Davido bows to pressure, deletes controversial “Jaye Lo” video

In response massive criticisms from Muslim faithfuls, David Adeleke, Davido has deleted a controversial music video he posted last week.

Credible News reports that the Davido Music Worldwide label boss and his signee, Olamilekan Taiwo, known as Logos Olori, sparked mixed reactions from netizens following the release of the latter’s new record, “Jaye Lo”.

A 45-second clip of the new video posted Friday on Instagram by Davido to promote the song ahead of the official release caused a stir online.

Many Muslim devotees have labelled the video offensive and demanded a prompt retraction while also threatening the artistes with a lawsuit.

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.

But checks on Davido’s social media accounts showed that the video had been deleted from his handles.

Former President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad, hailed the singer for removing the video. He said: “It is good to discover that Davido deleted that offensive and hurtful video. Hopefully, the entire scene will also be deleted from the actual footage before releasing it to the market, and we humbly urge that the same grave mistake should never happen again from him or anyone else.

“Nigeria is a beautiful country. It is always amazing when we celebrate the beauty of living in unity and harmony while embracing our differences”.

However, some Nigerian Muslims have insisted that deleting the video alone is not enough, adding that the DMW boss should offer an unreserved apology to his Muslim fans.

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