Some Nigerian celebrities have taken to social media to pour out their annoyance after an unfolding event in the case of a woman who accused D’banj, a singer, of sexually assaulting her in a Lagos hotel room. 


In the wake of the recent conversations about sexual assault and violence against women on the mediascape, Seyitan Babatayo had claimed that the entertainer raped her at Glee hotel in Victoria Island in 2018.

She had also demanded an apology from the singer.

D’banj, however, denied the accusations and demanded the sum of N100 million as compensation from her. He also brandished her claims a “slap on his marriage”.


On Tuesday, Seyitan was reportedly arrested by the police. Some Twitter users who claimed to be in contact with her gave updates concerning the arrest.

But on Thursday, the lady’s whereabouts became unknown as posts promoting one of D’banj’s songs surfaced on her Twitter page.

“To be very honest this was never our intention, we love you guys, let’s leave our life stress free #StressByDbanj,” one of the tweets read.


On further scrutiny, it was discovered that all her previous posts containing the rape allegations against the musician had been deleted.


The development has since sparked a flurry of negative reactions on the microblogging platform as a number of Nigerians, including celebrities, have registered their different takes on the issue.

While some users accused D’banj of “coercing” her to delete the tweets, others requested for calm untill the truth about the issue comes out.

“As with many cases of sexual assault/violence, l am looking at the evidence of power, opportunity and now apparent suppression using nigeria police who need to explain why #seyitan was arrested, detained and intimidated. The system continues to invalidate the experience of women and that we must challenge at all cost,” Funmi Iyanda wrote.

“All Seyitan wanted was an apology for a crime committed. The tweets might be deleted from her page but it’s on the internet and internet never forgets,” a Twitter user said.


Here is what some Nigerians had to say:


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