Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NBC Fines Radio Station in Jos for Playing Falz, Wande Coal and Olamide’s Songs


A radio station in Jos has been fined the sum of N100, 000 for playing Falz, Wande Coal and Olamide’s songs by the National Broadcasting Corporation.

In a letter addressed to the station, the NBC said the lyrics of the songs are vulgar and went on to highlight examples.


According to the letter, the line ‘This is Nigeria, look how we are living now, everybody be criminal’ in Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’ track and Wande Coal’s ‘Girl you de make me kolo, shaking the ass like kolo’ in his ‘Iskaba’ song are considered vulgar.

Also, the use of ‘Mary’ and ‘Jesus’ in Olamide’s ‘See Mary, See Jesus’ is too casual. The letter further states that these songs contravene particular sections of the law and that the radio station had been warned earlier on this issue.

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