embrace agriculture and see it as a potentially high-yielding venture to tackle hunger and poverty on the continent.

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