There is a sort of #MeToo movement currently going on in Nigeria following the brutal murder and rape of 22-year-old UNIBEN student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. Many women and girls have been telling their stories and now celebrity dad, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka Dbanj is trending after a young woman simply identified as Seyitan called him out for raping her and shared her ‘proof’.
Earlier today, a Nigerian model scout, Benjamin Ese called out the musician and entrepreneur, accusing him of raping his friend 2 years ago. The accusation came immediately after the singer made a post on his Instagram page speaking against rape.
The 39-year-old singer joined the campaign against sexual violence and demanded justice for rape victims in an Instagram post.
“#NoMeansNo We Need to Raise Our Sons right and Teach them to love and Respect Women .
We Need Justice for Our GIRLS…Say NO to Rape, Racism, tribalism.
Let us stop living in FEAR and HATE ,and start living in LOVE .🙏🙏🙏,”
he had written.
Benjamin then made a post saying the singer had no right to speak against rape, accused him of being a rapist and of raping her friend. Benjamin who is a Talent Manager and Model Scout took to Instagram to urge D’banj to take down the post in which he showed solidarity with rape victims, as he claimed the singer himself is a rapist.
Otunba Benjamin Ese Action in a lengthy Instagram post narrated how D’banj ALLEGEDLY raped a friend of his in the year 2018.
A few hours later, the lady at the centre of the controversy took to Twitter to narrate how it all happened.
‘I was invited for an all white party at Eko Atlantic(splash off)which was an all night party on the 30th of December 2018, by franklin Dbanj ex manager at that time and I went with my friend then named Laide.When I got to the party I met a girl at the party named Oyin,who was with a guy who happens to be Dbanj’s friend. she asked who I came with I told her the person I came with already left.When I was leaving oyin and I exchanged number and she asked where I was lodged I told her Glee hotel in VI, and she said it was the same hotel she was lodged and I asked her if she could drop me off she said that wasn’t a problem.On getting to the hotel, Oyin called me when I got to my room. and told me dbanj saw me at the party and he wanted to be with me for the night and I was offered a sum of money but i bluntly refused because I wasn’t interested.So I slept off within 5/6 am and pls note (I’m a naked sleeper) and woke up and found Dbanj in my room already,and I asked him what he was doing in my room he didn’t say a word and *asked if I was a baby* and started fingering me, I went ahead to threaten him that I was going to shout he said if i shout I’ll leave the hotel naked, Dbanj raped me ·when he left and I got to see he came in with an extra key (card) and I later found out that Dbanj lodged all his staffs in the hotel.Then I called my supposed friend Oyin who I saw at the party if she planned with Dbanj she said No.She came downstairs to meet me where I was crying. She asked us to go upstairs to meet her guy who was Dbanj’s friend.when I got there the guy was disappointed and begged me to keep quiet and promised me Dbanj will call me and apologize. And he gave my friend 100dollars to give me to take medication.I’m so livid and mad seeing a rapist being an advocate for rape. This is my story and I know there are lots of girls who can’t come out to say their story.Don’t be ashamed to say your story it took me 2 years to write my Rape story #wearetired. Till today he hasn’t uttered even a word of apology.’