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Soyinka Speaks After Muslims React To ‘Jaye Lo’ Video

More reactions have trailed the controversial music video that music star, David Adeleke well known as Davido posted on his social media platforms on Friday despite him deleting it.

Recently, Davido Music Worldwide label boss and his signee, Olamilekan Taiwo, aka Logos Olori, caused a stir online, sparking mixed reactions from netizens following the release of the latter’s new record, ‘Jaye Lo.’

On Friday, a 45-second clip of the new video was posted on Instagram by Davido. This video has since attracted criticism.

The issue has taken another dimension after Muslim devotees have labelled the video offensive and are now calling for a retraction while also threatening the artists with a lawsuit.

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, is one of those people that have commented on the issue. He urged Nigerian Afrobeat star, Davido, to ignore calls demanding his apology over the video.

Meanwhile, despite Davido deleting the video forty-eight hours after it was posted, some Muslims are still demanding a public apology from Davido.

The controversial scene featured some men depicting praying mallams seen dancing in front of a mosque instead of praying. This dancing act has since been deemed offensive by some Muslim devotees.

In a statement released on Tuesday Pro. Soyinka, said Davido did not owe Muslims an apology.

Comparing the issue to an initial one in the past, the Literary icon said former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai had made offensive comments against Christians in the past but was never asked to tender an apology.

In his words, “There was nothing to apologize about, and that applied equally to El Rufai’s comments at the time. It should come as no surprise that I equally absolutely disagree with Shehu Sani if indeed, as reported, he has demanded an apology from Davido on behalf of the Moslem community.”

“It wasn’t Davido’s music that lynched Deborah Yakubu, a second-year Christian college student who was killed by a mob of Muslim students in Sokoto last year over alleged blasphemy,” he added.


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