Saturday, September 23, 2023

Music Video: Don’t Apologise For Your Action, Soyinka Tells Davido

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has asked Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, not to apologise over the controversial music video he posted on his social media platforms.

News Verified reported that Davido posted a music video of the new record of his label artist, Logos Olori, on his Twitter page on Friday morning.

The 45-second clip video, as seen by this publication, showed some people dressed in white clothes praying the way the Muslims do before launching into dancing.

However, some Nigerian Muslims, especially in the North, have found the video offensive and asked the music star to delete the video and apologise for his action.

Despite deleting the video forty-eight hours after it was posted, some Muslims are still demanding a public apology from Davido.

However, Soyinka in a statement released on Tuesday, said Davido did not owe Muslims an apology.

The literary icon said former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai had made offensive comments against Christians in the past but was never asked to tender an apology.

He said, “There was nothing to apologize about, and that applied equally to El Rufai’s comments at the time. It should come as no surprise that I equally absolutely disagree with Shehu Sani if indeed, as reported, he has demanded an apology from Davido on behalf of the Muslim community.

“It wasn’t Davido’s music that lynched Deborah Yakubu, a second-year Christian college student who was killed by a mob of Muslim students in Sokoto last year over alleged blasphemy.

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