In Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, aggrieved youths have taken to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the recent controversial video shared by popular singer, Davido, on his Twitter account.
The music video, featuring his signee, Logos Olori’s new single ‘Jaye Lo’, sparked intense criticism as it showed people praying and dancing in front of a mosque. Prominent Nigerian Muslims, including Bashir Ahmad, a former aide to ex-president Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Shehu Sani, and actor Ali Nuhi, called on Davido to take down the video and apologize for what they perceived as a “disrespectful” portrayal of their religion.
After 48 hours, Davido eventually succumbed to the demands and deleted the video.
Despite the removal of the video, a video circulating on social media shows some youths in Maiduguri burning a poster of the singer, demanding that Davido apologize to the Muslim community for the perceived offense.
Davido should apologize let end this.
It takes nothing to say “I am sorry” pic.twitter.com/exasKW4hSV
— $ULTAN☠️ (@Sarki_sultan) July 25, 2023