MURIC’s threat to sue me is absurd- Falz
Ever since Nigerian rapper, Falz released his ‘This is Nigeria’ video, it has triggered mixed reactions from Nigerians from different walks of life.
However the entertainer isn’t bothered by the negative reactions that has trailed the song.
Recall that the Islamic group, Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, released a statement ordering Falz to take down the video which, according to them, ridicules their religion because some girls were seen in the footage wearing hijab and dancing shaku shaku.
Reacting to their threat to take legal actions against him, Falz said:”I think it is very clear what that scene represented in the video. The message is very clear because the girls there symbolise the constant issues and troubles that face the innocent girl child in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of Nigeria. They have been victims of kidnappings and we have the case of the Chibok girls and recently the Dapchi girls. Till date, most of the Chibok girls have not been found while a Dapchi girl is still held captive. That is what those girls symbolise. I feel everyone got the message and it is absurd that a group of people like MURIC alleged that it is a hate video. I do not think that makes sense in any way because in the same video, I spoke about other issues like insecurity, corruption, and I even talked about pastors. No Christian has come out to say that it is a hate video; so what is MURIC talking about? I do not really understand them”, he told Punch.
When asked why he decided to infuse trending dance step, ‘Shaku Shaku’ in the video, he said:”If you noticed, I was dancing as well and the dance was symbolic. The dance was symbolic of entertainment being a distraction from everything that is happening in our society. Shaku Shaku is the most popular dance step in Nigeria and it is currently in vogue; it is pretty clear that with all that is happening, everyone is embedded and carried away with the dance culture. I was just trying to say that everyone is too carried away with entertainment that they seem to forget all the things that are happening right in front of our faces”.