Award winning Nigeria artiste David Adeleke, also known as Davido, has received criticism from Muslim fans after posting a music video of new DMW signee Logos Olori on his social media platforms.
The music video was shot in a mosque-like scene that some Muslim faithful found offensive
The video depicted scenes where some men in white Jalabiya, after observing the Sallah prayers, switched to dancing as they recited some Quranic verses and prayed.
Popular muslim influencers including Bashir Ahmad explained in several tweets why the video could be seen as offensive.
Ahmad said: “There are many reasons why every Muslim finds this content absolutely disrespectful, hurtful and offensive @davido. I assume you all know that we Muslims don’t mix our religion with jokes in any way, especially Salah (prayer), which is sacred and the second of the five pillars of Islam.
“In Salah, Muslims remember our Lord, Allah, express our love and respect for Him and invoke and strive to express our gratitude towards Him. The notion is that the Salah activity brings the individual face-to-face with God. That is what we believe, and that is our faith. Please respect it.”
Arewa Twitter: “We gave you the benefit of doubt, waiting for you to delete this video you posted out of ignorance but you didn’t. Please everyone, let’s report this Davido’s post.”
Prince Adekunle: “Dear @davido, below are the activities done in a mosque, Gather for prayer, to study arabic, Lecture/counseling.”