Nigeria singer Tekno classified threat to security over nudity video

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Nigeria recording artist, Augustine Kelechi, has been described by the arts authorities of the country as a threat to national security threat.

The singer with stage name Tekno is under investigation for releasing what the authorities described an offensive video.
Commuters in Lagos filmed him dancing with semi-naked women in a glass-sided truck in a traffic jam.
He was taken in for questioning over allegations he was advertising for a strip club.
He subsequently released a music video with footage of him with pole-dancers in a truck, which seemed to back up his claim that this was not the case.
The National Council for Arts and Culture expressed disappointed he had released the music video while investigation is still going on.
Head of the council, Segun Runsewe, in a statement said Tekno should be placed on the security agencies’ watch list for such behaviour and stressed the council would make a scapegoat of Tekno to teach others a lesson.
The statement said, “We warn that nudity is not part of our culture and should not be tolerated,” his statement said.
“The government would also henceforth fish out clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution.”
The musician apologised on Instagram before he was taken in for questioning by the police, saying he and his colleagues were only having “fun” as they moved between locations for a music video.

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