Popular Nigerians musicians Davido, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage has attacked the authority of a popular Abuja Church known as Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) on the trending advertorial video showing the trio apparently endorsing an upcoming event of the church.
In a video uploaded by the controversial Senior Pastor of COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo, on his official Instagram page, Davido was shown with a a young girl advertising an upcoming event of the church. A video that caught the attention of social media followers and Davido’s fans.
In a swift reaction by Nigerian Social Media users monitored by Intel Region, Davido was highly bashed for appearing in a video promoting the church of a man who was once accused of being a rapist.
Recall that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA was accused of raping a member of his church but was later freed by the Court. However social media users in Nigeria seems to be able to believe he is truly innocent of the allegations tendered against him.
Davido reacting to the video in an attempt to defend himself described the video as a display of madness from the church and then threatened to take actions against COZA for using an unauthorized video for advert. The “Fall” crooner issued disclaimer on the viral video by taking to his official twitter handle to declare that he has nothing to do with the church stating that the said video was only created for a fan.
Davido’s Tweeted that;
“I’m writing to quickly disclaim the viral videos going around of me advertising COZA event to come up when I have to say I have NOTHING to do with the church!!! The fact that I did a quick video for a kid introduced as a fan just for her personal use and it was chopped up and used for an advert extremely disappoints me!!! I have never and most certainly not associated in any way with COZA church and have reached out to those responsible for this madness immediately!! I will most certainly be proceeding further if you do not retract that video immediately!!! A word is enough!!!” he explained.
In similar manner, popular Nigerian Singer Ayodeji Balogun (Wizkid) was shown alonside Tiwa Savage in a video used by COZA to promote the same event which Davido was illegally used for.
In wizkid reaction, he rained curses on the administrators of COZA church for illegally doctoring his video to promote the church’s event.
“Starboy no dey endorse no Pastor or church o! Ogun kill u fake pastors!” he tweeted.
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Tiwa Savage in her reaction joined Wizkid and Davido to distance themselves from the Church and the doctored promotional video. She warned the authority of COZA on the trending controversial video through her Instagram page where she wrote;
“It has been brought to my attention that there is a viral video which includes me advertising an upcoming COZA event.
“I want to state that I have nothing to do with the Church and certainly do not endorse their events.
“I am extremely disappointed that I was fraudulently approached to simply comment on how good God has been to me and it has been wrongly edited to use my image to create an advert to deceive people.
“COZA this is wrong. I will be taking action if this is not immediately retracted.”
Neither the administrators of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) nor the Senior Pastor, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, has reacted to the allegations of misuse of video laid against him and the church by the trio – Davido, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage.