The release of the highly anticipated visual of Gwagwalada, an infectious hit by Buju BNXN featuring Seyi Vibez and Kizz Daniel, has gotten many people talking. The song has topped the charts since its release, garnering attention and reactions from both fans and concerned citizens alike.
Directed by the relatively new name in the industry, Perlinks Definition, the video has been faced with criticism after a scene surfaced showing Seyi Vibez surrounded by nuns smoking with their veils and garments.
The video, which has received a lot of backlash, has been accused of promoting religious bigotry. It has been met with comments from citizens decrying the action of the artists as “unacceptable” and “unacceptable behaviour”. Many have viewed the move as a form of disrespect towards religion and have expressed their disapproval of it.
The release of the music video has sparked a debate on religious intolerance and the role the artists’ should have in the society. Many have argued that by promoting visuals with such language, the artists are doing a disservice to the youth, who, without thinking twice of the consequences, could be influenced to act in the same manner, thus leading to more hate and division within the society.
On the other hand, others have argued that the video should be seen in the wider context as a work of art and a form of expression, rather than being judged harshly. The scene in question, they say, should be seen as a creative metaphor that challenges conflicting views on religious diversity and tolerance. Furthermore, they believe that it is an opportunity to learn and grow, rather than a reason to condone hatred.
See fans reactions below:
“This people don see Christianity finish.”
“Aw u want make kiss Daniel come dis kind area?”
“Make nobody show pop Francis this video, I no Dey oh.”
“This seyi just dey do rubbish disrespectfully ! Because how could you use Quran verse to sing and use rosary beside Nuns smoking in the same music video.”
“LikE really?? Of all the costumes to use why this one? THE DISREGARD FOR GOD, CHRISTIANITY AND THE THINGS OF GOD IN NIGERIA ESP IN THE NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS BECOMING ALARMING..This is illuminati…”