Muslims around the world dragged Femi Adebayo after he disregards advice from Islamic clerics, and signed an endorsement with another alcoholic brand.
Femi Adebayo announces the new deal with caption: “Month of July ending on a promising note. Glad to be joining @kubanahwhiskey family as a brand ambassador.”
His new endorsement is coming days after Amir Qamarudeen Ajala called him to stop promoting alcohol, saying it is one of the greatest sins in Islam.
In the video titled, “Sincere advice to Brother Femi Adebayo to stop Promoting Alcohol”, the Islamic scholar and TV Presenter called on Femi Adebayo, a Muslim, to halt advertising alcoholic content.
“This is sincere advice to our brother,” Amir Ajala said in the 33 minutes recording that has gone viral on social media, adding, “We aren’t doing this video for fame or popularity or to criticise him, but it’s our duty as Muslims to remind our brother of the danger of promoting alcohol.”
Amir Ajala noted in his admonition that it doesn’t befit a Muslim actor of Femi Adebayo’s caliber, who has performed Umrah, a lesser pilgrimage on several occasions, and Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, to be promoting alcohol.
According to him, “We have seen our brother performing umrah countless times. We also saw him at the just concluded Hajj. Back home in Nigeria, however, he is the same person that promotes an alcoholic drink (name withheld). He also invites other celebrities to promote the same alcohol.
“Maybe he doesn’t know the Islamic verdict on what he is doing. It’s, therefore, our responsibility to let him know since he identifies with Islam…”
See mulsims reactions below: