The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged the Department of State Security (DSS) to invite popular musician, David Adeleke also known as Davido for questioning over his controversial “Jaye Lo” music video.
MURIC executive director, Ishaq Akintola, made the call in a statement on Monday in Abuja, saying the clip was capable of inciting anarchy in Nigeria.
Recalls that Davido took to Twitter over the weekend and uploaded the music video with the caption; “Allow me to re-introduce @logosolori with his new single “Jaye Lo.”
Some men were seen wearing jalabias and praying in a mosque setting, before delving into singing and dancing while reciting Quranic verses.
Although Davido deleted the short footage after it sparked outrage online, Akintola said the video portrayed Islam in a bad light and must be removed, or the DMW boss will face spiritual or legal action or both.
He said; “We alert men of the Department of State Services 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.
“We hereby give Davido and Logos Olori seven days ultimatum to pull down the music video or face spiritual or legal action or both. We will therefore employ a spiritual weapon on those who attack our spiritual way of life.
“There is no iota of doubt that both men, Davido and his signee, have no modicum of respect for the faith of Islam. They have provoked millions of Nigerian Muslims.
“What Davido and Logos Olori have done with this video is equivalent to seeking repeat destruction of lives and properties in the country. All level-headed and right-thinking Nigerians, regardless of their religious affiliations, must condemn it.
“At this juncture, we call on Nigerian Muslims to start reciting Al-Qunut after seven days from today, Monday, July 24, if the horrendously offensive video is not pulled down within seven days.”
Also, Former President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad has warned singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido and other Nigerian music artists to avoid grave mistakes in their music videos while being creative.
He said ” it was good to learn that Davido had “deleted the offensive and hurtful video.
“Hopefully, the entire scene will also be deleted from the actual footage before releasing it to the market, and we humbly urge that the same grave mistake should never happen again from him or anyone else.
“Let’s strive to listen with empathy, understand with an open heart, and respect each other’s values and beliefs…”
In a recent development, a video shows some youths yanking off Davido’s poster and setting it on fire.
This comes after some angry Muslims issued scary threats to Davido over the music video.
The clip triggered massive reactions from netizens who shared their opinions accordingly.
One sparrowemms_ wrote: “This is a proof that if they catch him in person they would do something dangerous to him. He already took the video down. What else do you want from him.”
sheyisleek wrote: “Their leaders won’t let them have access to education….Lol”.
princessaddy0691 wrote: “Main reason they are called Aboki from day 1😂. All they hear is go, like Zombies. Bring 10 Aboki to cross road, nah all of them motor go kee😩. Very mumuish”.
official_yanki_p wrote: “Who God has blessed no man can curse 👏👏 Biggest force OBO.”
gainwith.jordan wrote: “This no longer a religion thing this more like stereotype….where’s the teaching of love basically they are not practicing it.”