Nigerian disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has disclosed that she never sought asylum in Canada, as a lot of people speculated.
In a post she made on her Instagram page @djswitch, she urged the Nigerian media to always verify news before spreading it, further stating that she is set to relocate outside the country and it isn’t Canada she is going to.
She wrote: “But let me say this.. news outlets and bloggers, I know traffic is the game but when you don’t really investigate properly and run with things that you don’t know for sure or have not verified, you sincerely hurt and, in some cases, cause serious complications for people in real life. I’ve been cooked up in a house for months. I never got asylum in Canada. I didn’t even step foot into Canada. I didn’t even speak to anyone who claimed they spoke to me on the issue. Anyways, I will leave it there”.
She added: ‘By the way, it is now that I am traveling… and not to Canada! Love!
Recall that in October 2020, during the #EndSARS protest that took place at the toll gate in Lagos, the talented celebrity DJ made headlines when she live-streamed the shooting of innocent protesters during the protest.
Following the incident, news spread that DJ Switch, for the safety of her life, had been granted asylum in Canada.
However, after almost a year, she finally decided to come out and clear the air, stating that she had never sought asylum in Canada but had instead been living in a house in Nigeria.
Story: Hilda Katu