The United Nations has disassociated itself from Nigerian musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo higher often called D’Banj.
D’Banj is accused of rape by Seyitan Babatayo, a matter which has prompted the order of an investigation from the workplace of the Inspector-Basic of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Following the allegations in opposition to him, over 22,000 Nigerians signed a petition on Change.org as of June 24, 2020 to strip him of his supposed United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.
In 2012, D’Banj’s publicists had claimed that the musician was the primary Nigerian to be appointed a UN Youth Ambassador for Peace.
Reacting to an inquiry by PUNCH on the standing of this purported ambassadorship, the UN replied saying, “I wish to verify that the stated Mr Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj just isn’t a UN Ambassador. The title was accorded to him by an obscure UN youth affiliation which has nothing to do with the United Nations. I hope this clarifies.”