Following reports that
the National Broadcasting
Commission, NBC, has
banned songs by popular
musicians Olamide, Davido
and 9ice, the commission has
come out to deny that they
made such move.
NBC’s Head of Public
Affairs, Mrs. Maimuna
Jimada, speaking in a recent
interview said she is not aware
of such directive emanating
from the NBC. “First of
all, the NBC does not ban
songs. We only insist that
broadcasters exercise a sense
of responsibility in the kind
of content they allow to go
on air. So even if the NBC has
placed such a restriction on
any of these songs, it does not
constitute a ban.
‘‘They can still be played at
nightclubs, streamed on the internet,
played at home and on people’s mobile
devices. But I am not aware of the NBC
releasing any list banning or putting a
restriction on any of those songs. It is also
possible that one of our regional offices
advised stations under their jurisdiction
about these songs and it is now being
misinterpreted as a ban,” she said.
She added that the photo making the
rounds showing a list of the banned
songs (Olamide‘s Wo and Wavy Level;
Davido‘s Fall and If (Remix); and 9ice’s
Living Things), is fishy. “If you look at
the report, you would know that there
is something fishy about it because
the NBC is the National Broadcasting
Commission and not a “Corporation”
as it is being reported by media outlets
disseminating the news.” In other words,
you can still enjoy these songs from your
favourite artistes

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