Dbanj Is Not Our Ambassador – UN Denies Reports
Contrary to the belief that music entertainer, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj is the United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace, The Director of Information, United Nations Information Centre for Nigeria, Joseph Kayanja has denied the father of one as a member of the United Nations.
According to Mr Joseph Kayanja during an email chat with The PUNCH on Wednesday, 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.”
Recall that In 2012, D’Banj’s publicists announced that the musician was the first Nigerian to be appointed a UN Youth Ambassador for Peace. Following the rape allegations levelled against D’Banj by Seyitan Babatayo, an online petition was started calling on the UN to strip the musician of the title. The petition on Change.org has been signed by over 22,000 people as of June 24, 2020