Wednesday, 15 July 2015

There’s ‘nothing’ to NDLEA’s probe — Davido

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.
Recall 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.

‘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
However, Davido seems unfazed by the probe as
he replied to a fan’s query that there is nothing
to it.

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