The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Monday, called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ban the latest single by controversial singer, Portable, titled “Kuku Do Ritual.”
MURIC Reacts To Portable’s ‘Kuku Do Ritual’ Song
Recall that Portable recently released a controversial song, in which he encouraged people seeking affluence to embrace ritual.
“Kuku do ritual, if you ritual you go die, if you no do ritual you go die. Kuku do ritual” Portable sings in the song.
In a statement by its Director, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC described the song as an “open invitation to criminality”.
“We find this song disgusting, detestable, and egregious. It is a brazen assault on Nigerian and African values. Portable’s latest song has reduced human life to the level of ordinary ants that can be stamped out under human feet without qualms and without consequences. It is an open invitation to criminality. It makes a mockery of law and order. It is an open disrespect for human life,” it reads.
“This song has the capacity to influence our young ones in a negative manner. It is also capable of destroying the future of the youth. Something must be done urgently. Already, there are several reports of young ones engaging in a shameful acts for the purpose of getting rich at their tender ages.
“MURIC calls on all men of goodwill, all mothers in Nigeria, Muslim and Christian leaders to rise against the madness called Yahoo Yahoo and ritual killings among young ones whose ambassador has just released this horrendous song in their praise. ‘Kuku Do Ritual’ is nothing but a eulogy to glorify and elevate the names of ritual killers to high heaven.
“This album calls for immediate action from Nigeria’s traditional rulers. They are the custodians of our tradition. We, therefore, take our cry for help to these royal fathers to speak up on this sacrilegious song released by ‘Portable’. They must put pressure on the authorities to stop the circulation and broadcast of this album on any radio or television station and through any medium whatsoever”.
MURIC called on the government and relevant stakeholders to take necessary action against the singer.
“We invite the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), and the Performing Musicians’ Association of Nigeria (PMAN) to take necessary action with military dispatch,” it added.
“We see no reason why the security agencies should not investigate the author of this most embarrassing and irrational song to explain the number of rituals in which he has indulged. A scapegoat must be made of this album and its artist before the trend escalates.
“Nobody should hide behind artistic privilege, poetic licence, or freedom of expression to launch a such barbaric offensive on our culture, our norms, and our values. This is beyond free speech. It is criminal speech. It is incitement to commit murder. It is instigation to criminality. It is a bestial invasion of decency and good manners.”
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi on Monday ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct a fresh primary election in 11 out of the 23 local government areas of Benue State for the nomination of its gubernatorial candidate.
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