Olamide Releases Controversial Video for “Poverty Die”

A few weeks ago, Olamide dropped his prayer inclined poverty-rebuking song, “Poverty Die” with an animated video, giving fans a hint of what to come.On Tuesday, the YBNL boss released the video for the song, which features Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus. The video shows several dancers, including Olamide, all dressed in white garments, dancing and displaying gesticulations synonymous with a certain Christian organizations.

This brings to mind the controversy among the Islamic community, which arose following the release of Falz’s video for “This is Nigeria”, which featured dancers wearing hijabs as a reference to the Chibok kidnapping incident.

Also, in the video, a scene has a couple of young men in masks, seated with laptops, with Olamide “supervising”, which can be interpreted as the musician encouraging the increasing rate of cyber fraud in Nigeria.

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has not taken any action with regards to the video, but it can almost be expected as the commission has not been lenient with other controversial songs, including This is Nigeria, Iskaba as well as Olamide’s Science Student, among others.

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