Davido, Wizkid react over COZA’s false advertorial videos of them

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Popular Nigerian popstar, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has threatened to take action against the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) after the church posted a video-which has gone viral- with him in an advert for COZA.

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Dissociating himself from the church, the music star took to his Twitter page on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, where he issued a disclaimer over the viral video. According to Davido, he has nothing to do with the church rather the said video was only created for a fan.

I’m writing to quickly disclaim viral videos going round of me advertising for Coza event to come up. I want to say I have NOTHING whatsoever to do with the church!!!The fact that I did a quick video for a kid introduced as a fan just for personal use and it was chopped up and used for such an advert extremely disappoints me.It is fraudulent and extremely disrespectful!!! 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!!!!

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After the severe backlash from Davido, the pastor of the controversial church took down the posts from his Instagram and Twitter pages.

The mother of the little kid in question, Elizabeth Omale, who Davido had created the video for has also come out to release a statement on her instagram page @omalizz12. According to her, the video was in on way intended to be an official ad for the church.

She wrote;

I would like to make some clarifications on the video I recorded with @davidoofficial for my church, the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). The video was in no way intended to be an official ad from the church. It was simply my way of raising awareness for a program I am passionate about. I have read reports online claiming that Davido is coming to the program as an ambassador of COZA because of the video, these reports are false.He recorded that video with me and my daughter as a favour to a friend, nothing more. Also, my pastor, Pastor Biodun only reposted the video from my page because he has been reposting videos about the program. My video wasn’t the only one on his page. The video was a product of my excitement about 12DG and there was no malice intended. I apologize for the confusion and misrepresentation, and once again I’d like to say I acted as an individual and not as an official representative of COZA. Thank you.

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I would like to make some clarifications on the video I recorded with @davidoofficial for my church, the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). The video was in no way intended to be an official ad from the church. It was simply my way of raising awareness for a program I am passionate about. I have read reports online claiming that Davido is coming to the program as an ambassador of COZA because of the video, these reports are false. He recorded that video with me and my daughter as a favour to a friend, nothing more. Also, my pastor, Pastor Biodun only reposted the video from my page because he has been reposting videos about the program. My video wasn’t the only one on his page. The video was a product of my excitement about 12DG and there was no malice intended. I apologize for the confusion and misrepresentation, and once again I’d like to say I acted as an individual and not as an official representative of COZA. Thank you.

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Meanwhile, another popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid, who was also dragged in the COZA business. A video of and ace Nigerian female artiste, Tiwa Savage promoting COZA’s upcoming programme was also circulated and the Starboy took to his Twitter page on Thursday, December 19, 2019, in an unusual manner to blast fake pastors. He didn’t just call them out but went on to make it categorically clear that he doesn’t endorse pastors and their churches.

He wrote;

Starboy no dey endorse no Pastor or church o! Ogun kill u fake pastors!

Yetunde Adegoke

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