Muslim Youths Protest Against Davido Over Controversial Video Clip

The controversy began when Davido posted a clip from the music video of his artist, Logos Olori's new single 'Jaye Lo.'

Muslim Youths Protest Against Davido Over Video Clip - TSZ Naija
Muslim Youths Protest Against Davido Over Video Clip

In Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, a group of discontented Muslim youths recently staged a protest against the popular singer, Davido, due to a video clip he had shared on his Twitter page that was deemed offensive to Islam.

The controversy began when Davido posted a clip from the music video of his artist, Logos Olori’s new single ‘Jaye Lo.’

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The video depicted people praying and dancing in front of a mosque, which sparked heavy criticism from many prominent Nigerian Muslims.

Figures such as Bashir Ahmad, a former aide to ex-president Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Shehu Sani, and actor Ali Nuhi, among others, expressed their dissatisfaction and called on Davido to remove the video and apologize for what they perceived as a “disrespectful” portrayal of their religion.

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After facing mounting pressure for 48 hours, Davido eventually took down the controversial video. However, he did not issue an apology for his actions.

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This lack of remorse further aggravated some Muslim youths in Maiduguri, leading them to take to the streets. In a display of their displeasure, they set a large banner featuring Davido’s image on fire as seen in a video that has been circulating on social media.

The incident highlights the sensitivity surrounding religious matters in Nigeria and the impact that social media actions can have on public sentiment.

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