Headies 2020 nominee, Bella Shmurda recently released the music video for his single, ‘Rush’ and it has sparked controversy among fans on social media.
Nigerians have called upon the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC to bring down the music video with immediate effect. This is following the indecent exposure and controversial lyrics of the song.
Bella Shmurda real name Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed gained mainstream exposure in 2020 when his single, ‘Cash App’ received fascinating airplay. Although he has been in the underground music scene since 2015, it wasn’t until his single, ‘Vision 2020’ featuring Olamide in 2018 that he began to garner modest notoriety.
The 24-year-old talented rapper continued to release singles and worked with other notable stars in the music industry. In 2020, he released the massively successful song, ‘Cash App’ featuring Zlatan.
The single earned him a nomination in the ‘Next Rated Award’ category alongside Oxlade, Tems and eventual winner, Omah Lay. He also featured on Olamide’s single, ‘Triumphant’ off the album, Carpe Diem in 2020; then worked with Davido on ‘Fade Away’ from the album, A Better Time.
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Bella Shmurda has continued to garner momentum in the music industry, building himself as one of the promising acts in the Afrobeats and Hip Hop scene.
On Wednesday evening, the artiste nicknamed Dangbana shared a snippet for his music video, ‘Rush’ on his social media platform, Instagram. The snippet quickly went viral online due to the controversial images flaunted in it.
Several braless women were seen holding a candle.
Watch the snippet below.
See more photos from the yet-to-be-released video below.
The images that surfaced online have sparked controversy online; as a matter of fact, social media users have called for the ban of the video with immediate effect. Meanwhile, a certain coterie of netizens has urged for the video to air regardless of the indecent exposure.
1st News has gathered a cross-section of comments from Twitter users. Read them below.