Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, an Islamic group has called on the National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria to ban an album titled ‘Kuku Do Ritual’ released by Portable, known privately as Habeeb Okikiola.
In a statement released by the group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola suggested that the new album would encourage youths and other persons to venture into rituals.
MURIC is adamant that the song is a brazen assault on the Nigerian and African value systems and that it finds it disgusting, detestable, and egregious.
It goes on to state that the track by Portable has sought to reduce human life to the level of ants that can be trampled upon under human feet without questions or eyebrows being raised.
The group has called on NBC, the National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB; the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC; and the Performing Musicians’ Association of Nigeria, PMAN, to take necessary action.
MURIC also called on well-meaning groups and individuals like Muslim and Christian leaders, and traditional leaders to add their voices to their call.