Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D'banj, is a well-known Nigerian singer who has distanced himself from inflammatory remarks that implied he was siding with one of his coworkers in the dispute between Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye.
This message follows a debate about support for presidential candidates in the upcoming general elections between the well-known Nigerian singer and internet personalities Peter Okoye and Seun Kuti.
D'banj advised the public to ignore what he called the "mischief" of a publication that was maliciously promoted to drive traffic to gossip blogs and stoke fictitious conflict between him and his well-respected professional colleagues in the industry. The statement was signed by D'banj's attorney, Pelumi Olajengbesi, and made available to the Naijacrawl on Sunday.
According to the statement, ”This is to notify the public that Mr. Oladapo Daniel (D’Banj) never made any derogatory or disparaging statement against anybody, especially within the entertainment industry, nor has he directed the publication of any such material on his behalf.”
While expressing shock over the false publication attributed to him, the singer added that: “They must all remain one big family in the industry. "Though political ideologies may differ and could be expressed in heated ways, the irrefutable truth is that elections will come and go.”