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Davido bows to pressure, deletes controversial music video after backlash from Muslims

After facing heavy criticism from some Muslims on social media, afrobeat sensation, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has finally succumbed to pressure and deleted the controversial music video he posted on his pages last week, the Nigerian Tribune reports.

 

Recall that the DMW owner had posted a 45-second long video clip of his signee, Logos Olori’s new song, ‘Jaye Lo,’ on Friday, July 21, promoting the song ahead of the official release.

 

The video caused controversy as it portrayed men dressed as praying mallams, dancing in front of a mosque in a scene, rather than engaging in prayer. As a result, this depiction was considered offensive by some Muslims who took to social media to criticize the artist over the development, with many insisting he takes down the video and apologise to his Muslim fans.

 

A check by Tribune Online across Davido’s social media pages on Monday, however, confirmed that the music video has been deleted

 

Reacting to the development, former President Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad, hailed the ‘Fem’ crooner, adding that such an act should not be repeated by him or any other artists again.

 

He wrote on Twitter, “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.”

 

Some Nigerian Muslims have, however, insisted that deleting the video alone is not enough, adding that the DMW boss should offer an unreserved apology to his Muslim fans.

 

A Twitter user @Jibreelkhalil wrote, “Davido has finally succumbed to pressure and deleted the video. What is left of him is to tender an unreserved apology to muslims on a video and publish it on two national dailies with a promise that such a mistake won’t repeat itself again. Else, the dragging continues.”

 

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