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Tekno's display of naked women is unacceptable, ‘Jezebelistic’ and sins against the Nigerian culture - FG

The Federal government has condemned the recent display of naked women in a transparent truck by singer, Tekno, calling it an unacceptable, ‘Jezebelistic’ act and therefore sin against the Nigerian culture. A statement released by the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Segun Runsewe, says the act by the singer remains condemned and will be thoroughly investigated by the government.

According to Runsewe, this incident must be used to clamp down on promoters and influencers of strange entertainment from the 'pit of hell.' Runsewe made it clear that, this incident must be used to trap down and penalise promoters and influencers of strange entertainment from the 'pit of hell.'   Part of the statement reads: "The Lekki public show negates the beauty of the Nigerian culture and way of life. It is unacceptable, ‘Jezebelistic’ and sins against the Nigerian culture, and must be condemned, ridiculed and rejected by Nigerians. 

The Lekki debacle must be used as an example to officially clamp down on promoters and influencers of strange entertainment from the pit of hell. Nigeria will never succumb to an imported cultural pastime or to blackmail tailored to destroy centuries old and rich Nigerian culture. This dizzying madness cannot and will not be allowed to turn Nigeria into a destination for sex and illegal drugs tourism. Enough is enough, and for God’s sake, where is this coming from?”.  It would be recalled that the popular Music star, Augustine Kelechi, also known as Tekno was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for breaching public decency with an outdoor advertising, displaying semi-nude women.

According to Nation newspaper, the singer was quizzed for several hours at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba before being granted administrative bail on health grounds while investigation remains ongoing. It was a mobile advertisement displaying scantily dressed girls dancing seductively in a transparent glass box on a truck while he sprayed money on them along the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. The producer of the said Tekno’s latest music video, Mr. Lawal Tijani, also had explained the incident that led to the conveying of semi-nude ladies in a display van around the Lekki-Ikoyi link Bridge on Friday night.

He apologised too, to Nigerians for the indecent act showing strippers dancing seductively with singer Tekno in a display van in traffic around the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge. The video clip, which had gone viral on social media, was said to be part of a scene from Tekno’s unreleased video, titled Agege, featuring musician, Zlatan Ibile. Tekno had said that he loves to shoot his videos in Lagos and he did not intend to offend anyone with the viral video of him and stripper dancing in public. This act is said to be in contravention of Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Although the singer issued a public apology explaining that it was not an advert but a scene in a video he was currently shooting, the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) suspended the advertising firm, Pro-Vision Media Systems Limited whose van was used. Tekno and four others may be prosecuted and sentenced to two years imprisonment for shooting a music video publicly with strippers dancing seductively in a truck, (Punch reports).

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