In reaction to the viral videos advertising an upcoming event by the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Nigerian musicians, Davido and Tiwa Savage have revealed via their social media handles, that they were deceived.
Both stars separately put out a disclaimer, narrating that they were illegally approached to state how God has been good to them, which they agreed unbeknownst that it was an advert for COZA.
Davido, angry about the deceit tweeted; “I’m writing to quickly disclaim the viral videos going around of me advertising COZA event to come up when I have to say I have NOTHING to do with the church!!! The fact that I did a quick video for a kid introduced as a fan just for her personal use and it was chopped up and used for an advert extremely disappoints me!!! 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!!!”
In the same vein, Tiwa Savage tweeted;
“It has been brought to my attention that there is a viral video which incudes me advertising an upcoming COZA event. I want to state that I have nothing to do with the church and generally do not endorse their events. I’m extremely disappointed that I was fraudulently approached to simply comment on how good God has been to me and it has been wrongly edited to use my image to create an advert to deceive people. COZA this is wrong! I will be taking action if this is not immediately retracted.”
COZA has been placed in a dark light by the majority ever since Busola Dakolo accused its senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, of raping her when she was a teenager. Although Fatoyinbo was vindicated by the court, many still doubt his innocence.