Popular Nigerian rapper, actor, and songwriter, Falz has been given seven days ultimatum to take down his This Is Nigeria video.
Folarin Falana aka Falz the bahd guy recently released a video titled This Is Nigeria, a worldwide trending video which clearly shows the poor state in which Nigeria is sunk in. Since Falz dropped this single last week, lots of controversies surrounding a group of girls in hijab doing the shaku shaku dance had ensued. Reacting to the several criticisms, Falz explained that the girls in hijab were only meant to represent the abducted Chibok girls that are still locked in the Boko Haram captivity.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) body however seems not to buy this explanation as the former called out Falz and warned him to take down the video within seven days or be prepared to face the law. The director of the group, Ishaq Akintola described the video as spiteful, thoughtless, insensitive and highly provocative. Based on the statement released, he sees this act as a deliberate one that was/is meant to denigrate Islam and Muslims, as he claims none of the Chibok girls have been seen dancing like a drunkard.
His statement below;
“The video manifests ethnic bias against Fulanis while it ignored the criminal activities of ethnic militia of the Middle Belt who have also massacred Fulanis and rustled their cattle in their thousands. It is a hate video. This video has the potential of causing religious crisis of unprecedented dimension. It is an assault on the self-dignity of every Muslim. It is freedom of expression gone haywire. We therefore demand its withdrawal and an apology to Nigerian Muslims within seven days or the authors and their agents will face legal action if they fail to comply. Only the scenes portraying police brutality and the money-swallowing snake in the video are near the truth.”
“We call the attention of security agencies to this hate action. We remind Nigerians of the outcome of similar provocative actions in the past and their unpalatable outcomes. The National Film And Video Censors Board (NFVCB), a regulatory agency set up by Act No. 85 of 1993 to regulate films and the video industry has a case to answer. ‘Shaku Shaku’ video was shot and released under its watch. Instead of going violent, Nigerian Muslims should take those behind the ‘Shaku Shaku’ video to court in order to serve as a deterrent to others. We therefore give notice of impending legal action against the artist behind the ‘Shaku Shaku’ video unless the latter is withdrawn and an apology is widely published within seven days.”
Here is the video: