Singer Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz says there is no law that says girls wearing hijab cannot dance.
His new song, ‘This is Nigeria’ has come under criticisms for featuring girls wearing hijab and dancing Shaku Shaku.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked the singer to withdraw the video from circulation or face legal action.
The group argued that the video is a hate video adding that it manifests ethnic bias against Fulanis while it ignored the criminal activities of ethnic militia of the Middle Belt who have also massacred Fulanis and rustled their cattle in their thousands.
But Falz who was a guest on Linda Ikeji TV’s show, Verified, hosted by Tope Olowoniyan recently where he spoke about his worries for Nigeria and how people missed the point of his new music video ”This is Nigeria” said the use of girls wearing hijab was intentional.
”It was very intentional. We continue to forget or neglect the innocence of the girl child and because of all the issues that wer 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?