Davido Removes ‘Offensive’ Music Video Under Pressure From Muslims

Afrobeat sensation David Adeleke, often known as Davido, finally gave in to pressure and removed the divisive music video he released on his social media accounts last week after receiving harsh criticism from some Muslims on social media.

On Friday, July 21, the DMW owner tweeted a 45-second video snippet of his signee, Logos Olori’s new single, “Jaye Lo,” promoting the song before its official release. The video sparked debate since it showed guys dancing in front of a mosque in a scene rather than worshipping while wearing Islamic costumes.

Because of this, some Muslims found this portrayal to be insulting. As a result, they criticized the musician on social media and demanded that he remove the video and apologize to his Muslim fans.  However, a Monday check of Davido’s social media platforms revealed that the music video had been removed.

The ‘Fem’ crooner was praised by former President Buhari’s adviser, Bashir Ahmad, in response to the incident. He also said that neither he nor any other musicians should ever carry out another act of this nature. However, other Nigerian Muslims believed that merely removing the video was insufficient, adding that the DMW head should sincerely apologize to his Muslim fans.

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