Muslims at Farm Centre GSM Market in Kano State have been issued a ban, forbidding them from streaming, downloading, and listening to any songs by Davido.
The ban came in the wake of Davido’s recent post on his Twitter page, where he shared a music video to promote the song ‘Jaye Lo’ by his artiste, Logos Olori.
The ‘Jaye Lo’ music video depicted scenes of people praying and dancing in a building resembling a mosque, which some Muslims found offensive and interpreted as disrespectful to their religion.
As a response to the backlash and appeals, Davido decided to delete the video from his page. However, according to SaharaReporters, the announcer of the ban was authorized by the market’s leader, Hassan Abubakar Bawasa, who sternly warned that any violator of the ban would face severe sanctions.
The announcement clearly indicated that the ban was a consequence of Davido’s music video, which they perceived as a blasphemous act against the religion of Allah.
The announcement also called for anyone who had pasted Davido’s picture in their shop to remove and burn it due to the alleged blasphemous act.
Furthermore, the announcement explicitly stated that playing Davido’s music or sharing it within the Kano phone centres was strictly prohibited.
The message was conveyed by the announcer using a megaphone, and it was delivered in the Hausa language on behalf of Hassan Bawasa, the market’s leader.