Nigerian pop artiste, Augustine Kelechi, popularly called Tekno, has apologised for the display of strippers in a truck around Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge on Friday night.
The video clip, which went viral on social media, shows some girls in lingerie dancing around a pole in a transparent truck.
Tekno apologised to Nigerians for the act of showing the girls dancing seductively in the traffic.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, the 26-year-old singer said that the incident was a video shoot, not an advert for a strip club.
“Hi Everyone, please I will like to clear the air about the situation of videos going round of girls in a truck dancing around Lekki or Victoria Island”.
“We sincerely apologise if some people saw this or felt offended by the scenery they saw. It was never intentional,” Tekno said.
“First of, there was no reason for us to be dancing in a Truck around Lekki. There was no music, no ventilation in the truck. We were shooting a music video, and we had shortage of vehicles to convey people to the next location, because some the cars broke down in between the shoot, which we divided ourselves into various vehicle because we had been shooting all day and having fun which we then moved to the next location.
“However, this was about 12 mid-night already. This was no form of advert for a strip club or dancing naked on the streets for any type of reason”.
“In addition, we respect the decency of Lagos and as much as we are entertainers we are always mindful of what we have and don’t jeopardise it. That’s why we enjoy shooting our videos in Lagos. As we all know it’s a Centre of Excellence and also the Centre of Entertainment”.
Recall that the Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency, LASSAA had suspended the licence of Provision Media System Limited, the advertising agency, whose display truck was used to shoot the video.
In a statement signed by its Chief Executive Officer, Mobolaji Sanusi, the agency said the suspension of the ad agency would subsist until the completion of investigation.
The statement read in part: “The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency has suspended, pending final investigation, the practicing licence of an advertising firm, Provision Media System Limited, over indecent advertisement around the Lekki/Ikoyi toll gate.”
LASSAA also accused the advertising agency of using unregistered mobile advertising truck with no valid registration “illegally deployed in engaging in abysmally debasing projection of semi-nude women for several hours around the Lekki/Ikoyi toll gate.”