Davido bows to pressure, deletes music video offensive to Islam

Nigerian Afrobeat star, Davido, has taken a significant step in response to the criticism received from the Muslim community regarding a controversial music video. The video, which featured his signee, Logos Olori, caused a stir online, leading to mixed reactions from netizens.

In the 45-second clip of the video posted on Instagram by Davido, some men were depicted as praying Mallams dancing in front of a mosque instead of praying. This particular scene was found offensive by many Muslim devotees, who have since called for a retraction and even threatened the artists with a lawsuit.

As a result of the criticism and controversy surrounding the video, Davido made the decision to delete it from all his social media handles. This move was met with appreciation by some, including former President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad, who commended the singer for taking the video down.

Ahmad expressed the hope that the offensive scene would also be removed from the actual footage before its release to the market. He emphasized the importance of avoiding such mistakes in the future and urged everyone to celebrate the beauty of living in unity and harmony while embracing their differences in Nigeria.

The incident serves as a reminder of the need for artists and content creators to be mindful of cultural sensitivities and religious beliefs when producing and promoting their work. It also highlights the power and impact of social media in shaping public opinion and influencing actions taken by public figures like Davido. By taking prompt action and removing the controversial content, the artist demonstrated a willingness to respect the sentiments of the Muslim community and foster a more inclusive and harmonious society.

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