Muslim youths in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State, expressed their displeasure with popular singer Davido over an offensive video that was posted on his social media page.
The controversy stemmed from a music video clip of Davido’s signee, Logos Olori’s new single ‘Jaye Lo,’ which featured individuals praying and dancing in front of a mosque.
This portrayal sparked criticism from numerous prominent Nigerian Muslims, including Bashir Ahmad, a former aide to ex-president Muhammadu Buhari, and Senator Ali Nuhu, who demanded that Davido remove the video and apologize for what they perceived as a disrespect to their religion.
After facing significant pressure and backlash for 48 hours, Davido eventually removed the controversial video from his platform.
However, the singer did not issue an apology for his actions, leading to further frustration among the Muslim community.
The situation took a more heated turn when some Muslim youths in Maiduguri took to the streets to express their anger towards Davido’s perceived arrogance.
In a public demonstration, they set a large banner featuring the singer on fire as a symbol of their protest.
The video of the incident quickly spread across social media, drawing attention to the tensions surrounding religious sensitivities in the country.