The release of Logos Olori’s new record ‘Jaye Lo,’ featuring Davido Music Worldwide (*DMW) label boss, David Adeleke (Davido), has sparked a polarizing reaction from netizens. The 45-second clip of the video, shared by Davido on Instagram, has stirred mixed emotions online, with many Muslim devotees finding certain scenes offensive and calling for retraction and even legal action against the artistes.
A particular scene in the video, depicting men dancing in front of a mosque instead of praying, has been criticized for its portrayal of Muslims. Some Twitter users, including Ahmad Ganga, a Personal Assistant in the Federal House of Representatives, accused Davido and Logos Olori of disrespecting Islam and its followers by presenting Muslims as foolish.
Social media platforms have seen an overwhelming number of tweets lambasting the singer, with some users vowing to unfollow and delete his songs from their devices. Several Muslim devotees have called for Davido to publicly apologize and even face legal consequences for the perceived disrespect to their religion.
Supporters of Davido have defended him, pointing out that similar videos shot in Muslim-majority countries have not faced similar scrutiny. Some have argued that the scene in question was filmed outside the mosque and not inside the sacred area.
While Davido has yet to address the controversy, his fans and allies have come to his defense, contrasting the outcry with more pressing issues faced in the country.
In summary, the release of ‘Jaye Lo’ has ignited a heated debate online, dividing opinions among netizens regarding its perceived portrayal of Muslims and religious sentiments.