An online petition against Nigerian artist Dapo Oyebanjo also known as D’Banj has reached 14,915 signatures and inches closer to its 15, 000-signature target less than 24 hours after it was initiated.
The petition on change.org seeks a United Nations action against D’banj for allegedly raping Seyitan Babatayo.
The singer denied any wrongdoing and has demanded a sum of N100 million and a public apology to be published in four national dailies from his accuser.
“We call on the United Nations, and United Nations Women Africa organisations to remove Nigerian artiste Mr Dapo Oyebanjo as a youth ambassador and distance themselves from his actions following the sponsored kidnap of Seyitan who accused D’banj of rape and sexual assault which happened in 2018,” E. Popoola, a Britain-based Nigerian woman who started the petition said.
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“We also call the attention of brands such as Heritage Bank Africa, One Africa, CSA Global and other establishments associated with Mr. Oyebanjo to end their commercial relationship with him and stand in support of victims of sexual violence.”
Trouble started for D’banj earlier in the month when a Nigerian model scout Benjamin Ese accused the singer of raping his friend in a hotel room in Lagos. Ese did not mention the friend’s name.
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