Nigeria Artistes and NBC Ban, Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish


    By Yinka Salaam
    (Davido, Wizkid and Olamide. Photo: Filed)
    Anyone with a bit of morality, decorum and sense of decency running through his veins cannot, but salute the courage of the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation, NBC when it finally woke from its slumber and summed up courage to wedge the big stick on some songs considered vulgar, immoral and corruptive.
    NBC recently placed a ban on some songs, including 17 by Nigerian leading artistes, from been aired on radio and television stations, citing several reasons, including ‘obscenity, vulgar lyrics, violence, and indecent exposure’ among others.
    The corporation stated that free-to-air channels are not allowed to broadcast music containing vulgar lyrics, obscene scenes with violent contents.
    The affected songs are three foreign songs: Nicki Minaj‘s Anaconda, Post To Be by Omarion which featured Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko and Ace Hood’s collaboration with Rick Ross titled Bugatti.
    The 17 Nigerian songs include Wizkid‘s In My Bed, Fans Mi by Davido (featuring American rapper Meek Mill), three Olamide songs and Shakiti Bobo and Iyanya‘s collaboration with Don Jazzy, Gift.
    Others are Tony Montana by Naeto C featuring D’banj, Oyari (Dr Sid and Tiwa Savage), Gbese (Lil Kesh), Ibadi (May D), Tesojue (Reminisce), Yayo (Phyno), Lomo (Jhybo), Pre‘s The Girl and ‘Baby Konga’ by Lawal Olalekan Olumo a.k.a. Konga.
    An insider source said Davido’s Fans Mi was outlawed because it is believed to promote ostentatious lifestyle, drug trafficking and indecent exposure, just as the Nigerian Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had also expressed concerns about the video.
    The last time Nigerians heard of such ban was when the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON placed NTTB (Not To Be Broadcast) on some songs because of disagreement on royalties with members of the COSON; the sole Collective Management Organisation (CMO) approved by the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to act on behalf of authors, …Read More

    Source:: The NET