- Falz has responded to National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)’s ban on his song “This is Nigeria” saying it contains vulgar lyrics.
- The NBC had listed Falz’s This Is Nigeria among at least three songs that include Olamide’s “See Mary, See Jesus”, and Wande Coal’s “Iskaba” from being broadcast across the country.
- Other top celebrities also reacted to the ban
The NBC had in its letter to a media station in Jos, fined the company JODAJ Communications Ltd N100,000 for airing the songs, explaining that “This Is Nigeria” is “laced with vulgar lyrics ‘This is Nigeria, look how we living now, everybody be criminal’“.
“See Mary, See Jesus” is “laced with casual mention of Mary and Jesus regarded as sacred by the Christian faith which contravenes Section 4.3.1.e”.
The line “Girl you dey make me kolo, shaking the ass like kolo” in “Iskaba”is “vulgar,” the NBC said, adding that it “contravenes Section 3.6.1 and Section 18.104.22.168c”.
Reacting to this Falz shared a photo of the viral letter with the caption:
“’This is Nigeria. Look how we living now, everybody be criminal’ is apparently a vulgar line”
Some of his colleagues including Simi, Vector, Yemi Alade, Kemi Adetiba reacted in dismay..