In an expression of anger towards a now-deleted controversial music video titled ‘Jaiye Lo,’ released by Davido’s signee, Olalekan Taiwo (Logos Olori), some irate youths in Borno took matters into their own hands and burned a banner featuring the picture of the afrobeat musician, David Adeleke (Davido).
The incident was captured in a 19-second video shared on TikTok by @deeksaiphonestore and reposted by @sarki_sultan on Twitter. The footage shows the youths setting the banner on fire while bystanders watch the scene unfold.
According to the inscription on the video, the incident occurred in the Maiduguri area of Borno State.
A social media user with the handle @sarki_sultan commented on the video, urging Davido to apologize and end the situation, emphasizing that saying “I am sorry” takes nothing.
The video quickly gained traction, amassing over 354,000 views on TikTok at the time of this report.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) criticized Davido and Logos Olori for releasing the contentious music video.
Prof Ishaq Akintola, the founder of the Islamic organization, revealed in a statement that they had alerted the Department of State Services to question the duo about the video, which was deemed insensitive to Muslim sentiments.
The organization issued a seven-day ultimatum to Davido to take down the video. The music video portrayed individuals dressed in white jalabiyas, resembling Muslims, engaged in prayer before transitioning into dancing, reciting Quranic verses, and praying. Logos Olori was depicted sitting on the roof of a mosque-like building with a public address system, giving the impression of a mosque setting.
Akintola pointed out that while the scene depicted a Muslim prayer session, combining it with singing and dancing was inappropriate and misleading.