In response to their contentious video, which many Muslims criticized for painting Islam in a negative way, David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, and Logos Olori have been invited by the Department of State Services (DSS), according to the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).
Professor Ishaq Akintola, the founder and executive director of MURIC, made the demand in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
After the online music video for “Jaye Lo” was posted over the weekend, Davido and Logos Olori, real name Olamilekan Emeka Taiwo, came under fire.
Before they began singing and dancing, Logos Olori and others were seen praying on the mat while he perched on top of the loudspeaker set on what appeared to be a mosque building.
Akintola responded on Monday by saying, “We notify men of the Department of State Services to invite both men for questioning to explain why they decided to develop and promote a musical video capable of inciting anarchy in Nigeria.
In the same line, we call on the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) to outlaw the offensive music video with the lyrics “Jaye Lo” by Logos Olori right away.
He continued, “MURIC objects to the pathetic justification frequently advanced by Nigerian organizations tasked with moderation, asserting that separate petitions from complainants must be addressed to them before they may take action. In more civilized climates, it doesn’t operate that way. Agencies in Nigeria must take initiative.
“They must respond as soon as a violation that could lead to a breach of the peace is brought to their knowledge, regardless of whether the perpetrators of the violation have been identified or if the information contained an appeal to the monitoring agency or agencies. In essence, the agencies are a crucial component of the general public. Therefore, they ought to respond on their own.