Davido deletes Logos Olori’s video after backlash from Muslims


Singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has succumbed to criticism from the Muslim faithful and deleted the controversial music video of his signee Logos Olori.

Davido shared the music video on his Twitter page last Friday to promote the artiste.

The music video, which several Muslims described as offensive, captured Logos Olori sitting on the roof of a mosque.

The video also showed some people posing as Muslims praying before suddenly launching into dancing.

Some Muslims, especially in northern Nigeria, found the video offensive and asked the music star to delete it and apologise for his action.

Former presidential media aide Bashir Ahmad and actor Ali Nuhu were particularly vocal about it.


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Ahmad in a tweet said: “There are many reasons why every Muslim finds this content absolutely disrespectful, hurtful and offensive @Davido. I assume you all know that we Muslims don’t mix our religion with jokes in any way, especially Salah (prayer), which is sacred and the second of the five pillars of Islam.

“In Salah, Muslims remember our Lord, Allah, express our love and respect for Him and invoke and strive to express our gratitude towards Him. The notion is that the Salah activity brings the individual face-to-face with God. That is what we believe, and that is our faith. Please respect it. No Muslim will find it as an honor or acceptable.”

On his part, Ali in a now-deleted Instagram post advised the singer to respect other people’s religion, culture and tradition.

He wrote, “I just came across the controversial video by @Davido, as much we want to be creative in our various fields, we should learn to respect other people’s religion, culture and tradition.

“This is totally unacceptable in Islam. You should pull down that video and apologise for hurting the entire Muslim ummah.”

After days of criticism online, Qed.ng observed on Monday that the DMW boss had deleted the video but was yet to apologise as of press time.