By G9ija

Singer Oladapo Daniel, popularly known as D’banj, has stated that at no time did he insult his colleague and friend, Seun Kuti.

This comes on the heels of the altercation between Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye of the P-Square fame over Peter Obi.

While Okoye is a staunch supporter of Obi, the Labour Party candidate for the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, Kuti in an interview said the former two-term Anambra State Governor was an opportunist.

The statement did not sit well with Okoye, hence they began exchanging words on social media.

In their heated word exchange, several names had been put in the mix, including Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Seun’s father; and Made Kuti, the saxophonist’s nephew.

In a new twist, D’banj’s name has been mentioned in the rift.

However, in a reaction, the singer, via his lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said that he never made any negative statement about Kuti, who was referred to as D’banj’s friend.

The statement read: “This is to notify the general public that Mr Oladapo Daniel (D’Banj) never made nor could make 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. Never!

“For the records, D’banj authored no statement against his friend and brother Seun Kuti, and he is as perplexed as the general public by the publication falsely attributed to him.

“Dbanj’s view is that in the entertainment industry, they are all one big family and that though political ideologies may differ and could be expressed in heated ways, he holds that the irrefutable truth is that elections will come and go and they all will and must remain one big family.

“The general public is thus advised to disregard the mischief of a publication maliciously pushed to drive traffic to gossip blogs and stoke non-existent conflict between Oladapo Daniel (D’Banj) and his well-regarded colleagues in the industry.”