ENTERTAINMENT: MURIC Leaders battles Falz over ‘This is Nigeria’ music video

Controversies have continued to greet Falz’s new music video, ‘This is Nigeria ’, as the Muslim Rights Concern Director , Prof . Is – Haq Akintola , has given the artiste with the full name , Folarin Falana, a seven -day ultimatum to apologise , bring down the video or face legal action.

Akintola made the demand on the account of some girls featured in the video , dressed in hijab and dancing new -rave “shaku shaku ”.

The MURIC leader said the musician ’s representatives did not need to speak to the group , but should go to the press and offer an apology or issue a statement .

“It is not a personal thing , it is about Nigeria ,” he told our correspondent in a telephone interview on Tuesday .

Akintola also said in a statement that the dancers in the video in no way depicted the situation of Chibok Girls which Falz said he was projecting .

Describing the video as “thoughtless , insensitive and highly provocative ,” MURIC said it could instigate a religious and ethnic crisis, adding that the video was spiteful and intended to denigrate Islam and Muslims .

“At least, none of the Chibok Girls have been seen dancing like a drunkard . They are always in pensive mood. Do they have any cause to be dancing ? Are they happy ?” Akintola asked .

The director referred to the video as a “hate video ” capable of causing religious crisis of unprecedented dimension.

Responding to criticisms , Falz said the girls were a representation of the abducted Chibok Girls still in Boko Haram’ s captivity .

‘’We continue to forget or neglect the innocence of the girl child and because of all the issues we are having – the kidnappings and the killings especially in the Northern part of the country , the Chibok Girls and the Dapchi Girls ’ abduction .

The artiste said on Linda Ikeji TV , “It is very disturbing, we don ’t often talk about them , and I was a bit surprised to hear people say , ‘Why would you put girls in hijab to dance Shaku Shaku ?’ Is there anything wrong with people dancing because they are wearing hijabs ? Is there any law against that ?”


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