Versatile Nigerian entertainer Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz has taken a stand on the use of hijab in his “This Is Nigeria” music video.
The rapper who has come under serious backlash and threats of litigation from Muslims rights group (MURIC) said his use of hijab girls in the video was intentional.
In a chat with Tope Olowoniya on LITV show, the rapper talked about his worries for the country and how his video was misunderstood by people.
He said, “It was very intentional. We continue to forget or neglect the innocence of the girl child and because of all the issues that we are having, the kidnappings and the killings especially in the Northern part of the country.
The Chibok girls and very more recently the Dapchi girls, It is very disturbing and we don’t often talk about them and I was a bit surprised to hear people say why would you put girls in Hijab to dance Shaku Shaku…common, is there anything wrong with people dancing because they are wearing Hijabs? Is their any law against that?” he queried.