The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has threatened David Adeleke, also known as Davido and Olamilekan Taiwo, better known as Logos Olori, over a controversial music video ‘Jaiye Lo’.
Davido, on Friday, promoted ‘Jaye Lo’, a new music video by one of his artistes, Logos Olori, on his Twitter handle.
The video generated controversy because of the scene and how it was portrayed.
Many called out the singer and requested that the music video be pulled down.
Davido had to bow to pressure and pulled down the video on all his social media platforms.
MURIC, in a statement issued by its founder, Professor Ishaq Akintola, also kicked against the video.
According to MURIC, what Davido and Logos Olori have done with the video is equivalent to seeking destruction of lives and properties in the country.
‘Logos Olori’s musical video is insensitive to Muslim feelings, while Davido himself added salt to the injury on the Muslim anatomy by promoting the video in his tweet. There is no iota of doubt that both men, Davido and his signee have no modicum of respect for the faith of Islam. They have provoked millions of Nigerian Muslims.
“We remind Nigerians of several religious riots in the past which were caused by provocative artworks. Those religious riots claimed hundreds of lives while properties worth billions of naira were destroyed by angry rioters. What Davido and Logos Olori have done with this video is equivalent to seeking a repeat destruction of lives and properties in the country. All level-headed and right-thinking Nigerians, regardless of their religious affiliations, must condemn it.
The group vowed to attack the Nigerian star spiritually and legally if he fails to take down the post.
“That video is a mockery of Muslim spiritual life and practice. We will therefore employ a spiritual weapon on those who attack our spiritual way of life.
“At this juncture, we call on Nigerian Muslims to start reciting Al-Qunut after seven days from today, Monday, 24th July, 2023 if the horrendously offensive video is not pulled down within seven days.
They called on DSS, NBC and NFVCB to swing into action.
“Our office in particular has been inundated with complaints against this luciferous music video. Nigerian Muslims find the juxtaposition of Muslims in prayer session with the same Muslims singing and dancing offensive, repugnant and provocative.
“We therefore alert men of the Department of State Services to invite both men for questioning to explain why they chose to produce and promote a musical video capable of igniting anarchy in Nigeria.
“In the same vein, we invite the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and the National Film And Video Censors Board (NFVCB) to immediately ban the insensitive musical video captioned ‘Jaye Lo’ by Logos Olori.
“They must spring to action from the moment attention is drawn to an infraction capable of causing a breach of the peace so long as the authors of the infringement have been identified and whether or not the information contained an appeal to the monitoring agency or agencies. The agencies are, essentially, an integral part of the general public. They should therefore act without being prompted”.
The group also appealed to Muslim not to take the law into their hands against the singer.
“Nonetheless. we appeal to Muslims throughout the country to remain calm and law abiding. No Muslim should attack Davido or Logos Olori. Gone are those days of spontaneous violent reactions. A social and mental re-engineering campaign has succeeded in changing that perspective”, MURIC stated.