The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called upon the Department of State Services (DSS) to invite popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, and Logos Olori for questioning in response to their recent controversial music video, which has drawn criticism from many Muslims for its portrayal of Islam.
In a statement issued by the founder and Executive Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday in Abuja, the organization expressed concern over the video for the song titled ‘Jaye Lo,’ which featured Logos Olori, whose real name is Olamilekan Emeka Taiwo. The video sparked a wave of negative reactions over the weekend.
In the video, Logos Olori and others are seen praying on a mat before transitioning to singing and dancing, with Logos Olori sitting atop a loudspeaker that appears to be placed on a structure resembling a mosque.
Professor Akintola called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to summon both Davido and Logos Olori to explain the reasons behind producing and promoting a music video that, according to MURIC, has the potential to incite anarchy in Nigeria.
Furthermore, MURIC is urging the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) to promptly ban the music video ‘Jaye Lo’ by Logos Olori, considering its perceived insensitivity.
The statement also addressed the need for Nigerian agencies charged with moderation responsibilities to be proactive in their approach. MURIC disapproved of the common practice of requiring separate petitions to be submitted before taking action, emphasizing that agencies should take swift action once any form of infringement capable of causing a breach of peace is identified, especially when the culprits are known.
MURIC asserts that Nigerian agencies should act promptly without external prompting, viewing them as an integral part of the general public, and thus responsible for safeguarding the nation’s harmony and peace.