Multiple award winner and international act, Davido, is in trouble with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency over his new song/video titled ‘Fans mi.’
NDLEA is currently investigating Davido (real name David Adeleke) for showc a s i n g hard drugs in the video featuring Maybach Group artist, Meek Mill. In the video, which has gone viral since it was released earlier this month, Davido is seen discussing with an unidentified man as they haggle over a briefcase of dollars and a bag full of parcels of hard drugs. There are also lewd scenes in the video.
The song is supposed to promote the Omo Baba Olowo crooner’s gratitude and appreciation to his fans for their love and support towards his career over the years. However, the singer was busy singing about his enemies and money, showcasing hard drugs, nudity and guns in the video.
Some fans have expressed dissatisfaction over the song/video, claiming the talented singer should have done better by showing pictures of his fans, his past shows and encounters with fans, rather than the display of hard drugs, nudity and guns.
In an emailed comment to Sunday Telegraph, NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said, “The agency considers the musical video ‘Fans Mi’ inappropriate and indecent. It has the tendency to negatively influence and induce drug use and trafficking.
Besides, it is counter-productive on the campaign against drug production, trafficking and abuse. The agency is investigating the matter and will take necessary action.” Also speaking, popular music video critics, Mrs. Nuella O’Peters, said, “It’s really outrageous seeing a brand ambassador and a mentor to millions of African youths indulging in such acts. He even went as far as using the substance for cooking in the video.
Can you imagine! It’s uncalled for. I do hope the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation will do something about the video.” Davido is a song writer, performer and a recording artiste from Nigeria. He recently postponed the release of his highly anticipated album on his birthday.