Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’ video has continued to illicit mixed reactions especially from Nigeria’s with the latest salvo coming from one of the religious bodies in the Country.
According to the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC ) the video is aimed at spreading ‘hate’ complaining that it was biased against the Fulani people and trivializes the plight of the Chibok Girls.
The muslim body also took issue with the girls seen dancing while wearing the hijab, an Islamic holy clothing.
Earlier Falz had defended his decision of using the girls in his video saying that the girls were a representation of the abducted Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity.
The body however dismissed the explanation
“MURIC rejects Falz’ explanation that the girls in hijab in his ‘Shaku Shaku’ dance symbolize the Chibok girls because nothing in the video indicates that the girls represent the Chibok girls,” reads a statement from the body.
The body also condemned “a character that dressed like a Fulani man, who suddenly abandoned his traditional guitar and beheaded a man” featured in the video.
“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.” reads part of the statement form the muslim body