As the “Davido-Muslims” controversy continues, a Nigerian man who identified himself as a Christian has now urged Nigerian musician Asake to remove his bandana music video following claims that some of it was shot in a church.
This incident follows accusations against another Nigerian singer, Davido, who is said to have denigrated Muslims in the nation in a music video that showed his artist, Logos Olori, sitting in a mosque. The accusations against Davido sparked widespread controversy and outrage among the Muslim community in Nigeria. Many individuals and religious leaders called for an apology and demanded that the music video be taken down due to its “perceived disrespect” towards their faith.
And following the fact that Davido has now removed the contentious video, the unidentified Nigerian man has urged Asake to do the same, claiming that the video’s content is “insensitive” to Christians. The unidentified Nigerian man argued that the video’s portrayal of religious symbols was disrespectful and could potentially incite religious tensions. He emphasized that since the importance of religion for one faction has been raised, considering the feelings and beliefs of all other individuals, regardless of their religious affiliations, must also be adhered to. After all, “What is good for the goose Is good for the gander.”
Because of this, various Nigerians have responded to this statement and shared their thoughts in the comment section of the post, as many sought to point out the unnecessary need for the backlash against Davido, evils of “religious bigotry and extremists,” the insensitivity and entitlement mentality of the “aggrieved factions”, and a reciprocated respect they all demand.