The Nigerian Immigration Service questioned its officials who appeared in a viral music video challenge ” BopDaddyChallenge” , threatening to sack them as punishment.
A viral video tagged with #BopDaddyChallenge caused great embarrassment to the organization, according to a statement from Iam Haliru, NIS deputy director general.
“Bop Daddy” is the latest song by Nigerian rapper Folarin Falan, popularly known as Falz.
Falz is a trained lawyer, the son of Nigeria’s leading lawyer and human rights defender Femi Falana.
The NIS statement reads in part: “The attention of the General Manager has recently attracted a popular video clip on social media that revealed the rather disturbing and shameful manifestation of his indecent body image, defamation of an official uniform / beret and the use of inappropriate language, thereby sabotaging the values of the service defend.
“To put it bluntly, his act caused much embarrassment to NIS, and by our standard as a paramilitary organization, he is considered scandalous and acts unworthy of an officer, and thus a violation of PSR 030401 and 030402. This is a serious offense that can dismiss.
“In view of the foregoing, you are required, within 72 hours of receipt of this letter, to state the reasons why disciplinary action should not be taken by you.”
Falz’s ‘Bop Daddy’ video, inspired by the Coronavirus lockdown, has made several top music charts across Nigeria and beyond in recent days for its message and ability to grip viewers’ attention.
In August 2018, the National Broadcasting Commission, banned ‘This is Nigeria’ a widely received by Falz.
According to the agency, part of the song contained vulgar language and therefore inappropriate for public consumption.
The Muslim Right Concern also accused him of using the video of the song to ridicule Islam, a claim which was widely condemned by Nigeria of all religions.
Falz has won several local and international awards for his music, which often exposes the ills in the society and exposes government’s insincerity to the people.