The graphics for Davido Music Worldwide, DMW, act, Logos Olori’s new single ‘Jaye Lo’ have been met with widespread condemnation, particularly from Muslims who found the content “offensive and disrespectful” to their religion.
According to report, the new DMW 2.0 musician released his first single under the label on Friday, July 21, 2023.
Following the song’s release, Davido turned to Twitter to share a small snippet of the music video, which showed people praying and dancing in front of a mosque, while he urged fans to listen to the song.
“Please allow me to reintroduce @logosolori and his new track “Jaye Lo”… Let’s do it once more! Let us conquer the globe!!! “We Litty,” he wrote on Twitter.
His post, however, did not sit well with Muslim believers, who quickly demanded that he remove the video and apologize since the content was disrespectful to the Islamic religion.
Glamsquad has compiled a list of some of the reactions.
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!”