D’banj distances self from inciting statement against Seun Kuti. Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known as D’banj, is a well-known Nigerian artist. He has distanced himself from inflammatory remarks that implied he was siding with Seun Kuti or Peter Okoye in their dispute.
This statement follows a debate on support for presidential candidates in the upcoming general elections between Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye, a well-known artist and internet celebrity from Nigeria.
In a statement signed by his attorney Pelumi Olajengbesi and provided to DAILY POST on Sunday, D’banj urged the public to ignore what he called the “mischief” of a publication that was deliberately promoted to attract readers to gossip blogs and incite unfounded conflict between him and his well-respected professional colleagues.
This is to inform the public that Mr. Oladapo Daniel (D’Banj) never uttered any disparaging remarks about anybody, particularly those in the entertainment sector, nor did he order the release of any such information on his behalf, the statement reads.
The artist added: “They must all continue to be one huge family in the industry while expressing amazement at the fraudulent publication that was said to be about him. Elections will come and go, despite the fact that political ideas may differ and be expressed in vehement ways.