MURIC has asked the DSS to invite Afrobeats star Davido and his artist, Logos Olori, for interrogation.
It has been a stormy week for Nigerian star Davido and his new artist Logos Olori following the announcement of the latter’s new single “Jaye Lo.” Announcing the song, they shared a snippet of the music video, which featured men dressed in Muslim attire dancing.
According to a recent report by Vanguard, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called on the Department of State Services, DSS, to invite David Adeleke, famously known as Davido with his artist, Olamilekan Taiwo, a.k.a Logos Olori, for questioning. This is in response to the “production and promotion of a musical video that it alleged was capable of igniting anarchy in Nigeria.”
Vanguard further reports that the call was made by the founder and Executive Director for MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, in a statement, in Abuja on Monday. The statement claims the video portrayed Islam in a bad light. The two artists received massive backlash after the video was shared on social media. They were filmed praying and dancing in a mosque in the 45-sec clip. The video was promptly deleted in response to the backlash, and Davido lost thousands of followers.
“We alert men of the DSS to invite both men for questioning to explain why they chose to produce and promote a musical video capable of igniting anarchy in Nigeria.”
“In the same vein, we invite the National Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, and the National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB, to immediately ban the insensitive musical video captioned ‘Jaye Lo’ by Logos Olori.” Said Akintola.