- The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has vowed to sanction Nigerian singer Tekno
- This is in connection to the music video to his latest single Agege, which paraded half-clad ladies
- Director-General, Olusegun Runsewe, expressed disappointment over the release of the project
- Runsewe stated that the singer's name would be added to the watch list of security agencies as he is a threat to national security
Popular Nigerian singer Kelechi Augustine popularly known by many as Tekno, appears to have gotten himself into more trouble following the recent reaction of the NCAC, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, to his viral music video for latest single, Agege, which contains several scenes depicting half-clad ladies.
Recall that the singer had earlier been invited for questioning by the Lagos police in connection to his involvement with a controversial transparent truck that was spotted around Lekki-Epe expressway, conveying half-clad ladies.
Tekno in a statement shared on his page apologized for the misconduct and submitted that they were only using the truck to convey the ladies to the next location for a music video shoot.
However, the words in his statement did not tally with his actions, as the music video released for the said song released on Agust 8, 2019, contained several shots of the controversial scenes that had previously surfaced online.
In reaction to the development, the director-general of the NCAC, Olusegun Runsewe, in a statement by his media aide, Frank Meke, made it known that the council would make a scapegoat of the musician, Vanguard reports.
Runsewe said: “No single person is bigger than Nigeria. We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.”
The NCAC boss expressed disappointment that in spite of the ongoing investigations into the controversial issue, Tekno still went on to release the offensive music video to the public.
He disclosed that he had received several calls from concerned parties who expressed worries over the tolerance of such development in the country.
Runsewe said that since Tekno has decided to release the video, his name would have to be included in the watch list of security agencies. He added that the singer’s action is a threat to national security and the morals of Nigerian youths.
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Runsewe said: “Since the offensive Tekno scam video came to limelight, I have received hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians at home and others in United Kingdom, U.S., Canada and other parts of the world.
“They are querying why such anomaly could be tolerated in Nigeria. Now that he has released the shameful video, when investigation is still ongoing, we are going to inform security agencies to place him on their watch list.
“Because, his action is a threat to national security and bad influence on Nigerian youths."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered that the music star made a lot of surprising revelations about his career in an interview with Daddy Freeze of Cool FM. Tekno disclosed that he had a lot of health challenges that rubbed off on his ability to sing as well his financial status.
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