Wole Soyinka defends Davido over Muslim video controversy

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Nigeria’s Nobel Prize-winning author, Wole Soyinka, has defended Afrobeats star Davido over a music video he shared on social media that was allegedly offensive to Muslims

In a letter to Nigeria’s Premium Times news, he said:

” Dancing in front of a mosque can not be read as an act of provocation or offence but as affirmation of the unified sensibility of the spiritual in human.

” There are certain principles, histories, rights and responsibilities of artistic creativity that should not be smothered under emotional manipulation.

” No apology is required. None should be offered.”

The professor added that those who were offended should exercise their right to boycott Davido’s products.

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