Kemi Olunloyo Advises Davido to Leave Nigeria Amid Backlash from Muslim Community

…By for TDPel Media. In the Wake of Backlash: Kemi Olunloyo’s Concern for Davido’s Safety

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Investigative journalist Kemi Olunloyo has recently voiced her concerns over the heavy backlash received by singer Davido from the Muslim community.

On her Instagram page, Olunloyo warned Davido that the threats against him are credible and potentially dangerous.

She strongly advised him to leave the country immediately, suggesting he should obtain a visa for his artist as well.

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According to Olunloyo, apologizing to Islam might be a crucial step in diffusing the situation, as she alleges having credible information about the reality of the threats.

Controversial Music Video Sparks Outrage

The cause of the backlash stems from the promotion of a music video by Davido over the weekend.

The video featured his new signee, Logos Olori, and his song titled “Jayelo.”

In the video, scenes shot in a Mosque-like setting depicted men wearing white Jalabiya observing prayers.

After prayers, the men switched to dancing while reciting Quranic verses and praying.

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Davido himself imitated the Muslim style of praying while on the rooftop of the building.

These depictions were deemed offensive by many faithful Muslims, who saw the use of prayer mats and sacred practices as disrespectful and offensive.

Calls for Apology and Controversy

Following the release of the music video, social media was inundated with criticism and outrage from Muslims who found the video to be insensitive to their religious beliefs and practices.

Some urged Davido to take down the video and apologize for the perceived desecration of sacred elements.

However, Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, in contrast, advised Davido not to apologize, citing past instances where derogatory comments against Christians were made by public figures without repercussions.

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Soyinka urged Nigerians to distinguish practitioners from their objects of devotion, implying that art should not be held responsible for individual actions or incidents.

Conclusion

The controversy surrounding Davido’s music video has highlighted the sensitive nature of religious themes in artistic expression.

Kemi Olunloyo’s concern for Davido’s safety reflects the seriousness of the situation and the potential risks he may face.

The call for an apology and the subsequent defense by Professor Wole Soyinka present contrasting perspectives on how to handle such situations in a diverse and culturally sensitive society.

Ultimately, this incident calls for a thoughtful and respectful approach when exploring religious themes in artistic works.

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