Nigerians have come to the defence of Falz over his ‘This is Nigeria’ video after the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) threatened to take legal action against him.
MURIC took offence that some girls were dressed in hijab dancing ‘shaku shaku’ in the video.
A statement released on Tuesday by MURIC’s director, Ishaq Akintola, described the video as thoughtless, insensitive and highly provocative.
The group gave Falz a seven-day ultimatum to remove the video from circulation.
Nigerians, however, took to Twitter to support the rapper.
Below are some of their tweets.
Any Group taking Falz to court is not only wasting money but also making him more popular.
— Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (@Gdluck_jonathan) June 5, 2018
Funniest part is threatening Falz with a lawsuit. Someone that does not need to pay for a lawyer
— tyro (@DoubleEph) June 5, 2018
Falz’ THIS IS NIGERIA Video has definitely hit the right spot and gained nation/worldwide recognition and they’re all fighting themselves 😂
MURIC is now asking him to take it down or face the Law 😂.
When falz and his whole family eat and bathe the LAW 😂
— + DIDI🔥🌷 (@Blessed_didi) June 5, 2018
Falz father Looking at the notice and asking his children which one of them wants to defend Falz
— R.I.P Mum (@Herdey_coonley) June 5, 2018
LMAO!! Falz and all his family are lawyers, let’s see where this will end. pic.twitter.com/Z0mAKxfadO
— ❤ProudlyBlack❤ (@dami_reall) June 5, 2018
You wanna drag a man whose father defended a major national wahala like Fela in court till he died..I will love to see you try..Falz, if you are apologise, you are not the son of your father…#ThisIsNigeria everybody feels entitled… pic.twitter.com/xnL6qSGxJ4
— Zeekah Francis (@ZeekahFrancis) June 5, 2018
For what MURIC just did, Falz owes us a #ThisIsNigeria remix.
— MO. (@seun_seitan) June 5, 2018
Muslim group gives Falz a 7day ultimatum to withdraw #ThisIsNigeria video 😂😂😂
Welcome to my country Nigeria, where the people that are being fought for are fighting you for fighting for them.
— St. Smokey London (@OGCarterMillz) June 5, 2018
Nigerians are slowly slipping away from Reality bcos of Religion,Falz made an excellent music that depicted girls wearing Hijab and some organization called Muric is trying to gear all consciousness towards Falz overstepping his boundaries,shouldnt we be after the message ?
— Rn.𝓛𝓿𝓮𝓲𝓷®™🦇 (@Duks_OG) June 5, 2018
So MURIC is threatening Falz with “legal action”.
Falz, who himself, is a certified lawyer, has a Law jagaban as a father, and mother is also a lawyer…
This is going to be interesting 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/05Ayz25phR
— Obong 👑 (@EmperorWandy) June 5, 2018
Falz made mention of Pastors and Christians
He touch our dear president
He did even touch the IG of police
He never mentioned Imam or Muslims
— trump_inlaw🇳🇬 (@Trump_inlaw) June 5, 2018
Muslim group gives Falz a 7-day ultimatum to withdraw #ThisIsNigeria video.
Religion will kill Nigeria one day. pic.twitter.com/biSxpWkHpV
— Ebuka Akara (@ebuka_akara) June 5, 2018
So, today alone:
– MURIC v Falz
– FG v Shisha
– Senate v IGP & Buhari
Is there any other madness I need to add to my evening reading list?
— AYO SOGUNRO (@ayosogunro) June 5, 2018