Singer, Asake Sparks Controversy, Reportedly Mock Christians in New Music Video

Christians have criticised Afrobeat sensation, Ahmed Ololade, known as Asake, for his latest music video titled “Only Me,” alleging disrespect towards Christianity.

In the video, directed by TG Omori and which has gained over 150,000 views within five hours of release, Asake is seen dressed in priestly attire, sparking controversy among viewers.

X user, Solomon_Buchi, who voiced his concerns on his X handle on Thursday wrote, “Asake keeps disrespecting the Christian faith in his music videos. Dramatising the eucharist, robed up in priestly regalia for a music video that has no connection with Christianity is disrespectful.

“In his Bandana video, he depicts black goats trooping into the church with cloven tongues of fire above weird men. Asake, I think, is a Muslim. Why doesn’t he go above and beyond to embarrass his Muslim faith in the same way?

“Why do Christians even listen to these musicians who bluntly disrespect Christianity?”

BG_Liberty wrote “This video 2/10, who directed this? Who accepted the idea? What a disrespect to Christianity! I wish you could try this with your own religion.”

Another X user, @AniBae94, wrote: “After using more than 50 goats to shoot a worldly music video in church, Asake is at it again, dressed as a priest and holding the communion in an ungodly manner, disrespecting Christianity. I’m so vexed right now.

“Unity and oneness it lacking in the Christian-dom. Imagine something as degrading and abusive to your faith, yet most people hold different opinions about it. It’s a shame and that’s why the divide amongst us will only grow wider. We can’t even speak as one voice.”

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Aliuhammeed2 wrote, “When you are tolerant of anything, you stand for nothing If u talk dem go say u too de religious Dis is what happens to religion anywhere in d world when liberalism starts eating up citizens or leaders and adherents of a faith but can’t stand up for it and tolerant with no redlines”

X user AbjaySeries wrote, “My problem is that Christians would still listen to his songs. Someone is mocking your faith and you’re still forming “fan” Handfan?”

Recall that a singer, Olamilekan Taiwo, known as Logos Olori, who is signed to Afrobeat David Adeleke’s record label, Davido Music Worldwide faced backlash from Muslims over his music video “Jaye Lo,” released in July 2023, featuring scenes near a mosque and incorporating Islamic phrases, prompting criticism from some fans for perceived insensitivity.

The 45-second video showcased several men dressed in white Jalabias and caps dancing in front of a mosque. Additionally, Olori was depicted sitting on a speaker mounted on the building’s roof.

This portrayal, coupled with the singer uttering the phrase “Alhamdulillah” (praise be to God), received criticism from some fans, particularly Muslims, who found it disrespectful and condemned the video.

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