Davido Succumbs To Pressure As He Deletes Offensive Music Video After Backlash

Davido Succumbs To Pressure As He Deletes Offensive Music Video After Backlash

Fawaz Adebisi

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, know as Davido has succumbed to pressure as he deleted the offensive religious music video he posted on Saturday.

Davido had earlier caused controversies among many Muslim fans after posting a 45-second trailer clip of his upcoming musical video on Twitter.

The video was deemed offensive by numerous Muslim commentators, as it portrayed a group of men initially engaged in a Muslim prayer session, which suddenly transitioned into dancing and singing.

Accusations were directed at the singer, alleging that he disrespected Islam by intertwining religious practices with music and dance.

Reacting to this, Ahmad, a former aide of ex-president Muhammadu Buhari, expressed his disapproval on Twitter, highlighting that Muslims hold their religious practices, especially Salah (prayer), as sacred and essential to their faith.

He therefore urged Davido to respect their beliefs and refrain from mixing their religion with entertainment.

Ahmad, an ex-aide of the former president Muhammadu Buhari, in a tweet said: “There are many reasons why every Muslim finds this content absolutely disrespectful, hurtful and offensive @davido. I assume you all know that we Muslims don’t mix our religion with jokes in any way, especially Salah (prayer), which is sacred and the second of the five pillars of Islam.

Also, Kanywood star, Nuhu, in a post via his verified Instagram account, advised the singer to respect other people’s ‘religion, culture and tradition.”

He wrote, “I just came across the controversial video by @davido, as much we want to be creative in our various fields, we should learn to respect other people’s religion, culture and tradition.

“This is totally unacceptable in Islam. You should pull down that video and apologise for hurting the entire Muslim ummah.”

In the same vein, Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker, advised the singer to delete the video.

In a tweet on Sunday, Sani wrote: “As an artist or entertainer, if your fans feel offended by a piece or portion of your work, especially as it concerns their culture, faith, or religious beliefs, it will be most honourable for you to delete or edit that portion, apologise to them, and move on. I’m here talking about Davido. This is my own opinion.”

While the musician had been relatively silent on the matter and made no formal apology, two days after coming under fire, Davido finally succumbed to pressure and deleted the video.



Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: