By Deji Lambo
Some youths have resorted to burning a banner inscribed with the picture of afrobeats musician, David Adeleke, aka Davido, in an apparent show of anger against a now-deleted controversial music video titled ‘Jaiye Lo’ released by his signee, Olalekan Taiwo, aka Logos Olori.
In a 19-second video clip posted on Tik Tok by @deeksaiphonestore and reposted by @sarki_sultan on Twitter, the youths are seen setting ablaze the banner as some onlookers observes them engaging in the act.
An inscription on the video hints that the youths were perpetrating the act in the Maiduguri area of Borno State.
Commenting on the video clip, @sarki_sultan wrote, “Davido should apologise let’s end this. It takes nothing to say I am sorry.”
As of the time this report was filed, the report had garnered over 354,000 views on TikTok.
The PUNCH had reported that the Muslim Rights Concern lampooned Davido, and Logos Olori for releasing the music video.
In a statement on Monday, the founder of the Islamic organisation, Prof Ishaq Akintola, said MURIC had alerted the Department of State Services to invite the duo for questioning concerning the music video, which was described as insensitive to Muslim feelings.
Akintola noted that a seven-day ultimatum had been issued to Davido to pull down the video.
The statement read in part, “Logos Olori, an artiste under David Adeleke, aka Davido, recently released a music video with the caption, ‘Jaye Lo’. In the video, some people dressed in white jalabiyas like Muslims were seen praying the way Muslims do before launching into dancing as they recited some Quranic verses and prayed.
“Mats were spread for those praying behind an ‘Imam’ who used the popular single-prayer rug (sajadah). Those who were praying also read out what looked like Muslim recitations in Arabic language and prostrated the way Muslims do in prayer.
“Logos Olori himself was seen sitting on the roof of a mosque-like building mounted with a horn public address system thus creating the complete impression of a mosque scenario.”
Akintola said that without a doubt, the scene in the music video was the setting of a Muslim prayer session, but mixing it with singing and dancing was utterly wrong in concept and grossly misleading in content.