Nigerian pop artiste, Augustine Kelechi, also known as Tekno, has apologised for the public display of strippers in a truck around Lekki-Ikoyi bridge on Friday night.
Residents and passerby were shocked after witnessing Tekno in a transparent truck dancing with strippers on the streets of Lagos.
The video had since gone viral on the social space. People had criticized and accused him of seducing people in traffic.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, the 26-year-old explained and situation and apologised for his actions.
“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.
“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 of 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 12am at 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 its a Centre of Excellence and also the Centre of Entertainment.
“We sincerely apologise if some people saw this or felt offended by the scenery they saw. It was never intent,” Tekno said.
Tekno had been struggling with a personal health issue. He granted an exclusive interview where he revealed he had a magnet placed in his throat to help him sing.
The singer has been silent for over 4 months since his ailment. His return saw him feature on Beyonce’s recent project, Lion King: The Gift.