Reno Omokri Warns Davido Against Listening To Wole Soyinka Regarding Controversial Video

Reno Omokri, a former presidential adviser, has cautioned musician David Adeleke, popularly recognized as Davido, not to listen to an atheist like Professor Wole Soyinka who is encouraging him not to apologize to Muslims who have been hurt by one of his signees’ music videos. On his Twitter page on Saturday, July 22, Davido posted a clip from a music video for the song “Jaye Lo” by his signee, Logos Olori.

The video teaser, which was criticized for being a desecration of Islam, received a lot of attention. While others, like actor Ali Nuhu and Buhari’s former aide Bashir Ahmad, called out the singer on social media, demanding a quick apology, some Northern youths took to the streets to protest and vandalize banners featuring the musician’s face.

Davido, who was accused of disrespecting Islam by posting the video of people dancing and praying in front of a mosque, eventually gave in to criticism and removed the music video clip. In a statement released in support of Davido, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka claimed Nasir El Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna State, had made remarks disparaging Christians in the past but had never been compelled to apologize.

He added that Deborah Yakubu, a second-year Christian college student who was slaughtered by a mob of Muslim students in Sokoto last year over suspected blasphemy, wasn’t lynched as a result of Davido’s music. He asserted that he does not see any justification for Davido’s apology to Muslims.

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