Rape Allegations: D’Banj Not Our Ambassador – UN
The United Nations says Musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj, is not a United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.
According to The Punch, the Director of Information, United Nations Information Centre for Nigeria, Joseph Kayanja, disclosed this on Wednesday.
In 2012, D’Banj’s publicists had claimed that the musician was the first Nigerian to be appointed a UN Youth Ambassador for Peace.
Following the rape allegations against D’Banj by Seyitan Babatayo, an online petition was started calling on the UN to strip the musician of the title.
Over 22,000 people signed the petition as of June 24, 2020 on Change.org.
Responding to an inquiry, however, the UN disclosed that D’Banj was never at any time given the title of ambassador by the UN.
The email read 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.”