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Nigerian Government Bans Davido’s Music

Davido is in hot soup as his music has banned across Nigeria by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which considered his music offensive for public broadcast.

The NBC banned over five songs by major Nigerian musicians Olamide, Davido, and 9ice which it considered as offensive and not worth being broadcast.

The banned songs are Olamide’s “Wo” and “Wavy Level“, Davido’s “Fall” and “If (Remix)“, and 9ice’s “Living Things“.
The corporation released the list Tuesday, saying it banned the five songs from being aired across the Nigerian airwaves.

Some of the songs were banned because they were against the tobacco act and the ministry of health found them to be against the tobacco campaigns launched across Nigeria.

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In June this year, the federal government, through the Ministry of Health, had launched a campaign to ban smoking in public places, including bus parks, shopping malls and health care centres.

This is not the first time that an Olamide song will be banned by the regulatory agency. In 2016, just a few months after the ban of one of his songs, “Shakiti Bobo,” NBC also banned “Don’t Stop“, a track from Olamide’s fifth studio album, Eyan Mayweather, for its vulgar lyrics.

Defending the decision at the time, the NBC said the song was banned from being played on the airwaves for its “obscenity, being indecent, vulgar language, lewd and profane expressions“.

Will Nigerian musicians survive the wrath of the government? Or they keep being stubborn and producing more chaotic music. Do you think the NBC is doing the right thing? Let us know about your opinions by hitting that comment section.

Allan

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & CEO of Innovware startup project. He is passionate about tech, games and entertainment. He also enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.

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