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Rape Scandal: D’Banj loses N45million endorsement deal

Following the recent rape allegations made against Popular Nigerian singer and entertainer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj, Heritage Bank has suspended its N45million endorsement with him till further notice.

Kemi Filani News recalls that few weeks ago, a Nigerian model scout, Benjamin Ese, had alleged that Dbanj raped his friend on December 31, 2018, at a hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Although D’Banj has denied these allegations via his Instagram handle and even sued for N100M compensation, the beginning of his deal with Heritage Bank which came to him as a 40th birthday gift seems to be coming to a halt.

The suspended deal is coming after a petition which asks the United Nations, UN, to end the ambassadorial deal with singer D’banj following a rape allegation against him, garnered over 15, 000 signatures.


Brands like Heritage Bank Africa, One Africa, CSA Global, and others are also asked to end their deals with the singer

It read in part, “We call on the United Nations, and United Nations Women Africa organisations to remove Nigerian artiste Mr Dapo Oyebanjo as a youth ambassador and distance themselves from his actions following the sponsored kidnap of Seyitan who accused D’Banj of rape and sexual assault which happened in 2018.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: tireni.adabayo@kemifilani.ng

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