Nigerian musician, Augustine Kelechi, aka Tekno has launched the video with scenes of 4 strippers pole-dancing in a shifting van on Lekki-Ikoyi Hyperlink Bridge, Lagos, whereas the artiste threw cash on the semi-nude ladies.
The viral video of Tekno and the video vixens was met with criticism from the Federal Authorities, the Lagos State Authorities and members of the general public.
The Lagos State Police Command had invited Tekno and his supervisor, Sydorff, for questioning over the music video.
Sydorff had advised The PUNCH, “They told us to please come and clear the air about the whole issue. They told us that they felt we were doing advertisement for the music video but we told them that it was just a music video.”
Tekno had, in a press release on his official Instagram account, claimed that the viral video was on account of logistical points skilled throughout the shoot.
He had mentioned, “There was no cause for us to be dancing in a truck round Lekki. There was no music, no air flow within the truck.
“We had been taking pictures a music video and we had a scarcity of autos to convey individuals to the subsequent location as a result of a number of the automobiles broke down in between the shoot. We divided ourselves into numerous autos as a result of we had been taking pictures all day and having enjoyable which we then moved to the subsequent location.
“We sincerely apologise if some people saw this and felt offended by the scenery they saw. It was never (my) intent.”
Nevertheless, the official music video for his tune, ‘Agege,’ which was launched on Thursday, reveals Tekno within the shifting van, performing to the digicam, which apparently is using alongside the van because the half-clad strippers danced.
Part 136 of the Legal Regulation of Lagos State, 2015, nonetheless, gives that any one that commits any act of gross indecency with one other individual in public commits an offence and liable to a conviction to 3 years imprisonment.
Part 134(a) additional stipulates that an indecent act in a public place makes each events participating within the act liable to imprisonment for 2 years.
The Lagos State Signage and Promoting Company has since suspended the promoting company whose show truck was allegedly utilized in taking pictures the video till the completion of its investigation.
The Director Normal, Nationwide Council for Arts and Tradition, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Data and Tradition, Segun Runsewe, had additionally criticised the video, describing it as unacceptable and ‘Jezebelistic’.
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