In a reaction to criticism from some Muslims on social media, afrobeat star, David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido, has finally deleted the controversial music video on his pages last week.
Persecondnews recalls that the DMW owner had posted a 45-second long video clip of his signee, Logos Olori’s new song, ‘Jaye Lo,’ on Friday, July 21, promoting the song ahead of the official release.
The video has caused a stir as it portrayed men dressed as praying malams, dancing in front of a mosque-like scene after Sallah prayers.
On Monday morning, Persecondnews discovered that the music video has been deleted.
A former aide to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, has reacted swiftly to the deletion, hailing the ‘Fem’ crooner, saying that such an act should not be repeated by him or any other artists again.
“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,” he tweeted.
A Twitter user @Jibreelkhalil also writes: “Davido has finally succumbed to pressure and deleted the video. What is left of him is to tender an unreserved apology to muslims on a video and publish it on two national dailies with a promise that such a mistake won’t repeat itself again. Else, the dragging continues.”