The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has banned three of Nigeria’s music artistes, Olamide’s Wo, Davido’s IF remix and 9ice’s Living things from being played on the airwaves,for an alleged violation of its rules and regulations.
Rapper, Olamide Adedeji,popularly know as Olamide responded to the ban, apologising for any harm caused. He tweeted on Tuesday saying; “No intentions of promoting tobacco to get people killed. I love my people, I love my country. One love, one Nigeria.”
NBC kicked against the video of Wo, released a few days ago and described the content as contravening the Tobacco Control Act of 2015.
The ban on 9ice’s Living Things,the artistes saw nothing wrong about glorifying Internet scam, drugs and other anti-social behaviour were not doing the society any good.
The commission did not give specific reasons for banning the songs but the decision is said to have been influenced by a recent reaction from the Federal Ministry of Health to the music video of Olamide’s Wo
Ministry of Health noted that the video contained scenes showing youths of different ages openly smoking substances believed to be either cigarettes or narcotics and concluded that such scenes could encourage second-hand smoking among underage children anywhere in the country.