Ubi Franklin

Nigerian music artist manager, Ubi Franklin, has criticized National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC)’s move to make Tekno a scape goat over the release of his music video.

Concise News earlier reported that the NCAC vowed to sanction Tekno and use him as a scapegoat for releasing a video showing half-naked women.

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Recall that last week, Tekno released the controversial video of his single ‘Agege’ featuring rapper, Zlatan Ibile, with semi-nude women dancing in a transparent truck on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos.

The NCAC director, Olusegun Runsewe in a statement however said: “We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.”

“Now that he has released the shameful video when investigation is still ongoing, we are going to inform security agencies to place him on their watch list, because his action is a threat to national security and a bad influence on Nigerian youths.”

Reacting in a post on his Instagram on Monday, Ubi asked how expressing one’s craft through a music video was a threat to national security.

He wrote “You see this country Nigeria? Smh 🤦‍♂️ I don tire. How can expressing your craft through a music video be a Threat to National Security?. A 28 year old with no Gun? Very few making Nigeria/Nigerians proud ?” he wrote.