The visuals of Davido Music Worldwide, DMW, act, Logos Olori’s new single ‘Jaye Lo’ has been welcomed with huge criticisms, especially by Muslims who considered the content “offensive and disrespectful” to their religion.
New DMW 2.0 artist released his debut single under the label on Friday, July 21, 2023.
Following the release, DMW boss, Davido took to Twitter to share a short clip of the music video which captured people praying and dancing in front of a mosque, as he urges fans to stream the song.
“Allow me to re-introduce, @logosolori with his new single “Jaye Lo”… Lets Run It Up one time! Let’s take over the world !!! We Litty,” he tweeted.
However, his tweet didn’t sit well with Muslim faithful who immediately asked him to take down the video and tender an apology as the content of the video was offensive to the Islamic religion.
Bashir Ahmad, a former aide to the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari, wrote, “There are many reasons why every Muslim finds this content absolutely disrespectful, hurtful and offensive
“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.”
One Engr. Yasir Arafat Jubril wrote, “This is disgusting! Disrespectful and disgraceful, to say the least! As a seasoned musician, you should know best to guide your signee on lines not to cross. Take this down immediately and tender an unreserved apology to the Muslim Ummah.”
Social media influencer, Daniel Regha wrote, “Davido should delete that Jaye Lo video & apologize to Muslims as an act of respect; It’s common knowledge that the mosque is a sacred place, plus Muslims don’t condone any act/behavior that goes against their faith. Creativity is fine, but respect people’s religion & cultures.”
One Kem Patriot wrote, “Osun state chose a state Governor, whose family spits on the religion of others ,that was why the Gov had the effrontery to try to destabilize the Eid Day Prayers.
Since that wasn’t enough disrespect to the religion, you his nephew went ahead to denigrate a pillar of Islam that we hold sacred,our prayers.
“@davido this is outrightly disrespectful to the religion of Islam and I hope you will find a better inspiration for your videos outside getting people outraged!”