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Muslim group gives Falz 7-day ultimatum to withdraw ‘This is Nigeria’ video

Muslim group gives Falz 7-day ultimatum to withdraw ‘This is Nigeria’ video
June 05
11:09 2018
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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana to withdraw his ‘This is Nigeria’ video and apologise to Nigerians, or face legal action. 

In the recently released video, some girls dressed in hijab were seen dancing the “shaku shaku” dance.

Responding to criticisms that trailed the video, Falz explained that the girls were a representation of the abducted Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity.

But MURIC, in a statement by Ishaq Akintola, its director,  said the dancers in the video in no way depict the situation of the girls.

The group also condemned “a character that dressed like a Fulani man, who suddenly abandoned his traditional guitar and beheaded a man” featured in the video.

Describing the video as “thoughtless, insensitive and highly provocative,” MURIC said it could brew religious and ethnic crisis.

It also said the video is spiteful and intended to denigrate Islam and Muslims.

“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,” the statement read.

“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?

“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.”

The group called on security agencies and the National Film And Video Censors Board (NFVCB) to clamp down on the video.

“We call the attention of security agencies to this hate action,” the statement continued.

“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.”

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8 Comments

  1. Nanly Amos
    Nanly Amos June 05, 15:31

    What’s muric abi na music business ?, are you serving a true God? What’s your business with what some one does?

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  2. Hy
    Hy June 05, 16:58

    see me see trouble wo what of the fundamental human right, are we not in Democracy?

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  3. Adebo
    Adebo June 05, 23:20

    Nothing wrong with song and the video please!!! All what “they” need to do is just to take time and critically watch the video! There’s a lot of lesson derived from it😞
    I’m very sure, it was because of this”hijab” dress😎.
    This is Nigeria not Said Arabia jare. God is God.

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  4. Uloaku
    Uloaku June 06, 00:18

    Na waooo if you do music concern Muslims problem, if you do cartoon concerning Mohammed it will result to killing of all the characters plus the directors death threats to the remaining crew and burning of Embarcies hummmmm religion of PEACE ooooo please others have their own rights ooooo

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  5. basit
    basit June 06, 07:08

    I dont know y people Forget that holy Mary mother of Jesus may god be please with her is also putting on hijab in her status, these doesn’t referred to both religion in the world there for we should stop bias and be thinking of religious wrong doers’.

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  6. George
    George June 12, 10:32

    I am highly disappointed in Akintola the MURIC spokesman. How on earth can a sane person justify the Benue killings because of some COWS that were killed? If he were to be a farmer and some cows strayed into his farm to eat up his entire labour of a whole year, won’t he react? I wonder what religion will do to us in this country. We should respect our individual rights to freedom of speech. Let him and MURIC go ahead and sue Falz. We are solidly behind Falz.

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  7. folly
    folly June 19, 21:35

    nigerians hav refused to learn from history and even what happens around them. hijab was never meant to be a symbol of any religion. it derived its basis from culture. b4 d coming of Islam and other modern religions, d use of covering like hijab has bn in existence. the fact that a particular religion has adopted it, does not mean dt it’s its birthright.

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    • GrandCommander
      GrandCommander August 21, 21:55

      Well said my friend, hijab is not anyone’s birthright. it is just a religious and cultural adoption the denotes decency that’s all. I wonder why a particular religion would want to take it personal.

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