Nigerian pop star, Davido, has reacted to the alleged investigation of his ‘Fans mi’ video by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA over what many termed promotion of narcotics, a banned and illegal substance.
Recalled that Vanguard did an exclusive on Why your children should avoid Davido’s video “Fans Mi”.
In a recent interview with a National daily, the Director of Public Affairs of the NDLEA, Mitchell Ofoyeju, explained that the body has set up an investigative panel.
‘I am aware that a panel is working on it (the video). The panel was set up soon after the video was released few weeks ago. When our attention was drawn to it, we viewed it and we discovered that it was improper. There is no moral lesson in it and he was just advertising drug trafficking.
Davido's-Fans-Mi‘In the video, he exchanged a brief case supposedly containing narcotics for dollars. He was displaying affluence in the video. If it (the plot) had climaxed in an arrest and possible detention, we would have congratulated him for partnering with us.
‘But the way he portrayed drug trafficking in the video was a means to an end, which the end is a life of affluence which we disagree with. We are looking at the issue holistically. We believe that there should be a body that was supposed to censor videos before they go out.
‘Those are the things we want to investigate and verify. Was the video submitted for approval? If it was submitted, why was it approved, with such content?’ Ofoyeju revealed.
The controversial music video, which was shot by Sesan Ogunro and featured American rapper, Meek Mill, has enjoyed over 1million views on Youtube.
However, Davido seems unfazed by the probe as he replied to a fan’s query that there is nothing to it.