Davido Yields To Pressure, Takes Down Controversial Music Video

Nigerian Afrobeat sensation, David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, has taken down a contentious music video amidst criticism from the Muslim community.

Davido, who heads the Davido Music Worldwide label, and his artiste Olamilekan Taiwo, also known as Logos Olori, stirred a significant online reaction with the release of the latter’s latest song, ‘Jaye Lo.’

A 45-second snippet of the video, shared on Davido’s Instagram on Friday, sparked heated discussions and divided opinions among netizens. Many members of the Muslim faith found the video offensive and have demanded its retraction, even hinting at potential legal action against the artists.

The controversial segment featured men portraying praying mallams dancing in front of a mosque, rather than engaging in prayer, which was perceived as disrespectful by some Muslim devotees.

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However, Davido’s social media accounts have been checked, and the video has been removed from all his handles.

In response to this development, Bashir Ahmad, former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, praised Davido for taking down the video. He expressed his approval on Twitter, saying,

 “It is good to discover that Davido deleted that 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.

“Nigeria is a beautiful country. It is always amazing when we celebrate the beauty of living in unity and harmony while embracing our differences.”

Chidalu Glory

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