Music videos are not only produced to depict the lyrics of a song but to also make the song popular.
While some musical videos are deliberately produced for controversies by the artistes, others become controversial due to the reactions it generate.
Below are the most recent controversial music videos:
Fever (Wizkid, Tiwa Savage)
“Fever” by Wizkid got intense backlash/controversy due to the sexual scenes portrayed by Wizkid and his ‘Best friend’ Tiwa Savage.
Bro Teebillz after watching fever music video will be like
— Owen (@Zayn_owen) October 24, 2018
— Papi Chulo (@agimchibudo) October 24, 2018
This is Nigeria (Falz)
“This Is Nigeria” by Falz addresses societal issues prevalent in Nigeria, including SARS brutality, codeine abuse, and unrestrained killings in some parts of the country.
Following the release of the music video, Falz got criticism over the negative portrayal of the Fulani tribe and Hijab-wearing women.
Madu (Kizz Daniel, Beverly Osu)
Nigeria’s baby boy, Kizz Daniel, released visuals for his track “Madu”. The song has been enjoying massive airplay. Nigerian actress and former Big Brother star, Beverly Osu plays the role of his interest.
— Paa-Tee (@iamMr_Tee) February 8, 2019
— samjoe (@itzsamjoe) February 10, 2019
— Ogaga Sakpaide (@Ogagus) February 11, 2019
One (Tiwa Savage)
Tiwa Savage’s single “One” which was used to express her gratitude for all she has acquired during the course of the year 2018, was pulled down by YouTube over alleged copyright infringement.
Barely 48 hours after the release of the song, Danny Young on his page started a controversy over the copyright, which led to the removal of the song from YouTube.
Logo Benz (Olamide, Lil Kesh)
Olamide, was criticized following the release of his song “Logo Benz” featuring his former protégé, Lil Kesh, over provocative lyrics about money rituals, criminal, immoral and diabolical practices, and bringing the nation into disrepute.