Everything we gathered from the D’banj and Seyitan trend on Twitter

D'banj and Seyitan

As expressed on many occasions, social media has become a tool for not just expressing oneself, but for also sharing ideas and opinions on social issues that find their way to the Internet. Social media has brought to light many injustices in recent times and while half the time, these injustices are explored to the roots, a few other times, some factors have hindered the progress of such cases.

The social injustice nature of the rape culture in the country, however, has led many Nigerians with the choice of blaming the institutions  and the police especially, for perpetuating the rape culture by enabling public personalities and high profile Nigerians oppress victims.

Earlier today on Twitter, Nigerian celebrity, D’banj, and Style Influencer, Seyitan, are currently trending and this is in light of recent events leading up to this moment – Seyitan had accused D’banj of rape from years back during the period where a lot of other people were talking about their abuse and their abusers.

However, after the accusation, D’banj filed a petition against the style influencer as he claimed they were false. Seyitan upheld her ‘truths’ for a while before she went further to post on her Instagram that she was done with the case following rumors that came afterward that she was arrested, alongside her mother for the ‘false accusation.’

However, things got somewhat escalated when Seyitan went off the grid after pointing out that she was done with the case but was nowhere to be found. Some Twitter users speculated that Seyitan was abducted by the singer and entertainer and was made to recant all her accusations against him as tweets promoting the singer emerged from her own Twitter account. This idea raised an alarm as people hit heavy on the police to look into the matter after tweets against the singer were being deleted from her page.

Others, however, alleged that D’banj abducted her, took hold of her social media accounts, and deleted all the tweets against him she had earlier said.

Publicity stunt?

Watch as developments unfold?

 

The Seyitan and D’banj trend is a call by Nigerians against the cover-up of rape accusations levied against rich, famous and powerful people, as more and more people who jumped on this trend have pointed out that there are a number of instances where the police have perpetuated the rape culture in Nigeria by enabling public personalities to oppress victims.

 

An update on the trend reveals Seyitan is doing fine after being held at the Police cell overnight.

 

D’banj, however, is yet to react to this recent development.

 

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