The Muslim Rights Concern has said that by featuring hijab-clad women dancing Shaku Shaku in his latest video, Falz has offended Nigerian Muslims.
MURIC on Tuesday demanded that Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly called Falz the Bahd Guy, withdraw his latest music video, This is Nigeria, or face legal action.
The Convener of MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said “That video is provocative. That video depicts Muslim women dancing Shaku shaku.
“According to Falz, it represents the Chibok girls. [But] Chibok girls cannot be known to be dancing. They are despondent, they are in despair, they are frustrated. They have not been rescued. There are so many of them in captivity and all Nigerians are praying for them. So, how can they be dancing?
“So, it is ironical; it doesn’t represent reality. The video itself is a slap on Islamdom.”
The Professor of Islamic Eschatology added that MURIC chose to take the legal route, rather than the route of violence, so as not to further denigrate the name of Islam.
“We are against that. We are against violence. And that is why we are taking this guy to court. If he doesn’t withdraw that video and if he doesn’t apologise to Nigerians, especially the Nigerian Muslims.”
Akintola, however, restated the legal repercussions if Falz fails to accede to the organisation’s demands within se
MURIC had, earlier on Tuesday, issued a statement demanding that Falz withdraw his This is Nigeria video and to also tender an apology within seven days for using women wearing hijabs and dancing Shaku shaku.
The group also dragged the National Films and Videos Censors Board into the matter and hinted at a possible legal battle unless Falz withdraws the video and tenders an apology within seven days.