Jaye Lo: MURIC Slams Davido, Signee, Alerts DSS Over Controversial Video
Jaye Lo: MURIC Slams Davido, Signee, Alerts DSS Over Controversial Video

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has strongly criticized sensational afrobeats musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, and his signee, Olamilekan Taiwo, also known as Logos Olori, for releasing a now-deleted controversial music video titled ‘Jaye Lo’.

In a statement issued on Monday, the founder of the Islamic organization, Prof Ishaq Akintola, revealed that MURIC had alerted the Department of State Services (DSS) to question the duo regarding the music video, which was deemed insensitive to Muslim sentiments.

Akintola emphasized that they had given Davido a seven-day ultimatum to take down the video.

According to the statement, the video featured individuals dressed in white jalabiyas resembling Muslims engaged in prayer before transitioning into dancing and reciting Quranic verses. The setting, which appeared to be a mosque, also included Logos Olori sitting on the roof with a loudspeaker, creating an impression of a mosque scenario.

MURIC stated that the video’s portrayal of Muslims praying and dancing was wrong in concept and misleading in content, and it offended many Nigerian Muslims. The organization accused Davido and Logos Olori of lacking respect for the Islamic faith and provoking millions of Nigerian Muslims.

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Akintola reminded Nigerians of past religious riots caused by provocative artworks, resulting in loss of lives and extensive property damage. He equated the video’s message to seeking repeated destruction in the country and urged all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious affiliations, to condemn it.

MURIC called on the Department of State Services to question both Davido and Logos Olori about their decision to produce and promote a video capable of inciting anarchy in Nigeria. The organization also urged the National Broadcasting Corporation and the National Film And Video Censors Board to ban the video immediately.

Regarding the agencies’ response to complaints, MURIC disagreed with the practice of requiring separate petitions before taking action, emphasizing the need for proactive measures to prevent potential unrest. They warned that if the video is not taken down within seven days, spiritual or legal action may be taken against the artists involved.

While calling for calm and lawful behavior among Muslims, MURIC urged them not to attack Davido or Logos Olori, stating that violent reactions are no longer acceptable due to social and mental re-engineering efforts.


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