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Tekno’s Agege music video is a threat to national security – NCAC

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The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has stated that Tekno’s Agege music video is a threat to national security.

The FG threatened to use Tekno as a scapegoat to send strong signals of intolerance to ‘nonsense and immorality’, as it expressed disappointment that the Cartel Music boss released the music video which sparked controversy while being shot.

A video went viral over the weekend showing the singer throwing money at ladies wearing lingerie as they danced around a pole in the glass-sided vehicle while it crawled along in traffic.

The act led to many slamming the singer and he took to his Instagram page to offer an unreserved apology to anyone who “felt offended by the scenery they saw”.

The performer claimed he was shooting a music video and “had a shortage of vehicles to convey people to the next location”.

He was later picked up for questioning by the police for questioning, teh Lagos state police spokesman Bala Elkana told AFP;

“We invited Tekno yesterday for questioning over an incident involving him and some half-naked girls dancing in a moving lorry around the Lekki area, he was released after interrogation.”

Despite all the controversies surrounding the music video, Tekno went on to release it on his YouTube page and as expected it has since amassed a lot of views (679,295 views on our last check).

Reacting to the release of the music video, Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Segun Runsewe said:

“We commend the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct. The same person, who was granted bail on health grounds has gone ahead to release the controversial video. We are now warning him to desist from this shameful conduct, which is not part of our culture.

“No single person is bigger than Nigeria; whether he likes it or not, we are going to use him as a scapegoat to send strong signals that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.

“Since the offensive Tekno scam video came to the limelight, I have received hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians at home and others in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and other parts of the world querying why such anomalies would be tolerated in Nigeria.

“Now that he has released the shameful video when investigation is still ongoing, we are going to inform security agencies to place him on their watch list, because his action is a threat to national security and a bad influence on Nigerian youths.

“We are committed to exposing proponents of this kind of offensive sights and videos. We warn that nudity is not part of our culture and should not be tolerated. The Federal Government will henceforth fish out clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution.”

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