Muslims at Farm Centre GSM Market in Kano State have been banned from streaming, downloading and listening to any song by Nigerian award-winning singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido.
Gists9ja reports that Davido made news headlines recently after taking to his Twitter page to post a music video in an attempt to promote his music artiste, Logos Olori’s song titled ‘Jaye Lo’.
The ‘Jaye Lo’ music video, which featured scenes of some persons praying and dancing in a building which has the semblance of a mosque, was, however, found offensive by some Muslims, who described it as disrespect to their religion.
Davido has since deleted the video on his page after a series of backlash and appeals.
Reports, however, according to SaharaReporters on Friday revealed that the announcer of the ban was authorised by the leader of the market, Hassan Abubakar Bawasa, who warned that any defaulter would be sanctioned decisively.
The announcement stated clearly that the ban was a result of the music video posted by Davido which they see as a blasphemous act against the religion of Allah.
“Anybody who knows someone who pasted Davido’s picture in his shop should quickly remove and burn it because of his blasphemous act against the religion of Allah.
“Playing Davido’s music, video or sharing it is prohibited in Kano phone centres. Anybody found listening to his song will be sanctioned decisively. I convey you this message from Hassan Bawasa,” the announcer who reportedly went around with a megaphone said in the Hausa language.
Gists9ja reports that notable persons in Nigeria had reached out to Davido about the controversial video, prompting the singer to delete the music.
Though some of Davido’s fans have risen to his defence, condemning many Muslims who considered the video offensive to their religion. They also asked Davido not to apologise to the Muslim community.