Music star, David Adeleke, known popularly as Davido, sparked a social media row after posting a video on Twitter on Saturday which some of his followers considered disrespectful to Islam.
Davido in the tweet accompanying the video had said: “Allow me to re-introduce, @logosori with his new single “Jaye Lo”… Lets Run It Up one time! Let’s take over the world.”
A group of men, all in white jalabiya gowns, are seen in the video praying.
The reactions that followed were uncomplimentary.
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Bashir Ahmad @BashirAhmaad, a former aide to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, 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. No Muslim will find it as an honor or acceptable.”
THE KING HERSELF @hafsat paki said: “At this point he’s intentionally being disrespectful, it’s over 20h and he’s not taking it down. So As a Muslim, what to do is unfollow him, report this post and block him !!!
Uthman Isa Tochukwu, LL.M (in view) @UthmanTochukwu said: “Since this video has been trending, I have been looking for any cause of action to see if I can personally drag @davido to court to compel him to take down this video and recall or suspend the release of this album. Still on the research, maybe will come up with something,” while Ahmad Ganga @AhmadGanda said: “First of all, I’ve unfollowed you, reported you, and deleted all your songs from my phone.
“While I condemn your hateful incitement against Islam and Muslims, I encourage my fellow Muslims to do the same to set standards to prevent future occurrence. Moreover, let’s meet in court!”
However, LIQUID ELECTRICITY@Kuwaitii Dinar responding to @AhmadGanga said: “Why were you even following him or listening to his songs in the first place? Is music not haram?”