According to our correspondent, Davido’s latest music video release, ‘Jaye Lo,’ which features his label boss and signee, Olamilekan Taiwo (aka Logos Olori), has sparked a mixed response from netizens, causing a stir online.
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A 45-second clip of the video was posted on Davido’s Instagram on Friday and has since faced criticism, particularly from some Muslim devotees who found it offensive.
The controversial scene depicted men dancing in front of a mosque, resembling praying mallams but not actually praying, which offended some members of the Muslim community.
Despite Davido deleting the video within 48 hours of posting it, some Muslims are still demanding a public apology from him. However, Professor Wole Soyinka advises Davido to ignore these calls for an apology.
However, in a statement issued on Tuesday, Soyinka asserted that Davido had no obligation to apologize to Muslims.
The renowned literary figure pointed out that the former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, had made offensive comments against Christians in the past but was never asked to offer an apology.
Soyinka expressed, “There was no reason for an apology, and the same applied to El Rufai’s remarks back then.
It should not be surprising that I also completely disagree with Shehu Sani if he has indeed demanded an apology from Davido on behalf of the Muslim community, as reported.”
He emphasized that Davido’s music was not responsible for the tragic incident involving Deborah Yakubu, a second-year Christian college student who was lynched by a group of Muslim students in Sokoto last year over an alleged blasphemy accusation.