Industry News: D’Banj Debunks Death Hoax – “Pls Ignore the Nonsense Rumours. I’m Very Much Alive and Well!”

Bill Cosby and Tina Turner are just a few American celebrities subjected to the intermittent news of their deaths. They of course refute the rumors and show they are alive and well. Well it appears someone is keen on passing the baton to Nigeria’s entertainment industry. Over the weekend, there were rumors going around that Dapo Oyebanjo aka Daniel Banjo aka D’Banj was shot by three unknown gun men and was dead. (God forbid bad thing).The shooting allegedly took place in Atlanta after his alleged visit with Kanye West.

D’Banj, yesterday, put an end to the terrible rumor with the following tweet: “Pls ignore the nonsense rumours. I’m very much alive and well! Thanks be to God! Thank you 4 all ur concern.”

Amen. We want D’Banj alive.


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