Singer, Simi reacts to threats over ‘This is Nigeria’ video
By Temitope Ojo
Nigerian Singer, Simi has reacted to the warning issued by Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana known as Falz to withdraw ‘This is Nigeria’ video within seven days.
Simi, reacting, urged critics of the video to look at the message of the video instead, while also describing Falz as a genius.
She tweeted, “Falz is a genius. No way around that. The world would be a better place if we could all learn to see the bigger picture more often. Intent is key. #AllLove
Meanwhile, Falz had earlier reacted, stating that he knew his ‘This is Nigeria’ video will generate controversy but never thought it could be this huge.
Recall that MURIC, in a statement signed by its executive director, Ishaq Akintola on Tuesday, issued Falz a seven day ultimatum to take down ‘This is Nigeria’ video, condemning the song and the video for featuring a character that dressed like a Fulani man beheading a man and also for portraying women in hijab as choreographers dancing the ‘shaku-shaku’.
This sparked controversies online as even some Muslims criticised MURIC for not giving ultimatum to Boko Haram and herdsmen