D'banj was accused of alleged rape by Seyitan Babatayo few days ago which led to different story lines on the internet. Following this rape allegations levelled against him by Seyitan, an online petition began by E. Popoola, the petition started calling on the United Nations to strip the musician of the title.

Over 22,000 people has signed the petition on Change.org as of June 24, 2020.

In response to an inquiry by The PUNCH, The Director of Information, United Nations Information Centre for Nigeria, Joseph Kayanja, said during an email chat with The Punch on Wednesday that, " D’banj, is not a United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace". The email reads in part:

“I would like to confirm that the said Mr. Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj is NOT a UN Ambassador. The title was accorded to him by an obscure UN youth association which has nothing to do with the United Nations. I hope this clarifies.”

In 2012, D’Banj’s publicists had announced that the musician was the first Nigerian to be appointed a UN Youth Ambassador for Peace, an appointment which is also featured on his Wikipedia page.


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