D’banj, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).igerian Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has reacted to the arrest of his colleague,
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that D’banj surrendered himself at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday following his invitation to answer on fraud allegation.
The 42-year-old, whose real name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, is being accused of fraudulently diverting hundreds of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for the N-Power project.
Reacting to the development in the comment section of media personality, Daddy Freeze’s Instagram post, on Wednesday, Seun stated that the Nigerian entertainment industry is a scam for money laundering.
He wrote: “We have always said there is no way they are doing anything as politicians without the active connivance of the leading blacks! So na today we know say Nigerian entertainment na scam for money laundering?”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that D’Banj is a co-founder of Mo’ Hits Records with producer Don Jazzy. He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards.
He adopted the stage name D’Banj, a combination of his first name, Dapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo.
D’banj is best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit “Oliver Twist”, an uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeats and electronic dance music that topped the African charts in 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart.
The Afrobeat singer said the year 2021 would be marked in Grand styles and he would release his album titled “Ikebe” before the end of the first quarter.
He also shared a healthy rivalry with another Nigerian great artiste, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Face or 2Baba, which helped in keeping him on his toes to always create good music for years before he was signed to Kenya West G.O.O.D Music Record Label in June 2011.