LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Kenya Moore and D’Banj are dating, LALATE can exclusively report. Kenya Moore’s “African Prince Boyfriend” is D’Banj, the Lagos, Nigeria music sensation signed to Kanye West’s label. Following early 2013 LALATE exclusive reports about the possible couple, LALATE reported Sunday that Kenya Moore and D’Banj spent Valentine’s Day together. Moore, who kept her 2014 boyfriend’s identify a secret up until just weeks ago has been far less guarded in recent days. On Sunday, LALATE reported the growing relationship between Kenya Moore and D’Banj. And following that LALATE report, D’Banj tweeted comments even about RHOA.
Kenya Moore and D’Banj met in spring 2013 or fall 2012, and their relationship is believed to have been known not just by NeNe Leakes, LALATE, but also Andy Cohen and Bravo production. On December 27, 2012, D’banj appeared in concert in Lagos, Nigeria. In spring 2013, Moore has shared pictures alongside D’banj in Texas, where her father lives. At the time, Kenya Moore and D’Banj were both in Houston. Moore was attending a taping of WWHL from Texas and D’banj was appearing in concert. It is following her appearance on Andy Cohen’s WWHL live taping Houston that Moore’s relationship with D’Banj grew. It is further believed that Moore was with D’Banj the week of NeNe Leakes wedding, taped by Bravo.
In spring 2013, LALATE reported exclusively that Kenya Moore was not using words like “oil tycoon”, clearly false a the time. At the time LALATE also reported suspicions that the boyfriend was a not a “billionaire” “oil tycoon” since most Nigerian oil tycoons, with the exception of heirs, are in their fifties, older, and married.
As the mystery grew, Moore began to refer to D’Banj as an “African Prince”. But when questioned further by news if the guy was Nigeria royalty, Moore clarified that he is her Prince Charming, and that he is not a prince.
Moore is believed to have been attracted to D’Banj because of his confidence. When she spoke to Nigerian news recently, she said of the qualities she looked in a man, even though that she and D’Banj were already dating. “Nigerian men are very successful, and confident and those are the type of men I am attracted to”. D’Banj is also younger than Moore. He is thirty-three years old.
He is best know for the 2012 song Oliver Twist. Born Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, the singer has been on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music since 2011.
On Sunday, Moore’s appearance on RHOA featured a raffle of bachelors. Moore tweeted to her boyfriend ” I would have paid u at least $40,000.99! Lol these ppl are so crazy.” He replied moments ago on Twitter “C’mon baby,u know it won’t cost you a thing, I’m from a land flowing with Oil and honey and u are an angel I would do gladly do it FOC lol!! “
Moore is expected to reveal her relationship with D’Banj’s on air during the RHOA reunion 2014.
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