Ugo Egbujo wrote:
Falz has stirred the hornet’s nest.
He dabbled into Shaku Shaku with youngs girls in Hijab recently. He has angered a Muslim rights group, MURIC.
Falz , the bahd guy, thinks everybody in Nigeria is some sort of criminal. Because people’s indifference to evil has energized criminals.
But the Muslim rights group thinks that Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’ video is a choreography of bigotry.
Fortunately they stopped short of a fatwa. Fortunately too the days of Yerima and Shinkafi have passed
MURIC gave Falz one week to withdraw the video or meet them in court. Falz seems unperturbed. He has to be. He won’t pay for legal defense and he perhaps inherited alit genes.
More interestingly he thinks anyone who cant see that the girls in Hijab represented the abducted Chibok girls should have a medical check up or drink some more fura.
Falz thinks he deserves some accolades!
By the way, Falz was not that selective. He had people in choir dresses. And he had pastors and churches and christian miracles thoroughly ridiculed.
But MURIC is implacable. They think that young girls dancing crazy Shaku Shaku in Hijab was disrespectful of Islam.
I actually froze when I saw the video the first time. We have been driven ti timidity.
But Muric had another irritation. Falz had a guy in Fulani attire who threw away his guitar and picked up a machete. Then he beheaded someone. The muslim rights group stood in for the Fulani. They said FALZ’s depiction of the Fulani as violent would inflame existing hatred against that ethnic group.
They could have a legitimate grouse .
Falz says the video was an artistic reflection of the current state of the society. He is standing on a good ground. He had SARS disemboweled by having people dressed like touts with the inscription SARS threaten , intimidate and extort University students.
Yahoo yahoo people were not left out. They sprayed money on girls in bikini. Perhaps feminists would throw a fit or two about that too- the objectification of women. But like he said the video was a mirror of the issues bothering the society.
It shows the society is in a shameful state.
The ultimatum will expire soon.MURIC should go to court . That would be a good example for those who take laws into their hands once they feel their religion has been debased.
It would be interesting to read the judgment of the court. It would be nice to know if the Hijab has become a religious symbol.
© Ugo Egbujo