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(Opinion) Why Davido was not Disrespectful for Declining Lagos State Government Invitation

On Wednesday, October 20, popular Nigerian activist, Rinu Oduala, shared a post on her official Twitter account, where she alleged that popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke famous as Davido, turned down an invitation to perform in a concert because the Lagos State Government was part of the sponsors of the event.


๐‘ท๐’‰๐’๐’•๐’ ๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’”: ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’Ž/๐’…๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’…๐’

In the post, Rinu made claims that other entertainers were also invited, but Davido who had earlier accepted the invitation, changed his mind when he got to find out Lagos State Government was part of the sponsors.

๐‘น๐’Š๐’๐’–'๐’” ๐‘ป๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’•

๐‘ท๐’‰๐’๐’•๐’ ๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’”:๐‘ป๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“/๐‘บ๐’‚๐’—๐’—๐’š๐‘น๐’Š๐’๐’–

After Rinu shared that post on Twitter, it generated a lot of reactions as many people commended the 'Assurance' crooner for rejecting the offer, while others blasted him, claiming that the singer disrespected the Lagos State Government with his actions.

๐‘ท๐’‰๐’๐’•๐’ ๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’”: ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’„๐’†2๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’„๐’† ๐‘จ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’‚

Although Davido has not come out to attest whether or not he refused to attend the concert because the Lagos State Government was sponsoring the event, it have become a dilemma as many people try to understand why a renowned singer will decline an invitation from government officials; could it be a sign of activism or disrespect to the authorities? These are questions one may be tempted to ask.

In my opinion, I think Davido should not be tagged disrespectful for declining an invitation from Lagos State Government. I feel if truly Davido refused to attend the concert, there are many factors that may have influenced his decisions which may not have anything to do with the sponsors. This is true because there are cases where entertainers did not show up in a concert even after they have been paid, probably because their flights were delayed as a result of bad weather among other factors

๐‘ฎ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’๐’๐’“ ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’‹๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’๐’˜๐’-๐‘ถ๐’๐’–

๐‘ท๐’‰๐’๐’•๐’ ๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’”: ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’„๐’๐’“๐’…๐’Š๐’‚

But on a second thoughts, if Davido truly declined the offer because it was sponsored by Lagos State Government, I think his actions may be to pass a message to the government as a way of activism, and for that, it should not be tagged as ' diserespectful ' to the Lagos State Government. Considering the fact that Nigerian entertainers have been greatly involved in the politics of the country lately, I believe Davido may have rejected the offer to express his disapproval for the government's actions or inactions, so his decision not to honor the invitation should be seen as an act of activism and not disrespect to the Lagos State Government.

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David Adeleke Davido Lagos State Nigerian Rinu Oduala


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