Religious Group Joins CAN To Call For Ban On A Song Titled “Closer” By Dera Allison [Audio]

June 22, 2020
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Reports circulating online indicates that a religious group has joined the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), to call on the Federal Government to ban a song titled ‘Closer’ by Dera Allison.

The mid tempo song ‘Closer’ has a blend of the popular Christian hymn ‘draw me nearer’ with secular and adult-rated lyrics.

In a statement currently circulating the social media, the religious group is backing CAN’s call for the song to be banned because the musical work insults, tarnishes and mocks the hymn history of Christianity.

“We’ve learnt of the rumors demanding the Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN), to work with the government in placing a ban on a secular music titled CLOSER by an artist called Dera Allison. And we support this motion unanimously and believe this is the right decision, as the musical work Insults, tarnishes and mocks the hymn history of Christianity.”

“But even if this rumors don’t have a profound backing or impact, we will instigate and pressure the minister of information, religious rights group leaders and the government at large to control the disrespect on the image of Christianity.”

“Closer is not a song that depicts anything but indiscipline and high immorality,” the statement reads.

At the time of filling this report, there is no official reaction from Dera Allison or his management on the matter.

Listen to the song below:

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