A few hours after publicly apologizing to the Muslim community on his behalf, musician Davido unfollowed his logistical manager, Isreal DMW, on Instagram, giving the impression that he is not pleased with him.
Remember how the Afrobeats musician had drawn harsh criticism for his newly signed artist Logos Olori’s contentious song video?
In the brief music video for the song “Jaye Lo,” three guys dancing in front of a mosque were seen wearing white Jalabiya.
Although Davido removed the video on Monday, some Muslims continued to call for the musician to provide a formal apology.
Recently, several young people protested Davido in the streets of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, by setting the singer’s enormous flag on fire.
The Department of State Services (DSS) was also urged to look into Davido by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).
Following the outcry, Israel apologized to the Muslim community on social media on Tuesday.
The logistics manager for the artist apologised for “presenting it incorrectly” and insisted that the video was just made for amusement.
The now-deleted Instagram post said, “Let me specifically apologize to my Muslim brothers and sisters, on the video my oga posted, as a result of him wanting to lift up someone, which is one of his hubbies.”
“It was just a poorly presented entertainment endeavor. Make una not torment. I adore you all.
Checks revealed that Davido unfollowed his assistant on Instagram, despite the singer’s silence despite the overwhelming criticism.
Israel, on the other hand, continues to follow Davido on the platform.
Former presidential adviser Reno Omokri issued a warning to Davido on Wednesday telling him not to follow Professor Wole Soyinka’s advice to not apologize to Muslims who have been hurt by one of his signees’ music videos.
In a statement published in support of Davido, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka said Nasir El Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna State, had made remarks disparaging Christians in the past but had never been compelled to apologize.
He said that Deborah Yakubu, a second-year Christian college student who was slaughtered by a mob of Muslim students in Sokoto last year over suspected blasphemy, wasn’t lynched as a result of Davido’s songs. He said that he does not see any justification for Davido’s apology to Muslims.