The NBC has allegedly banned songs by Olamide, Wizkid, Davido and some other artistes on the grounds of vulgar lyrics, obscenities and sexual innuendos.
The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation NBC, a government parastatal in charge of regulating the broadcast industry has ban some songs of Olamide, Wizkid, Davido, Phyno, Iyanya and a host of others.
The NBC has banned “In My Bed” by Wizkid , “Indomie” and “Shakiti Bobo” by Olamide, “Fans Mi’ by Davdo and some other songs.
The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation NBC also banned 3 foreign songs: Nicki Minaj‘s Anaconda, Post to be by Omarion featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko and Ace Hood’s collaboration with Rick Ross titled Bugatti.
The NBC which was established in 1992, derives its powers from Act 38 of 1992 and Act 55 of 1999 as amended. It was the responsibility of censoring the broadcasting industry in Nigeria.
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The broadcasting regulatory body claimed that most of the banned songs and music videos contained obscenities, sexual innuendos, depiction of violence, vulgar lyrics and other indecent features.
Some Nigerians and music lovers have criticised the body for coming out to ban songs when they are almost fading.
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Meanwhile, one of the affected artistes, Olamide, has reacted to the news. He questioned why his song is banned in Nigeria.
Below is a list of the songs banned by NBC
The NBC claimed the move was necessary to sanitize the industry and prevent the obscenities in the videos from negatively impacting on Nigerians, especially the youths. The NBC also claimed that the high spate of rape and other immoralities among youths in the country might not be unconnected to the things they watch and hear from movies and music videos.
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It is also important to point out that some of these banned songs of Olamide, Wizkid, Davido, Phyno, Iyanya have won several awards and accolades for the artistes.