Dbanj, Not Our Ambassador – United Nations
United Nations has said artiste, Oladapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’Banj, is not a United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace, contrary to circulating reports.
The Director of Information, United Nations Information Centre for Nigeria, Joseph Kayanja, said this during an email chat with The Punch on Wednesday.
Following the rape allegation leveled against D’Banj by Seyitan Babatayo, an online petition set up by one E. Popoola began calling on the UN to strip the musician of the title.
In 2012, D’Banj’s publicists had claimed that the musician was the first Nigerian to be appointed a UN Youth Ambassador for Peace.
Responding to an inquiry, however, the UN told The PUNCH 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.”